New IAEA report shows Iran not yet in full compliance with interim nuclear pact

Blaise Misztal July 2, 2015

Since at least November 2014, Iran has been in violation of a key term of the interim agreement it entered into with the United States and other world powers, known as the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). In June 2015, the New York Times picked up on this fact and published a story, earning fierce push back from the Obama administration, about how this noncompliance might complicate attempts to negotiate a final deal.

What We’re Reading in Health & Housing, July 2nd

Housing July 2, 2015

Welcome to What We’re Reading in Health & Housing. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched a Health & Housing Task Force earlier this year. We are sharing some recently released publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work. The views expressed in these pieces do not necessarily represent the views of the task force, its co-chairs, members, advisors or BPC.

What We’re Reading in Infrastructure, July 2

Finance July 2, 2015

Sharing some recently released publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance. The view expressed in these articles do not necessarily represent the views of the initiative, its co-chairs, members, advisors or the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Compiled by Nikki Rudnick, Katie Golden and Jake Varn


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What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, July 2

Finance July 2, 2015

Here are the latest and greatest in financial regulation to take with you as you celebrate America’s 239th birthday. When you get back from your long weekend, we hope you can join us on July 9th, as BPC and Managed Funds Association celebrate Dodd-Frank’s 5th birthday with: Dodd-Frank at Five: Looking Back and Looking Ahead, featuring keynote remarks from Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainerd.

Bank Living Wills: Five Years Later, Still in Probate

Dodd-Frank requires all banks with consolidated assets greater than $50 billion (often called “bank SIFIs”) to submit living wills.

Iran Talks: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Blaise Misztal June 29, 2015
Balancing the desire for a diplomatic resolution with the dangers of emboldening Iran or having to concede to a bad deal will be a difficult task.

Kurdish Advance in Syria Reveals U.S.-Turkey Divide

Jessica Michek June 29, 2015
The United States and Turkey, sworn allies in public, reveal undercurrents of friction when it comes to the Kurds in Syria.

The United States Has a New Physical Literacy Plan

Robin Schepper June 26, 2015
The goal is to have implemented physical literacy principles into the programs of all organizations that touch the lives of children in the United States by 2020.

Devil is in the Details in CBO’s Long Term Budget Outlook

Ben Ritz June 25, 2015
Further reductions in discretionary spending cannot compensate for ever-growing entitlement spending or an inefficient tax code that fails to raise sufficient revenue.

Congress Should Find Long-term Solution, Not Tricks to Avoid Defense Caps

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz June 22, 2015
More and more, standard operating procedure in Congress seems to employ "creative" accounting methods to game the system and get around defense spending caps.