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New Sanctions Would Foreclose Non-Military Options for Iran

The risks of passing new Iran sanctions far outweigh the benefits.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, January 17, 2014

A Potential Step Toward an Iran Nuclear Deal

The judicious and effective use of American power has created an opportunity to address a key issue of concern to U.S. security. It should be seized.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Finally, Iran Reciprocates

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has shown an unprecedented willingness to work with the United States and the international community on Iran’s nuclear program—a golden diplomatic opportunity.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, September 19, 2013

Iran’s Deeds Will Matter More Than Its Words

The Obama administration should take the opportunity to test the new Iranian government’s conciliatory statements.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Erdoğan Aims to Distract with His Latest Remarks Against Israel

Prime Minister ErdoğanThe Turkish prime minister’s statement blaming Israel for last month’s military coup in Egypt is simply another attempt to divert attention away from Turkey’s serious issues.

By Max Hoffman, Matthew Duss, and Michael Werz | Friday, August 23, 2013

All in moderation: The US, Iran, and the way forward

Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb write about the implications for the United States of the recent inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

By Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb | Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Creating an Environment Conducive to Progress in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Israel-Palestine peace talks article icon Issue Brief Successful talks between Israelis and Palestinians depend on a number of key efforts and compromises.

By Matthew Duss | Monday, August 5, 2013

Laying the Groundwork for a Return to Peace Talks

Secretary of State John KerrySecretary of State John Kerry has been working in several key areas to create an environment conducive to productive peace negotiations.

By Matthew Duss | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

U.S. should tread lightly on Iran

Matthew Duss and Lawrence Korb write about how the United States should be as careful as possible to do no harm in Iran.

By Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, June 28, 2013

Pragmatist Rowhani Wins, Now What?

President-elect Hassan RowhaniIran’s new president could improve relations with the West but is unlikely to change Tehran’s nuclear posture.

By Matthew Duss | Monday, June 17, 2013

Liberal Turkey Speaks—Is Prime Minister Erdoğan Listening?

Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.

By Michael Werz, Matthew Duss, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The United States Seeks to Revive the Arab Peace Initiative in Effort to Jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East in an attempt to revive a 2002 Saudi peace plan that is seen as an important component of efforts to advance stability and U.S. interests in the region.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Foreign Law Bans

book_alt2 icon Report Foreign law bans that are emerging from the anti-Sharia movement demonize the Islamic faith and jeopardize well-established rules regulating the application of foreign law in American courts.

By Fazia Patel, Matthew Duss, and Amos Toh | Thursday, May 16, 2013

Al Qaeda and Iran: Enemies with Benefits

Matthew Duss examines the relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, April 26, 2013

Staying the Course on Diplomacy with Iran

In the face of Iranian intransigence, the hard work of diplomacy requires continued commitment.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, April 10, 2013