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Climate Politics in Japan

Senior Policy Advisor Ken Sofer discusses how the United States and Japan can collaborate to achieve the international goals laid out in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

by Ken Sofer | Friday, May 20, 2016

The Realist Case for Climate Change Cooperation

Yemen droughtWorld leaders should use the Paris climate talks this week to form an alliance against the threat of climate change.

by Ken Sofer | Monday, November 30, 2015

5 Criteria for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Kerry at Iran nuclear talksA deal that meets critical criteria and neutralizes the potential nuclear threat that Iran poses would be a major achievement for U.S. and allied security interests.

by Vikram Singh, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting to a Final Agreement: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran and Congressional Action

nuclear negotiations article icon 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.

by Vikram Singh, Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, Hardin Lang, Lawrence J. Korb, Shlomo Brom, Ken Sofer | Monday, April 13, 2015

A Constructive Role for Congress on Iran

U.S. CapitolCongress can bolster the U.S. negotiating position and help prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by playing the role of enforcer for an agreement.

by Ken Sofer | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fear, Inc. 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

by Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, Ken Sofer | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Supporting the Syrian Opposition

smoke from shelling book_alt2 icon 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.

by Hardin Lang, Mokhtar Awad, Ken Sofer, Peter Juul, Brian Katulis | Friday, September 12, 2014

Freezing bank accounts and tracing assets

Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer write about using the international financial system as a foreign policy tool.

by Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Unfinished Response to Ukraine

Eastern UkraineWith the Ukraine crisis far from over, the United States needs to take several additional steps to bolster its response, including stronger sanctions that may need to remain in place for years.

by Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 25, 2014

Key Elements of Sanctions and Support to Address Russian Aggression in Ukraine

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.

by Vikram Singh and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Concrete Steps to Address the Crisis in Ukraine

Ukrainian flag protestor book_alt2 icon Report The United States possesses key economic and diplomatic tools to support international law and impose a cost on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

by Ken Sofer | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Outside-Inside Strategy on Syria

Ken Sofer writes about the strategy to end the civil war in Syria.

by Ken Sofer | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Managing Change in Egypt After President Morsi’s Removal

U.S. policy should focus on pragmatic moves to create incentives for pluralism and inclusiveness in Egypt’s political transition.

by Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, Ken Sofer | Thursday, July 11, 2013

Entering a New Phase in the Syrian Conflict

President Barack Obama SyriaThe Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has altered the U.S. role in Syria, but the effect of this new role remains unclear.

by Ken Sofer | Friday, June 14, 2013

The Structure and Organization of the Syrian Opposition

article icon Issue Brief The Syrian opposition is fragmented, and understanding these divisions is crucial for the Obama administration's efforts to shape its policy toward Syria and support a foundation for a cohesive future Syrian government.

by Ken Sofer and Juliana Shafroth | Tuesday, May 14, 2013