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December 22, 2015

Education
Buried in the Omnibus, a Step Back for Immigration Reform

Anti-immigration activists who helped to derail comprehensive immigration reform last year are seething over several provisions of the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week. Tucked away …

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January 21, 2014

Pakistan
Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy: Three Things to Know

As U.S. troops prepare to draw down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, it is time for Washington to reorient its strategy for Pakistan, says CFR’s Daniel S. Markey.

May 15, 2015

Trade
The TPP: Why It Won’t Address Security Concerns With China

As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) heats up in Congress, some (including myself) have argued that the trade deal would advance U.S. security interests in the Asia-Pacific. In this…

U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping listen to national anthems behind a U.S. flag during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Petar Kujundzic/Reuters).

May 14, 2013

Elections and Voting
Pakistan’s Elections: Three Things to Know

As former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif looks poised to win nationwide elections, CFR’s Daniel Markey highlights the vote’s significance for Pakistan’s democracy and foreign relations.

September 7, 2012

Pakistan
The Haqqani Network Blacklisted: Three Things to Know

The U.S. designation of the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization may heighten tensions with Islamabad, but was the "right decision" because it provides clarity within the U.S. governme…

November 8, 2013

Corporate Governance
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Questioning the Wisdom of Corporate Tax Incentives

Many states and cities offer a variety of tax incentives (credits, exemptions, deductions) to businesses with the aim of spurring growth and job creation, but few carefully analyze the costs and bene…

The shuttered General Motors Willow Run Powertrain plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, June 2012 (Jeff Kowalsky /Courtesy Reuters).

March 29, 2012

India
Video Brief: India

The winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential election must be prepared to deal with a potential reemerging crisis between India and Pakistan, engage with India over its relations with Iran and interests …

November 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Pakistan

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections. In this video, Daniel Markey, CFR’s senior…

February 6, 2013

Corporate Governance
Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Economists have long argued that taxing oil consumption would be the most efficient way to address U.S. vulnerability to overpriced and unreliable oil supplies. Yet energy taxes are a third rail in A…

November 2, 2012

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: The Israeli R&D Model

The innovations that will drive a knowledge-based economy and employ the next generation of high-skilled workers require a national commitment to research and development, and no nation has made this…

A museum guide imitates a humanoid robot at the Robotic World exhibition in Haifa (Courtesy Reuters).