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An Agenda for Global Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 11:45 AM

With his reelection, President Obama has a chance to make substantially more progress on today's foreign policy challenges. His first term was hampered by myriad economic crises and two difficult wars, all of which depleted his political capital. His strong reelection vote and the gains by Democrats in the Senate...

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A Leadership Opportunity

(11) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 1:41 PM

Recent unrest in the Middle East highlights the importance of our strategic relationships in the region. A steadfast ally of the United States is Azerbaijan, and the United States must redouble its efforts to promote peace in this critical but unstable South Caucasus region.

Bordered by both Iran and Russia,...

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Maintaining US Leadership in the United Nations

(20) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 3:55 PM

While both President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have their sights set on November 6, there is another important election around the corner. On November 12, the United States will compete to retain its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

There is no...

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Human Rights Priorities for the Next U.S. President

(50) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 4:45 PM

This blog is part of the series "Ten Critical Human Rights Challenges for the Next President," sponsored by Freedom House. The series will feature renowned experts writing on some of the top human rights issues that should be addressed by the presidential candidates and the next administration. As the candidates...

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Keeping the Internet Free at Home and Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2010 | 4:58 PM

When Philip Verveer was confirmed last year as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, our nation was fortunate to have one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled experts in global communications advancing the nation's interests at the State Department. This is...

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President Obama Must Take the Lead on Climate Finance

(32) Comments | Posted October 30, 2009 | 2:20 PM

There's another financial crisis on the horizon -- the climate financial crisis. Working towards the global meeting in Copenhagen this December, the UN's climate negotiations are teetering on the brink of failure. The elephant in the room of these negotiations is how to pay for a global agreement -- and...

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