Housing More People More Effectively through a Dynamic Housing Policy

Housing / Research December 17, 2014
In a world of limited public funding, how can the United States substantially increase the number of households benefiting from stable, affordable housing?

Options for Reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard

Energy / Research December 16, 2014
Given the complexity of the RFS, the inventory was designed to address biofuels challenges at multiple scales, across many topical areas, through multiple mechanisms, and over varying periods of time.

President Erdogan: Prospects for a Strong Presidency

National Security / Research December 10, 2014
The presidency in Turkey has been historically regarded as a ceremonial—though prestigious—position, but President Erdoğan intends to change that.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Crash Course

National Security / Research November 20, 2014
BPC has compiled everything you need to know to get up to speed on the JPA, the criteria that should be used to evaluate a possible deal, the sanctions currently in place and the role of Congress going forward.

Terrorist Groups 101

National Security / Research November 10, 2014

Since 9/11, the al-Qaeda threat has become more diffuse. Today, al-Qaeda and its allied groups maintain a presence in some 16 different countries – compared with around half that number a decade ago. Additionally, there are a wide range of active terrorist groups with no clear organizational or operational links to the al-Qaeda core.

The Big Bank Theory: Breaking Down the Breakup Arguments

Financial Reform / Research October 28, 2014
The financial crisis threw into relief the issue of “too-big-to-fail”—the challenge posed by bailed out financial institutions on concerns that their failure would cause damage to the overall economy.

Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Enacting Bipartisan Cybersecurity Legislation

Lee H. Hamilton, Thomas H. Kean / Research October 14, 2014
We write on behalf of all members of the 9/11 Commission to urge the Senate to enact bipartisan cybersecurity legislation before the end of the 113th Congress.

A Diversity of Risks: The Challenge of Retirement Preparedness in America

Economy / Research October 7, 2014
When evaluating the retirement security landscape, complexity is the one constant.

2014 Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional Threats

Peter Bergen / Research September 23, 2014
While the core al-Qaeda group that struck the United States on 9/11 has been decimated in recent years, its affiliates and associated groups have diffused throughout the greater Middle East.

Natural Gas Infrastructure and Methane Emissions

Energy / Research September 18, 2014
Significantly increased production of natural gas in the U.S. has dramatically changed the country’s energy landscape—both lowering domestic natural gas prices and providing substantial economic benefits.