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July 14, 2018

Human Rights
Silence on Nicaragua from Sanders and Di Blasio Helps the Regime’s Repression

The desperate human rights situation in Nicaragua is now very clear, and a Washington Post story today makes for grim reading. Just as the Castro regime in Cuba has long used paramilitaries for unoff…

July 1, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Long Shadow of 9/11: How Counterterrorism Warps U.S. Foreign Policy

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  When it comes to political orientation, worldview, life experience, and temperament, the past three presidents of the United States could…

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September 18, 2014

United States
A Conversation with Representative Sander Levin

Representative Sander Levin discusses U.S. Congress and the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

September 18, 2014

United States
A Conversation With Representative Sander Levin

Representative Sander Levin discusses U.S. Congress and the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

May 15, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

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September 25, 2017

Trade
International Trade Policy: A Conversation With Representative Sander Levin

Representative Sander Levin discusses the future of U.S. international trade policy.  

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April 9, 2018

Syria
Trump’s Syria Policy Isn’t Retrenchment. It’s Pandering.

Everything Trump does in Syria revolves around what’s good for Trump. And that’s bad for America.

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July 10, 2013

Wars and Conflict
New From CFR: Jim Sanders on Climate Change and Conflict

In a guest post on John Campbell’s blog last week, Jim Sanders, a retired West Africa watcher for various U.S. federal agencies, discusses how climate change fuels conflict. As he explains: Recent p…

A burning palm oil plantation in Indonesia, June 2013 (Beawiharta/Courtesy Reuters).

September 28, 2016

United States
New Directions for U.S. Trade Policy: A Conversation With Sander Levin

Sander Levin discusses trade policy in the United States.

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November 13, 2017

Philippines
Trump's Visit to the Philippines: A Budding Bromance but Few Positive Outcomes

Part One The meeting between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was highly anticipated, and—for theater—the two leaders did not disappoint. The two leaders hav…

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