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October 16, 2019

Turkey
The President's Inbox: Henri Barkey and Steven Cook on the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Henri Barkey, CFR’s adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies, and Steven Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Midd…

A boy waves a Turkish flag as a Turkish military vehicle drives through a town near the Turkey-Syria border on October 16.

September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

January 1, 2007

United States
Is Steven Pearlstein right?

Steven Pearlstein’s column “Public debt, private wealth” argues that surge in demand for US financial assets from emerging economies – and overwhelmingly from the governments of emerging economies, n…

October 21, 2013

Education
Student Loans and U.S. Prosperity

Sticker shock was rampant among many freshmen in the class of 2017. The annual price of a private four-year university is now edging toward $60,000. As a result, federal student loans will play a key…

A student walks on the campus of San Francisco State University (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters).

August 29, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Firms Move Offshore to Avoid Taxes

The opportunity to save on taxes continues to attract firms to re-incorporate overseas (WSJ). The IRS recently tightened rules regarding relocation, but an exception for mergers will allow Eaton, a C…

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November 22, 2016

Cybersecurity
Thinking About Long-Term Cybersecurity: A Conversation With Steven Weber and Betsy Cooper

I had a fascinating conversation with Professor Steven Weber and Dr. Betsy Cooper of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). We discussed several scenarios that CLTC developed that…

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September 21, 2012

Education
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Michigan’s Leg Up for Long-term Unemployed

One of the more serious and lasting consequences of the Great Recession and its aftermath has been the sharp rise in the number of long-term unemployed.  Nearly 45  percent of the unemployed –or more…

Job seekers line up to speak to prospective employers during a job fair in Detroit, Michigan (Rebecca Cook/Courtesy Reuters).

November 16, 2012

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Trying to Depolarize Congress

Congressional polarization has steadily increased over the last twenty-five years, according to research by political scientists Howard Rosenthal and Keith Poole. Their analysis indicates that the U…

Stickers stating "I Voted" in several languages are affixed to a ballot intake machine during the 2012 national election (Fred Prouser/Courtesy Reuters).

June 2, 2015

Infrastructure
U.S. Aviation Infrastructure

The United States has the most heavily-trafficked aviation system in the world, but its airports and airlines lag other developed countries in performance. While the United States is a leader in airc…

A United Airlines Boeing 747-400 takes off at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 7, 2015 (Louis Nastro/Reuters).

August 6, 2014

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: How Canada Lets Local Governments Pick Immigrants

Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform is dead.  More than a year after the U.S. Senate passed its reform bill, the House has not voted on comprehensive reform.  The upcoming mid-term elections will l…

Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa