The new national security advisor needs to start with damage control.
Relations between Washington and Cairo may be poised to grow warmer after years of drift and turbulence, but the Trump administration should engage Egypt with a sharp focus on how Egypt can benefit America’s interests and advance the values needed to defeat extremism.
The courts are a critical independent check on this unpredictable and dangerous administration’s attack on the Muslim community.
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.
The Trump administration’s focus on the Muslim Brotherhood is driven by anti-Muslim bigotry rather than any real assessment of whether it’s a terrorist organization.
President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban keeps innocent people from traveling to the United States, but does little to make the United States safer.
The Trump administration’s Muslim ban is a troubling glimpse into the disastrous policies and poor management that the nation is likely to face over the next four years.
No Americans have ever been killed in a terrorist attack in the United States by a national from the banned countries.
Communities in the United States are successfully resettling and integrating thousands of Syrian refugees, even as President Trump plans to ban refugee admissions from Syria.
The next U.S. administration can take pragmatic steps to advance America’s interests and increase security in the Middle East by supporting building blocks that can lead to a two-state solution.
The United States will need to engage Russia, and the incoming Trump administration must determine if it will challenge Russia where necessary.
Syrian immigrants are thriving members of American society and represent a strong receiving community for new refugees.
If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.
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.