Saudi Arabia Walks Tightrope With Shift in Syria, Regional Policies
Brian Katulis discusses recent policy changes that symbolize a shift in regional strategy for Saudi Arabia.
Defense Budget Proposal Postpones Key Choices
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2015 budget request makes important reforms but should adhere to all budget caps beyond FY 2015.
An Opportunity to Resolve the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine
The United States must throw full support behind EU-mediated peace deal and work to ensure its implementation.
What Has to Happen to Close Guantanamo Bay This Year
A closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.
New Sanctions Would Foreclose Non-Military Options for Iran
The risks of passing new Iran sanctions far outweigh the benefits.
It’s Time to Get the Government Out of the Mass Collection Business
President Obama should immediately suspend the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.
Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part
Russia’s bailout has emboldened Ukraine’s government. But fresh off a wave of mass protests, the opposition may still mount an effective electoral challenge.
For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
Common-Sense Reforms to Protect Americans’ Privacy
The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.
Guantanamo: America’s $5 Billion Folly
Issue Brief During an unprecedented austerity push, Congress wastes billions of dollars on the unnecessary prison.
A Potential Step Toward an Iran Nuclear Deal
The judicious and effective use of American power has created an opportunity to address a key issue of concern to U.S. security. It should be seized.