Ken Sofer writes about the strategy to end the civil war in Syria.
U.S. policy should focus on pragmatic moves to create incentives for pluralism and inclusiveness in Egypt’s political transition.
The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has altered the U.S. role in Syria, but the effect of this new role remains unclear.
Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.
The United States must call out the Egyptian government for its troubling stance on women’s rights and urge its leaders to fully embrace democratic principles that protect and promote the rights of all individuals regardless of gender or minority status.
Issue Brief To advance its interests and values in Egypt, the United States should more clearly support inclusive democratic political reform and prepare for possible policy shifts ahead.
Interactive This interactive timeline highlights the key events over the course of Egypt's political transition.
Additional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.
North Korea’s nuclear-explosive test this week poses a serious threat to U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific, and the subsequent international reaction to the test reveals the isolation of the North Korean regime.
As a series of crises threaten to undermine Egypt’s stability, the United States must continue to support it with a full range of policy tools.
The critically acclaimed movie highlights the folly of and the moral cost associated with the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
The United States must continue acting on removing the Assad regime, but increased focus must also be given to plans for a post-Assad Syria.
Issue Brief A brief look at the new makeup of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top ruling body.
We pause today to remember the September 11 attacks on our nation, to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks, and to commend those who continue to fight to protect our country.