The Obama administration must disassociate the United States from the damaging elements of the Bush legacy on democracy promotion without embracing an overly pessimistic view of democratic decline.
Strengthening regional cooperation in Central Asia is one of the most powerful ways to foster development and would enable the states of the region to better meet the daunting individual and collective challenges they face.
Ashley J. Tellis shared his insight on the war in Afghanistan in London. He argued that the United States now faces three possible options concerning future strategy for Afghanistan.
Sarah Chayes emphasized that it is of the utmost importance to understand the complex nature of the Afghan people, as well as the infrastructural realities on the ground.
At a lunch debate co-hosted with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Jamie Shea and Ashley J. Tellis discussed new, emerging security risks and provided an outlook on how and if NATO should respond.
Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, outlined the priorities of the G8 under the Italian Presidency, arguing that there is a need for a review of international structures.
Alexey Malashenko and Johannes Regenbrecht gave a comparative assessment of the European and Russian strategies in Central Asia.
The recent crisis in Gaza, upcoming Israeli elections, and Iraq’s provincial elections are reshaping the political landscape in the Middle East and providing new opportunities for Europe and the United States to play a constructive role.
An analysis of Saudi Arabia's successful soft counter-terrorism strategy to de-radicalize extremists.
Robert Kagan led a public discussion on the future of the transatlantic relationship under an Obama administration and its capability to address global challenges.