Sarah Mahmood  //  5/14/17  //  Topic Update

In a New York Times opinion piece, Senator John McCain sharply criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for foreign policy which abandons human rights victims and American values.

A new suit seeks documents detailing the Trump Administration’s justifications for military action in Syria (Lawfare).

The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act suit seeking documents related to President Trump’s unsuccessful Yemen raid (ACLU).

Budget measures aimed at bolstering military presence in Asia are costly and unnecessary, argues John Glaser (Cato@Liberty).

Paul Collier and Alexander Betts have published a reform proposal for global refugee policies (Lawfare).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump threatened to take aid away from Palestine if Palestinian leadership remained unwilling to negotiate with Israel. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the new embassy in Jerusalem would open in 2019.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump refuses to certify that the Iranian nuclear disarmament deal is in America’s best interests, but is expected to allow the accord to continue. The Trump administration announces it will suspend most security assistance to Pakistan.

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump said in a speech on national security that Russia and China “seek to challenge American influence, values and wealth,” but did not directly address Russian interference in the 2016 election. A majority of nations in the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution rebuking America's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy to the city.