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Food Security and Climate Change: New Frontiers in International Security

Wheat field article icon Issue Brief Food security and climate change are already contributing to human suffering and eroding state structures. The United States should incorporate food and climate analysis fully into foreign and security policy to anticipate the next crisis.

by Tom Daschle and Michael Werz | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

woman job seeker article icon Issue Brief Strengthening equal pay protections and adopting new workplace policies to address work-life challenges can help ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their work.

by Jocelyn Frye | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap

woman factory worker article icon Fact Sheet Here are some key facts to know about the gender wage gap on Equal Pay Day.

by Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle Corley | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

From Negotiation to Fulfillment: The First U.N. Climate Conferences of the Paris Era

Ouarzazate solar plant article icon Issue Brief As host of COP 22, Morocco can set a precedent that will help facilitate the ultimate success of the Paris agreement.

by Pete Ogden, Gwynne Taraska, Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

State Options to Control Health Care Costs and Improve Quality

Nurses at the University of Chicago Medical Center book_alt2 icon Report States should take the lead in implementing innovative cost control and quality improvement reforms.

by Zeke Emanuel, Joshua Sharfstein, Topher Spiro, Meghan O'Toole | Monday, April 11, 2016

The Rise to Power of the Congressional Anti-Parks Caucus

The rising full moon silhouettes the budding Cherry tree blossoms article icon Issue Brief Twenty GOP legislators have led a divisive anti-parks agenda that has fractured Congress’s bipartisan tradition of supporting America’s national parks and public lands.

by Jenny Rowland | Monday, April 11, 2016

Building Resilience to Climate Change Requires Investment in Nature

mangrove restoration Senegal article icon Issue Brief Preserving ecosystem services is an essential component of international strategies for adaptation to climate change.

by Shiva Polefka and Gwynne Taraska | Friday, April 8, 2016

How Much Can High-Quality Universal Pre-K Reduce Achievement Gaps?

Two preschoolers play book_alt2 icon Report Achievement gaps based on race/ethnicity and income start early and persist over time. A national high-quality universal pre-K program could help ensure that all children start kindergarten on equal footing.

by Allison Friedman-Krauss, W. Steven Barnett, Milagros Nores | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Are U.S. Drone Strikes Legal?

Unmanned drone article icon Issue Brief The Obama administration has promised to release more information about drone strikes. This brief outlines the legal context in which that information should be evaluated.

by Kate Martin | Friday, April 1, 2016

Forfeiting the American Dream

Beonca Williams crosses the street with her 1-year-old son book_alt2 icon Report Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.

by Rebecca Vallas, Tracey Ross, Todd A. Cox, Jamal Hagler, Billy Corriher | Friday, April 1, 2016

Advancing Progressive Religious Liberty in 2016

People protest for LGBT rights. book_alt2 icon Report A hopeful, progressive understanding of religious liberty can prevent harm and discrimination while preserving the freedoms of both religious and nonreligious Americans.

by Carolyn Davis | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

phone bank workers article icon Issue Brief Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data via BRFSS is an important part of better understanding and addressing the health disparities that affect the LGBT population.

by Kellan Baker and Margaret Hughes | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fixing the Foul Play

Giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen on top of factory book_alt2 icon Report The Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that any settlement with Volkswagen mitigates the negative health and environmental consequences of the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act.

by Greg Dotson, Alison Cassady, Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Designing Better Accountability Mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Secretariat building book_alt2 icon Report Identifying lessons from existing global and regional accountability mechanisms is key to designing accountability mechanisms that will effectively deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

by Molly Elgin-Cossart and Rahul Chandran | Thursday, March 24, 2016