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PodcastCounter-Terrorism in Syria: More Than Contain and Drone?
Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on Salafist-jihadist organizations and the Syrian conflict — Jennifer Cafarella, Hassan Hassan, and Sasha Ghosh Siminoff &md...
By Nicholas Heras, Hassan Hassan, Jennifer Cafarella & Sasha Ghosh Siminoff
PodcastThe Assad Dilemma
The Assad regime has been in power in Syria since 1970. For many analysts, the Syrian state could not exist without the regime, and the regime could not exist without the lead...
By Nicholas Heras, Kaleigh Thomas, Alexander Bick & Faysal Itani
CommentaryThe Future of the Two-State Solution Is at Stake
As Israelis go to the polls Tuesday, a depressing electoral campaign comes to a close. This election could lead to annexation of the West Bank and could have other profound im...
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryKnowing when to walk: What is the best alternative to a formal US-Saudi nuclear agreement?
For years, Washington has been working to finalize a deal with Riyadh in regard to Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear energy program. Although negotiations for this deal—known as ...
By Eric Brewer
Congressional TestimonyAssessing U.S. Policy Priorities in the Middle East
Submitted Written Testimony...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers
VideoWhat Trump's Golan Heights proclamation means for Israel and Mideast peace
President Trump signed a proclamation Monday recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. This comes as the AIPAC conference is underway in Washington, D.C. Ilan Go...
By Ilan Goldenberg
CommentaryTrump's Golan Fiasco
President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Twitter Thursday, sending a sudden thrill through the Israeli electora...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Tamara Cofman Wittes
CommentaryThe Israeli Model in an Era of Strategic Competition
Later this year, the Trump administration will release its oft-delayed plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace — the latest in a quarter century of American attempts to resolve one...
By Vance Serchuk
CommentaryCongressional Action on Yemen Isn’t Only About Yemen
Summary House Joint Resolution 37 (H.J. Res. 37) concerns U.S. support for Saudi Arabia/U.A.E.- led coalition military activities against the Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi)...
By Elisa Catalano Ewers & Nicholas Heras
CommentaryThe Next U.S. President Should Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal
To the surprise of many analysts (us included), Iran has continued to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite the Tru...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Eric Brewer
CommentaryIf Trump Wants to Get Out of Syria, He Should Strike a Deal With Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria is a mistake. But if he insists on going ahead with it, the best option for the United States is ...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras
CommentaryAmerica’s Yo-Yo Diet in the Middle East
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria is a mistake. But unlike so many of his other ill-considered moves, this one is completely conventiona...
By Ilan Goldenberg
PodcastThe Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Ambassador Wendy Sherman discusses her unlikely career, which began as an advocate for women's issues. Then, she went into politics, and eventually wound up at the State Depar...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Wendy Sherman
CommentaryGive Saudi Arabia a Take It or Leave It Deal
President Donald Trump released a statement on November 20 in which he supported Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) claim that he had nothing to do with t...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Kaleigh Thomas
CommentaryTo punish the Saudis, protect the Jamal Khashoggis still at work
Senate leaders who emerged from a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday were unequivocal: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was directly inv...
By Vance Serchuk
PodcastWhen Middle East Peace Almost Happened
When Bill Clinton took over as President in 1992, his then Middle East advisor Martin Indyk told him he has a chance to partner with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to se...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Martin Indyk
CommentaryAmerican Foreign Policy Could Use More Prudence
During George H. W. Bush’s single term in the White House, the Berlin Wall fell and Germany reunified peacefully, the Warsaw Pact dissolved, the Soviet Union crumbled and the ...
By Richard Fontaine
VideoEnding Gaza's Perpetual Crisis
Ilan Goldenberg joins the other authors of a new report by the Center for a New American Security and the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, "Ending Gaza’s Perpetual ...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Victoria Nuland, Hady Amr, Natan Sachs & Kevin Huggard
CommentaryThe United States Should Give Saudi Arabia a Choice
You know the Trump administration’s efforts to salvage its approach toward Saudi Arabia are in trouble when Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the president’s closest allies, threate...
By Ilan Goldenberg & Derek Chollet
PodcastRecommendations for US policy toward Gaza
In between spikes of violence, the people of the Gaza Strip live in a state of perpetual crisis—a man-made humanitarian disaster of severe urban crowding, staggering une...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Hady Amr, Natan Sachs & Adrianna Pita