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Trump Administration Lags in Filling Cabinet Agency Management Positions

Governance / Press Release May 5, 2017

The Trump administration lags behind its recent predecessors in making nominations for key government management positions.

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Management Excellence Tracker

Governance / Page May 3, 2017

There have been too many management failures in the executive branch in recent years, including the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the Veteran’s Affairs medical system delays.

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How Foreign Aid Helps Americans

Health / News March 22, 2017

Protecting Americans, preventing epidemics, strengthening markets, saving lives: aid delivers phenomenal benefits, and for a bargain.

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Muslim Registry “Easy” To Reinstate But “Ineffective”

Immigration / News November 17, 2016

If President-elect Trump wanted to reinstate the post-9/11 registry program for immigrants from Muslim countries, it would logistically be really easy, though the program was costly and ineffective.

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14 years of war and we still haven't learned the right lesson

National Security / News November 18, 2015

Force won’t succeed until we defeat the ideology that gives rise to Islamist terrorism, say 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean and Vice Chair Lee Hamilton.

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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.

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Trump, ‘Anchor Babies’ and the GOP’s Birthright Boondoggle

Immigration / News August 21, 2015

Some of Trump’s fellow Republican presidential candidates agree with him on an issue that was long considered extreme.

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Defense-spending cuts stir fear

National Security / News October 26, 2014

With Russia asserting itself in Ukraine and the Baltic States and the U.S. and its allies embroiled in conflict against Islamic State militants, there is mounting concern among defense analysts that the U.S. and western Europe should not continue to…

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The Political Conversation Isn’t About Terrorism Anymore

National Security / News August 5, 2014

“24” was once a show that captured the American mood. It had its premiere in 2001, telling the story of protagonist Jack Bauer and the rest of the fictional Counter Terrorist Unit taking control and squelching terrorist plots — a…

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The 9/11 Commission Is Back With a New Warning for America

National Security / News July 23, 2014

The co-authors of the bestselling 9/11 Commission report are once again sounding the alarm about the nation’s readiness, warning of “counter terrorism fatigue and a waning sense of urgency” in combating a growing terrorist threat. While the core of al…

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