Call Them by Their Name—Fleeing Venezuelans are Refugees, not Migrants

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It’s time to invoke the Cartagena Declaration and provide Venezuelans stranded abroad with the legal protections and funding they need.

America’s Chinese Headache in the Horn of Africa

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US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.

Interview: Maxime Fiset from the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence


We sit down with Vanessa Reggio of the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV) to discuss new poles of radicalization and what can be done to curb their spread.

China vs. the EU: The Influence War that Only One Side Is Fighting

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China’s covert influencing activities are potentially far more consequential to the EU than those of Russia. So why is no one talking about them?

Neglected Backwater: Russia’s Growing Influence in the Balkans

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Russia will keep making inroads in the Balkans so long as Brussels and Washington ignore the region.

Interview: Edward Alden on Automation and the Future of Work


We sit down with Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss the future of employment and the US economy.

Lessons from Gambia’s Political Transition

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Just one year removed from a constitutional crisis, Gambia is struggling to move beyond the human rights abuses of the Jammeh era.

The Ice Dragon: China’s Arctic Policy

ARCTIC OCEAN (March 19, 2011) Sailors and members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) as it surfaces above the ice during ICEX 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)

What’s behind China’s longstanding geopolitical interest in the Arctic region?

Trump Had No Choice but to Lift Chad’s Travel Ban

Africom's 2018 Flintlock Joint Exercises, cc USAFRICOM Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The ban never had a firm policy justification, and its demise will only help the security outlook in the Sahel region.

The Border Wall Nobody Talks About

US - Mexico Border Fence, cc Flickr Tony Webster, modifier, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For all the vicious debate, people may be surprised to learn that a US-Mexico border wall already exists.

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