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PPI | Policy Report | June 27, 2007
Engaging Political Islam to Promote Democracy
By Shadi Hamid
We need a new U.S. policy for the Middle East that unequivocally gives democratic reform priority over so-called "stability." And that process must begin with a dialogue between America and political Islam.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 23, 2007
Democracy Club
By Will Marshall
A Concert of Democracies is worth a try. It would at the very least be a potent constituency for liberal reform at the United Nations. And it could offer a third option to a world that too often faces a choice between U.S. solo action and U.N. paralysis.


PPI | Policy Report | November 30, 2006
Rethinking the War on Terrorism
By Kevin Croke
The tenets of counterinsurgency doctrine offer lessons for fighting the global war on terror.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 18, 2006
Here Come the Realists
By Will Marshall
Realists can help ensure that the United States exercises its great power prudently. But they can't supply a positive vision for using America's power to create a safer, more prosperous, and just world. That's a job for progressive internationalists.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 18, 2006
Understanding the Middle Eastern Crisis
The United States should lead diplomatic efforts aimed at disarming Hezbollah, reining in Hamas, and imposing real sanctions on Iran and Syria for their complicity in terrorism.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 14, 2006
Idea of the Week: G-8 To-Do List
This weekends' G-8 summit provides the United States, along with its European and Japanese allies, with an opportunity to push Vladimir Putin in the right direction toward more responsible domestic and international policies, from nuclear proliferation to trade.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 7, 2006
A Threat To Collective Security
Given the immediate threat posed by Iran and North Korea to their neighbors, and the more pervasive threat of nuclear proliferation and "loose nukes" in the hands of terrorists, there's no time like the present to begin building a 21st century collective security system that provides an effective alternative to both unilateral military action and lowest-common-denominator diplomacy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 17, 2006
Fighting Smarter
By Will Marshall and Jeremy Rosner
A five-part progressive plan to defend liberal democracy.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 17, 2006
Progressive Action Plan
The book WITH ALL OUR MIGHT proceeds from three premises: First, defeating Islamist extremism is America's top security imperative. Second, victory demands a new strategy that is both tough and smart. Third, progressives should stop reacting to President Bush and start leading on national security.


PPI | Book | May 9, 2006
With All Our Might
By Will Marshall, Editor
Instead of falling back on easy criticisms of the administration's blunders in Iraq, a new Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) book argues that progressives should seize the moment by proposing a comprehensive agenda for winning the war against jihadist terrorism -- an agenda rooted in the tough-minded, internationalist tradition of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy.


DLC | Front & Center | October 28, 2005
Using Markets to Fight Disease for Development
By Kevin Croke
Lawmakers should support the Kerry-Lugar "Vaccines for the New Millenium Act." They should also take the bill as a reminder of the need to devote more resources and political attention to the search for innovative ways to fight disease and underdevelopment around the world.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2005
United Nations on Trial
By Will Marshall
It's up to progressives to renew the promise of collective security for an age in which the bloodiest conflicts often occur not between states, but inside them.


Letter | March 16, 2005
Our National Security Challenge: An Open Letter to Democrats
No political party deserves to gain or hold power if it can not provide basic security. That's why a group of Democratic thinkers and policymakers has addressed an Open Letter to the party. They challenge Democrats to make winning the war against jihadist extremism the party's first priority.


DLC | New Dem Daily | December 2, 2004
Three Big Steps for the United Nations
Making it clear that the United Nations intends to act as a decisive and effective instrument for collective security against terrorism, failed states, and acts of genocide would take the organization far down the road to a renewed relevance.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 7, 2004
Off Course
By Will Marshall
President Bush's foreign policy is steering America in the wrong direction -- and making us less secure.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 25, 2004
Closing the National Security Gap
By Will Marshall
Kerry can unite his party's hawks and doves, and establish a U.S. foreign policy based on the tough-minded internationalism of Truman and Kennedy, updated for the post-Cold War world.


PPI | Front & Center | March 9, 2004
Let's Get Serious About Democracy in the Greater Middle East
By Ronald D. Asmus and Michael McFaul
Our governmental capacity to help build new democratic states must be as great as our capacity to destroy autocratic regimes.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2003
A Squandered Opportunity
By Martin Indyk
Unengaged in the Middle East peace process, President Bush let the violence spin out of control. Now it's much harder to get the genie back into the bottle.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2003
The National Security Case Against George W. Bush
By Will Marshall
Bush's initial successes are now overshadowed by foreign policy failures -- on Middle East peace, on Iran and North Korea, on international alliances, on managing the occupation of Iraq. Democrats should respond with a strategy of progressive internationalism.


PPI | Key Document | October 30, 2003
Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy
We are confident that a new Democratic strategy, grounded in the party's tradition of muscular internationalism, can keep Americans safer than the Republicans' go-it-alone policy, which has alienated our natural allies and overstretched our resources.


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