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Cutting Greenhouse Gas from Fossil-Fuel Extraction on Federal Lands and Waters

A coal-fired power plant in New Mexico article icon 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.

by Claire Moser, Joshua Mantell, Nidhi Thakar, Chase Huntley, Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Reach a Decision Point

Iran nuclear talks article icon Issue Brief An imperfect negotiated deal between the P5+1 and Iran is better than the alternative of no deal at all.

by Shlomo Brom | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Security in Afghanistan: 5 Key Areas for U.S. Action

Afghan generals article icon 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.

by Ariella Viehe, Katherine Blakeley, Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It’s Now or Never

Afghan Court Protest article icon 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.

by Mary Beth Goodman and Trevor Sutton | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Turning the Tide on Afghanistan

boy at market article icon 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.

by Ariella Viehe and Aarthi Gunasekaran | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To Stem the Flow of Illicit Drugs from Afghanistan, Follow the Money

money counter article icon 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.

by Mary Beth Goodman and Trevor Sutton | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Rich Can’t Save Retail

Shopping for shoes book_alt2 icon Report It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps its most important customers—the middle class.

by Brendan Duke | Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East

Lebanon Christians vigil book_alt2 icon 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.

by Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, John B. Craig | Thursday, March 12, 2015

The U.S.-Turkey Partnership

Gezi Park protesters article icon Issue Brief President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party are jeopardizing Turkey’s relationship with the United States and the West.

by Michael Werz and Max Hoffman | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Kobani, Turkey’s Kurds, and the 2015 Turkish Parliamentary Elections

Kobani refugees article icon Issue Brief Recent protests over the fighting in Kobani emphasize the challenges facing Kurdish political voices in Turkey.

by Esra Sardag | Thursday, March 12, 2015

Comparable but Unequal

student with laptop article icon Issue Brief Congress must address how current federal law masks education funding disparities between low- and higher-income students by fixing the so-called comparability loophole.

by Robert Hanna, Max Marchitello, Catherine Brown | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Challenge to Congress

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief It’s time for Congress to show that its words are more than mere rhetoric—that they are instead backed by concrete action and accountability on the issues important to women and their families.

by Jocelyn Frye, Milia Fisher, Donna Barry | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Economic Fallout of the Freeze on Ohio’s Clean Energy Sector

Ohio dock turbine article icon Issue Brief Ohio stands as a cautionary tale of the harms that follow a rollback of renewable energy and energy-efficiency standards.

by Gwynne Taraska and Alison Cassady | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fact Sheet: Efforts to Repeal or Weaken Renewable Energy Schedules in the States

Wind turbines from the Smoky Hills Wind Farm article icon Fact Sheet On the heels of coordinated campaigns across the country to roll back state-level renewable energy standards, many states are already facing similar efforts in the early months of 2015.

by Gwynne Taraska and Alison Cassady | Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Considerations in Dynamic Scoring and Macroeconomic Modeling

Calculator book_alt2 icon Report Since the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation are being forced to adopt dynamic scoring, they should consider the most recent credible economic research on tax cuts, inequality, and growth.

by Anna Chu | Tuesday, March 10, 2015