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.
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.
The attempts to conjure a political scandal out of the Benghazi tragedy prevent an honest debate about how to advance stability in Libya and the risks America should be asking its diplomats to take.
Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.
Issue Brief Press freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey have been threatened, but the United States has a vested interest in ensuring that Turkey protects its vibrant political discourse.
Deciding the shape of U.S. policy in Syria should not boil down to a choice between large-scale military intervention and doing nothing.
The United States should insist on an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to investigate the reports of the Assad regime’s likely chemical-weapons use and further solidify and accelerate NATO planning on issues regarding Syria.
While it is still unclear whether the terrorist suspects’ Chechen connection is relevant to the attacks, many questions about Chechnya and the North Caucasus insurgency are being raised.
The United States must call out the Egyptian government for its troubling stance on women’s rights and urge its leaders to fully embrace democratic principles that protect and promote the rights of all individuals regardless of gender or minority status.
In its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.
A paper by a number of Afghan civil-society organizations offers recommendations in three critical areas of importance: the upcoming national elections in Afghanistan, efforts for a political settlement, and broader political reforms.
In the face of Iranian intransigence, the hard work of diplomacy requires continued commitment.
North Korea’s aggressive rhetoric and needless provocation can only serve to push the country further into global isolation and create more hardship for its long-suffering population.
We need to realize the errors of our ways from the Iraq invasion instead of brushing the topic under a rug, or else we may just find ourselves in the very same position a few years down the road.