June 17, 2019International Finance
The U.S. Department of the Treasury should transform its foreign currency report so it can be used as a tool to combat currency manipulation. This would be an important step toward a more balanced global economy with fewer persistent deficits and surpluses.
September 26, 2018Peacekeeping
Women are routinely underrepresented in peacekeeping operations, even though their participation has been shown to improve mission effectiveness and advance stability. The U.S. government should support a UN premium for police- and troop-contributing countries to increase the training and deployment of female peacekeepers.
September 22, 2014South Korea
A dispute over whether South Korea (ROK) should have the right to enrich and reprocess U.S.-origin nuclear fuels has led to a deadlock in talks on a new bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement. Failu…
March 19, 2014Infrastructure
To advise state and local government on how best to use private investment and build more critical infrastructure in a cost-effective way, Heidi Crebo-Rediker recommends the federal government create a new advisory unit within the Treasury Department called "Infrastructure USA."
May 24, 2013Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
A global fight over access to medicines is brewing. In the past year, India, China, and Indonesia have undertaken measures to circumvent patents on medicines for diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular …
May 14, 2012Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
The world is facing two immediate health crises concerning drugs and vaccines: affordable and reliable access to life-sparing medicines and the safety and reliability of those medicines. Regulation a…
April 26, 2012Development
Abundant reserves of minerals and petroleum often precipitate a resource curse in countries with weak governance institutions: fostering political corruption, eroding democratic accountability, incit…