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Justin Trudeau Explains How Progressive Ideals Help the Middle Class

play_alt icon Video Two years ago, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau joined the Center for American Progress to talk about the challenges facing the middle class and how to ensure opportunity for all.

| Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Why President Obama Should Veto the NDAA

Guantanamo BayThe president should veto the congressional National Defense Authorization Act because it contains several harmful provisions but should insist that Congress retain several beneficial provisions.

by Lawrence J. Korb | Friday, October 16, 2015

Climate-Related Risk Insurance: A New Opportunity for U.S.-China Collaboration

President Obama and President XiThe United States and China can put their shared climate-finance commitments to work by collaborating on climate-related parametric-risk insurance initiatives.

by Pete Ogden, Ben Bovarnick, Yangshengjing (Ub) Qiu | Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Putin Should Not Throw Stones

Putin U.N. addressRussian President Vladimir Putin’s recent comments about the unrest in Ferguson highlight why the United States must work to address its own shortcomings as it promotes democracy abroad.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Assessing American Foreign Policy Toward China

Melanie Hart, Director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

by Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

U.S.-China Climate Announcements Lay Foundation for Success in Paris

Obama and XiNew U.S.-China climate partnership commitments ease the path to international agreement later this year.

by Melanie Hart, Pete Ogden, Greg Dotson | Friday, September 25, 2015

Shortchanging National Security

U.S. troops load relief suppliesCurrent congressional appropriations threaten key defense and foreign policy programs to make a political point.

by Katherine Blakeley and Max Andonov | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dealing with a Proactive China

Xi Jinping ObamaChina’s growing assertiveness creates opportunities and challenges for the United States.

by Melanie Hart, Rudy deLeon, Brian Harding | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

China’s New International Financing Institutions

new development project article icon Issue Brief With U.S. engagement, new banks such as Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank could spur a race to the top in sustainable development financing.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Melanie Hart | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Crisis in Context

migrants book_alt2 icon Report This report explores the numbers behind the global refugee and internally displaced people crisis and offers practical solutions moving forward, from more effective diplomacy to improved plans for refugee resettlement.

by John Norris and Annie Malknecht | Friday, September 18, 2015

Leave No One Behind

boy in Mumbai article icon Issue Brief Leave No One Behind is the headline of the Sustainable Development Goals, but without further definition and a plan to achieve this objective, it will be nothing more than soaring rhetoric.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart | Friday, September 18, 2015

Assessing the Anti-ISIS Campaign After the First Year

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

by Brian Katulis | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran nuclear talks article icon Issue Brief As attention turns to implementing the Iran nuclear agreement, questions remain regarding future inspections, Iran's legacy technical capacity, and what the United States should do to ensure Iran stays off the nuclear path.

by Christine Parthemore | Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fighting Corruption One Goal at a Time

money book_alt2 icon Report The new global development agenda pledges to curb corruption and illicit financial flows. The United States can help make sure this commitment becomes more than just words.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Alex Zerden | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Harry Truman and the Politics of a National Security Strategy

Harry Truman U.N. speech article icon Issue Brief The experiences of the Truman administration—when a president tried to balance policy and politics during a time of great international challenges—can inform today’s foreign policy debate.

by Rudy deLeon and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, September 8, 2015