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.
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.Online only,
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.
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?Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005
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.