Publications

Sep. 24, 2013
Report

This paper reviews the key actions and decisions that the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has undertaken since it was first created by law three years ago.

Sep. 10, 2013
Report

On February 8, the statutory debt limit was reinstated; prior to that, it had been suspended since October 17, according to the terms of the

Sep. 9, 2013
Report

Al-Qaeda’s core in Pakistan exerts less control over its affiliated groups and the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan has decimated the group’s leadership. Al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia have also suffered significant losses as a result of U.S. and allied countries’ counterterrorism operations over the past three years. As a result, many counterterrorism officials believe the chances of a large-scale, catastrophic terrorist attack by al-Qaeda or an al-Qaeda-affiliated or -inspired organization occurring in the United States are small.

Aug. 15, 2013
Report

It is critical to remember that we are working to improve a fundamentally flawed system. We must be careful that, in pursuing our own individual ideals, we do not sacrifice good results for the sake of the perfect, leaving in place the current broken structure.

Aug. 14, 2013
Research

On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new E-Verify program evaluation from its external evaluator, Westat. The new report contains two measures of E-Verify’s accuracy: a new measure called the final non-confirmation (FNC) accuracy rate and an existing measure called the erroneous tentative non-confirmation rate (TNC).

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