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October 17, 2012

Infrastructure
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

On October 15, the Renewing America initiative hosted the BBC's The World Tonight radio program at CFR in Washington for a special event, "American Decline or Economic Renewal?," which was broadcast …

A teacher reads to students at an elementary school in Walla Walla, Washington (Dick_Morgan/Flickr).

May 31, 2013

How to Fix America

In the Foreign Affairs article, “Can America Be Fixed?” (January/February 2013), CNN’s Fareed Zakaria makes the case that the American democratic system has been growing increasingly dysfunctional si…

April 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: States Take the Lead on Renewable Energy

As federal funding for renewable energy dwindles with the drawdown of stimulus funds, states are increasingly taking the lead in creating incentives for renewable energy (Stateline). Budget pressures…

Wind turbines are seen on the northshore of Oahu, Hawaii in November 2011. (Yuriko Nakao/Courtesy Reuters)

January 23, 2013

America's Real Problem Is Healthcare

A comprehensive deal to put the United States on a sustainable fiscal path, one that includes both tax and entitlement reform, has thus far proved elusive for policymakers. As Washington gears up for…

August 22, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Pompeo Staffs Up

Today Secretary of State Pompeo announced the appointment of Steve Biegun to be Special Representative for North Korea. This follows the announcements of Brian Hook as Special Representative for Iran…

April 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Export-Import Bank Chairman Argues for Renewal

The charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im”) set to expire on May 31. Congress is considering renewing the charter, but debate remains over the renewal period and Ex-Im’s loan limit. Fred Hoc…

Boeing 787 Dreamliners being manufactured in Everett, Washington for Air India; Boeing is the largest recipient of Ex-Im financing.  (Anthony Bolante/Courtesy Reuters)

July 22, 2014

Infrastructure
How to Keep America’s Roads and Bridges from Crumbling

Last week, President Obama announced an initiative to ramp up investment in the United States's ailing infrastructure. The newly-established Transportation Investment Center is a one-stop shop at the…

Construction is seen under way on the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York May 14, 2014 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

November 11, 2018

United States
Thanking America’s Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. Americans first celebrated it on November 11, 1919, one year to the day after the end of the conflict they knew as the Great War and we (regrettably) know today as World War I…

Vets Day 2018