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Why Airstrikes in Syria Are Just the Beginning

Brian Katulis writes on the future implications of conducting airstrikes in Syria.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 Vulnerabilities in Obama’s Strategy to Fight ISIS–and How to Fix Them

Brian Katulis analyzes the potential weaknesses in President Barack Obama's plan to destroy ISIS.

By Brian Katulis | Monday, September 22, 2014

Supporting the Syrian Opposition

smoke from shelling book_alt2 icon 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.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Ken Sofer, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis | Friday, September 12, 2014

5 questions Obama must answer about ISIS strategy

Brian Katulis on five key questions President Obama should answer in his speech on ISIS.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Defeating ISIS: An Integrated Strategy to Advance Middle East Stability

Syria article icon Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Vikram Singh | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NATO: Losing Sight of ISIS?

Matt Browne and Brian Katulis write about how NATO should develop a three-pronged action plan to go on the offensive against ISIS.

By Matt Browne and Brian Katulis | Monday, September 1, 2014

Why U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Are Not a Major Strategy Change

Brian Katulis writes on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, August 8, 2014

Lessons for U.S. Policymakers in Gaza’s Chaos

Brian Katulis writes on the Gaza conflict.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, August 1, 2014

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