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.
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.
Matthew Duss examines the relationship between Al Qaeda and Iran.
In the face of Iranian intransigence, the hard work of diplomacy requires continued commitment.
Issue Brief On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, we re-examine the costs and benefits to U.S. national security from our intervention there.
Issue Brief U.S. leadership remains crucial to achieving a lasting and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A two-state solution is not only in the interests of Palestinians and Israelis, but is also in the interest of the United States.
The Turkish prime minister's incendiary remarks—calling Zionism a “crime against humanity”—isolate his country and act against Turkey's long-term national interest.
Lawrence J. Korb and Matthew Duss explain why Chuck Hagel shouldn't back down from his opposition to the war in Iraq when facing his appointment hearing in the Senate.
The recent Gaza conflict and the negotiations that eventually led to a cease-fire on Nov. 21 highlight some of the shifts currently taking place in the Middle East, particularly in Hamas’ relations with Qatar, Turkey and Egypt. These shifts represent a considerable challenge for the U.S. as it attempts to facilitate democratic transitions in the [...]
Rather than overreacting to the U.N. vote, the upgrade should be viewed as an opportunity to reinvigorate Middle East peace efforts.
Rocket attacks on Israeli civilians do absolutely nothing to further the Palestinian cause. While ending those attacks is the immediate goal, the broader challenge for the United States and its regional partners is to develop a stronger set of incentives that rewards moderation through a genuine easing of occupation and closure, with the stated goal of ending both.
Members of the Islamophobia network in the United States are behind the anti-Islam video that sparked the protests in the region and the deaths in Libya.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s trip to the NAM conference in Tehran next week provides a good opportunity to bring Iran’s human rights abuses into focus.
Catherine Cheney and Matthew Duss explain what Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will have to do in order to deliver politically.