This fact sheet provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.
The executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” intended to ban entry of foreign nationals to the US in three different ways. It placed a temporary hold on entry of all kinds from seven countries previously identified by the Obama administration as “countries of concern,” placed an indefinite hold on entry of Syrian nationals, and placed a temporary hold on the entry of foreign nationals with refugee visas. This fact sheet focuses on the third group: refugees. It provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.
This article explains coup activity in democracies by adapting insights from the literature on commitment problems and framing coup around the threats leaders and potential coup plotters pose to each other.
One Earth FutureWritten byOne Earth Futureon November 2, 2015
Is a world without war possible in the 21st century?Trends in armed conflict and a developing body of social scientific research suggest that this idea is plausible.Based on a discussion of high-level experts held in 2014, this report reviews the
When rebels provide social services, do they have more leverage negotiating the terms of a peace deal? The literature suggests service-providing groups may, on average, have a wider base of support and a more centralized organizational structure.
Written byConor Seyle, Matthew R. Walje, Kellie Brandt, Peter Kerins, Megan Matthews, Tyler Maybeeon June 10, 2015
This report is the fifth in a series by Oceans Beyond Piracy with support from OEF Research.These reports annually seek to assess the cost of maritime piracy - both economic and human - to the international community.