In today's Daily Brief: Diplomats representing Ukraine, the United States, Russia, and the European Union reached an agreement in Geneva on Thursday evening that committed the parties to defusing tensions in eastern Ukraine.
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Algeria's ailing incumbent is likely to be reelected as president, but the government must grapple with economic stagnation, a succession challenge, and terrorism concerns to head off growing public discontent, writes CFR's Isobel Coleman.
Around the Web: Al Jazeera The Challenge of Poor Choices
Around the Web: Frédéric Volpi The Algerian Election and the Status Quo
Around the Web: Associated Press Election Faces Disaffected Populace
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The U.S. statutory corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world, yet it raises less revenue than in most other rich countries. A new report examines why and what to do about it, writes CFR’s Edward Alden.
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Around the Web: Dave Camp Draft Tax Reform Act of 2014
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The IMF/World Bank spring meetings this week tackle a broad agenda. CFR's Robert Kahn hopes to hear news on the questions of global confidence in growth, reform of the IMF, and the risk of inflation.
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CFR Blog: Claire Schachter An Unfinished Battle for Reform
A debilitating fiscal crisis could befall Egypt if political and economic conditions in the country continue to deteriorate, explains CFR’s Steven A. Cook in this Contingency Planning Memo.
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