U.S. military action in Syria must remain focused on degrading the terrorist threat while pushing for a political transition from the Assad regime.
Brian Katulis argues that it is time for Washington and Cairo to have a more honest conversation about the countries' strategic relationship.
Brian Katulis outlines the importance of Turkey's role in the fight against ISIS.
Brian Katulis writes on the future implications of conducting airstrikes in Syria.
Brian Katulis analyzes the potential weaknesses in President Barack Obama's plan to destroy ISIS.
Report The Obama administration has an important opportunity to adjust its course in Syria and Iraq, particularly regarding the threat posed by ISIS, and assume a more engaged leadership role.
Brian Katulis on five key questions President Obama should answer in his speech on ISIS.
Issue Brief Combating the extremist group in Iraq and Syria will require a concerted diplomatic and security strategy in coordination with U.S. allies around the world.
Matt Browne and Brian Katulis write about how NATO should develop a three-pronged action plan to go on the offensive against ISIS.
Brian Katulis writes on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.
Brian Katulis writes on the Gaza conflict.
Brian Katulis writes about how President Barack Obama can repair his reputation on foreign policy.
Issue Brief The Obama administration needs to launch a comprehensive strategy for the region and prepare for the possible targeted use of force in Iraq to halt the rise of a new terrorist group that could threaten America.
Report A new era of extremism, sectarianism, and competition between regional powers requires the United States to update its regional strategy.