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Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
Management

The Real Illegal Immigration Crisis Isn’t on the Southern Border

Focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas.

Defense

The Afghan Government Is Missing From Afghanistan's Peace Process

Two sets of negotiations with the Taliban are under way in Afghanistan. Neither includes the country’s democratically elected, internationally recognized administration.

Management

Analysis: $5 Billion Could Buy a Lot of Border Security

Fixing the asylum system, upgrading ports of entry, and tightening security checkpoints might do more to advance Trump’s goals than a wall.

Defense

Four People Who Could Be the Next Defense Secretary

Former generals and powerful senators are likely to be considered to take over as President Trump’s next defense secretary.

Defense

Trump Wanted Out of Syria. It’s Finally Happening.

The announcement is in stark contrast to recent remarks by senior U.S. officials on the presence of troops.

Management

Democrats Challenge Trump Over Vietnam Deportations

Members of the House of Representatives are raising concerns over the White House’s reinterpretation of a decade-old deal with Vietnam.

Management

Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees

The White House again wants to expel certain groups of protected immigrants, a reversal after backing away from the policy months ago.

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Management

The Saudi Ambassador is Back in D.C. Will Anyone Talk to Him?

At least one senator calls for Prince Khalid’s expulsion over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.

Management

Analysis: How to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System

We must deal with a years-long backlog and millions of undocumented workers, while remaining competitive in a global marketplace.

Defense

On 9/11 Anniversary, U.S. Nears 17 Years of War in Afghanistan

An American soldier killed in Afghanistan this summer wasn’t yet 3 when the war began. Seventeen years after 9/11, America still seems determined to keep fighting.

Defense

Is Trump Going to War With Iran?

The president threatened the Islamic Republic with “consequences,” but the prospects of an actual military conflict are slim.

Management

Barack Obama Breaks His Silence

The former president finally did what his supporters have waited for him to do since Donald Trump became president. He spoke up.

Management

No One Knows What Kim Jong Un Promised Trump

North Korea is reportedly continuing nuclear work. But it’s not clear that’s a violation of what it agreed to in Singapore.

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Management

Analysis: Trump’s Immigration Policy Gets Its Moral Reckoning

The U.S. government has separated some 2,000 children from their families in the past six weeks. Over the past 48 hours, a chorus of influential voices, including former first lady Laura Bush, have spoken out against the practice.

Defense

White House's Pick to Lead Refugee Efforts Is a Critic of Immigration

“To put somebody in charge whose track record consists of writing about how much he despises immigrants is just unfathomable.”

Defense

Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

The U.S. secretary of state vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history.”

Defense

Trump's First Big Breakthrough in North Korea Negotiations

American detainees who were held in Pyongyang are headed home.

Defense

Trump Rips Up a 'Decaying and Rotten Deal' With Iran

President Trump said he'll begin reinstating nuclear sanctions on the Iranian regime, effectively marking the beginning of the end of the agreement.

Management

A Short Guide to John Bolton's Government Career

The incoming national-security adviser has advocated for war with North Korea.