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A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Max Hoffman, and Kate Blakeley | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North

book_alt2 icon Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly, Michael Conathan, and Vikram Singh | Thursday, April 24, 2014

The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

A new CAP series features the most comprehensive research and analysis available for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the fastest-growing demographic in the nation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


7 Important Facts to Know About STDs

As STD Awareness Month comes to a close, consider the effect such diseases have on health in the United States.

By Donna Barry | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

P. Diddy Commences a Debate

Critics of Howard University’s choice of commencement speaker fail to see how his artistic and business successes have inspired a generation of Americans.

By Devon Rollins | Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How Increasing the Minimum Wage Would Help People of Color

With a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see a $16.1 billion total wage increase.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color

If the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see an increase in total wages of $16.1 billion.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, April 21, 2014


The Global Reach of Religious Liberty Rhetoric

Anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bills and discriminatory rhetoric in the United States are sending ripples across the globe; accountability at home would do the same.

By Tami A. Martin | Monday, April 21, 2014

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April 2014

article icon Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.

By Christian E. Weller | Monday, April 21, 2014

How to Achieve Unity in Ukraine

The best chance for enduring peace in Ukraine rests in transparent and inclusive constitutional reform.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Achieving Unity in Ukraine

The agreement reached in Geneva to de-escalate hostilities in Ukraine may or may not succeed, but the best opportunity for lasting peace rests in Kiev’s commitment to inclusive and transparent constitutional reform.

By Cory Welt | Friday, April 18, 2014

Immigration Reform Would Increase Tax Revenues

A new CAP column explains why immigration reform would lead to significantly more tax revenues.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sick family

The Business Case for Paid Leave and Paid Sick Days

As states continue to pass paid leave and paid sick days legislation, evidence shows that these policies are a win-win for both employers and employees.

By Claudia Calderon Machicado | Thursday, April 17, 2014

Working Group III

IPCC Redactions Obscure the Connections Among Income, Emissions, and Responsibility

For the sake of climate stabilization, countries should not conceal data relevant to the determination of mitigation responsibilities.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, April 17, 2014

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