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August 17, 2016
Like most Americans, I believed that freeing Iraq from Saddam Hussein would manifestly improve the lives of its people and make the world safer. This was a painfully naïve assumption. Since the invasion of Iraq, millions of Iraqis and middle...
August 15, 2016
Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from the news and around the web: On Monday, the ten athletes of the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team marched in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games. As the team...
August 5, 2016
As the United States approaches its deadline for resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, the White House is poised to meet its goal. Despite a slow start, last month the State Department resettled 2,340 Syrians—more than the entire total settled...
August 4, 2016
By Joe Jenkins Humayun Khan was 27 when he served in the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. The Captain was universally liked among the soldiers under his command. He was a special kind of officer—the kind that stood with his troops and made sure that...
July 29, 2016
Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: Islamophobic rhetoric has been on the rise in 2016, with some politicians and public figures calling for bans on Muslims entering the...
July 22, 2016
Here’s another round-up of what we’ve been reading and watching this week, from in the news and around the web: This week, Cleveland welcomed thousands to the city for the Republican National Convention. The Forest City has a reputation for...
July 15, 2016
This week the fight for our Afghan allies continues in Congress. In a bipartisan effort led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), the Senate voted to instruct the conference committee on...
July 12, 2016
By Joe Jenkins In a recent Miami Herald op-ed, two of the country’s most experienced and respected national security leaders made the case for American leadership in the world refugee crisis. Michael Hayden (USAF, ret.), NSA director from 1999-2005...
July 8, 2016
Over the July 4th holiday, we saluted the men and women in uniform whose sacrifice make this country great, including our Afghan allies, many of whom face life-threatening danger for their service. The fight to save the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)...
July 1, 2016
As the world reels from Sunday’s Brexit vote, many fear that the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union will give license to xenophobic sentiment. Following the referendum, anti-immigration protests sprung up across the country and...

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