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CIC non-resident fellow Maha Jweied was quoted in the New York Times about the plans for the Justice Department under the Biden administration.

“Sitting within the primary law enforcement agency for the federal government allowed us to have discussions across the executive branch about the interests and legal needs of people without means,” said Ms. Jweied in an interview.

Dec 19, 2020
Maha Jweied
United States
2030 Agenda

This policy paper sets out how the former U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice leveraged international activity and mechanisms, including the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to advance its domestic priorities. The strategy resulted in noteable accomplishments and even protected a number of them after the office was closed in 2018. The brief recommends that the incoming Biden-Harris Administration reestablish the Office for Access to Justice, revitalize the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable charged with implementing Goal 16 for the United States, link U.S. domestic priorities to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and prioritize the United States’ role as a leader in the global movement for equal justice for all.


Dec 18, 2020
Maha Jweied
United States

Recent decades have seen rapid increases in the use of robots and rapid advances in artificial intelligence, driven particularly by improvements in machine learning. From games like chess and Go to speech recognition and image recognition, machines have come to outperform humans in an expanding range of activities. This development has motivated many attempts to gauge the impact on the future of work for humans.

Dec 18, 2020
Ian Goldin

With each new year of data, and each new intergovernmental report, it becomes harder to deny the scale and urgency of the energy transition required to prevent catastrophic anthropogenic climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change urges countries to take action to prevent a rise in temperature by more than 1.5°C, and warns of catastrophic consequences of a rise above 2°C. Yet current policies and pledges fall far short of hitting these targets.

CIC research associate Sabir Ibrahimi writes in this Tolo News op-ed that ambiguous rhetoric is creating a false narrative about the cause of increased violence in Afghanistan.

"The US-Taliban agreement in February 2020 created hope for a reduction in violence in Afghanistan," writes Ibrahimi. "However, since then, violence has instead intensified across the country. The American officials have said that the increase in the level of violence goes against the spirit of the US-Taliban agreement."

Dec 08, 2020
Said Sabir Ibrahimi
United States, Afghanistan

For Foreign Affairs, CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin writes that the only way out of Afghanistan requires cooperation with regional powers.

Read the full column in Foreign Affairs here

Dec 09, 2020
Barnett Rubin

CIC senior fellow Barnett Rubin was quoted in this New York Times editorial about the potential departure of American troops from Afghanistan under a Biden administration.

Read the full article at The New York Times here.

Nov 30, 2020
United States, Afghanistan

For Foreign Policy, CIC senior fellow James Traub wrote about how the next U.S. administration will feature the most cohesive group of foreign-policy hands in at least a generation.

Read the full article at Foreign Policy here.

Nov 24, 2020
James Traub
United States

For Foreign Policy, CIC's James Traub breaks down what a Biden presidency would mean for U.S. foreign-policy and the Middle East.

"The Middle East would almost certainly be demoted under a President Biden—but how far? One senior advisor—who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the campaign—predicts that the Middle East would be “a distant fourth” in the order of priorities, after Europe, the Indo-Pacific, and Latin America."

Sep 09, 2020
Middle East, United States

In the third Foreign Policy column of his series about a possible Biden presidency, CIC senior fellow James Traub details Biden's attitudes toward China.

"Biden has simply learned that beating up on China has become a cost-free way to prove your toughness. That wasn’t true even when he left office; his new bellicosity demonstrates how very quickly the consensus on China has shifted both in the broad public and among policymakers."

Sep 03, 2020
China, United States

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