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March 14, 2012

Labor and Employment
After Manufacturing

Overview No state was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing employment than North Carolina. But while some parts of the state were able to shift into more competitive sectors, others have bee…

March 12, 2018

Afghanistan
U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Panelists discuss current U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan and explore other possible military and diplomatic options to address the ongoing conflict.

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January 29, 2018

Israel
Strategy and Tactics: Examining Israel’s National Security

Panelists discuss Israel’s national security strategy, including implications for the Middle East and U.S.-Israel relations.

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September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

March 21, 2013

Trade
The Rising Tide: A New Look at Trade, Jobs, and Wages

In the Council on Foreign Relations 2011 Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy, we noted that many economists had begun to worry that growing U.S. trade with developing countries…

A man rides his motorcycle past shipping containers at the Port of Shanghai (Aly Song/Courtesy Reuters).

December 14, 2012

Corporate Governance
The Folly of State Subsidies, Part Two

A new study released this week by the Pew Center for the States is further proof of the folly of state tax incentives as a way to attract job-creating business – though in its usual even-handed fashi…

A United Airlines airplane at Newark Liberty International Airport (Gary Hershorn/Courtesy Reuters).

September 10, 2012

Infrastructure
To Build America's Future, Compete Aggressively For Investment

I will be traveling to Detroit this week to speak on a panel at the Techonomy conference, which is an annual event normally held in Arizona. It's a gutsy decision by the organizers to shine the spotl…

The skyline of Detroit (Rebecca Cook/Courtesy Reuters).

August 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: NASA’s Curiosity Reaches Mars

Early this morning, the Curiosity rover successfully touched down on the Martian surface (LATimes). The $2.5 billion mission was launched on November 26, and its primary task will last almost two yea…

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July 17, 2012

Infrastructure
Reviving the Economy of America's Small Towns: Is It Possible?

DAVIS, WV -- Can American small towns be revived? And is this something governments should even try to be doing? I’ve been pondering these questions on a brief working escape from this year’s especia…

Davis, West Virginia (jmd41280/flickr).

April 13, 2012

Education
President Bill Clinton on Inequality, Exports, and America's Future

Former President Bill Clinton has always had an impressive ability to explain complicated issues in a way that leaves his audience thinking, “duh, of course”--even if they’d never quite had the same …

Former President Bill Clinton in a recent speech (Fredy Builes/Courtesy Reuters