Brian Katulis explains that the United States is stepping up efforts to end the Syrian conflict while weighing the benefits and risks of different options.
Ken Sofer analyzes U.S. priorities in Syria and recommends options for U.S. policymakers to address these critical interests.
Haydn Welch says this is one step the United States can take now to help Syrians and also stop violence from spilling into Lebanon.
Nicholas Kosturos explores the factors in Russia’s deeply misplaced but nonetheless continuing support for Bashar al-Assad.
Lawrence J. Korb and Robert Ward argue that limited military intervention in Libya helped lead to a successful election, while the full-bore occupation of Iraq encouraged electoral chaos.
John Podesta and Matt Browne explain the machinations of a beleaguered president trying to avoid impeachment.
Russia and China have nothing to gain from opposing a new U.N. Security Council resolution to stop the ever-increasing violence, write Michael Werz and Ken Sofer.
Sarah Margon and Nathalie Bekdache provide actions for the country’s new leaders that can make the country safer and help victims of past and present violence.
Eric Farnsworth and Michael Werz explore what Mexican President-Elect Peña Nieto needs to do as he prepares to take office.
The Center for American Progress mourns the passing of French parliament member and progressive collaborator Olivier Ferrand.
The United States needs to look at its southern neighbor in a different light given its economic strides and expanding middle class, writes Michael Werz.
The United States and its allies put in place new financial and oil sanctions last week meant to change Iran’s calculus on its nuclear program.
Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany’s economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.
The United States will need to remain engaged with multiple centers of power inside Pakistan as it works through internal political struggles, write Colin Cookman and Brian Katulis.
The fourth piece in CAP’s series on the Obama administration’s Iran strategy details the state of play after the diplomacy talks in Moscow earlier this week.