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.
Matthew Duss details why this week’s talks over Iran’s nuclear program offer an opportunity to address key concerns.
Matthew Duss writes in Foreign Policy that diplomacy with Iran is still the best tack to take to achieve U.S. goals.
Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.
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.
Conservatives fume over Obama's popular pullout from a foolish war, but don't understand what really happened, writes Matt Duss.