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Inequality and Growth at Home and Abroad

CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at the Georgetown University Law Center.

By John Podesta | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Millennium Development Goals

John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress, delivers remarks on the Millenium Development Goals at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 5, 2013.

By John Podesta | Monday, April 8, 2013

The Millennium Development Goals Are Working

John Podesta writes about how the Millenium Development Goals are working and how we will continue to pursue the achievement of them.

By John Podesta | Friday, April 5, 2013

Inclusive Economic Growth: Increasing Connectivity, Expanding Opportunity, and Reducing Vulnerability

Workers in Beijing article icon Issue Brief We must take steps to ensure that the global economy allows the global population to thrive.

By John Podesta | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Why We Now Oppose Drilling in the Arctic

The Arctic Ocean is subject to some of the most volatile weather patterns on the planet. Geologists believe it also contains vast undersea oil and gas reserves. Last year, the Arctic’s ice cover shrank to the lowest levels in recorded history and, not coincidentally, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) received the first permits in decades […]

By Carol Browner and John Podesta | Friday, January 18, 2013

Politics and economics, not troops, will decide Afghanistan's future

As Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Washington to discuss a bilateral strategic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan, policymakers and the public are debating the pace of troop drawdown and the residual force post-2014, when the security handover to Afghan authorities finishes. Missing from these discussions is a focus on the political and economic […]

By John Podesta and Caroline Wadhams | Thursday, January 10, 2013

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

By Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, and Michael Linden | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Protecting Romanian Democracy

John Podesta and Matt Browne explain the machinations of a beleaguered president trying to avoid impeachment.

By John Podesta and Matt Browne | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Statement on the Passing of Oswaldo Payá

John Podesta on the passing of the Cuban human rights activist.

By John Podesta | Monday, July 23, 2012

The Right Way Out of Afghanistan

Stephen Hadley and John D. Podesta outline the best steps to take in our exit from Afghanistan.

By Stephen Hadley and John Podesta | Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Statement on the Passing of CAP Founding Director Marion Sandler

John Podesta on the passing of CAP Founding Director Marion Sandler.

By John Podesta | Saturday, June 2, 2012

U.S. Rebalance to Asia: Japan as the Key Partner

CAP Chair and Counselor John Podesta discusses U.S.-Japan relations at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

By John Podesta | Friday, April 13, 2012

No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: North Korean Launch Ends with Catastrophic System Failure

A failed North Korean rocket launch threatened the safety of its neighbors and will result in further isolation for the backward regime, write John Podesta and Rudy deLeon.

By John Podesta and Rudy deLeon | Friday, April 13, 2012

We Don’t Need More Foreign Oil and Gas

Americans missed the big picture on the president's decision not to approve the Keystone pipeline, write Tom Steyer and John Podesta in the Wall Street Journal.

By Tom Steyer and John Podesta | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Enough Already

It's time to talk to the Taliban, say Stephen Hadley and John Podesta in Foreign Policy.

By Stephen Hadley and John Podesta | Thursday, January 19, 2012