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What the AUMF Is and Why You Should Care

Jessica Michek / Blog April 18, 2018

Do today’s counter-terrorist operations against groups that are not responsible for nor even existed at the time of the 9/11 attacks require a new or expanded AUMF?

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5 Questions for Next Secretary of State About Syria

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 11, 2018

Mike Pompeo’s upcoming confirmation hearings for the top role at the State Department offer a unique opportunity to bring clarity to one of the most vital challenges facing the White House today.

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More Reasons for Pessimism on U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth / Blog March 19, 2018

Anyone in Ankara who is expecting the United States to recognize its own interests in regard to Turkey should also recognize the impediments Ankara has created.

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Things to Think about When Thinking about Sanctioning Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog 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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Tea for the Tillerson: The Middle East Tour

Nicholas Danforth / Blog February 9, 2018

In the course of visits to Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, Tillerson will meet with other leaders of the anti-ISIS coalition with three main goals in mind.

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Iran’s IRGC in U.S. Sanctions Spotlight

Jessica Michek / Blog October 26, 2017

When President Trump recently outlined his administration’s approach to Iran, he called for addressing “the full range of Iran’s destructive actions” beyond just the nuclear issue. The first step was calling on Treasury to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary…

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In Fight Against Extreme Poverty, Congress Must Now Protect America's Leadership

Health / News July 31, 2017

Bill Frist and Dr. Anand Parekh urge Congress to protect America’s bipartisan tradition of helping people escape the lethal clutches of extreme poverty.

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Refugee Admissions Under the Trump Administration

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog June 30, 2017

Upheavals and reversals in U.S. refugee policy have caused a measure of uncertainty in just how many refugees will be allowed entry into the United States.

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Dark Cloud of Illegitimacy Hovers Over Turkey Vote

Alan Makovsky, Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 17, 2017

In the aftermath of yesterday’s referendum, Turkey is unlikely to experience the stability or return to normalcy that many yes voters hoped.

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Screening of Nonimmigrant Visas (Visitors/Temporary Workers/Others)

Immigration / Blog March 24, 2017

Under U.S. immigration law, approximately 21 visa categories are classified as “temporary workers.” Most commonly discussed temporary worker programs are H-1B, H-2A , H-2B, and L visas. The nonimmigrant visa waiver program allows visitors into the United States.

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