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Nicholas M. Gallagher
Staff Writer, The American Interest.
Wet Foot Dry Foot
President Obama’s Cynical Cuban Refugee Ploy

The President’s change in policy toward Cuban refugees seems to have more basis in domestic politics than international relations.

Sir Humphrey Revolts
No, Prime Minister

Charge of the Light Brigade? UK’s chief Brexit negotiator quit abruptly this week

Blue Model Border Patrol
New Year, Same Broken Immigration System

But is the ground starting to shift?

The Auld Alliance?
Spain Nixes Scottish Plan to Stay in the EU

Did Brexit block Scottish independence? Or has the SNP simply never learned to reckon with Madrid?

Immigration
Trump vs. Silicon Valley

This is a fight the Valley may well lose.

Immigration after 2016
The New Nullifiers

Bill de Blasio sets himself up as the heir of John C. Calhoun.

Immigration after 2016
Sessions Nomination Shows How Trump Will Approach Immigration as POTUS

Sessions, the Senate’s leading immigration hawk, to become the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

the Jacksonians and 2016
Did Barack Obama See the Trump Moment Coming?

A look back at Obama’s infamous 2008 quote suggests he did.

Immigration and 2016
30 Years Since Amnesty-for-Enforcement Failure

It looks like we haven’t learned any lessons since in the intervening time.

The European Immigration Crisis
2016: Deadliest Year Yet in the Med

More refugees and migrants are drowning even as crossings decline, UNHCR reports.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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