The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions
The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability. Read more →
The United States and India: A Shared Vision for 2020 and Beyond
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address at the launch of India: 2020, a new initiative focused on elevating the foreign policy debates in South Asia and analyzing ways to realize the full potential of the U.S.-India relationship.
Out of Range
Women’s presence and roles in the military have greatly increased over the past few decades, but the military is falling far short of its obligation to provide servicewomen with adequate reproductive and sexual health care.
The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2014 Jobs Release
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Why Millennials Aren’t Saving for Retirement—and What We Can Do to Change That
Millennials are saving less for retirement than older generations, threatening the long-term financial security of the youngest generation of American workers.
Rebounding Growth Allays Fears, But Shadows Still Loom Over the Economy
The U.S. economy’s continued failure to grow inclusively along with unnecessary public spending cuts are weighing on the recovery.
Offshoring Work Is Taking a Toll on the U.S. Economy
Charts Reshoring tax incentives can ease the wage and employment pressures across the country.
3 Reasons Subsidized Jobs Should Be Part of an Economic Mobility Agenda
As Congress explores strategies for boosting economic security and mobility, subsidized jobs are an effective tool for employing those left behind by the labor market.
Religion and Values
Working and Still Poor
When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.
Energy and Environment
Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin
Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.
Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.
Improving Economic Opportunity
Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.
A Way Forward on Child Refugees
The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.
The Ryan Budget in Sheep’s Clothing?
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s speech on safety net reforms is either an outgrowth of his budget plans to gut the safety net or it backtracks on his promise to balance the budget. But he can’t have it both ways.