Turkey, a Nation Stuck in Politicized, Primordial Worldviews

This column is part of a series of commentaries from scholars of Turkey reflecting on polling data provided by the Center for American Progress. The poll’s findings are summarized here; further analysis with reference to the focus groups is available here; and you can find…

Five Pillars of an Enduring U.S.-India Partnership

In 2017, the Center for American Progress convened a task force of experts from the United States and India to ensure continuing strong relations between the world’s two largest democracies. Its mission is to chart a shared agenda and advocate for that agenda in Washington…

Fact Sheets: President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Harms Nearly Every Community Across the Country

Immediately after President Donald Trump signed into law a tax overhaul that jacks up the deficit by $1.5 trillion—and unabashedly funnels enormous tax cuts to the nation’s millionaires, billionaires, and corporations—he and his colleagues in Congress made clear how they planned to pay for it:…

When Public-Private Partnerships Fail: A Look at Southern Indiana’s I-69 Project

The United States has major transportation infrastructure needs. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the surface transportation sector—defined as highway, public transportation, and rail facilities—will face an investment shortfall of approximately $1 trillion over the next decade. Public-private partnerships (P3s) are often mentioned…

Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to Students

In December, Congress passed one of President Donald Trump’s key priorities: tax cuts. These cuts primarily benefit the wealthy to the tune of $1.5 trillion in deficit spending over 10 years. To pay for it, the budget released this week proposes cutting over $200 billion…

RELEASE: New CAP Report Shows How Trump’s Financial Practices Made Him The Perfect Target For Russia’s Influence Campaign

Washington, D.C. — Donald Trump’s business practices could have provided the Kremlin and those working on its behalf with both the leverage and the means necessary to penetrate his 2016 presidential campaign, says a recently released CAP report. Given the Kremlin’s preference—determined by the U.S….

How New Is Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’?

This column is part of a series of commentaries from scholars of Turkey reflecting on polling data provided by the Center for American Progress. The poll’s findings are summarized here and here, and you can find further commentaries from a range of experts here. For…

Cracking the Shell

“What lingers for Trump may be what deals—on what terms—he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the west apparently would not lend to him.” —Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of Britain’s MI61­ “To keep kompromat on enemies…

EVENT ADVISORY: The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership

Washington, D.C. — The relationship between the United States and India has become an important priority for both nations and is increasingly important for advancing their shared interests of promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic institutions. Over the past year, the Center for American Progress organized a…

A Bad Budget for America’s Place in the World

As President Donald Trump dreams of a military parade in the streets of the nation’s capital and dishes out enormous tax breaks to billionaires, he continues to hobble American diplomacy and international development to an unprecedented degree. The just-released budget, while thin on details, calls…

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