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Brian Katulis Archives

Egypt’s Uncertain Revolution

One year after Egypt’s military rulers forced Hosni Mubarak out, an internal struggle over power and political reform continues with no clear end in sight, writes Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, February 10, 2012

China’s Quiet Role in Pressuring Iran

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.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, and Ali Fisher | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria

America can play a leadership role in protecting civilians and expanding diplomatic options in Syria’s conflict without resorting to direct military intervention, write Sarah Margon and Brian Katulis.

By Sarah Margon and Brian Katulis | Monday, February 6, 2012

Support Pluralism in Egypt’s Transition

As it engages with the ascendant Freedom and Justice Party, the United States needs to keep respect for basic human rights and political pluralism high on the agenda, writes Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, January 27, 2012

Egypt’s Political Transition Takes a Step Forward Amid Much Uncertainty

The United States will face more hurdles to advancing an Egypt policy that deals with security, political, and economic issues following the post-Mubarak transition, writes Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Monday, January 23, 2012

Taking the Iranian Nuclear Threat Seriously

The United States must continue to use the most effective tools available to deal with Iran’s nuclear program, write Rudy deLeon and Brian Katulis.

By Rudy deLeon and Brian Katulis | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Turning the Page in Iraq

It’s time for America to move on from Iraq, writes Brian Katulis. But the Obama administration needs to stay vigilant on unresolved problems in the country and the region.

By Brian Katulis | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Straight Talk with Iraq About Syria

The United States needs to use its leverage to get Iraq’s leaders to play a constructive role in helping end the bloodshed in Syria, writes Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, December 9, 2011

The Big Loser at Bonn Will Be Pakistan

Pakistan's decision to disengage from the multilateral effort carries risks for Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and worldwide, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis and Caroline Wadhams | Saturday, December 3, 2011

Major Breakthroughs in Afghanistan Talks Unlikely

Diplomatic and political efforts to achieve a lasting peace in Afghanistan will take years to produce lasting results and require a major rethink of the current approach, says Brian Katulis.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Emerging Conservative Playbook on National Security

article icon 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.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Thursday, November 10, 2011

Destroying Al Qaeda

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.

By Brian Katulis and Peter Juul | Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stalemate Isn’t a Great Option in Today’s Middle East

Brian Katulis says the Obama administration’s Middle East multitasking will grow more complicated this fall. He offers some advice.

By Brian Katulis | Monday, September 26, 2011

Ensuring Afghanistan Can Stand on Its Own

play_alt icon Video Brian Katulis, back from a recent trip to Afghanistan, explains why the United States needs a plan to help the country stand on its own after U.S. troops withdraw.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to Prepare Afghanistan for U.S. Withdrawal

John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams explain how the United States can help Afghanistan prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. troops in this Washington Post op-ed.

By John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams | Monday, August 22, 2011