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April 18, 2018

Human Rights
The Long Arc of Human Rights: A Case for Optimism

Drawing on decades of research into transnational civil society networks and international institutions, political scientist Kathryn Sikkink counters skeptics from the left and the right who have arg…

A woman from the Rohingya community from Myanmar cooks food outside her makeshift shelter in a camp in New Delhi, September 13, 2014.

August 21, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Is Buffett Worried About Municipal Debt?

The Oracle of Omaha is pulling back from a multibillion dollar bet on the solvency of more than a dozen states (WSJ). Warren Buffett decided to terminate credit default swaps (CDSs) issued by Berkshi…

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February 8, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

In a now-famous August 14, 2011 New York Times op-ed, billionaire Warren Buffett called for tax rates to be raised “immediately on taxable incomes in excess of $1 million, including, of course, di…

Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

April 5, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Debate Over JOBS Act’s Benefits and Risks

Today, President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act (CSPAN).  The bipartisan measure is intended to ease financing for growing startups by reducing regulatory and disclosure requirements.  Two se…

President Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act yesterday, and is scheduled to sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) Act today. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)

February 3, 2016

Pakistan
Tough Choices in Afghanistan

Robert M. Hathaway is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, where he is writing a book on leverage in foreign policy. Previously, he was director of the Wilson Center…

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December 1, 2015

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2016

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fifteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the octocentenni…

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