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How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with Turkey

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman argue that, if the city of Kobani falls, it will be both a human tragedy and a strategic setback.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions

kurdish peshmerga game book_alt2 icon Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hagel's Defense Cuts: A Good Idea

Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley on the defense budget.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, May 1, 2014

A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Hagel article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Katherine Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Turkey in Turmoil

Ankara article icon Issue Brief The upcoming Turkish elections will shape the future of a key NATO ally.

By Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key Choices

HagelThe Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

F-35B fighter jetThe Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Katherine Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

By Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mission creep: A short history

President Obama should use congressional approval to target chemical weapons in Syria.

By Lawrence J. Korb and Max Hoffman | Thursday, September 5, 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

Guinea-Bissau and the South Atlantic Cocaine Trade

Guinea-Bissau article icon Issue Brief The United States and the international community must do more to combat the illegal cocaine trade that is destabilizing Guinea-Bissau and the wider region.

By Max Hoffman and Conor Lane | Thursday, August 22, 2013

INFORME: Cambio Climático, Migración y Conflicto en la Amazonía y en los Andes

South AmericaEste informe examina las interacciones entre el cambio climático, la degradación ambiental, la migración, y el conflicto en la Amazonía; las sabanas tropicales del Brasil (el Cerrado) y Bolivia; las tierras altas andinas del Perú y Bolivia, y la llanura costera árida del Perú. Dichas regiones representan las regiones geográfica y climáticamente más grandes del continente que contienen el espectro de tendencias socio-económicas que están transformando a la región, y captan el Nuevo centro continental de economías ilegales, incluyendo el tráfico de cocaína global.

By Max Hoffman and Ana I. Grigera | Thursday, July 11, 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

Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey

Turkish newspapers article icon Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.

By Max Hoffman and Michael Werz | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight

Obama fiscal year 2014 federal budgetIn its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, April 11, 2013