Global Issues in Campaign '08: the Immigration Balancing Act: Border Security, Cheap Labor and U.S. Jobs

Global Issues in Campaign '08: the Immigration Balancing Act: Border Security, Cheap Labor and U.S. Jobs

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Immigration and Migration

The divisive immigration debate in the 2008 presidential race is explored by a panel of experts in this third in a series of public meetings sponsored by CFR.org, the Economist, and NYU's Stern School of Business. The panelists explore the positions of different candidates and contrast them with what they see as both likely and viable policies.

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Russia

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Putin remains in power—and in a Russia characterized by other than Putinism after he is gone.

China

Food and Water Security

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.