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Laying the Groundwork for a Return to Peace Talks

Secretary of State John KerrySecretary of State John Kerry has been working in several key areas to create an environment conducive to productive peace negotiations.

By Matthew Duss | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

War of Words: A Post-Mortem

South KoreaThe “war of words” between North Korea and the United States and its allies ended as suddenly as it began. But while U.S.-China cooperation has improved, the unwillingness of North Korea to make serious moves toward denuclearization means tension will inevitably flare up again in the future.

By Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Obama Administration Should Prepare for More Change in Egypt

Mohamed MorsiWith the Middle East’s largest country stalled in political and economic turmoil, the United States needs to prepare for possible strategic shifts in its policy.

By Brian Katulis | Friday, June 28, 2013

Erdoğan Is Gone, Way Gone

Is it time to review the U.S.-Turkish partnership?

By Michael Werz | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Making Real Change in Pakistan Through Trade and Investment

Nawaz SharifAfter the historic May 11 elections, Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister should take advantage of the opportunity to improve trade relations with India.

By Parag Saxena | Monday, June 24, 2013

Climate Change, Migration, and Security in South Asia

play_alt icon Video Climate shifts have the potential to create complex environmental, humanitarian, and security challenges in South Asia. The Center for American Progress examines this vulnerable nexus in the latest installment of our Climate-Migration-Security series.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pragmatist Rowhani Wins, Now What?

President-elect Hassan RowhaniIran’s new president could improve relations with the West but is unlikely to change Tehran’s nuclear posture.

By Matthew Duss | Monday, June 17, 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

Atrocities Prevention Board

Rwanda massacre book_alt2 icon Report With the Atrocities Prevention Board having just completed its first anniversary, it's time to take a look at its accomplishments, challenges, and potential for growth.

By John Norris and Annie Malknecht | Thursday, June 13, 2013

A New Relationship for China and the United States

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping should use their upcoming meeting in California to foster a new kind of bilateral relationship and work toward solutions to pressing global issues.

By Rudy deLeon and Robert Roche | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Toward Convergence: An Agenda for U.S.-India Cooperation in Afghanistan

book_alt2 icon Report The United States and India must work together to ensure the future stability of Afghanistan and the region.

By C. Raja Mohan, Caroline Wadhams, Wilson John, Aryaman Bhatnagar, Daniel Rubin, and Peter Juul | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Liberal Turkey Speaks—Is Prime Minister Erdoğan Listening?

Prime Minister Erdoğan should listen as Turks protest his government’s heavy-handed approach, or he will risk losing his political standing.

By Michael Werz, Matthew Duss, and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Will Turkey’s Ruling Party Learn from the Debacle at Gezi Park?

Turkish protestsPrime Minister Erdoğan should either redirect his policies toward building cohesion or turn the reins of power over to someone who can.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The United States Seeks to Revive the Arab Peace Initiative in Effort to Jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East in an attempt to revive a 2002 Saudi peace plan that is seen as an important component of efforts to advance stability and U.S. interests in the region.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Foreign Law Bans

book_alt2 icon Report Foreign law bans that are emerging from the anti-Sharia movement demonize the Islamic faith and jeopardize well-established rules regulating the application of foreign law in American courts.

By Fazia Patel, Matthew Duss, and Amos Toh | Thursday, May 16, 2013