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White Elephant Watch: Vol. 2

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport article icon Issue Brief The West Bay Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 1

The beach in Panama City, Florida article icon Issue Brief The Gulf Coast Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 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

Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S.–China Bilateral Summit

If President Xi shows up ready to clear the air and discuss options for addressing American concerns, that should lead to progress on areas of shared interest.

| Friday, September 25, 2015

Avoiding Cuts to Pell Grant Funding

It is time for Congress to be sensible rather than pit college students against sick patients, workers looking for retraining, and others who need federal assistance.

| Thursday, September 24, 2015

Infographic: Mobile Banking By the Numbers

Mobile financial tools can help the nearly 10 million households without bank accounts enter the financial mainstream and collectively save billions of dollars in fees.

by Joe Valenti and Pete Morelewicz | Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fast Facts: Economic Security for North Carolina Families

Child and mother article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping North Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, September 24, 2015

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

Ahmed MohamedThe recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Protections for the Greater Sage Grouse Strengthen President Obama’s Conservation Record

Greater sage grouseThe historic measures announced to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat bolster President Obama’s conservation legacy.

by Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fully Funding Our National Security

In their refusal to negotiate a budget deal that would lift the sequester-level spending caps, Congress is unnecessarily risking critical defense and foreign policy priorities.

| Wednesday, September 23, 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

Investments Along China’s Belt and Road Initiative

cursor icon Interactive China’s Belt and Road initiative is becoming a reality. This interactive provides a comprehensive map of the projects that China is pursuing, their locations, and how much investment they are receiving.

by Ariella Viehe, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Vivian Wang, Stefanie Merchant | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

chinese barges article icon Issue Brief The United States should continue to watch the development of China’s Belt and Road initiative in order to make a nuanced assessment on how China’s role as a global economic leader will affect U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

by Ariella Viehe, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Hanna Downing | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Expanding the Franchise in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

In order to ensure that this population has full and equal access to the ballot, grassroots organizations, political parties, and candidates must increase their outreach and engagement.

| Tuesday, September 22, 2015