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Famine and Insecurity in Northern Gaza Article

Famine and Insecurity in Northern Gaza

Famine is likely underway in the north of Gaza, a man-made crisis resulting from the Israeli government’s obstruction of aid delivery and failure to address a deteriorating security situation.

Congress Must Provide Funding and Protect Oversight To Meet Global Security and Humanitarian Needs Article
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Congress Must Provide Funding and Protect Oversight To Meet Global Security and Humanitarian Needs

Recent bipartisan Senate legislation provides security and humanitarian assistance in critical areas—Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, and the Indo-Pacific—but Congress must ensure more oversight so that the funds are used according to U.S. law and policy.

Assessing Risk and Reward in the Saudi Megadeal Article
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Assessing Risk and Reward in the Saudi Megadeal

Negotiations around a “megadeal” for Saudi Arabia’s normalization with Israel should ensure the deal advances, rather than undermines, regional stability and prosperity.

Allison McManus

Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation Testimony

Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation

Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony on March 31, 2022, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the United States’ involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Alan Makovsky

Strategic Reengagement in the Middle East Report

Strategic Reengagement in the Middle East

The Biden administration can rebalance America’s policy in the Middle East through diplomacy, economic statecraft, and security cooperation—all while shifting away from direct military action.

Brian Katulis, Peter Juul

Seeking a New Balance for U.S. Policy in the Middle East Report
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Seeking a New Balance for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

The Biden administration signaled an effort to shift overall U.S. policy by prioritizing diplomacy and making some modest shifts on the military front, but key human security challenges loom on the horizon.

Brian Katulis, Peter Juul

Interactive: The First 100 Days Interactive
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Interactive: The First 100 Days

This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.

the CAP National Security and International Policy Team

The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis From Former U.S. Negotiators Testimony

The Middle East Peace Process: An Analysis From Former U.S. Negotiators

CAP executive vice president for policy Mara Rudman testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism.

Mara Rudman

Putting Diplomacy First Report
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Tehran, Iran, on July 28, 2019. (Getty/Iranian Presidency/Handout)

Putting Diplomacy First

In order to avoid another costly war in the Middle East, the United States must prioritize diplomacy and a more balanced regional stabilization strategy.

Brian Katulis, Peter Juul

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