Peter Juul is a senior policy analyst at American Progress, where he specializes in the Middle East, military affairs, and U.S. national security policy. He holds degrees in international relations from Carleton College and security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

By Peter Juul
Taking Advantage of a Pivotal Decade in Outer SpaceCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2020
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes and Exacerbates the Middle East’s Long-Standing Governance ProblemsCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2020
Why America Should Save Iran from CoronavirusThe National InterestApril 19, 2020
Putting Diplomacy FirstCenter for American ProgressMarch 12, 2020
The Coronavirus Crisis Highlights the Weaknesses in Iran’s Government—and Trump’s Iran PolicyCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2020
Iran may stand down, as Trump says, but cyber and terror attacks are the real threatUSA TodayJanuary 9, 2020
America Adrift: Listening to What Americans Want From U.S. Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2019
The United States Still Needs a Syria StrategyForeign PolicyOctober 15, 2019
Striking a Better Course on U.S. Foreign Policy: An Alternative to Conservative NationalismCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2019
The Trump Administration’s 10 Most Dangerous Actions Concerning IranCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2019
America AdriftCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2019
Trump’s Space Force Gets the Final Frontier All WrongForeign PolicyMarch 20, 2019
The New Space Race: Why America Needs a NASA for IT ResearchThe American ProspectSeptember 19, 2018
Seizing the Diplomatic Initiative in SyriaCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2018
Strikes without Strategy in Syria, Years in the MakingThe National InterestApril 16, 2018
Strengthening U.S. Options on IranCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2017
Reckless Endangerment: President Trump and the Use of Military ForceCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2017
McMaster’s Challenge: His Boss Is Already Making America Less SafeCenter for American ProgressFebruary 22, 2017
Outgoing NASA Team Leaves Its Successors With Robust Options for Space ExplorationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2017
Updating U.S.-Saudi Ties to Reflect the New Realities of Today’s Middle EastCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2016
NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program Can’t Afford Another Reset from the Next PresidentWiredMarch 21, 2016
Financial Services, Consumer Protection, and Mobility: The Next Five YearsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2016
After the Paris AttacksCenter for American ProgressNovember 19, 2015
Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle EastCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2015
Forging a New Consensus on America’s Future in SpaceCenter for American ProgressOctober 28, 2015
Ensuring that the Nuclear Agreement Effectively Constrains IranCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2015
Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle EastCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2015
Recalibrating the Anti-ISIS StrategyCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2015
New Horizons Leads the Robotic Exploration of Earth’s Celestial NeighborsCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2015
U.S. Space Program Readies for Next Steps on 50th Anniversary of First American SpacewalkCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2015
Helping Prime Minister Abadi Beat ISIS and Hold Iraq TogetherCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2015
Orion’s Launch Heralds America’s Triumphant Return to Human Space ExplorationCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2014
To stop ISIS in Syria, bomb Assad’s forcesThe Philadelphia InquirerOctober 9, 2014
U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014Center for American ProgressOctober 8, 2014
Supporting the Syrian OppositionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2014
Building Foreign Security Forces as a Counterterrorism Strategy Is Not a One-Size-Fits-All ApproachCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2014
U.S. Middle East Policy at a Time of Regional Fragmentation and CompetitionCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2014
Tunisia’s Struggle for Political Pluralism After EnnahdaCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2014
Moving Beyond SectarianismCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2014
After a Possible Strike in Syria: Planning Ahead for Potential Responses and New Threats to U.S. Security InterestsCenter for American ProgressAugust 29, 2013
Adapting to the Future of Intelligence GatheringCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2013
Managing Change in Egypt After President Morsi’s RemovalCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2013
Toward Convergence: An Agenda for U.S.-India Cooperation in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2013
The Real Scandal in Libya: A Security Vacuum and New Terrorist ThreatsCenter for American ProgressMay 15, 2013
An All-or-Nothing Approach to Syria’s Civil War Fails to Recognize the Conflict’s ComplexityCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2013
Responding to the Assad Regime’s Likely Use of Chemical WeaponsCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2013
The Iraq War Ledger (2013 Update)Center for American ProgressMarch 19, 2013
Continuing Former Secretary of State Clinton’s Efforts to Elevate the Global Status of Women and Girls Is a MustCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2013
Preparing U.S. Policy for the Next Phase of Egypt’s TransitionCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2013
A New Phase for U.S. Policy on SyriaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2013
Moving Beyond 9/11: The United States Needs a Broader-Based and Sustainable Counterterrorism PolicyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2013
Advancing U.S. Interests and Values at a Time of Change in EgyptCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2013
Planning for Syria in the Near and Long TermsCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2012
