President Trump is claiming emergency executive powers to redirect billions of dollars to the construction of new barriers along the southern border. This Backgrounder explores the basics of border security.
Matt Waxman, professor of law at Columbia Law School, sits down with James Lindsay to discuss presidential emergency powers and executive actions.
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.
Robert Lighthizer has been railing against China’s bad behavior for decades. Now, he has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make it stop.
Since the shah’s ouster in February 1979, Iran’s Islamic regime has been propelled by Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolutionary vision and underpinned by its animus toward the United States.
Panelists discuss the political and economic challenges facing Iran internally, including the recent protests and the pressure to deliver economic development under the stress of sanctions.
The Giant of Africa’s next president will have to contend with daunting security and economic challenges.
The Council on Foreign Relations's Nigeria Security Tracker is an effort to catalog and map political violence based on a weekly survey of Nigerian and international press. The data presented includes violent incidents related to political, economic, and social grievances directed at the state or other affiliative groups (or conversely the state employing violence to respond to those incidents.)
Through mass kidnappings, bombings, and other acts of terrorism, the Islamist insurgent group remains an enduring threat to northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.
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Benoît Cœuré discusses the European Central Bank, financial regulation, and the international role of the euro.
Panelists analyze Iran's foreign policy strategy, including their regional ambitions and interventions in Syria and Yemen, and offer recommendations on ways the United States should proceed after withdrawing from the JCPOA.
In late 2018, economic and political divides in France sparked the Yellow Vests movement. Panelists discuss how the movement differs from other populist politics in Europe, and what implications it may have for President Macron's agenda and the country's relations with the rest of Europe and the United States.
The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their implications for U.S. policy.
A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.
American diplomacy is in shambles under Trump, but beneath the daily chaos is an erosion of the postwar order that is even more dangerous.
Global health expert Thomas J. Bollyky explores the paradox in our fight against infectious disease: the world is getting healthier in ways that should make us worry.