Recent Publications & Commentary

Playing the Long Game in Ukraine

by Harry Blaney

NY Times, April 2014 | Letter

There is little that is truly clear about the Ukraine crisis, and there have been a lot of far-fetched and unwise calls from the ideological extremes... Read More »

We still can’t afford the F-35

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, April 2014 | Article

The troubled F-35 combat aircraft program has turned a corner. At least that’s what program advocates claimed last Tuesday at a hearing before the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee... Read More »

Lessons From the Costa Rican Elections

by Laura Carlsen

Counterpunch, April 2014 | Article

We talked to Maria Florez-Estrada, legislative adviser to the Broad Front and communications coordinator for Villalta’s campaign, for her take on what happened and what the elections mean for the future of Costa Rica.... Read More »

Putting Governance at the Heart of Security Sector Reform

by Nicole Ball

April 2014 | Report

Democratically governed security and justice sectors are a core objective of the Security Sector Development (SSD) agenda. But few such programs put governance front and center... Read More »

EU-Africa Summit: The sore case of illicit Financial Flows

by Christian Freymeyer

The Africa Report, April 2014 | Article

True beneficial ownership transparency, including public registers, is vital to help realize more sustainable economies in Africa and Europe alike... Read More »