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Collecting Border Statistics: Are We Getting Any Better at Measuring Border Enforcement?

Immigration March 1, 2018

Over the last few years, the process of collecting data about illegal immigration and enforcement activities along the U.S.-Mexico border has received more attention, especially as the Trump administration has promoted data that purportedly shows a drop in the number…

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Explainer on Syria and U.N. Resolution 2401

Jessica Michek, Nicholas Danforth February 28, 2018

There is little chance this U.N. resolution will stem the ongoing catastrophe in Syria. Its dominant flaw is an over-simplification of the Syrian conflict

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Things to Think about When Thinking about Sanctioning Turkey

Nicholas Danforth February 27, 2018

Amidst ongoing tensions with Turkey, Washington has shown a growing interest in using sanctions to increase its leverage with Ankara.

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SCOTUS and DACA: What Comes Next?

Theresa Cardinal Brown February 26, 2018

The Supreme Court denied the request of the Department of Justice to take a direct appeal of a case that challenged the Trump administration’s cancellation of the DACA Program.

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Did Tillerson Save US-Turkey Ties?

Nicholas Danforth February 23, 2018

If nothing else, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Ankara last week staved off a looming crisis in U.S.-Turkish relations.

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Launching the All Things Election Podcast with Special Guest Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Matthew Weil February 22, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy today launches the All Things Election podcast to keep you in the know about everything election related.

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The Budget Control Act is Slain, But Issues Remain for Defense

Jack Rametta February 22, 2018

The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.

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Building State and Local Capacity to Modernize Infrastructure

Sarah Kline February 20, 2018

America’s infrastructure—roads, water systems, ports, airports, broadband, and energy grids—is falling behind. We need a new approach, one that will deliver high-quality, resilient infrastructure that will last long into the future.

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Lessons from the 2010 Gaza Flotilla

National Security February 15, 2018

Turkish forces’ recent incursion into northwest Syria has further complicated an already extremely complex situation in Syria.

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What’s In the Trump Infrastructure Plan – and What’s Not

Sarah Kline February 12, 2018

At long last, the Trump administration has released its proposal for an infrastructure package.

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