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April 21, 2021

United States
How Police Compare in Different Democracies

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

A photo from behind of rows of police officers wearing navy blue uniforms and hats in a moodily lit arena.

July 15, 2020

Inequality
The U.S. Inequality Debate

Public policy experts call income and wealth inequality one of the defining challenges of our time. Recent crises have accelerated these divisions, and the coronavirus pandemic looks set to deepen th…

Striking McDonalds workers demanding a $15 minimum wage demonstrate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

May 12, 2014

Global
Driverless Cars

Tech and auto companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia are moving forward rapidly with efforts to develop driverless cars and street networks. The benefits appear tantalizing, but roadblocks …

Driverless Cars

April 10, 2013

United States
U.S. Patents and Innovation

The U.S. patent system has generated growing debate over whether it helps foster innovation or stifles it through unnecessary protections, as this Backgrounder explains.

January 11, 2011

United States
U.S. Deepwater Drilling’s Future

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill spotlights the growth of deepwater drilling and the challenges of balancing strong environmental regulation with efforts to expand U.S. domestic oil production.

September 17, 2009

Rule of Law
Brazil’s Powerful Prison Gang

Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC), a Brazilian prison gang, staged a series of attacks in May that paralyzed the city of Sao Paulo. Subsequent waves of violence have raised concerns about the organiz…

November 12, 2007

Global
Nation Branding Explained

Countries increasingly employ public relations firms and the techniques of brand marketing to build cohesive images for their nation.

May 18, 2006

Media
China’s Soft Power Initiative

China is expanding its use of cultural, educational, and diplomatic tools to increase its appeal across the world. The move comes as U.S. cultural influence slips and some say the United States may b…

March 19, 2007

Iraq
IRAQ: Iraq’s Governing Council

This publication is now archived. What is the makeup of the Iraqi Governing Council?A diverse mixture of Iraqis—including recently returned exiles, tribal leaders, women, religious Muslim conservativ…

December 30, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Sunnis, the Elections, and the Insurgency

This publication is now archived. IntroductionThe December 15 parliamentary elections in Iraq were the first since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in which Sunnis actively participated. Their coopera…