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September 10, 2019

United States
U.S. Human Rights Policy, With Sarah B. Snyder

Sarah B. Snyder, associate professor at American University’s School of International Service, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss U.S. human rights policy and her most recent book, From Selma…

Podcast Original "foot soldiers" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

April 26, 2018

Human Rights
Sarah Margon on Human Rights

Sarah Margon, the Washington director at Human Rights Watch, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss the Trump administration's approach to human rights policy.

Podcast 20180426_TPI_HRW

December 12, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
What Is the Fiscal Cliff?

While congressional action lags, a series of year-end fiscal measures could derail the U.S. recovery.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.

December 12, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Fed and the Fiscal Cliff

One interesting footnote to the Fed’s decision today to introduce quantitative thresholds--that it expects to keep rates low at least as long as unemployment exceeds 6.5%, their inflation forecast do…

November 6, 2012

United States
Confronting the Fiscal Cliff

Policymakers must act swiftly post-election to approve a viable fiscal plan or trigger market volatility and severe damage to the U.S. economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

January 2, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Cliff Is Dead, Long Live the Cliff

Tuesday’s fiscal agreement defuses the fiscal cliff by deferring most tax hikes and pushing back the sequester.  A deal has been made, a financial crash avoided, and near-term growth prospects look r…

November 14, 2012

What Is the Fiscal Cliff?

Without timely action from Congress, the United States faces a drastic set of tax hikes and spending cuts at year’s end that could derail the nation’s fragile recovery and spill over into the global …

The dome of the U.S. Capitol is lit up in Washington, DC (Brian Snyder/Reuters).

August 20, 2014

Defense and Security
Ten Whats With…Sarah Kreps

Sarah Kreps is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an associate professor of government at Cornell University.  She is the author of Coalitions of Convenience: …

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November 27, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
Greece Hurtles Toward Its Fiscal Cliff

The United States marches solemnly towards its fiscal cliff, awaiting only the command from the Goddess of Reason to halt. Unfortunately for Greece, that country plugged its ears back in March. L…

Greece Hurtles Toward Its Fiscal Cliff

August 1, 2012

What is the Fiscal Cliff?

Without timely action from Congress, the United States is set to undergo a drastic set of tax hikes and spending cuts at year's end that could derail the nation's fragile economic recovery. The budge…

Cragged bluffs rise from the sea. (Courtesy Darren Harmon).