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A Realistic, Progressive Foreign Policy for the United States

by Dan Plesch

A progressive international agenda needs to begin with a frank assessment of the present strategic culture and connect domestic and global progressive priorities. Global threats such as climate change and nuclear weapons have not been prioritized, while national treasure is squandered in endless wars. The national security necessity that Covid-19 be contained and eliminated provides a deadly reminder that in an interconnected world national action requires international coordination. An international policy that is effective for Americans needs to network progressive policy at home and abroad.

A Realistic, Progressive Foreign Policy for the United States
ISSUE BRIEF

Biden Administration's US-Africa Foreign Policy Plan

Africa Program

Biden has been a major proponent of a strategy he called “counterterrorism plus.” This approach emphasizes fighting terrorist networks in foreign countries using small groups of U.S. special forces and aggressive air strikes instead of large troop deployments. This strategy largely defined Obama’s policy in fighting jihadists and other militant groups around the world, including in Somalia, Libya and the Sahel.

Biden Administration's US-Africa Foreign Policy Plan
REPORT

Japan's Influence in America

by Cassandra Stimpson and Ben Freeman

FITI analyzed every Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Supplemental Statement filed in 2019 by firms working on behalf of clients in Japan. This report presents the findings of this analysis.

Japan's Influence in America
STATEMENT

Joint Statement in Support of Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Foreign Affairs
Committee Chairman

Organized by the Center for International Policy

The undersigned grassroots and advocacy organizations representing millions of Americans from all walks of life and backgrounds write in support of Representative Joaquin Castro as the next Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC).

Joint Statement in Support of Rep. Joaquin Castro for House Foreign Affairs
Committee Chairman
FACT SHEET

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Cooperation with ASEAN Member States

by Sahir Amlani

Over the past 10 years, from FY2010-FY2020, there has been a 50% increase in U.S. security assistance to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As tensions with China continue over maritime and territorial claims, the U.S. has looked to bolster allies in the region and form a bulwark against Beijing's regional ambitions.

Fact Sheet: U.S. Security Cooperation with ASEAN Member States
ISSUE BRIEF

Issue Brief: U.S. Security Sector Assistance (SSA) to Nigeria

by Temi Ibirogba and Elias Yousif

In October 2020, peaceful Nigerian protestors faced violent crackdowns from the Muhammadu Buhari administration during nationwide protests. The #EndSARS movement seeks to end police brutality and bad governance in the country. The United States has provided security sector assistance (SSA) to the Nigerian military and police for many years. This issue brief looks at the trends in U.S. assistance to Nigeria since FY2001. CIP’s Security Assistance Monitor has provided the data which demonstrates the magnitude of the U.S. role.

Issue Brief: U.S. Security Sector Assistance (SSA) to Nigeria
FACT SHEET

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Ivory Coast Presidential Elections

Africa Program

In 2020, a significant number of elections are scheduled or have already taken place in Africa with a large number of them occurring in the last quarter of the year. The CIP Africa Program is tracking upcoming Q4 elections through a factsheet series for researchers, policymakers and the general public who are looking for the key facts surrounding these elections.

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Ivory Coast Presidential Elections
FACT SHEET

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Tanzania Presidential Elections

Africa Program

In 2020, a significant number of elections are scheduled or have already taken place in Africa with a large number of them occurring in the last quarter of the year. The CIP Africa Program is tracking upcoming Q4 elections through a factsheet series for researchers, policymakers and the general public who are looking for the key facts surrounding these elections.

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Tanzania Presidential Elections
FACT SHEET

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Seychelles, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, CAR, Niger

Africa Program

In 2020, a significant number of elections are scheduled or have already taken place in Africa with a large number of them occurring in the last quarter of the year. The CIP Africa Program is tracking upcoming Q4 elections through a factsheet series for researchers, policymakers and the general public who are looking for the key facts surrounding these elections.

Fact Sheet: African Elections Factsheet Series: Seychelles, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, CAR, Niger
ISSUE BRIEF

Issue Brief: The Afghan Defense Sector Amidst a U.S. Drawdown

Security Assistance Monitor

Shepherding an orderly withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan has long proven to be an elusive objective for U.S. policymakers, but an announcement by U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien that thousands of U.S. service members would remain in Afghanistan into the new year capped a week of unusually public disagreements about the pace of the U.S. withdrawal. The scramble was sparked by a tweet from the President that all U.S. troops would be home by Christmas and came as a surprise to American defense officials, U.S. diplomats, and Afghan leaders alike. The contradictory messaging comes amidst faltering intra-Afghan peace talks, and as the Afghan government narrowly fended off off the first major Taliban offensive since the start of peace negotiations.

Issue Brief:  The Afghan Defense Sector Amidst a U.S. Drawdown
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