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June 22, 2022

Saudi Arabia
The Case for a New U.S.-Saudi Strategic Compact

The United States and Saudi Arabia both stand to benefit by renewing their central strategic partnership, argue Steven A. Cook and Martin S. Indyk.

April 8, 2013

Military Operations
The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Overview U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. They are now active in some seventy countries and, since 2001, have seen their combined budget nearly…

May 14, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Enhancing U.S. Support for Peace Operations in Africa

Overview The number of UN peacekeepers is at a record high, with nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed "blue helmets" worldwide, most of them in Africa. But the status quo is "untenable," warns Paul D…

May 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
A New Beginning

Overview Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world. Although many Muslims are angry at wh…

December 2, 2011

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

The United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia has been one of the cornerstones of U.S. policy in the Middle East for decades. Despite their substantial differences in history, culture, and govern…

October 25, 2009

Asia
The United States in the New Asia

Overview No region of the world today is more dynamic than Asia. Across the continent, booming countries have built engines of economic growth that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty…

June 1, 2006

Turkey
Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Overview The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever. Unfortuna…

March 19, 2006

Homeland Security
Neglected Defense

Overview The withering scrutiny that ports have received in recent weeks has highlighted America’s ongoing state of national vulnerability. In the fifth year since 9/11, federal efforts to enli…

November 14, 2016

Israel
Repairing the U.S.-Israel Relationship

The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.

April 27, 2022

Climate Change
Reflecting Sunlight to Reduce Climate Risk

Reflecting sunlight should be considered a potential stopgap for rising global temperatures, argues Stewart M. Patrick.