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The Burden: America's Hard Choices in Post-Election Iraq
In this policy brief, CNAS Senior Fellow Tom Ricks argues that U.S. and Iraqi policymakers should go back to the drawing board and find a solution that prevents Iraq from unra...
By Thomas E. Ricks
On the Knife's Edge: Yemen's Instability and the Threat to American Interests
In this policy brief, CNAS Fellow Andrew Exum and Senior Fellow Richard Fontaine outline the severity of Yemen’s internal security challenges and offer several policy recomm...
By Andrew M. Exum & Richard Fontaine
After the Fire: Shaping the Future U.S. Relationship with Iraq
Since 2003, debates about America’s role in Iraq have focused on how to withdraw U.S. forces. Yet the search for an “end game” emphasizes a short-term objective - getting out ...
By Brian Burton & John A. Nagl
The Case for Game-Changing Diplomacy with Iran
The next American president must come to office with an Iran plan ready to implement on Day One of his administration. That plan should center on conducting game-changing dipl...
By Christine Parthemore & James Miller
Iran: Assessing U.S. Strategic Options
Dealing with Iran and its nuclear program will be an urgent priority for the next president. In order to evaluate U.S. policy options, the Center for a New American Security (...
By Ashton B. Carter, Dennis Ross, Richard N. Haass, Suzanne Maloney & Vali Nasr
Shaping the Iraq Inheritance
American policy in Iraq will undergo two critical transitions throughout the remainder of 2008 and into early 2009: movement to a new U.S. posture in Iraq; and a wartime trans...
By Colin H. Kahl, Michèle Flournoy & Shawn Brimley
The Case for Conditional Engagement in Iraq
Five years into the war in Iraq with no end in sight, a new strategy is needed. The current strategy of unconditional support to Iraq’s central government has not produced nea...
By Colin H. Kahl & Shawn Brimley
Measuring Progress in Iraq
Nobody seems to know how to talk about and evaluate “progress” in Iraq, or the lack thereof. In the context of the confusion, progress should be evaluated along several dimens...
By Colin H. Kahl
The U.S. military will withdraw from Iraq; the question is when and under what conditions. This report will provide a realistic appraisal of America’s enduring interests in Ir...
By James N. Miller & Shawn Brimley
Enduring U.S. Interests in Iraq
Even as forces in Iraq are drawn down, the U.S. has enduring interests in that besieged country and the surrounding region, and these interests will require a significant mili...
By Michèle Flournoy & Shawn Brimley