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Mitigating Natural Gas Use in the Electricity Sector

wind turbines book_alt2 icon Report The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan offers states the opportunity to curb rising natural gas use in the United States and achieve steeper carbon-pollution reductions by investing more aggressively in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

by Alison Cassady | Monday, December 1, 2014

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

Arkansas family article icon Fact Sheet To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.

by the Center for American Progress & the National Partnership for Women & Families | Monday, December 1, 2014

November 2014

Job fair article icon Issue Brief This month’s economic data shows that it’s time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Monday, November 24, 2014

Looking Beyond Election Day, Tunisia’s Transition Remains Fragile

Tunisia article icon Issue Brief Tunisia’s parliamentary and presidential elections are a milestone, but difficult political, economic, and security decisions lie ahead for the winners.

by Ariella Viehe | Thursday, November 20, 2014

How DACA Has Improved the Lives of Undocumented Young People

A woman celebrates after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is instated. article icon Issue Brief The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

by Zenen Jaimes Pérez | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Moving the Needle

Lesbian couple with baby book_alt2 icon Report The Affordable Care Act is making a difference in connecting LGBT people with coverage, but more remains to be done.

by Kellan Baker, Laura E. Durso, Andrew Cray | Monday, November 17, 2014

Dirty Money, Dirty Water

The Allen Steam Station plant book_alt2 icon Report A troubling correlation between judicial campaign contributions and success rates for law firms underscores the need to restore the state’s public financing of judicial candidates.

by Billy Corriher & Sean Wright | Monday, November 17, 2014

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani article icon Issue Brief As diplomatic efforts to address Iran’s nuclear program reach a key deadline, the United States and its partners should prepare for a range of scenarios that could unfold.

by Shlomo Brom | Monday, November 17, 2014

Supporting Continued Reform in Myanmar

article icon Issue Brief President Obama returns to Myanmar two years after his initial visit to address further reforms as the country continues to undergo its democratic transition.

by Brian Harding, Aarthi Gunasekaran, Charles A. Jordan | Thursday, November 13, 2014

Roles and Responsibilities Beyond the Asia-Pacific Region

book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China are working together in many regions around the world, but cooperation has not reached the point where either nation is willing to depend on the other when critical interests are at stake.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Visions for Asia-Pacific Security Architecture

Hagel and Chang Wanquan book_alt2 icon Report The United States and China have many common interests in the Asia-Pacific region. On security issues, however, the two nations sometimes do not see eye to eye. Some of those differences can be resolved with better communication, while others are rooted in truly divergent views and therefore require careful management.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Energy and Climate Change

coal plant book_alt2 icon Report Energy and climate cooperation has become the new action track of the U.S.-China relationship, but the United States and China still do not consider each other to be true strategic partners in this space. It is time to kick cooperation up a notch and start chipping away at the truly difficult issues.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Expanding the Frontier of U.S.-China Strategic Cooperation Will Require New Thinking on Both Sides of the Pacific

Obama and Xi Jinping meet article icon Issue Brief The Center for American Progress recently convened a group of rising U.S. and Chinese foreign policy leaders to examine some of the most difficult issues plaguing the world’s most important bilateral relationship. They found that both sides need to better clarify their own intentions and address the other side’s suspicions.

by Melanie Hart | Monday, November 10, 2014

Promoting Entrepreneurship Among Millennials

Millennials and business article icon Issue Brief Young people want to start businesses, but they face challenges.

by Sarah Ayres Steinberg | Monday, November 10, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Students in class book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

by Robert Lynch & Patrick Oakford | Monday, November 10, 2014