April 2, 2019
NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.
March 12, 2019
With economic inequality at an all-time high, some U.S. presidential candidates are proposing dramatic shifts to the U.S. tax code. How have similar plans worked elsewhere in the world?
December 10, 2013
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), signed into law in July 2010, is one of the most significant regulatory reform measures since the Great Depression.
August 23, 2012
U.S. presidential nominating conventions often touch on national security and foreign policy, but don’t always signal the direction of a winning candidate’s policy, explains this Backgrounder.
March 7, 2012
Rail infrastructure is a critical component of a transportation network capable of helping the United States compete in global markets. Efforts to expand and modernize U.S. rail, particularly to incl…
June 28, 2006
In a short time, the Gates Foundation has established a reputation as an innovative, effective donor to global health causes. A $30 billion gift from Warren Buffett is expected to dramatically expand…
May 13, 2009
The United Nations was responsible for establishing universal human rights standards, but its image in recent years has been tarnished by the record of its main body charged with safeguarding rights.
March 9, 2007
Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.
March 16, 2009
As U.S. lawmakers debate a cap-and-trade policy to combat climate change, experts say coal will continue to be a major part of the world’s energy mix, which will likely complicate efforts to curb gre…
November 17, 2006
Despite a spotty record of effectiveness, Western states continue to promote UN sanctions in cases ranging from North Korea to Iran. But the UN Security Council is more divided than ever about implem…