President Donald Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities and illegal immigration, although not binding by law yet, has prompted mixed legal reaction among states and cities. Some echo his sentiments to crack down on undocumented immigrants, while others stand their ground and fight on.
Natalia Valencia examines the conditions continuing to make the growing presence of Al Qaeda in the Magreh (AQIM) in Africa’s Sahel region a worrying concern.
From a campaign based on a rhetoric of reconciling America’s values and morals with its actions abroad comes the stark reality of an administration that, for the most part, greatly expanded the use of drones outside of war zones. Natalia Valencia highlights some of the issues surrounding President Obama’s rhetoric versus his pragmatic approach to counterterrorist policy, particularly its controversial drone program.