When the secretary of state says "deterrence," it seems like he means something else.
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The administration's decision-making process seems as broken today as when the president entered office.
The rule, which would affect more than 40,000 people, has raised some civil liberties concerns. Here’s what we know so far.
A decision with limited immediate consequences could have more impact over the long run in elevating the role of the president’s lawyers in future conflicts with Congress.
The administration’s proposed rule change could have significant implications for the global trade in small arms, particularly in conflicts across Latin America and the Middle East.
New Homeland Security Asylum Rule Allows Removal to Central American Countries That Have Signed Agreements With the U.S.
In a new rule, DHS authorizes removal of asylum seekers at the southern border of the U.S. to Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador for asylum processing in those countries, as long as the removed individuals are not nationals of the particular country that will receive them.
The decision highlighted key tensions between the ban on uninsured immigrants and existing law.
Joshua Rovner’s insightful response to my post on politicization by a loyalist director of national intelligence (DNI) focuses on the issue of public dissent. Rovner and I share many concerns about who President Trump may seek to install as DNI.
Intelligence and Public Dissent: A Response to 'The Dangers of a Loyalist Director of National Intelligence'
Editor's Note: Austin Carson's response can be read here.
In September 2017, in his first column for the Washington Post, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi described the repression in his home country as “unbearable” and called out Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for creating an environment of “fear” and “intimidation.” A year later, Khashoggi was murdered by a Saudi hit squad.