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.
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.
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.
Pakistan's decision to disengage from the multilateral effort carries risks for Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and worldwide, write Caroline Wadhams and Brian Katulis.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Katulis says the Obama administration’s Middle East multitasking will grow more complicated this fall. He offers some advice.
Report John Podesta, Brian Katulis, and Caroline Wadhams outline steps U.S. policymakers can take to promote a successful handover of responsibility to the Afghan government after U.S. troops withdraw.
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.
Ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States remain close but have experienced serious strains in recent years, writes Brian Katulis.
Issue Brief Colin Cookman, Brian Katulis, Sarah Margon, and Caroline Wadhams look at ways to streamline aid to Pakistan while making it more effective.
Brian Katulis says Ahmed Wali Karzai’s death is a reminder that moving forward on power sharing and reconciliation in Afghanistan won’t be easy in the years ahead.
It is important to keep in mind that today’s economic challenges plus the continued need to play a vigilant leadership role in the world to keep Americans safe will mean that an actual peace dividend will likely be quite minimal in the end, writes Brian Katulis.