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Did Tillerson Save US-Turkey Ties?

Nicholas Danforth February 23, 2018

If nothing else, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Ankara last week staved off a looming crisis in U.S.-Turkish relations.

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Launching the All Things Election Podcast with Special Guest Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Matthew Weil February 22, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy today launches the All Things Election podcast to keep you in the know about everything election related.

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The Budget Control Act is Slain, But Issues Remain for Defense

Jack Rametta February 22, 2018

The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.

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Building State and Local Capacity to Modernize Infrastructure

Sarah Kline February 20, 2018

America’s infrastructure—roads, water systems, ports, airports, broadband, and energy grids—is falling behind. We need a new approach, one that will deliver high-quality, resilient infrastructure that will last long into the future.

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Lessons from the 2010 Gaza Flotilla

National Security February 15, 2018

Turkish forces’ recent incursion into northwest Syria has further complicated an already extremely complex situation in Syria.

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What’s In the Trump Infrastructure Plan – and What’s Not

Sarah Kline February 12, 2018

At long last, the Trump administration has released its proposal for an infrastructure package.

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Little Debate or Deliberation in Congress in 2017

Michael Thorning February 12, 2018

The first year of the 115th Congress mostly saw breakdowns in the legislative process and Congress’s ability to function.

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Tea for the Tillerson: The Middle East Tour

Nicholas Danforth February 9, 2018

In the course of visits to Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, Tillerson will meet with other leaders of the anti-ISIS coalition with three main goals in mind.

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Stock Market Swings and What Really Matters for Main Street

John Soroushian February 8, 2018

Short—term stock market fluctuations may be a sign of a larger downward trend but could also just be temporary volatility with no long-term impact.

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What the Budget Deal Means for Evidence-Based Activities

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw February 8, 2018

The bipartisan budget deal reached in the Senate this week contains provisions that are a step forward for evidence-based policymaking.

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