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.
Hardin Lang and Shlomo Brom refute some of the common myths about the Iran nuclear agreement.
Congress should measure the deal against the main alternatives and work with the Obama administration to ensure strong and effective implementation using three steps.
After the nuclear deal, the United States needs to work with partners to step up its efforts to counter Iran’s negative behaviors.
A deal that meets critical criteria and neutralizes the potential nuclear threat that Iran poses would be a major achievement for U.S. and allied security interests.
The strategic rationale for the U.S.-Israel partnership must evolve with the changing geopolitical and regional context.
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.
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.
An imperfect negotiated deal between the P5+1 and Iran is better than the alternative of no deal at all.