Issue Brief The March 17 election results will likely lead to a narrow right-wing government in Israel. The Obama administration must balance fundamental disagreements with the need to maintain its relationship with a key Middle Eastern ally.
Issue Brief The strategic rationale for the U.S.-Israel partnership must evolve with the changing geopolitical and regional context.
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.
The Iraqi prime minister’s visit offers an important chance to take stock of the anti-ISIS campaign and make important adjustments.
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.
Interactive This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.
Issue Brief An imperfect negotiated deal between the P5+1 and Iran is better than the alternative of no deal at all.
Issue Brief Any adjustment to the withdrawal timeline of U.S. troops from Afghanistan must consider the critical needs of the Afghan National Security Forces.
Issue Brief Afghanistan has become one of the most corrupt countries on earth, but the election of a new government offers a critical opportunity for reform that neither Kabul nor Washington can afford to waste.
Issue Brief The Afghanistan national unity government’s visit to Washington offers an opportunity to reinvigorate the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship by using U.S. and international assistance to bolster Afghanistan’s own reform agenda.
Issue Brief Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium. Curbing the drug trade will require enhanced efforts to monitor the flow of illicit financial funds, as well as Afghan political will to enforce action.
Report Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.
Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.
Issue Brief Recent protests over the fighting in Kobani emphasize the challenges facing Kurdish political voices in Turkey.
The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2016 budget request makes important reforms but ignores fiscal and political realities.