Appliance Efficiency Standards: What have they accomplished, and what does the future hold?

Meghan McGuinness July 7, 2015
From refrigerators to furnaces, the Department of Energy’s appliance efficiency standards impact nearly everyone’s life.

Home Equity: Savings for Retirement?

Kenneth Megan July 7, 2015
For many Americans, their home is their greatest financial asset. This is especially true for those at retirement age.

Turkish Posturing on Syrian Border Raises Questions About Intervention

Blaise Misztal July 7, 2015
There is reason to believe that Turkey is interested in reversing recent tactical gains made by the Syrian Kurdish forces.

Panel Explores Turkey’s Political Landscape, Role in the Middle East

National Security July 2, 2015
The discussion examined the implications of Turkey’s general election on the ongoing peace process with the PKK, and its policies on Syria and Iraq.

IAEA Report Shows Iran Not Yet Compliant with Interim Nuclear Pact

Blaise Misztal July 2, 2015
Despite the administration’s assertions that Iran was complying with the interim agreement, it has in fact been in breach for much of the deal’s duration.

What We’re Reading in Health and Housing, July 2

Housing July 2, 2015
BPC's Health and Housing Task Force is sharing recent publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work.

What We’re Reading in Infrastructure, July 2

Finance July 2, 2015
The staff of BPC's Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

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

Finance July 2, 2015
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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.