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How Obama Could Counter Critics of His Foreign Policy

Brian Katulis writes about how President Barack Obama can repair his reputation on foreign policy.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the Brink: Managing the ISIS Threat in Iraq

ISIS article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

U.S. Middle East Policy at a Time of Regional Fragmentation and Competition

ISIS fighters book_alt2 icon Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Monday, June 16, 2014

Jordan in the Eye of the Storm

Jordanian with flag book_alt2 icon Report As Jordan wrestles with the effects of the Arab uprisings and the Syrian civil war, the United States should support the country’s political and economic reform.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Mokhtar Awad | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Iraq and Syria Are Increasingly the Same Battlefield. How Will the U.S. Respond?

Brian Katulis writes about the U.S. response to continued militancy in the Middle East.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

3 Reasons Obama Should Pay Attention to Libya

Brian Katulis writes on why President Barack Obama should be paying attention to Libya.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Challenge in Obama’s West Point Speech

Brian Katulis writes on President Barack Obama's commencement address at West Point.

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Looking Ahead to Egypt’s Uncertain Summer of Trials and Tribulations

al-Sisi debateThere is no doubt about who will win Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, but what the next president will do—and whether Egypt will stabilize—remains unclear.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Mokhtar Awad | Friday, May 23, 2014

Gatekeeper of the Jihad

Meet the Jordanian cleric who's sending young men to fight and die in Syria's civil war.

By Brian Katulis, Mokhtar Awad, and Hardin Lang | Monday, April 21, 2014

Against Disengagement

Today’s progressives are often as muddled in their thinking about U.S. involvement in the world as conservatives are divided.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tunisia’s Struggle for Political Pluralism After Ennahda

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines intra-Islamist debates on political change and the battle of ideas against violent extremism in North Africa.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia Walks Tightrope With Shift in Syria, Regional Policies

Brian Katulis discusses recent policy changes that symbolize a shift in regional strategy for Saudi Arabia.

By Brian Katulis | Monday, March 10, 2014

Fragmenting Under Pressure

book_alt2 icon Report This report provides a snapshot of current trends among Islamists in Egypt, offers an overview of the enduring weaknesses and divisions in the country, and recommends how the United States can address one of the most important strategic priorities in the Middle East.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Obama’s foreign policy ‘to-do’ list

Brian Katulis on what President Barack Obama should do to advance his national security agenda.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, January 31, 2014

Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs to offer a clearer choice about the future of the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.

By Michael Wahid Hanna and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, November 20, 2013