Report The Obama administration has an important opportunity to adjust its course in Syria and Iraq, particularly regarding the threat posed by ISIS, and assume a more engaged leadership role.
Before embarking on a new $5 billion fund to support foreign counterterrorism efforts, the United States should closely examine its record in helping to build security-force capacity in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.
Report This report examines intra-Islamist debates on political change and the battle of ideas against violent extremism in North Africa.
Secular personal status laws are necessary to safeguard basic rights in the Middle East.
The United States and its partners should conduct contingency planning about possible threats, however likely or not, in the wake of strikes.
Issue Brief We need to update our online privacy laws, address the increasing privatization of intelligence gathering, and find ways to balance our national-security needs with the legal protections afforded to all Americans.
U.S. policy should focus on pragmatic moves to create incentives for pluralism and inclusiveness in Egypt’s political transition.
Report The United States and India must work together to ensure the future stability of Afghanistan and the region.
The attempts to conjure a political scandal out of the Benghazi tragedy prevent an honest debate about how to advance stability in Libya and the risks America should be asking its diplomats to take.
Deciding the shape of U.S. policy in Syria should not boil down to a choice between large-scale military intervention and doing nothing.
The United States should insist on an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to investigate the reports of the Assad regime’s likely chemical-weapons use and further solidify and accelerate NATO planning on issues regarding Syria.
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.
Taking the baton from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, John Kerry must ensure that women’s issues remain center stage in world affairs.
Issue Brief To advance its interests and values in Egypt, the United States should more clearly support inclusive democratic political reform and prepare for possible policy shifts ahead.