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North Korea’s Nuclear Test Is Another Step Backward

North Korea's nuclear testNorth Korea’s nuclear-explosive test this week poses a serious threat to U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific, and the subsequent international reaction to the test reveals the isolation of the North Korean regime.

by Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer | Friday, February 15, 2013

Advancing U.S. Interests and Values at a Time of Change in Egypt

Egypt riotAs a series of crises threaten to undermine Egypt’s stability, the United States must continue to support it with a full range of policy tools.

by Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, and Ken Sofer | Thursday, January 31, 2013

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Is Right: Torture Was Useless in Finding Bin Laden

Zero Dark ThirtyThe critically acclaimed movie highlights the folly of and the moral cost associated with the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

by Ken Sofer | Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Planning for Syria in the Near and Long Terms

Syrian rebelsThe United States must continue acting on removing the Assad regime, but increased focus must also be given to plans for a post-Assad Syria.

by Peter Juul and Ken Sofer | Monday, December 17, 2012

Meet the New Politburo Standing Committee

18th Party Congress article icon Issue Brief A brief look at the new makeup of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top ruling body.

by Ken Sofer | Friday, November 16, 2012

Remembering 9/11

World TradeWe pause today to remember the September 11 attacks on our nation, to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks, and to commend those who continue to fight to protect our country.

by Ken Sofer | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Situation in Syria: An Update

Syrian rebel fighterU.S. policymakers and the intelligence community need to start working right now with our allies in the region and partners on the ground to lay the foundation for a stable, prosperous Syrian future.

by Ken Sofer | Monday, September 10, 2012

China’s 2012 Party Leadership Transition

Politburo Standing Committee member Xi Jinping standingKen Sofer and Philip Ballentine profile the 10 most likely candidates to fill China's ruling Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party heading into the party's leadership transition this fall.

by Ken Sofer and Philip Ballentine | Thursday, August 16, 2012

Next Steps in Syria

Ken Sofer analyzes U.S. priorities in Syria and recommends options for U.S. policymakers to address these critical interests.

by Ken Sofer | Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Syria Goes from Bad to Worse

Russia and China have nothing to gain from opposing a new U.N. Security Council resolution to stop the ever-increasing violence, write Michael Werz and Ken Sofer.

by Michael Werz and Ken Sofer | Friday, July 13, 2012

New Sanctions Against Iran Up the Pressure

The United States and its allies put in place new financial and oil sanctions last week meant to change Iran’s calculus on its nuclear program.

by Ken Sofer | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interactive Map: Al Qaeda After Osama bin Laden By the Numbers

Ken Sofer shows that the terrorist organization is significantly weaker a year after its leader’s death.

by Ken Sofer | Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Strengthening America’s Options on Iran

book_alt2 icon Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.

by Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul, with Matthew Duss and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 13, 2012

China’s Evolving Foreign Policy

article icon Issue Brief Ken Sofer explains why China's long-standing noninterventionist foreign policy strategy is changing with China's rising economic and political realities.

by Ken Sofer | Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Unaddressed Threat of Female Suicide Bombers

Ken Sofer and Jennifer Addison discuss why we need to acknowledge the growing number of female attacks in our counterterrorism strategy.

by Ken Sofer and Jennifer Addison | Thursday, January 5, 2012