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U.S. and Russia Relations Under Trump and Putin Report
Books by President-elect Donald Trump and about him sit on a display in the Moscow House of Books in Moscow, November 14, 2016. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

U.S. and Russia Relations Under Trump and Putin

The United States will need to engage Russia, and the incoming Trump administration must determine if it will challenge Russia where necessary.

William Danvers

Syrian Immigrants in the United States Report
In this April 19, 2016 photo, Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir recites her work during a gathering where immigrants from hostile environments spoke about their lives, at the YWCA in Boulder, Colo. Kassir, a 20-year-old college student, was born in Denver to a father from Syria and a mother from America. A poet who also works in her family’s Middle Eastern restaurant, Kassir describes her own life as being intertwined with that of the United States. Is America great? Yes, she says. And it’s also her best chance.

Syrian Immigrants in the United States

Syrian immigrants are thriving members of American society and represent a strong receiving community for new refugees.

David Dyssegaard Kallick, Cyierra Roldan, Silva Mathema

Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East Report
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly's photograph of the Nile River from space in September 2015. (NASA)

Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East

The next U.S. administration should advance a long-term affirmative agenda that deepens engagement with long-standing partners, builds a new framework for regional cooperation, and utilizes America’s unique leverage and assets to advance U.S. interests and values.

the CAP Middle East Team

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations Report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on November 15, 2015. (AP/Susan Walsh)

The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet ended an unusual period of Turkish-Russian détente and limited Ankara’s options in Syria.

Soli Özel

Learning from the Past and Accepting Refugees Article
Mohammad, a Syrian refugee, poses for a photo with his son in their home in Marietta, Georgia, on January 5, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

Learning from the Past and Accepting Refugees

The United States has faced decisions on whether to shelter refugees throughout its history and faces a similar question today. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Sanam Malik

After the Paris Attacks Report
Kurdish fighters take up positions to fight ISIS militants in Kobani, Syria, on November 1, 2014. (AP/Jake Simkin)

After the Paris Attacks

To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

Vikram Singh, Ken Gude, Peter Juul, 3 More William F. Wechsler, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis

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