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Expertise: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, nontraditional security issues

Ken Sofer is a Senior Policy Adviser with the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress. His work focuses on nontraditional security issues and U.S. policy in Asia and the Middle East. Sofer previously worked as the Associate Director for National Security and International Policy at American Progress, where he helped manage the team’s research, outreach, and operations.

Prior to joining American Progress, Sofer completed internships with the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied political science and international relations, and is currently pursuing his master’s in public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Sofer is originally from Hermosa Beach, California.

By Ken Sofer
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Climate Politics in JapanSasakawa Peace Foundation USAMay 20, 2016
The Realist Case for Climate Change CooperationCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2015
5 Criteria for a Nuclear Agreement with IranCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2015
Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional ActionCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2015
A Constructive Role for Congress on IranCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2015
Fear, Inc. 2.0Center for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2015
Supporting the Syrian OppositionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2014
Freezing bank accounts and tracing assetsThe HillJune 18, 2014
The Unfinished Response to UkraineCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2014
Key Elements of Sanctions and Support to Address Russian Aggression in UkraineCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2014
Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in UkraineCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2014
The Outside-Inside Strategy on SyriaForeign PolicyJanuary 21, 2014
Managing Change in Egypt After President Morsi’s RemovalCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2013
Entering a New Phase in the Syrian ConflictCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2013
The Structure and Organization of the Syrian OppositionCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2013
To Build a Democratic Future, Egypt Will Need Its Entire PeopleCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2013
The War in Iraq: A Timeline of EventsCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2013
Preparing U.S. Policy for the Next Phase of Egypt’s TransitionCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2013
Timeline: Key Events in Egypt’s Political TransitionCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2013
A New Phase for U.S. Policy on SyriaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2013
North Korea’s Nuclear Test Is Another Step BackwardCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2013
Advancing U.S. Interests and Values at a Time of Change in EgyptCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2013
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is Right: Torture Was Useless in Finding Bin LadenCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2013
Planning for Syria in the Near and Long TermsCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2012
Meet the New Politburo Standing CommitteeCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2012
Remembering 9/11Center for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2012
The Situation in Syria: An UpdateCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2012
China’s 2012 Party Leadership TransitionCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2012
Next Steps in SyriaCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2012
Syria Goes from Bad to WorseCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2012
New Sanctions Against Iran Up the PressureCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2012
Interactive Map: Al Qaeda After Osama bin Laden By the NumbersCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2012
Strengthening America’s Options on IranCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2012
China’s Evolving Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2012
The Unaddressed Threat of Female Suicide BombersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 5, 2012
Kim Jong-il’s Death Presents Uncertainty in North KoreaCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2011
Whack-a-Mole in YemenCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2011
Is Turkey Sinking Its Own Ship?Center for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2011
The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11Center for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2011
Why News Corp. Could Be Prosecuted Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2011
The Arab Spring Introduces Turkey to the World of Foreign Policy Double StandardsCenter for American ProgressAugust 3, 2011
Secretary Clinton Should Go to YemenCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2011
More Efficient CounterterrorismCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2011
The Last Best Chance to Save YemenCenter for American ProgressJune 10, 2011
Interactive: Who Will Lead Egypt?Center for American ProgressMay 16, 2011