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An Intensified Approach to Combatting the Islamic State
CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy and President Richard Fontaine have authored a new policy brief arguing that “current efforts to counter ISIS are not adequate to the task” and that ...
By Michèle Flournoy & Richard Fontaine
Iran’s Economic Reintegration: Sanctions Relief, Energy, and Economic Growth Under a Nuclear Agreement with Iran
Senior Fellow Elizabeth Rosenberg and Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, president of SVB Energy International, LLC, lay out how the removal of international sanctions on Iran is likely to ...
By Dr. Sara Vakhshouri & Elizabeth Rosenberg
U.S. Strategy After the Iran Deal: Seizing Opportunities and Managing Risks
As Iran and the P5+1 close in on the deadline for a deal addressing Iran’s nuclear program, Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg makes six core policy recomme...
By Ilan Goldenberg
Lessons from the 2013-2014 Israeli-Palestinian Final Status Negotiations
Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg lays out nine lessons and recommendations that should inform future negotiations....
By Ilan Goldenberg
Slow Thaw: Testing Possibilities for Cooperation with Iran After a Nuclear Deal
With nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States restarting today, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Middle East Security Program Director Ilan Goldenberg,...
By Ilan Goldenberg, Jacob Stokes & Nicholas Heras
How This Ends: A Blueprint for De-Escalation in Syria
Deputy Director of Studies and Leon E. Panetta Fellow Dr. Dafna H. Rand and Research Associate Nicholas Heras argue for the importance of focusing on a political framework for...
By Dafna Rand & Nicholas Heras
Bringing the Fight Back Home: Western Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria
“Bringing the Fight Back Home” argues that the changing dynamics on the ground in Iraq are accelerating the urgency of the threat from the approximately 3,000 foreign fighters...
By Anthony Vassalo & Dafna Rand
Removing the Barriers: Prospects for Sanctions Relief Under a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran
In a policy brief on Iran sanctions, Elizabeth Rosenberg suggests that a successful nuclear deal will require incremental concessions by Iran on its nuclear program in exchang...
By Elizabeth Rosenberg
Opportunities for American Influence in a Changing Middle East
Leon E. Panetta Fellow Dr. Dafna Hochman Rand examines U.S. influence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and considers whether U.S. efforts have moved the decision mak...
By Dafna Rand
After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle East
CNAS Research Associate Jacob Stokes identifies seven major trends driving Middle East geopolitics and economics in After the Awakening: Future Security Trends in the Middle E...
By Jacob Stokes
Inflection Point: Requirements for an Enduring Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
In Inflection Point: Requirements for an Enduring Diplomatic Solution to the Iranian Nuclear Challenge, Senior Fellow Dr. Colin Kahl captures his November 13 testimony before ...
By Colin H. Kahl
The Great Unwinding: Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and Principles for Sanctions Relief
Elizabeth Rosenberg, director of the Energy, Environment and Security program and Dr. Colin Kahl, Middle East program director, examine how best to calibrate sanctions relief ...
By Colin H. Kahl & Elizabeth Rosenberg
Pushback: Countering the Iran Action Network
In focusing on the challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear ambitions, U.S. policymakers have overlooked the threat posed by Tehran’s global revolutionary network argue Scott Modell...
By David Asher & Scott Modell
If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran
Dr. Colin H. Kahl, Raj Pattani and Jacob Stokes argue in If All Else Fails: The Challenges of Containing a Nuclear-Armed Iran that the Obama administration could eventually be...
By Colin H. Kahl, Jacob Stokes & Raj Pattani
Syria's Hard Landing
As the conflict in Syria escalates into an even more brutal civil war, it not only continues to cause great human suffering, but it also threatens to undermine the stability o...
By Marc Lynch
Revitalizing the Partnership: The United States and Iraq a Year after Withdrawal
As the United States marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, in Revitalizing the Partnership: The United States and Iraq A Year After Withdrawal, Senior Fellow Nor...
By Melissa Dalton & Nora Bensahel
Asad Under Fire: Five Scenarios for the Future of Syria
The brutal conflict underway in Syria jeopardizes key U.S. strategic interests, but leaves Washington with few attractive options to protect them and little leverage over the ...
By Melissa Dalton
Risk and Rivalry: Iran, Israel and the Bomb
As Iran's nuclear progress continues and negotiations fail to reach a breakthrough, the threat of an Israeli preventive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities grows. In Risk and ...
By Colin H. Kahl, Matthew Irvine & Melissa Dalton
Pressure Not War: A Pragmatic and Principled Policy Towards Syria
If Syria is to have any chance of reaching political transition, the United States and the international community must respond to the increasing violence there through an enh...
By Marc Lynch
Upheaval: U.S. Policy Toward Iran in a Changing Middle East
The wave of uprisings that have rocked the Arab world will have dramatic consequences for America's strategy toward Iran. The foundations of the Obama administration’s Iran st...
By Marc Lynch