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June 14, 2017

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Birthday

October 11, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Four Things I Learned from Visiting Argonne National Laboratory

For seventy years, Argonne has hosted cutting-edge scientific research. The first national laboratory in the United States, Argonne was created in 1946 as an extension of the Manhattan Project to dev…

Simulation of charging the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery, developed jointly with Argonne National Laboratory (General Motors)

September 28, 2016

United States
The U.S.-China Cyber Espionage Deal One Year Later

A year ago, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping stood next to each other and declared that neither the U.S. nor Chinese governments "will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intell…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Adam Segal

April 11, 2014

Corporate Governance
Renewing America Progress Report: Corporate Tax Policy

The Renewing America initiative is publishing today the latest in our Progress Report and Scorecard series, “Standard Deductions: U.S. Corporate Tax Policy.” This is one of those rare issues on which…

The CFR Renewing America Corporate Tax Scorecard

January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

September 12, 2013

Corporate Governance
The Renewing America Interview: Bill Bradley on Leadership and U.S. Tax Reform

Months of relative calm on the U.S. fiscal front are set to end this month as Congress returns from summer recess, staring down the barrel of a possible government shutdown on October 1 (start of FY …

Bill Bradley

June 4, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Multinationals Seek Foreign Income Tax Break

Large multinational firms continue to lobby for additional tax breaks on overseas income (Bloomberg). Business groups are trying to convince House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp, who sup…

House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), a member of the 2011 Supercommittee, during a hearing on President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

January 19, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Competitiveness Report Cites Business Fears

U.S. Competitiveness Report Cites Business Fears The Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project released a major new report that revealed deep concerns among business leaders about the…

January 18, 2012

Trade
The Bid to Bundle U.S. Trade Agencies

President Obama requested Congressional approval last Friday to reorganize the federal government, a plan that includes consolidation of six trade and commerce agencies into a single, streamlined dep…

China Shipping containers sit on a ship in the Port of Los Angeles after being imported to the U.S.