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Examining Climate Change, Migration, and Nontraditional Security Threats in China

A new CAP report looks at the nexus of climate change, migration, and security in five Chinese hotspots, analyzing what it means for both domestic and regional policymaking.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Reforming the Wildfire Budget Is Critical for Our Public Lands

Congress can provide the Interior Department and the Forest Service with the funds they need to prevent and fight wildfires by enacting President Obama’s recent budget proposal.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Responding to the Crisis of Crimea and Ukraine

A new CAP issue brief highlights what President Barack Obama and today’s policymakers can learn from the national security approaches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pfizer’s Potential Corporate Inversion Shows Need to Tighten Our Tax Rules

Pfizer is currently attempting to move its headquarters out of the United States by acquiring the U.K.-based AstraZeneca; we must do more to prevent these kinds of tax-dodging corporate inversions.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What Would Universality Mean in the United States?

A new CAP report looks at the goals of the emerging post-2015 development agenda, including the innovative focus on universality.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Congressional Quota Harming LGBT Immigrants

The congressional bed quota in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities is placing LGBT immigrants in inhumane conditions and grave danger.

Friday, May 9, 2014

How Climate Action Can Reduce Poverty

If countries commit to a global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth, it is possible to prevent climate change and end poverty.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Grading States’ Recusal Records

A new CAP issue brief analyzes how judges and legislators have failed to address conflicts of interest in multimillion-dollar state judicial elections.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Big Oil Still Wants Its Tax Breaks

Despite $23 billion in first-quarter profits, the big five oil companies are still receiving special tax breaks from the federal government.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

How to Get More Teachers of Color into Classrooms

A new CAP report looks at how we can diversify the U.S. teacher population and improve the academic performance of students from all racial backgrounds.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Congress Should Pass Reforms to Help Undocumented Workers and the Economy

This May Day, Congress should look toward passing comprehensive immigration reform before the end of its current session.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How to Answer the Ukraine Crisis

A new CAP column looks at what steps the United States needs to take to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How the Oil and Gas Industry Is Reshaping American Conservation

The oil and gas industry’s growing influence on the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is reshaping the politics and policies surrounding the conservation of American land and wildlife.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What You Need to Know About STDs

CAP highlights STD Awareness Month and how these diseases affect Americans’ health.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Understanding the FY 2015 Defense Budget

The U.S. Department of Defense must make hard choices to create a fiscally responsible budget for the years ahead.

Friday, April 25, 2014