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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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Evidence Use in Congress: Options for Charting a New Direction

Nick Hart, Sandy Davis, Tim Shaw, G. William Hoagland / Research April 11, 2018

Through a two-volume report, Evidence Use in Congress, BPC describes the challenges and offers options for improving the use of evidence in the legislative branch. Volume 2 presents 19 options that aim to align the use of evidence in Congress with its institutions, practices, and norms.

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Advancing Innovation, Competition, and Access to Therapeutic Antibodies through Patent Policy

Health / Research April 4, 2018

Delivering on the promise of therapeutic antibodies requires policies that not only encourage investment in research and development but also ensure these therapies will be accessible to patients.

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Evidence Use in Congress: Challenges for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Nick Hart, Sandy Davis, Tim Shaw / Research March 28, 2018

Evidence Use in Congress: Challenges for Evidence-Based Policymaking, the first of a two-volume report, outlines three types of barriers facing congressional use of evidence for designing programs, budgeting, and oversight: perception, institutional, and systemic.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging Federal Programs for Better Health

Health / Research March 12, 2018

BPC’s 13-member task force to explore strategies for promoting healthy nutrition through public programs and policies related to food and health released specific recommendations focused on strengthening and improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online

National Security / Research March 9, 2018

In the battle against jihadist terrorism, the digital world is the new ungoverned territory. To prevail, governments will have to deny jihadists the ability to operate securely in these digital realms.

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Evidence in the 2019 Trump Budget

Nick Hart / Research March 8, 2018

The annual release of the president’s budget provides insight into the administration’s policy priorities, including how the Trump administration might use evidence for policymaking in the upcoming year.

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