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A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Refugees: Is there room for a middle ground?

Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
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Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Interventionism, not isolationism, is the norm in US foreign policy – and Donald Trump’s rise will not change that. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

America has never been truly isolationist, and Trump isn’t either

The US has never been opposed to international engagement, or even international co-operation – but it must always be co-operation on American terms.

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