Congress Blog

Why I went to the border

We were inspired by Pope Francis, who, in his first trip outside Rome, visited the Italian island of Lampedusa, the island in which migrants from Africa attempt to reach Europe.

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Right to reject Abutelabi

The appointments of Abutelabi and Pour-Mohammedi stand in stark contrast to the public image that Rouhani has tried to project to the West.

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Up to Israel to salvage peace process

Current peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians are in jeopardy of collapsing after Israel reneged on its agreement to release Palestinian prisoners.

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Climate change and drilling

What is emerging is a clear picture of the impacts of climate change in the Arctic and the risks posed by future drilling in the area.

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Democracy assistance with hands tied

By allowing Cuban Americans to travel and to send remittances more freely to the island and permitting U.S. cultural and academic visitors to travel to the island, the U.S. reforms have fueled the growth of a nascent private sector on the communist island.

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