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Why are families being separated at the border?

Immigration / Blog June 13, 2018

Explaining the new “zero-tolerance policy” against illegal entry into the United States implemented by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

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White House Roundtable Highlights Challenges and Successes for Government Data Uses

Nick Hart / Blog May 25, 2018

BPC participated in a roundtable convened at the White House on May 23 to discuss how government can better use its data to support government operations.

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Will the Trump White House Hold Agencies Accountable for Performance Improvements?

Nick Hart / Blog May 15, 2018

The new directive clarifies that the Trump administration intends to continue processes similar to those undertaken by recent Republican and Democratic administrations.

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Countering Iranian Influence in Syria and Iraq: Three Possible Paths

National Security / Press Release May 14, 2018

The U.S. must remain engaged in Syria and Iraq to counter Iran’s efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to BPC’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.

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U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / Research May 14, 2018

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East offers three strategic policy options for the United States to address Iran’s destabilizing regional behavior.

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Timing of Iran Decision Hints at Trump Strategy on North Korea

Blaise Misztal / Blog May 9, 2018

The significance of the president’s address on the Iran nuclear deal lies not so much in what he said, but when he said it. 

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What Trump Did Not Say on Iran

National Security / Press Release May 8, 2018

It remains unclear whether the administration wants to develop a comprehensive strategy on Iran or is not interested in pushing back on Iran beyond the nuclear deal.

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TIGER Changes Its Stripes

Jake Varn, Andy Winkler / Blog May 3, 2018

Important developments have affected a critical source of infrastructure funding, the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.

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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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Syria Choices Limit US Leverage with Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog April 17, 2018

Russia has been willing to use its Syria policy as a form of leverage with Turkey, adjusting it as circumstances require to either punish or reward Ankara.

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