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Ken Sofer Archives

Whack-a-Mole in Yemen

Single-minded effort to counter AQAP will only allow conditions to deteriorate further, enabling AQAP gains, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

By Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, September 23, 2011

Is Turkey Sinking Its Own Ship?

Turkey is straying from its successful rise with recent heated rhetoric against Israel, write Michael Werz and Ken Sofer.

By Michael Werz and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11

We’ve been successful in dismantling transnational terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda in the last 10 years, writes Ken Sofer. But we need to prepare for smaller, domestic threats.

By Ken Sofer | Friday, September 9, 2011

Why News Corp. Could Be Prosecuted Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The company’s alleged activities likely constitute violations of the law, writes Ken Sofer.

By Ken Sofer | Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Arab Spring Introduces Turkey to the World of Foreign Policy Double Standards

The political revolutions in the Middle East are forcing Turkey to reevaluate its foreign policy in the region, write Ken Sofer and Tyler Evans.

By Ken Sofer and Tyler Evans | Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Secretary Clinton Should Go to Yemen

A visit by the secretary of state to meet with Yemen’s vice president can help push the political transition along and form a stable government that can tackle the country’s many challenges, say Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.

By Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Efficient Counterterrorism

The Obama administration unveiled a promising new strategy to fight terrorism this week that will use smaller, more targeted operations, write Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.

By Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley | Friday, July 1, 2011

The Last Best Chance to Save Yemen

article icon Issue Brief The Yemeni president's forced departure provides a window for more direct U.S. engagement to resolve the crisis in the country, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

By Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, June 10, 2011

Interactive: Who Will Lead Egypt?

cursor icon Interactive An interactive from Ken Sofer and Ken Gude looks at the major players and parties who could be on the ballot this fall.

By Ken Sofer and Ken Gude | Monday, May 16, 2011

Ken Sofer

Ken Sofer is the Associate Director for National Security and International Policy at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. policy in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. In his three years at American Progress, Ken has authored 35 public policy papers; organized senior delegations to China, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Israel; […]

Monday, May 9, 2011