In order to avoid another costly war in the Middle East, the United States must prioritize diplomacy and a more balanced regional stabilization strategy.
The closing discussion of CAP’s national security conference featured national security experts discussing what happens in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East after the Trump administration.
Brian Katulis and Peter Juul write about Iran's capacity to engage in asymmetrical warfare such as cyberattacks and acts of terrorism.
Michael Fuchs argues that while President Trump's policies have escalated tensions in the Middle East and brought the United States to the brink of war, the only responsible path forward with Iran is de-escalation and diplomacy.
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.
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.
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.
Author Michael Fuchs explains why the United States' assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani will embolden Iran’s hardliners, further destabilize the region, and put American lives across the world at risk.
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.