U.S. military action in Syria must remain focused on degrading the terrorist threat while pushing for a political transition from the Assad regime.
Issue Brief Egypt, the region’s largest country, continues to face a long list of challenges on the economic, security, and political fronts.
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.
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.
There is no doubt about who will win Egypt’s upcoming presidential election, but what the next president will do—and whether Egypt will stabilize—remains unclear.
Meet the Jordanian cleric who's sending young men to fight and die in Syria's civil war.
Report This report examines intra-Islamist debates on political change and the battle of ideas against violent extremism in North Africa.
Report This report provides a snapshot of current trends among Islamists in Egypt, offers an overview of the enduring weaknesses and divisions in the country, and recommends how the United States can address one of the most important strategic priorities in the Middle East.
Hardin Lang is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on U.S. national security and multilateral affairs, Middle East policy, and the role of Islamists in the region. He comes to American Progress with 18 years of experience in peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and stabilization, including a 12-year career with the United Nations. Most recently, […]
As members of an international election observation delegation to last month's presidential election and provincial elections, we were impressed that the courage of millions Afghan voters who showed up at the polls despite widespread violence and intimidation. Holding an election in a time of war is never an easy thing, and many Afghans faced the tough choice of going to cast their ballots in a combat zone.