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Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine

Russian soldierThe United States has economic and political tools available to respond to Russia’s unprovoked occupation of Crimea.

By Cory Welt and Rudy deLeon | Monday, March 3, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship

China and U.S. flags book_alt2 icon Report In September 2013, a distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

By Rudy deLeon and Yang Jiemian | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

By Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

After a Possible Strike in Syria: Planning Ahead for Potential Responses and New Threats to U.S. Security Interests

Syrian chemical weapons victimThe United States and its partners should conduct contingency planning about possible threats, however likely or not, in the wake of strikes.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul | Thursday, August 29, 2013

War of Words: A Post-Mortem

South KoreaThe “war of words” between North Korea and the United States and its allies ended as suddenly as it began. But while U.S.-China cooperation has improved, the unwillingness of North Korea to make serious moves toward denuclearization means tension will inevitably flare up again in the future.

By Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A New Relationship for China and the United States

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping should use their upcoming meeting in California to foster a new kind of bilateral relationship and work toward solutions to pressing global issues.

By Rudy deLeon and Robert Roche | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical Weapons

Syrian refugeeThe United States should insist on an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to investigate the reports of the Assad regime’s likely chemical-weapons use and further solidify and accelerate NATO planning on issues regarding Syria.

By Peter Juul, Rudy deLeon, and Brian Katulis | Friday, April 26, 2013

North Korea and the War of Words

Kim Jong UnNorth Korea’s aggressive rhetoric and needless provocation can only serve to push the country further into global isolation and create more hardship for its long-suffering population.

By Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Innovative Step to Support Palestinian Trade

Khader KhaderThe Palestinian Political Risk Insurance, or PPRI, project will help protect Palestinian businesses and encourage local investment and economic development in the Palestinian territories.

By Ian Bomberg and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Key Findings from CAP’s Recent Discussions in the Middle East

Benjamin Netanyahu article icon Issue Brief U.S. leadership remains crucial to achieving a lasting and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Matthew Duss | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Remarks at the 13th Annual Herzliya Conference in Herzliya, Israel

Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, delivers remarks at the 13th Annual Herzliya Conference.

By Rudy deLeon | Friday, March 15, 2013

Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Five former deputy secretaries of defense write to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the need for a bottom-up review of military spending.

By John M. Deutch, John P. White, John J. Hamre, Rudy deLeon, and William J. Lynn III | Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A New Phase for U.S. Policy on Syria

Syria demonstrationAdditional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.

By Rudy deLeon, Michael Werz, and Brian Katulis, with Tom Perriello, Winnie Stachelberg, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sequestration Is ‘Not a Game’

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaOutgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta foresees dire national security consequences if automatic across-the-board budget cuts take effect next week.

By Rudy deLeon | Friday, February 22, 2013

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Is Another Step Backward

North Korea's nuclear testNorth Korea’s nuclear-explosive test this week poses a serious threat to U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific, and the subsequent international reaction to the test reveals the isolation of the North Korean regime.

By Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer | Friday, February 15, 2013