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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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Trump’s First 100 Days

Hunter Hallman / Blog April 28, 2017

The first 100 days on immigration have been marked by a flurry of high-profile actions from the Trump administration intended to make good on those promises.

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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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Trump’s constant chaos accomplishes nothing

Economy / News February 3, 2017

Whatever elation Republicans experienced after an election that gave them majorities in both houses and won them the White House has morphed into anxiety, exhaustion and frustration.

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Four maps that explain the chaos of the Middle East

National Security / News October 17, 2016

It is worth stepping back to ask what shared historical experiences might have left these four countries—Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen—particularly at risk of violent collapse.

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Implementation Day Does Not Keep Polarization at Bay

Blaise Misztal / Blog January 20, 2016

There is plenty of evidence for both sides to point to in claiming that the Iran deal represents either a diplomatic breakthrough or a terrible miscalculation.

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Turkey: An Increasingly Undependable Ally

National Security / Research April 23, 2015

As the United States deals with an unraveling Middle East, Turkey is largely absent, at best, or directly undermining U.S. interests, at worst.

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US defends strategy in Yemen and Iraq but diplomats admit: it’s a mess

National Security / News March 26, 2015

Intervention in Yemen, where Houthi rebels were attacked with the backing of Washington, appears at odds with support for pro-Iranian forces in Iraq.

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Crash Course: Conflict in Yemen

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Research March 24, 2015

BPC has compiled a quick overview on recent events, Yemen’s troubled history and the main actors in the current conflict.

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Continued Unrest in Yemen Should Force U.S. to Reevaluate Strategy

Jessica Michek / Blog March 20, 2015

Yemen appears to be on the brink of failure and hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. military equipment might be fanning the flames.

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