History shows what happens during a presidential transition can leave a lasting imprint on foreign policy.
Trump's orders on deportations and immigration enforcement signal a hard-line approach without consideration for important factors in the lives of migrants.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Data on violent incidents in the US reveal that our focus on Islamist extremism since 9/11 may be misguided.
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
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.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
Since World War II, the US and Mexico have successfully worked together on issues like trade and migration. If Trump refuses to treat Mexico as a partner, how bitter will the breakup be?
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
President Donald Trump is promoting the widely discredited idea of voter fraud. Spreading the myth will make it easier to tighten voter ID laws.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
The president manages more than 200 organizations that make up the federal government. A survey of 3,500 federal managers shows they struggle with recruiting and retaining skilled workers.
The best selling book on Amazon is '1984' – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel helps us think about our present moment.
A team of legal scholars breaks down the factors that will determine which immigrants are most vulnerable for deportation under the new administration.
When serving as Alabama's attorney general, Sessions supported a bill that would have expanded the state's death penalty -- even past the point where it was constitutional.
Get ready for Senate hearings and confirmation votes on President Trump's Cabinet picks by reading this roundup of key coverage from our archive.
On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.