Fast-moving events in the Middle East – including Syria’s descent into a bloody civil war, the continued talk of conflict with Iran, and Egypt’s ongoing transition – have pushed Iraq to the sidelines of U.S. attention over the past year. But yesterday, Iraq reemerged as a series of attacks across the county made yesterday the [...]
The United States will need to remain engaged with multiple centers of power inside Pakistan as it works through internal political struggles, write Colin Cookman and Brian Katulis.
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.
Report Brian Katulis offers a roadmap to help policymakers navigate Egypt's unfolding political, security, and economic transitions.
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.
The NATO conference next week will focus on the ongoing transition in Afghanistan, but dealing with Pakistan needs to remain a high policy priority for the United States, says Brian Katulis.
Report The United States must strike the right balance between providing enduring support and continuing the ongoing transition to Afghan responsibility, write Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Brian Katulis.
The recent run-up in prices at the gas pump is in part tied to increased concerns about another war in the Middle East — this time with Iran. In some respects, the practical implications of such foreign policy and national security concerns resonate in Tampa just as they do in Washington, D.C. or New York. [...]
Brian Katulis reflects on the five ways our strategic redeployment out of Iraq helped us finish the fight with Al Qaeda, rebuild our military, and strengthen our fiscal position.
The United States should discourage Israel’s leaders from attacking Iran at this time. President Obama’s speech this weekend at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee set the right tone and sent the right message. Under Obama, America is leading aggressive global efforts to take the threat Iran poses seriously, and this [...]
Brian Katulis and Aakif Ahmad on what the power of ordinary citizens can do for relations between the United States and Pakistan.
The United States can help resolve the conflict without military might, writes Brian Katulis.