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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.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Preparing for a Strategic Shift on U.S. Policy Toward Egypt

book_alt2 icon Report The United States needs to offer a clearer choice about the future of the U.S.-Egypt bilateral relationship.

By Michael Wahid Hanna and Brian Katulis | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Russia in the Middle East: Pragmatism from a Position of Weakness

Russia’s policy prior to the Syrian crisis reveals that September’s diplomatic coup is not the beginning of a new, Russian-dominated era in the Middle East.

By Daniyal Ahmad | Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Beijing Set to Announce Reform Blueprint

China’s Communist Party leaders will soon end months of speculation about Beijing’s secret reform plans.

By Melanie Hart | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Twice Betrayed

book_alt2 icon Report This report discusses sexual assault in the military and outlines key reform goals to combat the problem.

By Lindsay Rosenthal and Lawrence J. Korb | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Is Local Spending Better?

book_alt2 icon Report By better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.

By Casey Dunning | Monday, November 4, 2013

Remembering Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri

Rudy deLeon remembers former Rep. Ike Skelton and his contributions to American military policy.

By Rudy deLeon and Max Hoffman | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What to Expect from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s U.S. Visit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh article icon Issue Brief Prime Minister Singh and President Obama will meet for the third official U.S.-India state visit to exchange ideas on deepening the U.S.-India partnership, as well as fulfilling unmet expectations.

By Caroline Wadhams and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Finally, Iran Reciprocates

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has shown an unprecedented willingness to work with the United States and the international community on Iran’s nuclear program—a golden diplomatic opportunity.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, September 19, 2013

Understanding the Threat to the Homeland from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

CAP Senior Fellow Brian Katulis testifies before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Committee on Homeland Security.

By Brian Katulis | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Preparing for the Upcoming Afghan Political Transition

Afghan President Hamid KarzaiThe United States and its partners must continue to focus on Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election and political transition despite the world’s focus on the conflict in Syria.

By Caroline Wadhams and John Podesta | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Iran’s Deeds Will Matter More Than Its Words

The Obama administration should take the opportunity to test the new Iranian government’s conciliatory statements.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Youth Q&A on the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda Report

Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman and CAP Chair John Podesta, both members of the U.N. High-Level Panel, answer questions about the post-2015 agenda from youth around the world.

By John Podesta and Tawakkol Karman | Monday, September 9, 2013

After a Possible Strike in Syria: Planning Ahead for Potential Responses and New Threats to U.S. Security Interests

Syrian chemical weapons victimThe United States and its partners should conduct contingency planning about possible threats, however likely or not, in the wake of strikes.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul | Thursday, August 29, 2013

Erdoğan Aims to Distract with His Latest Remarks Against Israel

Prime Minister ErdoğanThe Turkish prime minister’s statement blaming Israel for last month’s military coup in Egypt is simply another attempt to divert attention away from Turkey’s serious issues.

By Max Hoffman, Matthew Duss, and Michael Werz | Friday, August 23, 2013