Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:14:22 -0500
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:26:17 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Edward Alden examine the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:05:52 -0500
The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax and spending reforms as President Donald J. Trump prepares his administration’s first budget proposal.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:25:20 -0500
The U.S. under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. To be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:15:11 -0500
Now that the U.S. government is no longer responsible for the IANA functions, the United States needs to take action to maintain its influence on internet governance.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:04:33 -0500
Gayle Lemmon discusses Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's new role as National Security Adviser in a country that is largely insulated from the wars waged in its name.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:56:18 -0500
President Trump asserts that the U.S. economy is a disaster and that he alone can fix it. The truth is that the U.S. economy is doing better than most Americans realize, and activist attempts to fix what ain’t broke are one of the gravest threats to it. What’s at stake is not simply that the president is vague or wrong about the facts. It’s that bad facts make for bad policy.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:21:55 -0500
When then-President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in a White House ceremony in December 1993, he called it “a defining moment” for the United States and praised Mexico and Canada as “our partners in the future that we are trying to make together.” All three countries had made what then seemed like an irreversible decision to marry their economic futures. Yet today, less than a quarter-century later, those bonds are badly fraying.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:00:22 -0500
John Gallagher shares perspectives on the Trump administration’s approach to religious freedom in the United States.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:08:10 -0500
Benn Steil and Emma Smith show how China mirrors the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” from minting the world’s primary reserve currency. While the United States is deeply indebted to the rest of the world, it still earns far more abroad than it pays out. China, in contrast, has become the world’s largest creditor while paying foreigners far more than it receives. Steil and Smith argue that China is making itself vulnerable to financial crisis by massively subsidizing its geostrategic objectives.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:03:11 -0500
We’re nearing the threshold used to estimate how low unemployment can get before inflation rises. Will the Fed raise interest rates?
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:01:00 -0500
Prime Minister Netanyahu is visiting Washington this week. In The Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams discusses how he and President Trump will handle Jerusalem, Iran, and the "peace process" when they meet.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:46:03 -0500
Amidst the well-placed outrage over Trump’s Executive Order selectively banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries – including an array of critiques, lawsuits, and court decisions challenging its legality and wisdom – Trump’s Executive Order (EO) on Sanctuary Cities, which threatens to cut off federal funds to so-called “sanctuary cities,” has been somewhat overlooked.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:24:13 -0500
During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans complained, with good reason, about the Potomac River-wide gap between the president’s words and his actions — in particular about his failure to enforce the “red line” over chemical weapons use in Syria. But under Donald Trump the gap has expanded to the size of the Grand Canyon — large enough to swallow his presidency and the country’s international reputation with it.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:27:36 -0500
The battle over the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration raises weighty constitutional questions involving presidential power and the judiciary’s role in national security, explains expert Cristina Rodriguez.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:08:52 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Sheila Smith examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on the U.S.-Japan economic and security alliance.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:05:11 -0500
Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:52 -0500
It's not President Bannon's fault Donald Trump’s approval ratings are so low. Trump only has himself to blame.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:39:41 -0500
The United States has long accepted refugees from around the world, but President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration has sparked debate over the national security implications of the U.S. refugee program.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:39:38 -0500
Republicans once scorned “moral relativism,” the tendency to draw comparisons between the conduct of the United States and its enemies, but now they defend it.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:16:53 -0500
Corrupting the media, spreading chaos, and subverting the rule of law—it's what authoritarian regimes do best, argues Steven A. Cook.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 11:45:02 -0500
Donald Trump came to Washington determined to shake up America’s economic relations with the world, to pursue what he has unapologetically called an “America first” strategy “to benefit American workers and American families." At the heart of that strategy is restoring manufacturing to its former glory, writes Edward Alden.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:44:33 -0500
Over the course of the next four years, President Donald Trump’s administration will likely have to contend with Russian influence operations, Chinese cyber espionage, Iranian subterfuge, fights over appropriate use of encryption, data localization, and attracting technical talent to protect U.S. networks. Successfully meeting these challenges will require policy changes and deft maneuvering, write CFR's Alex Grigsby and Adam Segal.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:52:19 -0500
The new president has inherited his predecessor’s drone program but might ditch the rules that kept it in check, writes Micah Zenko.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:44:41 -0500
Obama may have been maddeningly cautious and self-righteous, but he was much more thoughtful, dignified and restrained than his bombastic and erratic successor, writes Max Boot.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:39:44 -0500
Gayle Lemmon shares how the refugee and visa restrictions make American soldiers less safe in this Los Angeles Times piece.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:25 -0500
Elizabeth N. Saunders discusses the foreign policy issues facing the Trump administration.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:28:18 -0500
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Edward Alden examine President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:52:55 -0500
Meghan O’Sullivan argues that the Trump Administration’s immigration ban undermines the United States’ ability to secure Iraqi cooperation against the Islamic State, thereby jeopardizing the United States ability to defeat the terror group.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:51:27 -0500
The executive order signed Friday by President Trump banning refugees from the US may have been designed to put America's safety first, but it defies America's promise to leave no one behind. And in the process, the order sows confusion and leaves American lives hanging in the balance, write Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:23:05 -0500
Writing in the Washington Post, Philip Gordon discusses the impact of the administration’s refugee policy on the Middle East, and warns that the worst could be yet to come.