U.S. Foreign Policy News

The encryption fight is overblown

Nov 20, 2015
"We must demand that law enforcement agencies be as innovative as their targets. To start, this means reinvesting in old-school human intelligence," writes Meg King.

From Sinjar to Paris and Back

Nov 19, 2015
Successes in the campaign against IS in Iraq and Syria are creating opportunities for the United States to shift the momentum of the conflict.

After Paris: An American Strategy

Nov 19, 2015
A well-considered U.S. response to the Paris attacks demands a coordinated intelligence, financial, and military strategy for countering the Islamic State.

U.S. Strategy Toward the Islamic State

Nov 19, 2015
President Obama’s post-Paris response to the threat posed by the Islamic State reflects his awareness of the contradictions of the capabilities and interests of America’s regional partners and allies, which continue to complicate U.S. strategic considerations in the region.

To Protect Our Open Societies, We Must Not Close Them

Nov 19, 2015
The tensions and tradeoffs between security and openness are particularly stark in the wake of the Paris attacks, but conflating migration with terrorism inflicts further damage on the open societies that terrorists choose to target.

The Lessons of Post-9/11 Border Management

Nov 18, 2015
Although the initial response to acts of terrorism often focuses on the perceived vulnerability of border crossings, recent advances in border management technology and policies can mitigate threats while allowing a relatively free flow of people, goods, and capital.

Are the Paris Attacks a Game Changer for Canadian Foreign Policy?

Nov 18, 2015
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government will face challenges to its planned approaches to Canada’s security and foreign policy concerns but will likely stay the course.

The Case for Accepting Syrian Refugees

Nov 18, 2015
The U.S. vetting system is strong, and so is the American tradition of welcoming the oppressed.

Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer named co-chair of Canada Institute Advisory Board

Nov 18, 2015
“Care for the Canada-U.S. relationship is a calling that does not evaporate when you stop being Ambassador,” said Ambassador Doer. “I’m excited to work with this team and use the knowledge I’ve gained over the past years to continue to support success in North America.”

The Next Crisis You're Not Watching: Don't Ignore the South Caucasus

Nov 17, 2015
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia rarely make American headlines. But all three face incredible pressures—which the U.S. can't afford to ignore.