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Partners in Preventive Action

Partners in Preventive Action

Authors: Paul B. Stares and Micah Zenko

In this globalized world, countries will need to cooperate on policies that extend across borders to address issues that affect them all, including conflict prevention and peacemaking. The authors of this report assess the strengths and weaknesses of international institutions and provide a set of practical recommendations for how the United States can strengthen the global architecture for preventive action by partnering with those organizations.

See more in Conflict Prevention; United States; International Organizations and Alliances

U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

This Independent Task Force report encourages the Obama administration and Congress to adopt a "pro-America" trade policy that brings to more Americans the benefits of global engagement.

See more in United States; Trade

Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

Post-Qaddafi Instability in Libya

Author: Daniel Serwer

Public disorder and instability in Libya could emerge if the Qaddafi regime falls. The United States should support a stabilization effort to prevent the potential consequences of regime failure.

See more in Libya; Conflict Prevention

Crisis in the Congo

Crisis in the Congo

Author: Joshua Marks

Electoral instability and insurrectionary violence may once again afflict the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joshua Marks of the National Endowment for Democracy proposes steps the United States can take to prevent these scenarios from occurring and, if they occur, mitigate their potential consequences.

See more in Elections; Congo, Democratic Republic of

Doubts About Capital Controls

Doubts About Capital Controls

Author: Francis E. Warnock

China's policy of holding down the value of its currency and monetary easing in the United States have led to large capital inflows into emerging economies. Although consensus in emerging markets has formed around capital controls, Francis E. Warnock challenges their underlying assumptions.

See more in International Finance; Monetary Policy; Global

The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge

The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge

Authors: A. Michael Spence and Sandile Hlatshwayo

Many low-paying jobs have moved from the United States to rapidly growing markets abroad, and higher-paying jobs may soon follow. While Americans benefit from cheaper goods, employment opportunities have diminished. Policymakers should address this trade-off as a first step toward tackling questions of inequality and economic distribution.

See more in Labor; United States; Industrial Policy