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  • Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.


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Jun 08, 2014

We convene the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha this week at a moment of historical transition in America’s Middle East policy. That’s not just because the United States has ended its military combat mission in Iraq, and is on the same path in Afghanistan. It’s also because of transformative changes now underway in the region, in the global economy, and in the global politics of energy. President Obama’s new approach to the Middle East may seem, to some, narrow and constrained: more focused on avoiding problems than solving them. But it’s important to understand how the lessons of the last years, and the changes underway in the region, affect American interests and the views of the American people on foreign policy.

Middle East, United States

CIC fellow James Traub writes a weekly editorial for Foreign Policy. Mr. Traub is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of, most recently, The Freedom Agenda.

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Jun 06, 2014

Can President Obama’s counterterrorism partnership plan really work without any attempt at nation building?

James Traub
Middle East

Global Dashboard was started in 2007 by CIC Fellows Alex Evans and David Steven. The website explores global risks and international affairs, bringing together authors who work on foreign policy in think tanks, government, academia and the media.

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Jun 06, 2014

You will need: Some satellites. Google Maps. Trees. People. Some money.

Alex Evans

W.P.S. Sidhu is a Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation. He writes a regular column for LiveMint.com, a leading business newspaper in India.

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May 25, 2014

Narendra Modi’s ambitious development plan, anchored in investment, infrastructure and job creation, requires two fundamental external conditions. First, ensuring a no-war environment, particularly in India’s immediate neighbourhood and, second, encouraging the foreign and security establishment to effectively contribute to promoting infrastructure investment and use foreign deals to create jobs domestically. Ironically, the previous technocrat government of Manmohan Singh was somewhat better at creating the first condition but abysmally failed in its efforts to establish the second.

WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
South Asia