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      Trump Is the Reason the Constitution Has an Anti-Corruption Clause
      Oct17

      Trump Is the Reason the Constitution Has an Anti-Corruption Clause

      The investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the Trump campaign’s involvement in the Russian attack on the U.S. election system has garnered significant attention. But, more quietly, another effort to limit foreign influence over our government continues apace. On Wednesday, a federal district court in New York will hear...

      Time to Act on Russia Sanctions
      Jun29

      Time to Act on Russia Sanctions

      On June 15, in a remarkable feat of bipartisan cooperation on a critical national security issue, the U.S. Senate passed tough Russia sanctions legislation by a stunning vote of 98-2. By taking this long overdue action, the Senate recognized clearly what the U.S. intelligence community described six months ago as Russia’s “unprecedented”...

      Congress Must Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia
      Mar30

      Congress Must Investigate Trump’s Ties to Russia

      We need a thorough congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s Russia ties and we need it now. The explosive disclosure that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, is conducting a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin further demonstrated the critical role Congress can play...

      McMaster’s Challenge: His Boss is Already Making America Less Safe
      Feb22

      McMaster’s Challenge: His Boss is Already Making America Less Safe

      At a time when the Trump administration continues to spark an immediate and growing national security crises due to mismanagement and reckless policies, the national security community felt great relief at the president’s selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as the next national security advisor. McMaster will be tasked with resolving a...

      A Threat to U.S. Democracy: Congress Must Investigate Allegations of Russian Hacks
      Dec13

      A Threat to U.S. Democracy: Congress Must Investigate Allegations of Russian Hacks

      The U.S. government and independent cyber security firms determined earlier this year that Russia took unprecedented steps to manipulate the American public during the 2016 presidential election. Now, we learned that the CIA has concluded that the Russians’ intention was actually to influence the outcome in favor of one candidate,...

      Open Questions on National Security for President-Elect Donald Trump
      Nov21

      Open Questions on National Security for President-Elect Donald Trump

      The Center for American Progress National Security and International Policy team is deeply committed to the democratic values that have made America great and is collectively determined to ensure that America remains secure, prosperous, and just. The initial steps taken by President-elect Donald Trump, including the nomination of several...

      The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers
      May10

      The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers

      SOURCE: AP/Arnulfo FrancoThe setting sun lights up the Panama City skyline, April 4, 2016.The Panama Papers leak exposed to the world the offshore holdings of world leaders and their families. Iceland’s prime minister, Ukraine’s president, and the king of Saudi Arabia, as well as close associates of Hosni Mubarak, Bashar al-Assad, and...

      The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations
      May10

      The Crisis in Turkish-Russian Relations

      SOURCE: AP/Susan WalshTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, greets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, on November 15, 2015.On November 24, 2015, despite multiple warnings from Turkish air patrols, a Russian SU-24 aircraft that violated Turkish airspace for 17 seconds was shot down by a Turkish F-16...

      ADVISORY: CAP to Host Author Parag Khanna for Discussion on Connectivity and its Effect on the Future of Civilization
      Apr22

      ADVISORY: CAP to Host Author Parag Khanna for Discussion on Connectivity and its Effect on the Future of Civilization

      Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a discussion with Parag Khanna, author of Connectography. Khanna presents a radical new take on American strategy: Connectivity rather than countries is the way to think about the 21st century. The discussion will focus on this and its effect on the United States and the world. The...

      Connectography
      Apr21

      Connectography

      In Connectography, Parag Khanna presents a radical new take on American strategy: Connectivity rather than countries are the way to think about the 21st century. The most connected powers and people will be the most successful. Khanna shows how mankind is re-engineering planet earth, investing up to $10 trillion per year in transportation,...

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