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The Iraq War Ledger (2013 Update)

last U.S. troop brigade in Iraq article icon 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.

By Matthew Duss and Peter Juul | Tuesday, March 19, 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

Achieving a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Barack ObamaA two-state solution is not only in the interests of Palestinians and Israelis, but is also in the interest of the United States.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prime Minister Erdogan’s ‘Zionism’ Comments Isolate Him and His Country

Recep Tayyip ErdoganThe Turkish prime minister's incendiary remarks—calling Zionism a “crime against humanity”—isolate his country and act against Turkey's long-term national interest.

By Matthew Duss and Michael Werz | Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chuck Hagel Should Stand by Iraq Opposition

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.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Matthew Duss | Monday, February 4, 2013

Hamas' Shifting Regional Alliances Complicate U.S. Mideast Strategy

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 […]

By Matthew Duss | Friday, December 7, 2012

U.N. Status Upgrade for Palestine Presents New Dynamic

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acknowledges applause before he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, 2012. Rather than overreacting to the U.N. vote, the upgrade should be viewed as an opportunity to reinvigorate Middle East peace efforts.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, November 30, 2012

Israel's Airstrike Gamble

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.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, November 16, 2012

Anti-Islam Zealots Undermine American Values

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.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, September 14, 2012

An Opportunity to Press Iran on Human Rights

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Iranian President Mahmoud AhmadinejadU.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.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, August 24, 2012

Back in Iraq, al-Sadr Must Now Deliver Politically

Catherine Cheney and Matthew Duss explain what Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will have to do in order to deliver politically.

By Catherine Cheney and Matthew Duss | Friday, July 13, 2012

Pressing Our Advantage in Nuclear Talks

Matthew Duss details why this week’s talks over Iran’s nuclear program offer an opportunity to address key concerns.

By Matthew Duss | Monday, June 18, 2012

Strengthening America’s Options on Iran

book_alt2 icon Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul, with Matthew Duss and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 13, 2012

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Remain the Best Path Forward

Matthew Duss writes in Foreign Policy that diplomacy with Iran is still the best tack to take to achieve U.S. goals.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, April 13, 2012

Iran’s Elections and the Nuclear Standoff

Matthew Duss examines the results of Iran’s most recent parliamentary elections for signs that the winners may be more secure in resuming negotiations with the West.

By Matthew Duss | Tuesday, March 6, 2012