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The strike on Suleimani was wildly reckless. Blowback will come In the News

The strike on Suleimani was wildly reckless. Blowback will come

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.

Michael Fuchs

Tired Narratives, Weary Publics Report
Supporters of Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah carry portraits of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, and Hezbollah's secretary-general, Hassan Nasrallah, during a ceremony on the eve of the 10th day of the mourning period of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut, October 11, 2016. (Getty)

Tired Narratives, Weary Publics

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.

Sarah Alaoui

Harvey Weinstein, Rocket Man, and the NRA Podcast

Harvey Weinstein, Rocket Man, and the NRA

This week, Michele and Igor are joined by Hollywood producer Scott Budnick and Sen. Chris Murphy.

Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More Rachel Rosen

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East Report

Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East

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.

Daniel Benaim

Iran Is ‘On Notice’—What’s Next? Report

Iran Is ‘On Notice’—What’s Next?

The United States needs a strong defense and a smart offense; it must also avoid the unilateral disarmament offered in Trump’s budget proposal.

Brian Katulis, Muath Al Wari

6 Steps the Trump Administration Should Take in Iraq Report

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.

Andrew Kim, Daniel Benaim, Hardin Lang

Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East Report
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's photograph of the Nile River from space in September 2015. (NASA)

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.

the CAP Middle East Team

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