Reassessing the International Role in Afghanistan During the NATO Summit
Issue Brief The end of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, mission provides an opportunity for the international community to redefine its roles in Afghanistan.
Closing the Science Gap
Issue Brief Despite bipartisan agreement to double funding for basic research, Congress has not followed up with the appropriations necessary to meet this goal.
National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships
Issue Brief Employer-written national guideline standards can strengthen America’s apprenticeship system.
Issue Brief As we approach Labor Day, Congress needs to cut the party-line bickering and refocus its efforts on policies that help American workers.
Delivering Development After 2015
Issue Brief The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.
A Win-Win for an All-In Nation
Report Improving economic and health outcomes for communities of color has the potential to help combat Social Security’s projected shortfall and improve the economic security of a struggling middle class.
Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports
Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.
Revisiting the Shangri-La Dialogue: Candid and Heated Conversations are Encouraged
Issue Brief The annual Singapore-based Asia-Pacific security summit, traditionally a convivial affair, is becoming more candid and sharp elbowed—and that’s a good thing. This candidness should serve as a template for future regional security conversations.
Koch Brothers and D.C. Conservatives Spending Big on Nonpartisan State Supreme Court Races
Report Big-money groups in Washington want to protect state legislatures’ agendas from legal challenges.
Saving the Arctic
Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.
A Better America: Equity for All
The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.
Keep Calm and Muddle Through
Report As the retirement crisis looms, retirement preparedness—not muddling through—should act as the guiding principle for policymakers.
The Climate Implications of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, Exports
Report Increased LNG exports could theoretically result in a net benefit for the climate, but the conditions are formidable.
Indispensable Partners: Reenergizing U.S.-India Ties
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
The United States, Turkey, and the Kurdish Regions
Report The United States must rethink its policy toward Kurdish political groups in its pursuit of regional stability.