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Rudy deLeon Archives

Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional Action

nuclear negotiations article icon Issue Brief A final nuclear agreement with Iran may be within reach, but both Congress and the White House must remain vigilant and clear-eyed about the hurdles.

by Vikram Singh, Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Hardin Lang, Lawrence J. Korb, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Monday, April 13, 2015

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East

Lebanon Christians vigil book_alt2 icon Report Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, John B. Craig | Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Perspective from the United States on the Impact of International Strategies in the Gulf Security Apparatus

U.S. navy commanderRudy deLeon makes remarks at the two-day Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate on regional security in the Gulf, offering his perspectives on the geopolitical questions that are affecting international players from the United States to China, as well as organizations from NATO to the European Union.

by Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Orion’s Launch Heralds America’s Triumphant Return to Human Space Exploration

orion lift offNASA’s Orion spacecraft test flight has cracked open the door to humanity’s first voyage to another world since the last Moon landing in 1972.

by Peter Juul and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

Delta rocketIt’s time for the United States to strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth.

by Peter Juul and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged

asia security summit article icon Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.

by Blair Vorsatz and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, August 14, 2014

What Reagan can teach us about Ukraine

Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran explain what Reagan can teach us about Ukraine.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical Weapons

Syrian refugeeThe 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.

by Peter Juul, Rudy deLeon, and Brian Katulis | Friday, April 26, 2013

North Korea and the War of Words

Kim Jong UnNorth 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.

by Rudy deLeon and Luke Herman | Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Innovative Step to Support Palestinian Trade

Khader KhaderThe Palestinian Political Risk Insurance, or PPRI, project will help protect Palestinian businesses and encourage local investment and economic development in the Palestinian territories.

by Ian Bomberg and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Key Findings from CAP’s Recent Discussions in the Middle East

Benjamin Netanyahu article icon Issue Brief U.S. leadership remains crucial to achieving a lasting and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

by Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Matthew Duss | Tuesday, March 19, 2013