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.
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.
The Obama administration should take the opportunity to test the new Iranian government’s conciliatory statements.
The 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.
Matthew Duss and Lawrence J. Korb write about the implications for the United States of the recent inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Issue Brief Successful talks between Israelis and Palestinians depend on a number of key efforts and compromises.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been working in several key areas to create an environment conducive to productive peace negotiations.
Matthew Duss and Lawrence Korb write about how the United States should be as careful as possible to do no harm in Iran.
Iran’s new president could improve relations with the West but is unlikely to change Tehran’s nuclear posture.
Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.
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.
Matthew Duss examines the relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran.
In the face of Iranian intransigence, the hard work of diplomacy requires continued commitment.