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Sisi’s First 100 Days

president sisi article icon Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.

By Brian Katulis, Mokhtar Awad, and Hardin Lang | Monday, October 20, 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

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

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

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

Looking Ahead to Egypt’s Uncertain Summer of Trials and Tribulations

al-Sisi debateThere is no doubt about who will win Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, but what the next president will do—and whether Egypt will stabilize—remains unclear.

By Brian Katulis, Hardin Lang, and Mokhtar Awad | Friday, May 23, 2014

Gatekeeper of the Jihad

Meet the Jordanian cleric who's sending young men to fight and die in Syria's civil war.

By Brian Katulis, Mokhtar Awad, and Hardin Lang | Monday, April 21, 2014

Tunisia’s Struggle for Political Pluralism After Ennahda

book_alt2 icon Report This report examines intra-Islamist debates on political change and the battle of ideas against violent extremism in North Africa.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fragmenting Under Pressure

book_alt2 icon Report This report provides a snapshot of current trends among Islamists in Egypt, offers an overview of the enduring weaknesses and divisions in the country, and recommends how the United States can address one of the most important strategic priorities in the Middle East.

By Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hardin Lang

Hardin Lang is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on U.S. national security and multilateral affairs, Middle East policy, and the role of Islamists in the region. He comes to American Progress with 18 years of experience in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization, including a 12-year career with the United Nations. Most recently, […]

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Imperfect Election Was the Easy Part …

As members of an international election observation delegation to last month's presidential election and provincial elections, we were impressed that the courage of millions Afghan voters who showed up at the polls despite widespread violence and intimidation. Holding an election in a time of war is never an easy thing, and many Afghans faced the tough choice of going to cast their ballots in a combat zone.

By Brian Katulis and Hardin Lang | Wednesday, September 9, 2009