The Dispatching of Secretary Clinton to the Middle East Is Welcome NewsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2012
Managing Change in Egypt Was Never Going to Be EasyCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2012
Pressure Mounts on Iran as Nuclear Talks Move to MoscowCenter for American ProgressMay 25, 2012
Strengthening America’s Options on IranCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2012
Mixed Messages from BrazilCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2012
Internationalizing Women’s Rights and EmpowermentCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2012
Thinking Through Our Options in SyriaCenter for American ProgressMarch 2, 2012
China’s Quiet Role in Pressuring IranCenter for American ProgressFebruary 8, 2012
Obama’s Leaner National Security Strategy Got the Job Done in 2011Center for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2012
U.S. Military Strategy Shifts FocusCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2011
U.S.-Iraq Relations Enter a New EraCenter for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
Update: The Iraq War LedgerCenter for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
The Emerging Conservative Playbook on National SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2011
Destroying Al QaedaCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2011
Statement on the Death of Moammar QaddafiCenter for American ProgressOctober 20, 2011
Don’t Cut Aid to the Palestinian AuthorityCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2011
9/11’s Impact on Conservative Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2011
Conservatives Demand No Defense Cuts at All CostsCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2011
The Latest Attack on Women’s Reproductive HealthCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2011
Video: The Transition in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2011
Advancing Women’s Rights Is Progressive Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2011
Conservatives Crack Up on Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2011
Helping Saudi Women Help ThemselvesCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2011
A Chance for America and Pakistan to Enhance Coordination to Fight Common ThreatsCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2011
Sputtering ConservativesCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2011
Crafting Action into PolicyCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2011
Qaddafi and the False Dawn of a ‘New Libya’Foreign PolicyFebruary 23, 2011
Conservative Foreign Policy Fissures Grow WiderCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2011
Ensuring a Peaceful and Orderly Transition in EgyptCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2011
The Coming Battles over the Defense BudgetCenter for American ProgressNovember 22, 2010
Addressing Continuing Vulnerabilities in Air Cargo SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2010
The İHH RiddleCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2010
An Opportunity for Obama to Take a Stand on Women’s RightsCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2010
Thinking Ahead on IranCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2010
The Iraq War LedgerCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2010
Questioning the Conventional Wisdom on a Middle East Nuclear Arms RaceCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2010
New Start to Rein in Iran’s AmbitionsCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2010
Iraqis Take Back Their CountryCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2010
Afghan Women Still Need U.S. SupportCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2009
Keep Pushing Effective Governance in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2009
Targeting Our 9/11 EnemiesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2009
Serving America’s VeteransCenter for American ProgressAugust 31, 2009
Understanding the Terrorist ThreatCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2009
The Iranian ConundrumCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2009
After the “Reset”Center for American ProgressJuly 2, 2009
Timeline: Militants Zero in on the GovernmentCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2009
The Next Likely Step for Terror Networks Is More Attacks in the Heart of PakistanCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2009
The Fractured Shia of IraqCenter for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2009
Building a Military for the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2008
Power Is Decided by the GunCenter for American ProgressNovember 7, 2008
Dealing with IraqCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2008
New Provincial Election Law Passes in IraqCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2008
Iraq’s Political Transition Not Meeting BenchmarksCenter for American ProgressSeptember 25, 2008
Iraq’s Political Transition After the SurgeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 10, 2008
The Kirkuk ImpasseCenter for American ProgressJuly 28, 2008
The United States Can Do More for Iraqi RefugeesCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2008
Fixated on Tactics: Iraq War Supporters Lack StrategiesCenter for American ProgressApril 16, 2008
Conflating Al Qaeda in Iraq and Osama bin Laden’s Transnational NetworkCenter for American ProgressApril 9, 2008
Hazy Iraq Benchmarks: Political Success Requires ImplementationCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2008
How Does This End?Center for American ProgressApril 2, 2008
Awakening to New Dangers in IraqCenter for American ProgressFebruary 13, 2008
Four Ticking Time BombsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 10, 2008
President Bush Is Up to His Old Tricks Again on Iraq FundingCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2007
Another Surge, This Time in Middle East DiplomacyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2007
Beyond the Call of DutyCenter for American ProgressAugust 7, 2007
Four Months into the Iraq Escalation: America Mired in Iraq’s Violent Power StrugglesCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2007
Strategic ResetCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2007
Beyond the Call of DutyCenter for American ProgressMarch 6, 2007