• Colombia
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    Colombia’s election could deliver the country’s first left-wing president, an outcome with the potential to transform Bogota’s approaches to economic policy, peace negotiations, and foreign relations.
  • Public Health Threats and Pandemics
    The U.S. Opioid Epidemic
    Opioid addiction in the United States has become a prolonged epidemic, endangering not only public health but also economic output and national security.
  • United States
    How Has the U.S. Refugee System Changed Over Time?
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    Since the creation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in 1980, more than three million refugees have been accepted into the country. Until recently, the United States was the world’s top country for taking in refugees. However, bans on refugees from certain countries significantly curtailed admissions during the Donald Trump administration and reignited a debate over the program’s national security implications. Now, President Joe Biden has pledged to restore the program as crises worsen in places such as Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Experts in this Region

Paul J. Angelo
Paul J. Angelo

Fellow for Latin America Studies

Shannon K. O'Neil
Shannon K. O'Neil

Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies