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Freezing bank accounts and tracing assets

Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer write about using the international financial system as a foreign policy tool.

By Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Unfinished Response to Ukraine

Eastern UkraineWith the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.

By Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 25, 2014

Key Elements of Sanctions and Support to Address Russian Aggression in Ukraine

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.

By Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in Ukraine

Ukrainian flag protestor book_alt2 icon Report The United States possesses key economic and diplomatic tools to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

By Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Outside-Inside Strategy on Syria

Ken Sofer writes about the strategy to end the civil war in Syria.

By Ken Sofer | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Managing Change in Egypt After President Morsi’s Removal

U.S. policy should focus on pragmatic moves to create incentives for pluralism and inclusiveness in Egypt’s political transition.

By Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, July 11, 2013

Entering a New Phase in the Syrian Conflict

President Barack Obama SyriaThe Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has altered the U.S. role in Syria, but the effect of this new role remains unclear.

By Ken Sofer | Friday, June 14, 2013

The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition

article icon 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.

By Ken Sofer and Juliana Shafroth | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

To Build a Democratic Future, Egypt Will Need Its Entire People

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.

By Annie Malknecht and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 12, 2013

The War in Iraq: A Timeline of Events

cursor icon Interactive An interactive timeline of the events related to the Iraq war since September 2001.

By Ken Sofer and Daniel Tuke | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Preparing U.S. Policy for the Next Phase of Egypt’s Transition

Egypt article icon 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.

By Brian Katulis, Ken Sofer, and Peter Juul | Friday, March 1, 2013

Timeline: Key Events in Egypt’s Political Transition

cursor icon Interactive This interactive timeline highlights the key events over the course of Egypt's political transition.

By Ken Sofer | Friday, March 1, 2013

A New Phase for U.S. Policy on Syria

Syria demonstrationAdditional support for the Syrian opposition and regional coordination are urgently needed.

By Rudy deLeon, Michael Werz, and Brian Katulis, with Tom Perriello, Winnie Stachelberg, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, February 28, 2013

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Is Another Step Backward

North Korea's nuclear testNorth 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.

By Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer | Friday, February 15, 2013

Advancing U.S. Interests and Values at a Time of Change in Egypt

Egypt riotAs 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.

By Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, January 31, 2013