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Recent Immigration Has Been Good for Native-Born Employment

Immigration / Research June 18, 2018

New quantitative research examines whether immigration increases competition for jobs, and suggests instead that immigration and employment serve as complementary forces.

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Part I: The Election Landscape

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Though the AKP has kept its hold on power several emerging dynamics have created a real sense of optimism among the opposition that the results, this time, might be different.

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Part II: Post Election Scenarios

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

A clear-cut victory would still leave Erdoğan facing a deteriorating economic climate, strained relations with Western partners and an ongoing war with PKK-linked forces.

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Part III: Recommendations

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Whatever the outcome of the elections, both Turkey and the U.S.-Turkish alliance will face a continuing series of challenges.

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HUD-HHS Partnerships

Housing / Research June 4, 2018

BPC highlights the importance of safe, affordable housing—recognizing that the integration of health and housing has the potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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A Preview of the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research May 23, 2018

This issue brief describes topics covered by the annual reports from the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds and previews what we should note in 2018.

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U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Strategic Options

National Security / Research May 14, 2018

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East offers three strategic policy options for the United States to address Iran’s destabilizing regional behavior.

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Improving The Voter Experience

Governance / Research April 27, 2018

Long lines at the polls can undermine the voting experience, even to the point of discouraging people from voting. Reducing polling place wait times by measuring lines and managing polling place resources can improve the voting experience.

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States of Change: Demographic Shifts and the Future of the Trump Coalition

Governance / Research April 14, 2018

In the 2016 election, an unorthodox candidate put together an unexpected coalition of states to win the Electoral College while losing the popular vote. As the nation’s demographics change, questions remain about whether this coalition can hold together for Republicans in 2020 and beyond.

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Evidence Use in Congress

Evidence / Research April 11, 2018

In Evidence Use in Congress, a two-volume report, BPC considers the challenges faced by the legislative branch in using evidence, and offers potential solutions for more readily using evidence to inform key decisions.

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