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October 15, 2012

Trade
Freeing the Global Market

Overview One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortio…

March 4, 2015

Corporate Governance
Federal_Regulation_Scorecard Federal Regulations: Not "Job-Killing," But Still Costly

There are few issues in Washington today that generate more heat than regulations--that broad swathe of government actions that affect everything from air quality to worker safety. Congressional Repu…

October 16, 2012

Corporate Governance
Delegates arrive at the eighth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Geneva on December 15, 2011 (Denis Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters). Tackling the Real Barriers to U.S. Business Abroad

The U.S.-China Business Council’s just-released survey on the environment for U.S. companies doing business in China is far more striking for what it doesn’t say than what it does. Of the top ten pro…

July 19, 2012

Wars and Conflict
Afghanistan-poppies-trafficking-Taliban-security-development-poverty2 The Complex Ties Among Poverty, Development, and Security

Over the past decade a new conventional wisdom has emerged that security and development are mutually reinforcing, and that long-term security is not possible without reducing poverty and promoting e…

March 8, 2017

United States
Play RTS10VVV_EC.jpg Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration

Experts discuss the role of civil-military relations in the development of military advice; evaluate early changes to the national security system under President Trump; and consider possible reforms…

November 28, 2016

United States
Play DomesticISIS_EC.jpg Domestic Security in the Age of ISIS

Experts discuss how the United States can better prepare for and protect the homeland with the growing threat of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

September 16, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX1P7OP_Ahmad-Masood_EC.jpg Assessing NATO's Future

Experts discuss the ability of NATO to adapt given the political and economic realities of its members.

August 15, 2013

What’s New in U.S.-Israel Plans for Iran’s Nuclear Program?

Two days ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, met with his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of the Israeli general staff. Last August, Gen. Dempsey told re…

May 21, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
A View from the Hill: U.S. National Security

Speaker:John M. McHughMember, U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY); Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee Presider:Thom ShankerPentagon Correspondent, The New York Times Writing in Roll Ca…

August 30, 2013

Military Operations
chemical weapons inspector in Syria You Might Have Missed: Syria Intervention, WMDs, the "Black Budget”

Barton Gellman and Greg Miller, “U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary,” Washington Post, August 29, 2013. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fis…