Immigration has been an important source of U.S. economic and cultural vitality since the country's founding, but it has also proven a divisive issue among many Americans. Unsurprisingly, the debate over immigration reform has remained at the forefront of public discourse even after the 2012 presidential election came to a close. To learn more about the evolution of U.S. immigration policy, reference CFR's new interactive timeline.
The tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq offers an occasion to reflect on the war's costs and consequences. This guide provides essential background and expert analysis on the war, including a recent interview with CFR President Richard N. Haass about where we went wrong. View the Guide »
In this op-ed, CFR's budget expert Peter Orszag argues that the widening gap between rich and poor students, with respect to college completion rates, not only undermines the American ideal of equal opportunity, but also represents a missed opportunity to boost productivity.
CFR's Gayle Tzemach Lemmon draws from her upbringing and personal experiences as a journalist as she reflects on how influential news outlets have consistently ignored the needs of struggling families. Noting the recent news frenzy surrounding Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, Lemmon comments that "suddenly, and for the first time in a while, a bunch of major news outlets are talking about working-class women." Read more »
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