RUSSIA, LIBYA AND WEAPONIZING HUMAN MIGRATION

THE KREMLIN’S ABILITY TO UNLEASH MILLIONS OF MIGRANTS GIVES PUTIN STRATEGIC LEVERAGE OVER EUROPE SINCE EVEN THE THREAT TO UNLEASH MASS MIGRATION MAY DESTABILIZE ALREADY FRAGILE EU AND NATO ALLIANCES WITHOUT DIRECT CONFLICT. Russian deployment of private military companies to support the insurgent Libya National Army (LNA) supports the Kremlin’s ambitions to gain access to critical […]

WOULD ADMITTING MORE REFUGEES MAKE US SAFER?

Despite the burgeoning numbers of displaced people, the United States is admitting the fewest number of refugees in the history of the nation’s refugee resettlement program. The world is experiencing the unprecedented dislocation of people. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that today nearly 71 million people have been forcibly displaced across […]

FIVE ENDURING BARRIERS TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The region has already experienced twenty-two conflicts in the early years of the 21st century, and its future promises far more. For over a century, world leaders have issued calls for peace in the Middle East , but usually without success. The region has already experienced twenty-two conflicts in the early years of the 21st […]