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September 9, 2011

United States
Education Reform and U.S. Competitiveness

How should the United States reform its K-12 education system to retain global competitiveness? Four experts say reforms revolve around teachers.

February 13, 2018

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

March 14, 2014

Politics and Government
Helping the Oppressed, not the Oppressors

As protestors from Kiev to Khartoum to Caracas take to the streets against autocracy, a new book from economist William Easterly reminds us that Western aid is too often on the wrong side of the batt…

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December 20, 2013

United States
NSA: These Are the Dots

If there was one consensus conclusion after 9/11, it was that we had failed to “connect the dots.” That phrase had two meanings. First, government agencies should stop the “stove piping” that prevent…

April 20, 2012

Education
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Louisiana’s Educational Overhaul

Today's "Policy Initiative Spotlight" focuses on the sweeping education reforms taking place in the state of Louisiana, which is fast becoming a kind of national laboratory for proponents of choice-b…

Teacher Darcy McKinnon teaches math to her seventh grade class at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans February 22, 2006.(Lee Celano/Courtesy Reuters)

July 30, 2013

Politics and Government
Politics and Development Together Again

The United States has spent about $100 billion rebuilding Afghanistan since 2002 – an enormous amount of money that even a casual observer can tell has fallen far short of its aims. Perhaps the recon…

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July 26, 2012

United States
National Security Leaks and the White House

Every administration suffers from leaks of classified information. Given the size of the government and the large number of people who have access to information that is not only highly classified bu…

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