How the Trump administration has blundered into confrontation with Tehran.
The United States must strengthen its public diplomacy strategy to better compete with Iran in the struggle for power and influence in the Middle East.
This week, Michele and Igor are joined by Hollywood producer Scott Budnick and Sen. Chris Murphy.
While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.
The United States needs a strong defense and a smart offense; it must also avoid the unilateral disarmament offered in Trump’s budget proposal.
The new national security advisor needs to start with damage control.
The Trump administration should quickly take steps to address the damage of the president’s words and policies in his opening weeks in office, and to lay the foundation for an ongoing, sustainable U.S. and international military and diplomatic commitment to help Iraqis avoid a relapse into sectarian conflict or the resurgence of the Islamic State.
Increasingly serious national security questions face the president-elect amid growing conflicts of interest.
The next U.S. administration should advance a long-term affirmative agenda that deepens engagement with long-standing partners, builds a new framework for regional cooperation, and utilizes America’s unique leverage and assets to advance U.S. interests and values.
For Turkey and Iran to move away from their destructive regional confrontation and toward stability, they need to return to their previous policy of selective cooperation, compartmentalization, and mediation.
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on January 20, 2016.
CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.
The United States must update its terror finance policy framework to meet new challenges and enduring threats from state actors and nonstate groups.
The Iran nuclear deal was the culmination of months of behind the scenes efforts by progressives, with CAP playing a key role.
As attention turns to implementing the Iran nuclear agreement, questions remain regarding future inspections, Iran's legacy technical capacity, and what the United States should do to ensure Iran stays off the nuclear path.