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January 9, 2018

Al-Shabab in Somalia Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

December 12, 2017

Play Yemen: A Country in Crisis Yemen: A Country in Crisis

The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting. 

February 5, 2015

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Blankets for Ukraine

Rarely does the fecklessness of current American policy toward Russian aggression against Ukraine emerge as clearly as it does in today’s New York Times. Compare these two passages from a top story …

October 3, 2017

Play Tom Cotton A Conversation on the Iran Nuclear Deal With Senator Tom Cotton

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) lays out his views on a strategic basis for non-certification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and offers a way forward on U.S.-Iran policy. 

January 30, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Should the United States Be the Military Lender of Last Resort? Should the United States Be the Military Lender of Last Resort?

In 2011, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned that “there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. . . . to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are app…

April 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Leading From Behind?

For those seeking a better understanding of Obama administration foreign policy, a recent article by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker provides a useful guide—though not always in the way Mr. Lizza intend…

May 4, 2016

Play RTX1SI4Q_EC.jpg U.S. Policy Options to Stabilize the Region

Experts discuss how the United States can support and advance stability in Southern Asia. 

March 7, 2016

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Play AConversationWithLisa.jpg Lisa O. Monaco on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Lisa O. Monaco discusses threats to U.S. homeland security as well as counterterrorism strategy against ISIS.