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Why Democracy Fails in Fragile States
Paul Collier notes that many of the 58 countries that are home to one billion of the world’s poorest people–– the "bottom billion" ––are unable to provide their citizens with two vital public goods: s... Read More...

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The Dollar and the Deficits
The global economic crisis has revealed the folly of large U.S. budget and trade deficits, as well as of the strong dollar that makes them possible. If it is serious about recovery, the United States ... Read More...

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Frostbitten: Decoding the Cold War, 20 Years Later
The magisterial Cambridge History of the Cold War views the Cold War as an undifferentiated chunk of history. But the conflict between the superpowers was just one strand of history in the middle and ... Read More...

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Beyond Copenhagen
For many climate-change experts, the Copenhagen summit was something of a failure. In order to make real progress on pressing climate issues, policymakers must give up on a binding deal and begin to l... Read More...

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How to Read Brazil's Stance on Iran
As a holder of a temporary seat, Brazil can either facilitate or complicate consensus on the UN Security Council. Equally important, Brazil will play a role in ensuring that sanctions against Iran, if... Read More...

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Complexity and Collapse
Imperial collapse may come much more suddenly than many historians imagine. A combination of fiscal deficits and military overstretch suggests that the United States may be the next empire on the prec... Read More...

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The Future of North America
U.S. national security depends more on cooperative neighbors and secure borders than it does on defeating militias in Basra. By Robert A. Pastor. (Foreign Affairs - Jul/Aug 2008 - $) Read More...

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An Israeli Strike on Iran
This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum assesses the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran, the policy options available to diminish that likelihood, the implications shoul... Read More...

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The United States in the New Asia
The Obama administration has an opportunity to help define new roles for the United States in this changing Asia. But to sustain its position in the region, Washington will need to move beyond its tra... Read More...

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Doing What Works: Building a Government That Delivers Greater Value and Results to American People
Opinion research shows the public does not believe government is capable of executing its responsibilities efficiently and effectively. As a result, a government makeover would deliver more than polic... Read More...

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Does Europe Matter to the Obama Administration?
The question of how much Europe matters to the United States will ultimately be answered by how much Europe actually delivers on key policy questions such as dealing with instability in places like Af... Read More...

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Debunking False Energy Claims
Reports from the Heritage Foundation and the Milken Institute are a distraction from the real debates on how best to secure our economy and national security, and protect our planet from the effects o... Read More...

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On the Road to Better Biofuels
The recently-announced biofuels initiatives announced represent progress in the right direction toward a clean transportation future. By Jake Caldwell. (The Center for American Progress - 02/08/2010) Read More...

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Reviving the American Empire
The answers to the most pressing problems for Americans are through collaboration with other powers; our global leadership combined with cultural hegemony that declines at a much slower pace than cash... Read More...

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Americans Support Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
Voters recognize through a CAP poll that as our country fights two different wars that it is critical for the military to make recruiting decisions based on a soldier’s skills—not his or her sexual or... Read More...

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The United States of Science
One set of President Obama's 2011 budget numbers tackles the threat posed by ever-rising federal deficits to our country’s long-term stability, and the other set provides the financial wherewithal for... Read More...

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Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization: Risk, Resilience and International Order
Alex Evans, Bruce Jones and David Steven discuss risks to the process of globalization and new ideas on how to make it ‘more resilient’. (Brookings Institution, 01/26/2010) Read More...

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Slimming Down the Defense Budget
The federal government can and should do more to rein in spending on the investment portion of the defense budget, which still includes a number of outdated, over budget weapons systems. By Lawrence J... Read More...

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The False Promise of Primacy: Debunking Robert Kagan’s Nostalgia for Bush-Era Foreign Policy
The unifying theme of President Obama’s domestic agenda is retooling America so it can prosper in the global economy, to the chagrin of Robert Kagan. By Nina Hachigian. (The Center for American Progr... Read More...

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Testing Time for U.S.-China Relations
President Obama’s conciliatory approach just postponed the already existing friction in U.S.-China relations. But like the times before, this rough patch will pass, too. The tone may have changed, but... Read More...

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Help for Hondurans After Their Election
Whatever the motives behind each country’s response to Honduras’ presidential elections, the most important consideration for everyone should be the future peace, stability, and prosperity of the Hond... Read More...

IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum Special Report - Climate Change, Cybersecurity
IA Forum presents its latest special report featuring the trade-off between economic policy and climate change policy, insurgent groups, and cybersecurity. Read More...

Special Report Preview, Climate Change:  Dr. Arvind Panagariya
Special Report Preview, Climate Change: Dr. Arvind Panagariya
In a preview of our upcoming special report, Dr. Arvind Panagariya discusses COP15 and balancing India's policies on climate change and economic growth. By M. Patel. (12/14/2009) Read More...

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Addicted to Contractors
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think. Read More...

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First thoughts: Obama's Oslo speech
An MSNBC News feedback report on the speech Obama gave in receiving his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. By Domenico Montanaro. (MSNBC News, 12/09/2009) Read More...

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Cap and Fade
President Obama is planning to announce the employment of cap-and-trade policy as a centerpiece of America's contribution to curb emissions. The plan, however, merely allows polluters and Wall Street... Read More...

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Can an Unfree China Be Green?
President Obama has chosen to downplay the lack of freedom in China. By doing so, he gives up on a vital prerequisite for an effective, credible emission-control regime. By Lee Lane. (The American Ent... Read More...

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Calibrating Credulity for Copenhagen
It is extraordinarily likely that the leaders meeting in Copenhagen will agree to something and congratulate themselves for it. For it to be meaningful, there are some challenges an agreement would ha... Read More...

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Money Can't Buy America Love
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse. By Andrew Wilder and Stuart Gordon. ... Read More...

IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Kamal El Kheshen
IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Kamal El Kheshen
Dr. Kamal El Kheshen, Vice President of the African Development Bank discussses the trade-off between climate change policies and economic growth policies in Africa. By M. Patel. (12/10/2009) Read More...

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