The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 5116) was signed as public law 111-358 by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The law's aim is to reauthorize "various programs intended to strengthen research and education in the United States related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics".
CFR's Manjeet N. Kripalani and Adam Segal debate whether India will overtake China.
Watch leading global business experts discuss the challenges to competitiveness in U.S. capital markets as part of the Council's McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics.
Harvey Goldschmid, Glenn Hubbard, Arthur Levitt, and Frank Zarb address Council members on U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness as part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series on International Economics.
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) cochaired a year-long task force aimed at tackling the nation's immigration challenges. They discuss the task force's recommendations and how the Council on Foreign Relations might build on them as Congress again debates the immigration challenge.
Reforms of the U.S. patent system have made it too easy to obtain and defend patents and more costly to challenge patent decisions, thereby limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation, and ultimately reducing U.S. competitiveness, argues a new Council Special Report.
The World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness rankings, along with an executive summary.
IMD's World Competitiveness Center has released its 2006 scorecard. The United States ranks first in competitiveness, but Hong Kong and Singapore are closing the gap.
This report states that the ultimate effect of this R & D globalization on the U.S. economy and U.S. industry remains uncertain. But extrapolating from three important trends in the international economy--namely the rise of newly industrializing economies; the restructuring of the American system of innovation; and the globalization of sales and production--it seems likely that knowledge-intensive activities, from basic research to technology-based production, are not permanently anchored in American soil.
OECD countries agreed to provide "an open and transparent environment for international investment and to encourage the positive contribution multinational enterprises can make to economic and social progress." The declaration was established in 1976 and was reviewed in 2011.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More