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Captain Pat DeQuattro

Military Fellow

Formerly supervised all facets of support for U.S. Coast Guard human capital, engineering, acquisitions, and information technology programs. Former congressional fellow for homeland security and drug control policies, and military aide in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

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Reporters Without Borders: World Press Freedom Index 2014

"The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has also been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to the detriment of the right to inform and be informed."
Council Special Report

Partners in Preventive Action

by Paul B. Stares, Micah Zenko
In this globalized world, countries will need to cooperate on policies that extend across borders to address issues that affect them all, including conflict prevention and peacemaking. The authors of this report assess the strengths and weaknesses of international institutions and provide a set of practical recommendations for how the United States can strengthen the global architecture for preventive action by partnering with those organizations.
Other Report

The Proliferation Security Initiative

by Emma L. Belcher
The nuclear nonproliferation regime has had difficulty dealing with noncompliance and preventing the illicit use of dual-use materials. A strengthened Proliferation Security Initiative can help prevent proliferation and mobilize international action.
Task Force Report

Enhancing U.S. Leadership at the United Nations

by Adrian Karatnycky, Lee Feinstein with Lee H. Hamilton, David Dreier
U.S. influence at the United Nations is low but can be improved, concludes this report of a bipartisan Task Force led by two highly regarded foreign policy experts, Republican Representative David Dreier and former Democratic Representative Lee Hamilton. It calls for a new strategy—building a democratic coalition of UN members—to better advance American interests and values with three key goals in mind: supporting democracy and democratic principles throughout the world; advancing human rights; and fighting terrorism.
Task Force Report

Threats to Democracy

by Morton H. Halperin, Elizabeth Frawley Bagley with Madeleine K. Albright, Bronislaw Geremek
Democratic governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations have responded poorly and often at cross purposes when democracies are threatened by coups or erosions of the democratic process, concludes an independent Task Force led by two of the world's leading pro-democracy advocates, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Foreign Minister of Poland Bronislaw Geremek. Yet support for democracy is consistent not only with the ideals of the world's democracies but also with their interests and security. Democratic states are "less likely to breed terrorists or to be state sponsors of terrorism," the report concludes, and more likely to be "active participants in the global economy."
Other Report

U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair

by Daniel W. Drezner
This Critical Policy Choice, in the form of a memorandum to the president, suggests two alternative approaches the United States could take to trade policy.