Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

Sudan Book Launch: “Branding Humanity”

Much international attention has been focused on conflicts in Sudan over the years. The conflict in Darfur attracted many high-profile international figures and activists, who campaigned for human rights and peace in the region. However, much less attention has been given to how local activists and those in the Sudanese diaspora have situated their notions of rights, nationalism, and identity.

What To Look For in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

America In Search of an Asia Strategy

U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Will Endanger Kurds, Arabs, Christians

This article was originally published in The Hill.

Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria will embolden our adversaries, including Iran, Russia and Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, and weaken and betray our Kurdish and Arab partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

What's Next for the United States in Afghanistan?

This article originally appeared in Al Jazeera

Zalmay Khalilzad is likely not a happy man right now.

Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, had been on an urgent mission: Launch a peace process with the Taliban, and launch it soon. With U.S. President Donald Trump eager to wind down the war, Washington has been eager to get a deal to give the president cover for a withdrawal.

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