Four religious leaders weigh in on the importance of reform and the role of the religious community in the continuing, heated debate on immigration.
President Obama's first big speech on immigration reform missed opportunities to chart a political roadmap for new legislation and failed to reframe the issue's security implications, writes CFR's Edward Alden.
Edward Alden writes that "unless we begin a sensible debate on what a secure border means, and how to get there, badly needed immigration legislation will forever be hostage to an elusive goal."
Edward Alden says that the real threat to U.S. national security is not the people we fail to keep out but those we fail to invite in.
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Shannon K. O'Neil testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Homeland Security on the way forward for U.S.-Mexico security cooperation.
CFR's Edward Alden analyzes the national implications of Arizona's immigration bill.
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Listen to Edward Alden discuss Arizona's controversial new immigration law and its implications for comprehensive immigration reform.
CFR Senior Fellow Edward Alden discusses and fields questions on the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform in this CFR media conference call.
Arizona's new immigration law is unwise, unworkable, and probably unconstitutional. And who's to blame? Actually, the rest of the country, writes CFR's Edward Alden.
Arizona's new immigration law may force both Democrats and Republicans into a no-win situation for a tough election year.
Immigration places America at the centre of a web of global networks. So why not make it easier?
Amity Shlaes argues that immigration of skilled workers into the United States might be the key to bringing Social Security into balance without raising taxes.
Edward Alden testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security on the obstacles preventing the U.S. government from accurately identifying those who come lawfully to the United States but then overstay their terms of entry.
Four experts debate whether Obama's immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.
Mildrade Cherfils of the Global Post discusses the recent recommendation by French lawmakers to forbid women from wearing head-to-toe Islamic dress in some public spaces, and how this proposed law relates to the question of "French identity," including issues of immigration, integration and religion.
Edward Alden discusses the Obama administration's quiet overhaul of immigration policies.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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