The United States must continue acting on removing the Assad regime, but increased focus must also be given to plans for a post-Assad Syria.
Immediately halting the violence is an imperative, but a ceasefire will endure only if Hamas refrains from targeting Israeli civilians.
Brian Katulis and Peter Juul explain why Egypt’s unresolved struggle for power presents serious threats for U.S. security interests requiring carefully calibrated responses.
No agreement was reached on Iran’s nuclear program this week, but the clock is ticking on U.S. and EU sanctions set to kick in if Iran can’t come clean next month in Russia, write Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, and Peter Juul.
Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.
Michael Werz and Peter Juul argue that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s progressive agenda at home seems at odds with her U.S. travel itinerary this week.
Arpita Bhattacharyya and Peter Juul detail how the administration focused squarely on this critical issue, and suggest ways to institutionalize the efforts in the decades to come.
Issue Brief While calls for safe zones reflect an understandable desire to prevent the Assad regime from inflicting further violence against its population, a hypothetical military intervention in Syria by the United States and a potential coalition of the willing presents many challenges, writes Peter Juul.
Rudy deLeon and his national security team demonstrate that patient diplomacy with China is paying increasing dividends in global efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear ambitions.
The president can use tomorrow’s State of the Union address to point to the successes of his new approach that relies less on boots on the ground and more on nontraditional forms of power, says Peter Juul.
Peter Juul explains how U.S. military strategy abroad shifted remarkably and perhaps enduringly in 2011.
Peter Juul examines the more normal but still complex U.S. relationship with Iraq internally and in the region going forward.
Matthew Duss and Peter Juul look at the human, financial, and strategic costs of the U.S. intervention in Iraq as the last of our troops pull out.
Issue Brief On foreign policy, today’s conservative movement remains trapped in the legacy of the George W. Bush administration, write Brian Katulis and Peter Juul.
The Al Qaeda network is reeling. The time has come to sharpen U.S. national security infrastructure to meet the challenges of the 21st century, write Brian Katulis and Peter Juul.