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Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Authors: Daniel P. Ahn and Michael A. Levi

Taxes on oil consumption have long been a legislative third rail, yet concerns about the national debt may soon change that political calculus. Daniel Ahn and Michael Levi demonstrate that energy taxes can reduce the national debt and improve economic performance, all while reducing U.S. oil consumption.

See more in United States; Oil; Tax Policy

Electoral Violence in Kenya

Electoral Violence in Kenya

Author: Joel D. Barkan

In the run-up to Kenya's March 2013 elections, the United States can take measures to prevent a repeat of the electoral violence that broke out across the country in 2007.

See more in Kenya; Elections

Global Korea

Global Korea

Authors: Scott Bruce, John Hemmings, Balbina Y. Hwang, Terence Roehrig, and Scott A. Snyder

South Korea has emerged as a major contributor to international security, participating in a wide range of activities far from the Korean peninsula. CFR scholars outline several steps that will ensure that South Korea can sustain this broadened role.

See more in South Korea; Regional Security

A Global Trust for Rule of Law

A Global Trust for Rule of Law

Author: Mark P. Lagon

Weak rule of law in the developing world deprives countless people of legal rights and economic opportunity. Bridging the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, a global trust could build developing nations' capacity to implement the rule of law, improving human rights and economic outcomes at little cost.

See more in Global; Rule of Law

More with Less

More with Less

Author: Thomas Bollyky

CFR Senior Fellow Thomas J. Bollyky discusses the rise of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries, the United Nations' efforts to address this rapidly emerging health problem, and paths for collective action.

See more in Diseases, Noncommunicable; Global

Political Unrest in Venezuela

Political Unrest in Venezuela

Author: Patrick D. Duddy

In Venezuela's upcoming elections, President Hugo Chavez—suffering from poor health—faces his strongest challenger yet. Former ambassador Patrick D. Duddy argues that the United States should prepare for political unrest.

See more in Elections; Venezuela