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May 8, 2018

United States
A Salvadoran immigrant waits for an elevator at the New York Immigration Coalition following President Trump's announcement to end TPS for Salvadorans. What Is Temporary Protected Status?

The Trump administration has taken away legal status for hundreds of thousands of migrants, most of whom have lived in the United States for more than fifteen years.

April 4, 2018

Iran
Reuters Why Iran Won't Rush to a Bomb if Trump Pulls Out of the Nuclear Deal

With John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser, the odds have significantly risen that President Trump will abandon his predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran. But there’s no need for hyst…

January 18, 2018

El Salvador
Police arrest a woman as they search people for drugs and weapons during a patrol in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Central America’s Violent Northern Triangle

Violence and rampant crime have driven asylum seekers from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, which is seeking to help address the root causes.

November 14, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-Mugabe-Mnangagwa-Military-Coup A Coup Could be in the Works Against Zimbabwe's Mugabe

A military coup may be underway in Zimbabwe against the regime of nonagenarian President Robert Mugabe and his would-be successor wife, Grace.

May 9, 2018

Religion
Play The Immigration Debate The Immigration Debate

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Camille J. Mackler, and Shannon K. O'Neil, with Julia Preston moderating, discuss the immigration debate, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

October 26, 2012

"El Recio", a former leader of the Mara Salvatrucha or M -13 gang, poses during a photo session at Comayagua jail in Honduras Sanctions on MS-13: Not Enough but a Good First Step

Coauthored with Isabella Bennett, program coordinator in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. President Obama and Governor Romney may have been arguing over the strength of …

November 21, 2016

Defense and Security
Mending the Broken Dialogue

Overview As commander in chief of the armed forces, the president of the United States bears great responsibility in determining when and how to use military force. To make such decisions, the pre…

September 11, 2012

Education
Renewing-America-Marcelo-Claure-WEF-20120830 Latino Immigrants and Entrepreneurialism: A World of Opportunity

If there’s any issue in the immigration debate on which there is a broad consensus, it is that everyone wins when immigrants come to the United States and start new businesses. Successful entrepreneu…

December 11, 2012

Human Rights
What Do Elected Officials Owe Voters?

What do elected officials owe voters? The debate over the theory of representation is an old and distinguished one, asking whether elected representatives should vote as they believe their constituen…

November 8, 2010

United States
Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy? Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

America’s share of global military spending is a measure, albeit crude, of its military supremacy. Viewed through this lens, the United States is clearly dominant, accounting for over 40% of the w…