In this edition of UN Plaza, I speak with Michael Cohen, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. In the first half of the diavlog we chat about a new report on democracy building and U.S. foreign assistance, co-authored by Cohen and Maria Figueroa Kupcu. Then, we switch gears and talk about Michael’s beef with the growing affinity for counter-insurgency among American national security policymakers. Have a watch! And for those in the DC area, Michael will be discussing the report in an event at the New America Foundation on Wednesday.