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.
Congress 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.
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.
Akshaya Kumar and Ken Sofer write about using the international financial system as a foreign policy tool.
With 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.
Issue Brief The U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine should include these key elements of sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine.
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.
Ken Sofer writes about the strategy to end the civil war in Syria.
U.S. policy should focus on pragmatic moves to create incentives for pluralism and inclusiveness in Egypt’s political transition.
The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has altered the U.S. role in Syria, but the effect of this new role remains unclear.
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.
The United States must call out the Egyptian government for its troubling stance on women’s rights and urge its leaders to fully embrace democratic principles that protect and promote the rights of all individuals regardless of gender or minority status.
Interactive An interactive timeline of the events related to the Iraq war since September 2001.
Issue Brief To advance its interests and values in Egypt, the United States should more clearly support inclusive democratic political reform and prepare for possible policy shifts ahead.