The United States must restore security and economic ties in Central Asia to bolster its counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East.
The conflict in Syria will only be solved through international cooperation. However, the United States should be wary of negotiating away its key interests.
Closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility will benefit the United States.
The United States must move beyond the priorities set by the initial Plan Colombia. Investing in regional peace and post-conflict capacity building will be more beneficial in the long term than further military aid.
The current system of counterterrorism-linked assistance is ineffective, fostering corruption among Pakistani leaders and resentment among the local population.