In today's Daily Brief: A British parliamentary inquiry into ongoing political tensions in Hong Kong said that China appears to have breached the terms of a China-U.K. treaty when Beijing effectively ruled out the possibility of democracy in the territory on Sunday.
Around the Web: WSJ Beijing Abandons Pragmatism on Hong Kong
Around the Web: FT Hong Kongís hard electoral choices
Around the Web: NYT Democracy Backers in Hong Kong Face Tough Choices
The surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America has prompted competing plans from U.S. lawmakers for easing stress on a system already in need of an overhaul, explains this Backgrounder.
Op-Ed: Mark P. Lagon Protect Undocumented Children: Preserve the Wilberforce Law
Around the Web: Sonia Nazario The Children of the Drug Wars
CFR: Timeline U.S. Postwar Migration Policy
Haider al-Abadi has unified the country's Shias, but may struggle to keep their support as he forms a new government and attempts to redress Sunni grievances, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.
Around the Web: Boston Review The Sistani Factor
CFR Video: Isobel Coleman Iraq's Humanitarian Crisis
Around the Web: AP Iraq Family's Flight Reveals Depth of Sunni Grief
More on Iraq
With crises brewing in Ukraine and the Middle East, the transatlantic alliance must develop new capabilities to address the rising threat of unconventional warfare, says CFR's Janine Davidson.
Around the Web: Ivo Daalder Russiaís Invasion Demands a Response
Backgrounder The North Atlantic Treaty Organization
CFR Blog: Patrick and Chardell NATO: Suddenly Relevant, Deeply Divided
Russiaís escalated intervention in Ukraine is a resurgence of a more primitive form of power politics that will require a delicate balancing act for U.S. policymakers dealing with Moscow, says CFRís Stewart Patrick.
Foreign Affairs: Nate Schenkkan Band of Outsiders
Around the Web: Strobe Talbott The Making of Vladimir Putin
CFR Blog: Robert Kahn Financing Ukraine: Time for an Honest Assessment
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