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Containing the Kirkuk Crisis

National Security / Research October 19, 2017

The loss of Kirkuk brought a dramatic end to the enthusiasm aroused by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s September 25 independence referendum.

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Dealing with a De-Certified Iran Deal

National Security / Research October 12, 2017

Just refusing to certify the JCPOA accomplishes little by itself. It does not mean that the United States is pulling out of JCPOA,

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A Roadmap for a DACA Deal

Immigration / Research October 11, 2017

The good news: there is a bipartisan deal to be had on DACA; permanent status for DREAMers in exchange for additional border security.

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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Putting Private Capital to Work in Rural Infrastructure

Infrastructure / Research September 28, 2017

The usual means of paying for infrastructure—either taxes or user fees—are severely limited in many rural areas due to small and, in some cases, declining populations.

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Top 10 Facts About Immigration Trends

Immigration / Research September 19, 2017

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The Appalachia Initiative: A Bipartisan Approach for the 21st Century

Economy / Research September 13, 2017

BPC and U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, and Mark Warner convened regional and national stakeholders to capture innovative ideas for economic growth in the Appalachian region.

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Safeguarding Water Affordability

Infrastructure / Research September 7, 2017

This paper dives into one of the most vexing problems for water systems in the United States: how to price water services to fully cover costs and maintain affordability for customers who already struggle to pay their bills.

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U.S. Counterterrorism Policy from 9/11 to ISIS

National Security / Research September 6, 2017

Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States continues to grapple with how to defeat the terrorist threat.

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Future of Health Care: Bipartisan Policies and Recommendations

Health / Research August 30, 2017

BPC’s Future of Health Care experts present a set of policies they see as having the most potential for meaningful short-term policy impact. They have identified some key areas where ongoing legislative changes should be made to make health care in America more affordable, accessible, reliable, and sustainable over the long-term, all the while retaining adequate incentives for innovation.

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