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February 14, 2013

United States
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

As the 113th U.S. Congress considers an overhaul of the country's immigration system, Task Force members Richard Land, Eliseo Medina, and project director Edward Alden discuss U.S. policy options and…

February 14, 2013

United States
Update on the CFR-Sponsered Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

In July 2009, the Council on Foreign Relations released the report of its bipartisan Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy, chaired by former governor of Florida Jeb Bush and former White…

January 21, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
In Search of “the International Community”

“The international community” is among the most commonly invoked and most frequently vilified phrases in world politics. As Tod Lindberg points out in a new CFR working paper, “Making Sense of the In…

Members of the United Nations Security Council raise their hands as they vote unanimously to approve a resolution eradicating Syria's chemical arsenal in New York

December 21, 2012

Christmas Reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am looking forward to reading Gregory Johnsen’s book, The Last Refuge: Yemen, Al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia over the break. My research associate, Alex…

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September 15, 2014

United States
ISIS and Us: No Way To Go To War

Washington is in an ISIS frenzy.  Everywhere you turn, everything you read, every place you go, you can’t escape ISIS.  Since James Foley was beheaded on August 19, everyone in and around the Beltway…

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June 22, 2016

Global
Biotechnology: The Potential and Perils of Innovation

Experts discuss the latest developments in synthetic biology and biotechnology, and their implications for U.S. national security over the next decade.

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April 24, 2017

Global
Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

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June 10, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
After Assad, Democracy in Syria?

The bloody war that the Assad regime is waging against the people of Syria will end in the downfall of the regime. Whether that will take months or years is impossible to say; how many peaceful demon…

July 3, 2013

Trade
The U.S.-EU Spying Fiasco: Why Commercial Espionage is a Bad Idea for the United States

When I was a young reporter in 1993 covering the final days of the Uruguay Round world trade negotiations in Geneva, I got a strange phone call in my hotel room from one of the lobbyists for a big U…

Security cameras near the main entrance of the European Union Council building in Brussels (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)

February 26, 2017

International Organizations
The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.

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