Letter to Congress on Advanced Nuclear Energy Innovation

Tracy Terry / Research November 20, 2015
Although nuclear power was developed and first commercialized in the U.S., we have arguably lost the strategic advantages of U.S. leadership in the field.

Global Insurance Regulatory Issues: Implications for U.S. Policy and Regulation

Finance / Research November 13, 2015
Global coordination on insurance regulatory issues is a positive dynamic, but policyholder protection should remain the top priority of regulators.

An Open Letter to the Presidential Candidates

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez, Allyson Y. Schwartz, Vin Weber / Research November 10, 2015
The next president will assume leadership of the United States at a time when the country is undergoing a profound demographic transformation.

The Case for Strategic Health Diplomacy: A Study of PEPFAR

National Security / Research November 6, 2015
Global health interventions should be a critical element of U.S. national security policy, giving policymakers a means to improve the lives of people around the globe.

Turkey Transformed: Authoritarianism and Islamization Under the AKP

National Security / Research October 29, 2015
President Erdoğan’s "new Turkey" has come to mean something other than the consolidated democracy his party promised.

Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins, Steve Bell / Research October 27, 2015
If policymakers do not act on the debt limit, BPC estimates that Treasury will have insufficient cash to meet all financial obligations sometime between Nov. 10-16.

Insurance and Banking: Understanding Two Different Industries

Finance / Research September 29, 2015
Insurance is fundamentally different from banking. Each has its own specific models and practices, risk profiles, risk-management strategies, and regulatory regimes.

The Impact of Tax Reform on the Performance of Energy Plants

Energy / Research September 29, 2015
The study quantifies the impact of the Baucus, Camp and Wyden-Coats proposals on the illustrative project economics of different electricity-generation sources.

Key Objectives for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Governance / Research September 25, 2015
The costs of college tuition and room-and-board are skyrocketing, putting additional pressure on federal support and requiring many students to assume even greater debt burdens.

The Geopolitics of Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban

Energy / Research September 24, 2015
An increase of American crude oil in the global marketplace likely diminishes the influence of other exporting nations by weakening their market share.