ADVISORY: Admiral Mullen on U.S.-China Relations

December 1, 2010, 11:30am – 1:00pm Military-to-military dialogue between the United States and China has resumed once again after a series of disagreements in 2010 that demonstrated the volatile, “start-stop-restart” nature of the U.S.-China military relationship. Ahead lay the continued challenges of the North Korean nuclear program, international sanctions on Iran, and freedom of navigation...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Realignment–Managing a Stable Transition to Afghan Responsibility

Listen to the call here. Washington, D.C.—In a new report on Afghanistan strategy to be released Tuesday, November 23, the Center for American Progress argues that current U.S. efforts in Afghanistan are fundamentally out of balance and are neither advancing U.S. interests nor ensuring a durable peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan or the region. The...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Samuel Charap and Caroline Wadhams on the NATO Summit

Samuel Charap, Associate Director for Russia and Eurasia at American Progress, and Caroline Wadhams, Director for South Asia Security Studies at American Progress, are available for comment on the NATO summit, the Afghan transition, U.S.-European relations and Turkey. To learn more information read: The United States' Role in European Security Under the Obama Administration: Reset...

RELEASE: John Podesta Op-ed on New START– Arms Control: Clarity in the Senate

It is time for a moment of clarity in the Senate. Washington, D.C.-- The following op-ed by John D. Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress, ran today in POLITICO: The New START treaty has genuine bipartisan support and ratification is crucial to restore the verification system, which lapsed when...

PRESS RELEASE: Arizona’s Immigration Law and the Cost of Cancelled Conferences and Conventions

Download the report here. Listen to today's press call here. (mp3) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The lucrative convention and conference business is the backbone of Arizona’s tourism industry and it has been significantly hurt by the state’s enactment in April of harsh anti-immigration legislation. The industry’s losses will cost the state $253 million in economic output...

PRESS CALL: Arizona’s Immigration Law and the Cost of Cancelled Conferences and Conventions

Washington, D.C.—A new report to be released Thursday from the Center for American Progress should serve as a warning to states contemplating following in Arizona’s footsteps and adopting sweeping immigration measures. The Arizona law ignited a firestorm of controversy and triggered a national backlash. While many of the economic and social impacts of the law...

RELEASE: CAP and CGC Unveil Energy Reform Roadmap

Proposals Designed to Change the Conversation on Clean Energy in 2011 Washington, D.C., November 16, 2010 – The Center for American Progress (CAP) today released a paper “Cutting the Cost of Clean Energy”, a policy roadmap for a national energy reform plan designed to reduce the cost of clean energy deployment, and create jobs and...

RELEASE: The Power of the President–Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change

By the Center for American Progress Staff and Senior Fellows, Compiled by Sarah Rosen Wartell | November 16, 2010 Washington, D.C.--Today the Center for American Progress released "The Power of the President--Reccomendations to Advance Progressive Change" in a press call with John D. Podesta, Sarah R. Wartell, and Neera Tanden. This report focuses on how...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: The Power of the President—Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change

Washington, D.C.—November's midterm election aftermath has caused both pundits and politicians to predict overwhelming deadlock and stalemate in the upcoming 112th Congress that will prevent President Barack Obama from advancing his policy priorities. Additionally, there is an ongoing debate as to whether Obama's administration should move to the left or to the center and compromise...

ADVISORY: Future of Energy Reform Conference on November 16

Coalition for Green Capital Co-Hosting Event with Center for American Progress, and The American Council on Renewable Energy Washington, D.C.—The Coalition for Green Capital, or CGC, is teaming up with the Center for American Progress and the American Council on Renewable Energy, or ACORE to host “The Future of Energy Reform,” a conference on November...

RELEASE: Race and Beyond: The Leaders of the African-American Tea Party

By Sam Fulwood | November 09, 2010 Washington, D.C.--When the 112th Congress is seated in January, two newcomers, Allen West of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina, will make history as they become one of the rarest of political species. They are black and Republican, a combination that rarely finds success at the ballot...

RELEASE: Cooper Joins CAP as a Senior Policy Fellow

The Center for American Progress is pleased to announce that Donna Cooper has joined CAP as a Senior Policy Fellow. “We are excited to have Donna on board and are eager to put her policy research and implementation experience to work toward our efforts to develop new strategies to offer struggling families economic opportunity,” said...

RELEASE: O’Malley Cruises in Midst of Republican Wave

Maryland Governor Benefits from Reputation as Competent Manager By Reece Rushing | November 5, 2010 Washington, D.C.--As Democrats suffered mass defeats on Tuesday, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley doubled his margin of victory from 2006—a so-called wave year for Democrats. These results cannot be explained by O’Malley’s Republican opponent. He faced former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich...

STATEMENT: Boushey: Today’s jobs numbers indicate a “holding pattern”

Washington, DC – Today, Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of October unemployment figures: October marks the 10th straight month of private sector job gains, with the private sector adding 159,000 jobs this month. This is the strongest jobs gains since April. However, the...

STATEMENT: CAP on the UN’s High Level Advisory Group Report on Climate Change Financing

By Richard W. Caperton and Andrew Light This morning, the UN's High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing delivered its final report to the UN Secretary General. The report contains much valuable information. In particular, the advisory group clearly concluded that directing 100 billion dollars per year to help developing nations avoid the catastrophic...