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CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

CAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

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U.S. Space Program Readies for Next Steps on 50th Anniversary of First American Spacewalk

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first American walk in space, the U.S. space program points to a future that could include putting a human on Mars by the 2030s.

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Previewing Turkey’s General Election

article icon Issue Brief Turkey heads to the polls on June 7 for its closest general election in years, with profound implications for this key U.S. ally.

Mitch McConnell

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.


Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

Infographic: Fixing the Force: The Path of a Military Career

Every service member experiences a number of key career and personal milestones. This infographic traces an example military career from enlistment through retirement.

Infographic: Fixing the Force: Understanding Military Pay

Basic pay is only about half of military compensation. This infographic provides snapshots of total compensation for military officers and enlisted service members by rank.

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Fixing the Force: The Outdated Military Compensation System

Designed in the post-World War II era with a hodgepodge of additions, the military pay, health care, and retirement systems remain largely the same as they were in 1947.

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Turkey’s Growing Energy Ties with Moscow

article icon Issue Brief Turkey’s efforts to secure reliable energy supplies have brought it closer to Russia, both a cause and a symptom of Ankara’s diminished solidarity with its Western allies.

Ash Carter

The Values-Interest Balance: U.S. and Japan Foreign Policy Cooperation in Support of Democratization

Southeast Asia poses challenges for both the United States and Japan as each must reconcile their national interests and support for democratic values with their foreign policy in the region.

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Mindful of Both Past and Present Challenges, Japan and the United States Must Work Together to Achieve a Progressive Future

The United States and Japan can work together to shape a forward-looking vision for the 21st century.

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