Holding up Ukraine aid was illegal. Trump’s White House knew before GAO said so.

Author Sam Berger explains how the U.S. Government Accountability Office's investigation confirms that President Trump's delayed release of military assistance to Ukraine was about leveraging taxpayer-funded military aid to advance his own agenda, undercutting two pillars of his impeachment defense.

Washington and Brussels Need a New ‘Special Relationship’

Author Andy Green makes the case for the United States and the European Union to adopt coordinated, progressive reforms to address shared challenges such as the collapse of labor power, climate change, and the growth of monopolies and corporate concentration.

What we need to learn about the Mideast

Authors Brian Katulis and Michael Rubin encourage U.S. policymakers to pursue smart diplomacy in dealing with the Middle East.

Troubled History of U.S.-Iran Relations

Lawrence Korb provides some historical context on U.S.-Iran relations and the importance of keeping these past incidents in mind as the United States considers its next steps with Iran.

Accelerating Education, Slowing Mobility

Lily Roberts and Laura Tatum write about the concerns surrounding the "short-term Pell" proposal being considered in Congress.

Trump Hurts an Ally and Helps the Terrorists

Author Daniel Benaim argues that one of the most dramatic consequences of the Trump administration's recent assassination of Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani is its impact on the United States' crucial relationship with Iraq.

How to Avoid Another War in the Middle East

Author Kelly Magsamen explains the likely outcomes of the Trump administration's recent assassination of Iranian commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani and what actions the United States can take to deter future Iranian aggression.