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February 14, 2011

United States
The U.S. Budget’s Tightrope Act

The White House’s proposed budget for FY2012 tries to balance spending cuts with investment to boost competitiveness. CFR experts examine how well it handles deficit reduction, defense, foreign aid, …

May 5, 2011

United States
The Budget Deficit and U.S. Competitiveness

What are the implications for U.S. global competitiveness of running large budget deficits, and what should be done to reign in the fiscal shortfall? Five experts provide their take on the risks and …

September 1, 2016

United States
Debating the Legality of the Post-9/11 ‘Forever War’

The Authorization for the Use of Military Force, passed by Congress in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, has been cited by the Bush and Obama administrations as sanctioning …

A helicopter picks up U.S. soldiers after a night raid in Afghanistan’s Paktika Province.

March 10, 2009

United States
Cap and Trade’s Economic Impact

Six experts weigh in on the consequences for the U.S. economy if Congress creates a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system.

December 7, 2009

United States
Squaring Healthcare with the Economy

As the U.S. Senate debates the healthcare overhaul, experts are divided on whether proposed legislation would stifle U.S. economic and business competitiveness.

November 4, 2011

Trade
Can Trade Motor U.S. Economy?

Four experts weigh in on the role of free trade in driving U.S. economic growth and competitiveness amid high U.S. unemployment and a faltering global economic recovery.

February 7, 2006

United States
Reviewing the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review

The new Pentagon strategic plan calls for a more mobile, modern U.S. military capable of meeting threats posed by non-state actors like al-Qaeda. Cfr.org inteviews four military experts for their vie…

December 16, 2010

United States
Weighing an Ambitious QDDR

Four CFR fellows weigh in on the effectiveness of the State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review recommendations.

January 28, 2010

United States
The Tricky Path to U.S. Revival

President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address focused heavily, as expected, on domestic economic recovery and reasserting U.S. competitiveness. Six CFR experts noted different aspects of …

December 23, 2011

Social Issues
Five Economic Trends to Watch in 2012

Experts forecast the five most consequential trends in 2012, following a year in which the global economy struggled amid high unemployment and mounting debt crises.