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In The News

5 Sep 2021
The US and other Western countries welcome Qatari mediation because of their [own] limited interactions with the Taliban [in Afghanistan]. France 24

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
1 Sep 2021
The swiftness of the fall of Afghanistan in Taliban hands and the way the Americans pulled out is a black eye. But it’s not going to be irreparable. The National

Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.
18 Aug 2021
One of the realities that has been realized [in the U.S.] in the past two decades is that advancing human rights policy through military intervention is extremely difficult. Washington Post

Stephen Pomper

Interim Chief of Policy
9 Jun 2021
The U.S. is framing [the issue of aid to Syria] as a litmus test of the relationship with Moscow, not only over Syria but more generally. Foreign Policy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
26 Feb 2021
The [recent] U.S. [air strikes in Syria were] aimed at a relatively insignificant target in an area where Iran's hands are somewhat tied. AFP

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, Syria
8 Oct 2020
It’s very strange indeed to have the president of the United States say something out loud and then have all the rest of us wondering if it really means anything. Washington Post

Laurel Miller

Program Director, Asia

Latest Updates

Event Recording / United States

The War on Terror: Twenty More Years? (Online Event, 20th October 2021)

This online panel discusses the United States’s 20 years so-called War on Terror. Read more in the report Overkill: Reforming the Legal Basis for the U.S. War on Terror

Virtual Roundtable: What Happens After Nicaragua's One-sided Poll? (Online Event, 22nd October 2021)

This virtual roundtable assesses the risks of turmoil and political violence, the aggravation of the country’s humanitarian predicament resulting in a surge of emigration and its significance for the region’s democratic backslide.

Op-Ed / United States

Biden Wants to Convince the U.N. That America Is Back. The World Isn’t So Sure.

The administration hasn’t shown much desire to work with the U.N. on recent crises, but Biden can use Covid-19 and climate change to make his case to the doubters.

Originally published in Politico

Our People

Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program
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Brian Finucane

Senior Adviser, U.S.
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Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program

Delaney Simon

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
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