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Brian Katulis Archives

It’s Up to Iraq’s Government to Prevent a Civil War

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 […]

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dealing with Pakistan’s Messy Politics

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.

By Colin Cookman and Brian Katulis | Thursday, June 21, 2012

Managing Change in Egypt Was Never Going to Be Easy

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.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Managing Change in Egypt

book_alt2 icon Report Brian Katulis offers a roadmap to help policymakers navigate Egypt's unfolding political, security, and economic transitions.

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pressure Mounts on Iran as Nuclear Talks Move to Moscow

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.

By Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, and Peter Juul | Friday, May 25, 2012

Previewing Egypt’s 2012 Presidential Elections

article icon Issue Brief Brian Katulis takes a look at the issues and candidates in Egypt's election as voters head to the polls this week.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Getting Back to a Functional Relationship with Pakistan

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.

By Brian Katulis | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Afghanistan Transition

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman, and Brian Katulis | Thursday, May 17, 2012

Strengthening America’s Options on Iran

book_alt2 icon Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul, with Matthew Duss and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 13, 2012

No Need to Rush Into Iranian Conflict

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. […]

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, April 10, 2012

An Unheralded Anniversary

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.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, March 16, 2012

What to Do About Iran

play_alt icon Video Brian Katulis says that the administration's strategy of diplomacy and economic sanctions in Iran is working.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, March 14, 2012

U.S. Should Discourage Israel From Striking Iran

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 […]

By Brian Katulis | Monday, March 5, 2012

Shock Absorbers for United States, Pakistan

Brian Katulis and Aakif Ahmad on what the power of ordinary citizens can do for relations between the United States and Pakistan.

By Brian Katulis | Monday, February 27, 2012

A Syrian Intervention Need Not Be Military Focused

The United States can help resolve the conflict without military might, writes Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, February 14, 2012