Report If the U.S. investment in military operations in Iraq is to pay lasting dividends and set the scene for long-term success in the region, it must be accompanied by stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Islamic State.
Report The next U.S. administration should focus on an achievable economic agenda to improve conditions for Palestinians and sustain hope for a two-state solution.
Report Addressing the problem of IS foreign fighters will require an approach that does not prioritize short-term crisis responses over long-term solutions—the foundation of which begins with placing equal urgency on both the source and the destination.
Daniel Benaim and Hardin Lang explore the Syrian refugee crisis.
Authors Hardin Lang and Julianne Smith discuss why Syria and its neighbors remain the center of the refugee crisis.
Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.
Hardin Lang discusses why the United States needs better tools to counter terror finance that would mobilize the whole of government across the Middle East.
Author Hardin Lang argues that while the international community is focused on confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, it should not forget about the importance of maintaining Mali's peace process and long-term stability, which are also under attack by Islamic militants.
Report The United States must update its terror finance policy framework to meet new challenges and enduring threats from state actors and nonstate groups.
Author Hardin Lang urges ramping up the role of businesses in international relief efforts to settle refugees.
Hardin Lang and Shlomo Brom refute some of the common myths about the Iran nuclear agreement.
Issue Brief Congress should measure the deal against the main alternatives and work with the Obama administration to ensure strong and effective implementation using three steps.
Report The U.S.-led coalition needs to better integrate its political and military efforts.
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.