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.
The United States should invest in a robust system of space weaponry designed to deter, deny and destroy threats posed by current and emerging space-faring actors.
Western efforts to counter violent extremism must address systemic causes of grievance and include more creative programming for intervention and recovery.
Though leaders in the United States and Russia may have conflicting interests in regards to the Assad regime, the two nations must work together to defeat ISIS.