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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, Peter Juul | 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

Kim Jong-il’s Death Presents Uncertainty in North Korea

The unexpected death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il creates uncertainty in North Korea; China could help stabilize the region, write Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer.

by Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer | Monday, December 19, 2011

Whack-a-Mole in Yemen

Single-minded effort to counter AQAP will only allow conditions to deteriorate further, enabling AQAP gains, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

by Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, September 23, 2011

Is Turkey Sinking Its Own Ship?

Turkey is straying from its successful rise with recent heated rhetoric against Israel, write Michael Werz and Ken Sofer.

by Michael Werz and Ken Sofer | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11

We’ve been successful in dismantling transnational terrorist networks such as Al Qaeda in the last 10 years, writes Ken Sofer. But we need to prepare for smaller, domestic threats.

by Ken Sofer | Friday, September 9, 2011

Why News Corp. Could Be Prosecuted Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The company’s alleged activities likely constitute violations of the law, writes Ken Sofer.

by Ken Sofer | Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Arab Spring Introduces Turkey to the World of Foreign Policy Double Standards

The political revolutions in the Middle East are forcing Turkey to reevaluate its foreign policy in the region, write Ken Sofer and Tyler Evans.

by Ken Sofer and Tyler Evans | Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Secretary Clinton Should Go to Yemen

A visit by the secretary of state to meet with Yemen’s vice president can help push the political transition along and form a stable government that can tackle the country’s many challenges, say Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.

by Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, Aaron Gurley | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Efficient Counterterrorism

The Obama administration unveiled a promising new strategy to fight terrorism this week that will use smaller, more targeted operations, write Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, and Aaron Gurley.

by Ken Gude, Ken Sofer, Aaron Gurley | Friday, July 1, 2011

The Last Best Chance to Save Yemen

article icon Issue Brief The Yemeni president's forced departure provides a window for more direct U.S. engagement to resolve the crisis in the country, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

by Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, June 10, 2011

Interactive: Who Will Lead Egypt?

cursor icon Interactive An interactive from Ken Sofer and Ken Gude looks at the major players and parties who could be on the ballot this fall.

by Ken Sofer and Ken Gude | Monday, May 16, 2011