Links to writing about 9/11 and its aftermath.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in a film that criticizes the U.S. immigration system.
Geoffrey Swenson’s book Contending Orders tackles Afghanistan and Timor-Leste.
From Russiagate to COVID discourse, elites in government and the media are trying to control and centralize free speech and open inquiry.
Biden Administration Plans to Extend Residency and Work Permits for Afghans Who Came to US Under Parole Status
The policy will protect thousands of Afghan refugees against imminent prospect of deportation. Same should be done for Ukrainians and others admitted to US using the parole power. But a permanent solution to this problem requires Congress to pass an adjustment act.
My New Boston Globe Article on the Urgent Need to Pass Legislation Granting Permanent Residency Rights to Ukrainian Migrants and Others Admitted by Using the President's Parole Power
This can easily be accomplished by Congess enacting an adjustment act.
Kevin McCarthy's pick to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee evades any post-Trump humbleness in foreign policy.
Accountability, diplomacy, and planning are essential for preventing a forever proxy war.
Biden brought an unwinnable war to an end. But the lessons learned are only as valuable as the U.S. government’s willingness to put them to good use.
One year after the U.S. withdrawal, tens of thousands of Afghans who assisted American forces are still stuck under Taliban rule.
But thousands of Afghans who helped U.S. forces are still stuck in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
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Assistant Editor Fiona Harrigan explores why the Beehive State might be uniquely suited to welcome Afghan refugees.
The federal government set the tone on the beginning of the resettlement process. It continues to keep legal status for certain evacuees out of reach.
New SIGAR findings shine a light on America’s dysfunctional efforts to train the Afghan National Police, which “actually contributed to increasing criminality” in Afghanistan.
Critics allege, with some justice, that the Biden Administration is treating the former more favorably than the latter. If so, the right solution is to increase openness to Afghans and others fleeing war and repression, not bar more Ukrainians.
The co-founders of Ideas Beyond Borders talk about bringing Steven Pinker and John Stuart Mill to an audience dying for them.
Critics are right to point out that some Western nations are treating Ukrainian refugees better than those fleeing similar horrific situations elsewhere. But the right way to address the problem is to increase openness to other refugees, not exclude Ukrainians.
Small, private groups are working to feed the hungry and evacuate the endangered.
The former Texas congressman and presidential candidate says his goal was to get people to think about freedom.
Those already in the U.S. as of March 15 may also work legally for the next 18 months.
From the CDC to the FDA, there are too many missteps to list.
Some good changes have flown under the radar. But there have been few wins—political or practical.
Surveillance clearly shows children nearby as strike was called on man mistaken for a terrorist.
Biden rightly stuck to his guns when he defended the long-overdue U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, but he fails to apply the same logic elsewhere.
It's a welcome move after refugee resettlement hit a record low in fiscal year 2021.
Our drones still patrol the skies, and our tax dollars will be paying off the costs of failed nation-building for decades.
Canadian officials recognize that immigrants are key to the post-COVID economic recovery. The U.S. should take note.
Rand Paul: Feds Wasted $52 Billion on Slot Machine-Playing Pigeons, COVID Aid, Afghanistan, and More
No wonder the federal budget is so out of whack.
Around 28,000 Afghans Are Still Awaiting Approval To Come to the U.S. on Urgent Humanitarian Grounds
Only about 100 Afghans who have applied for temporary admission to the U.S. have been approved.
According to the Pentagon, no crimes were committed.
We can't afford to keep funding defense contractors' cost overruns.
The Government Has Struggled To Resettle Evacuated Afghans. A New Program Will Let Private Citizens Pick Up the Slack.
With tens of thousands of Afghans awaiting assistance, the initiative will capitalize on local knowledge and turn resettlement into a bottom-up process.
A leading proponent of the invasion of Iraq vs. the editorial director of Antiwar.com.