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Explainer on Syria and U.N. Resolution 2401

Jessica Michek, Nicholas Danforth / Blog 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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Screening of Refugees

Lazaro Zamora / Blog March 24, 2017

Refugees seeking admission to the U.S. must undergo a comprehensive vetting process.

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A Conversation with UN Secretary-General Candidate Natalia Gherman

National Security / April 20, 2016 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

With the UN set to vote on a new secretary-general, there are more questions about security arrangements in which some partners shoulder a greater burden than others.

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Refugee Process, Security Screening, and Challenges

Lazaro Zamora / Blog November 20, 2015

Refugees seeking admission to the United States undergo the most stringent security screening process for anyone entering the country.

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What’s Behind the West’s Slow Response to the Refugee Crisis?

National Security / Blog October 30, 2015

The refugee crisis is metastasizing faster than ever and Europe is bearing the brunt of an unprecedented emergency crisis.

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Raises Humanitarian and Security Concerns

Lazaro Zamora / Blog October 8, 2015

The protracted Syrian conflict has caused one of the largest displacements of persons in recent history, forcing nearly 12 million Syrians to flee their homes.

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Comparing Humanitarian Admissions in the U.S. and EU

Lazaro Zamora / Blog October 1, 2015

Can existing legal frameworks handle the refugee crisis?

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Update on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Blaise Misztal / Blog February 23, 2015

The latest report on Iran’s nuclear program suggests that Iran continues to test the boundaries of the current diplomatic process to address its nuclear program.

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An Assessment of the Nigerian Terrorist Group Boko Haram

National Security / Blog May 15, 2014

The horrific kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls has drawn international attention to and condemnation of Boko Haram. While the current crisis has brought a global focus on this dangerous group, they have been engaged in terrorist activities for a number of years. In the Bipartisan Policy Center’s September 2013 Threat Assessment, the Homeland Security Project identified previous deadly attacks perpetrated by the more than a decade-old organization and outlined their focus on creating Sharia law throughout Nigeria.

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Mr. Davutoğlu Comes to Washington

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Blog November 22, 2013

Harry Parkhouse contributed to this post. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu arrived in Washington last Sunday for a series of meetings with White House officials, including his counterpart Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and National…

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