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December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

May 4, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Corporate Tax Reform Loses Momentum

The Financial Times argues that despite a perceived growing consensus among both parties that corporate tax reform would raise U.S. competitiveness, the upcoming election and other fiscal priorities …

President Obama, Vice President Biden, House Speaker Boehner and House Majority Leader Cantor meet in the Presidential Oval Office on July 20, 2011 to discuss the debt ceiling. (White House Handout/Courtesy Reuters)

April 24, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Social Security Trust Fund Falling Faster

The Social Security Trust Fund projects it will exhaust all funds by 2035 (Bloomberg). This projection, which is for the overall program, is three years earlier than previous estimates. Various compo…

Counterfeit Social Security cards that were confiscated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. (ICE Handout/Courtesy Reuters)

April 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Affluence Correlates with Test Scores

The Brookings Institution released a report on the correlation between income inequality and school quality. Schools in more affluent areas are likely to have higher average test scores, and housing …

Parents and education advocates demonstrate on the steps of New York's City Hall for higher progressive taxes to close funding shortfalls in education. (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters)

February 13, 2018

Economics
'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

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November 20, 2017

Religion
Ethnonationalism and Vulnerable Populations

Jocelyne Cesari, Marcia Chatelain, and Simran Jeet Singh discuss the rise of ethnonationalism and the social and political consequences for at-risk communities.

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May 1, 2013

Global
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nature and Business

"Soon everyone on Earth will be connected," write Jared Cohen, CFR adjunct senior fellow and director of Google Ideas, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, in The New Digital Age: Reshapin…

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Roundtable on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy

The roundtable series examines how government strategy and policy should respond to these challenges and their impact on American geoeconomic and geopolitical interests.