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Build on Obama's Counterterrorism Successes

Hardin Lang argues why the fight against terror is on more sustainable footing than when President Barack Obama took office.

by Hardin Lang | Friday, September 9, 2016

It's not perfect, but pact enhances national security

Hardin Lang discusses why the one-year-old nuclear deal with Iran remains the best choice available.

by Hardin Lang | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We Need To Plan Now for the Day ISIS Is Defeated

Hardin Lang writes about the importance of stabilization in Iraq as forces prepare to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State.

by Hardin Lang | Monday, August 8, 2016

After Liberation

ISIS defeated in Fallujah book_alt2 icon 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.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Strengthening the Palestinian Economy to Keep a Two-State Solution Viable

West Bank man carries gas tank book_alt2 icon 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.

by Hardin Lang and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Flow of Foreign Fighters to the Islamic State

Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad, northeast Syria. book_alt2 icon 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.

by Hardin Lang and Muath Al Wari | Thursday, March 17, 2016

As Syria Crisis Worsens, an Option to Help Refugees Help Themselves

Daniel Benaim and Hardin Lang explore the Syrian refugee crisis.

by Daniel Benaim and Hardin Lang | Thursday, February 11, 2016

Focus on the Refugees Still in the Middle East

Authors Hardin Lang and Julianne Smith discuss why Syria and its neighbors remain the center of the refugee crisis.

by Hardin Lang and Julianne Smith | Friday, January 29, 2016

Executive Power and the Role of Congress in the Paris Climate and Iran Nuclear Agreements

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.

by Gwynne Taraska and Hardin Lang | Monday, January 11, 2016

ISIS's Finances Are Surprisingly Sophisticated. America Needs to Catch Up.

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.

by Hardin Lang | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Chaos and Order on Islamic Militancy's Other Front

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.

by Hardin Lang | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

After the Paris Attacks

Kurdish peshmerga in Kobani article icon Issue Brief To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

by Vikram Singh, Ken Gude, Peter Juul, William F. Wechsler, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East

An oil field in Syria book_alt2 icon Report The United States must update its terror finance policy framework to meet new challenges and enduring threats from state actors and nonstate groups.

by Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, Trevor Sutton | Monday, November 2, 2015

Business Is Key to Long-Term Solutions to Middle East Refugee Crisis

Author Hardin Lang urges ramping up the role of businesses in international relief efforts to settle refugees.

by Hardin Lang | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

6 Biggest Myths about the Iran Nuclear Deal

Hardin Lang and Shlomo Brom refute some of the common myths about the Iran nuclear agreement.

by Hardin Lang and Shlomo Brom | Wednesday, July 29, 2015