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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at 2015 ceremony.

The Special U.S.-ASEAN Summit: An Investment in Asia’s Future

The United States and other major powers should work for a united and strong ASEAN rather than using it as a proxy to advance their competing interests.

LGBT activists lobby Senators.

Clear Guidance on Humanitarian Parole Is Needed to Reunite Same-Sex Partners Who Are Unable to Legally Marry

Even with marriage equality, same-sex couples continue to face separation under U.S. immigration laws.

President Obama speaks with a student-apprentice

How States Are Expanding Apprenticeship

article icon Issue Brief States have been leading the way in developing strategies to prepare more workers for employment through apprenticeship.

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A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

article icon Issue Brief The international community is making a major push in 2016 to bring reforms to a global humanitarian system stretched close to the breaking point.

5 Things You Need to Know About Flint’s Water Crisis

play_alt icon Video Government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color.

Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence

play_alt icon Video Until appropriate procedural safeguards can be put in place, the Obama administration should halt the raids and ensure due process for Central American refugees.

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What About White Voters?

An examination of the demographic trends that are shaping our changing electorate.

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The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-February 2016 Jobs Release

bars icon Charts Labor market indicators show a healthy economy that has room to grow.

A housing community near a methane leak

5 Reasons Why the EPA Should Limit Methane Pollution from All Sources in the Oil and Gas Sector

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to limit methane pollution from all sources in the oil and gas sector to meet the Obama administration’s climate change mitigation goals.

Indiana RFRA opponents

The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs

Anti-LGBT religious exemption laws pose a serious risk to state economies.

A Flint resident carries free water

Protecting America from Racism in the Water

The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.

surfer South Carolina

Opposition to Atlantic Oil Drilling Mounts as Big Oil’s Case for It Falls Apart

Broad, bipartisan calls to nix Atlantic Ocean oil and gas lease sales give the Obama administration a clear path forward.

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

book_alt2 icon Report The current plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal are unsustainable. Prudent cuts can help deterrence and free up scarce funds for more pressing priorities.

Obama at mosque

President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

Anti-Muslim bigotry runs counter to American values and threatens national security.

Presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Barack Obama

The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace

article icon Issue Brief Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States opens the way to a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership.

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