Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care
Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.
Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment
Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.
Opportunities for the Green Climate Fund in 2015
Issue Brief Countries—including the United States—need to start meeting their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund so that it can begin to help solve the climate challenge.
Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas
Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.
Fact Sheets: Economic Benefits of Reducing Racial and Ethnic Inequality
Fact Sheet With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that the majority of the U.S. population will be people of color by 2043, it is increasingly important that policymakers enact progressive policies that would improve the economic prospects and increase income for people of color.
Cutting Greenhouse Gas from Fossil-Fuel Extraction on Federal Lands and Waters
Issue Brief A comprehensive emissions-reduction plan is needed to cut greenhouse gas pollution from energy development on public lands and waters to support U.S. climate change goals.
Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Reach a Decision Point
Issue Brief An imperfect negotiated deal between the P5+1 and Iran is better than the alternative of no deal at all.
Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action
Issue Brief Any adjustment to the withdrawal timeline of U.S. troops from Afghanistan must consider the critical needs of the Afghan National Security Forces.
Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It’s Now or Never
Issue Brief Afghanistan has become one of the most corrupt countries on earth, but the election of a new government offers a critical opportunity for reform that neither Kabul nor Washington can afford to waste.
Turning the Tide on Afghanistan
Issue Brief The Afghanistan national unity government’s visit to Washington offers an opportunity to reinvigorate the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship by using U.S. and international assistance to bolster Afghanistan’s own reform agenda.
To Stem the Flow of Illicit Drugs from Afghanistan, Follow the Money
Issue Brief Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium. Curbing the drug trade will require enhanced efforts to monitor the flow of illicit financial funds, as well as Afghan political will to enforce action.
The Rich Can’t Save Retail
Report It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps its most important customers—the middle class.
The Plight of Christians in the Middle East
Report Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.
The U.S.-Turkey Partnership
Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.