President Trump might attempt to regain U.S. oversight over the internet. But this would be a mistake, says Megan Stifle. Here's why:

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How to Maintain U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance
Based on his campaign pledges, many analysts say Trump’s policies are likely to significantly widen the budget deficit.

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How Trump Will Affect the National Debt
Without a major surge in force levels, the best outcome that the United States can hope for in Afghanistan is that the Taliban will tire of fighting and pursue peace, argues CFR’s Max Boot.

Better a Stalemate Than Defeat in Afghanistan
A good start as H.R. McMaster begins his work as national security adviser would be helping our country's citizens to recognize this: We are a nation at war, writes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

What McMaster needs to tell Americans
Preserving and protecting the past—preventing historicide—is essential for those who want to ensure that today’s dangerous zealots do not succeed, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

The Politics of Historicide
On a new episode of The World Next Week: President Donald J. Trump addresses Congress, the UN Security Council debates Kosovo, and the 89th Academy Awards are held.

The World Next Week
Egypt and Turkey may have deep states—but the United States? Not so much, argues CFR's Steven A. Cook.

The Deep State Comes to America
From the U.S.-Russia relationship to Trump's immigration challenges, here's what to know about the world this week.

The World This Week - February 24, 2017
From the CFR archives, here's what to know about VX, the deadly nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong-un's brother.

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What is VX?
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that the country's air force carried out strikes in Syria against targets from the Islamic State in retaliation for recent attacks in Baghdad.

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Daily News Brief - February 24, 2017
In the latest episode of The President's Inbox podcast, experts discuss Trump's priorities on the U.S.-Israel relationship. Listen: [ Link ]
The first focus of Syria negotiations should be to achieve a durable cessation of hostilities, argues CFR's Philip Gordon.

Freezing the status quo will help bring peace to Syria
CFR’s James M. Lindsay is live with Senior Fellow Charles A. Kupchan discussing NATO and the National Security Council. Post your questions for them below!
Experts evaluate the implementation of the Iran Deal, the issues that have arisen in the past year, and what the Trump administration should consider for the future of the deal.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly arrived in Mexico City to discuss bilateral issues including the implementation of President Trump's immigration policies with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Daily News Brief - February 23, 2017
Who do you think should be the figure of the week? Comment with your suggestions for a chance to have it featured on The World Next Week podcast!
The United States should not try to regain its lead role on internet oversight but find alternative ways to maintain its influence, writes Megan Stifel.

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Can the United States Still Guide the Internet?
Why are so many fleeing Central America? El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras rank among the most violent countries in the world.

Violence in Central America Sends Millions Fleeing
“The law is the law” does not reflect the political reality of the immigration issue, argues CFR's Edward Alden.

Trump Administration's Immigration Memos Ignore Political Realities
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued two memos detailing actions it would take to speed up the detention and expulsion of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Daily News Brief - February 22, 2017