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America at Its Best

Welcoming Syrian refugees is a moral and security imperative that can be accomplished safely.

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Turkey’s Right Rises Again

President Erdoğan has won a major electoral victory. Now, he must decide whether to continue his strategy of confrontation or move to ease tensions in a polarized country.

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Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States that is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

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Remembering America’s Veterans in 2015

On Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.

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Congress Must Adopt Changes to the Guantanamo Provisions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

Resolution of budget issues are not enough to ensure passage of the 2016 NDAA after President Obama’s veto.

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Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East

book_alt2 icon Report The United States must update its terror finance policy framework to meet new challenges and enduring threats from state actors and nonstate groups.

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Let’s Not Reinvent the Wheel in Puerto Rico

Policymakers have the tools to address the Puerto Rican debt crisis, Puerto Rico just needs to be allowed to use them.

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A Progressive Foreign Policy—and a Whole Lot of Work—Pay Off on Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Iran nuclear deal was the culmination of months of behind the scenes efforts by progressives, with CAP playing a key role.

Forging a New Consensus on America’s Future in Space

If the United States takes advantage of the opportunities available today, Mars and the other wonders of the solar system are within the nation’s grasp.

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Jokowi’s Visit Will Highlight Why Indonesia Is a Natural U.S. Partner

article icon Issue Brief The Indonesian president’s visit to the United States this month is an opportunity for him to demonstrate that his country is a strong partner for the United States.

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