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December 3, 2013

With the Earth in the background, the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is seen as it is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm (Photo provided by NASA/Courtesy Reuters). Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

The Space Race of the 1960s spurred groundbreaking investments in research and education, inspiring a generation of Americans to enter the fields of science and engineering. These investments not onl…

May 15, 2013

An internet cable is seen at a server room (Kacper Pempel/Courtesy Reuters). U.S. Broadband Policy and Competitiveness

Experts agree that broadband internet is a critical piece of 21st-century infrastructure. The Federal Communications Commission has stated that “broadband is a foundation for economic growth, job cre…

June 26, 2012

Teacher Kennis Wong points to Chinese characters on a board at Broadway Elementary School in Los Angeles, California (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters). Foreign Languages and U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Americans are lousy at learning foreign languages. We all know the historical reasons – the United States was long a big, largely monolingual country with a fairly self-sufficient economy. U.S. econo…

November 17, 2011

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students i…

November 17, 2011

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the United States.

October 17, 2011

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Cyberspace and U.S. Competitiveness

As the Internet continues to evolve as a medium for social and economic exchange, four experts suggest ways for the United States to improve its cyber competitiveness in the global marketplace.

December 5, 2014

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Space Launch Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

October 12, 2012

A member of the audience yawns behind a copy of her program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner, where U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered remarks (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). Expensive and Long U.S. Campaigns: A Competitive Disadvantage?

Of the competitive disadvantages faced by the United States, its democratic system is not supposed to be one of them. Quite the opposite. The stability of the U.S. democratic process and the trusted …

June 29, 2016

Podcast RTSDJ0P Reuters.jpg U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Economy

CFR Senior Fellow Edward Alden and EXIM Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg discuss EXIM’s new global competitiveness report and the challenges facing the United States in global economic compe…

January 25, 2012

Morning Brief: Washington Responsible for U.S. Worker Competitiveness

Former Clinton Administration official and public policy expert Robert Reich contends that government, as protector of the public good (CSM), has a responsibility to help the American worker compete …