6 Steps the Trump Administration Should Take in Iraq

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.



Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East

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.



Turkey-Iran Relations

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.


A Conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

On November 10, the Center for American Progress will host a moderated conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and CAP President Neera Tanden. They will discuss a range of issues, including Iran, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and regional concerns, as well as ways to strengthen the partnership between Israel and the United States.

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Understanding ISIS

The emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has shaken the foundations of an already fragile Middle East. The potency of the ISIS threat has galvanized one of the largest global coalitions in warfare history. More than one year into the anti-ISIS campaign, the results have been mixed and ISIS has demonstrated surprising resilience. How do we understand ISIS as an organization, and what are its main strengths and weaknesses?

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Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

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.