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Biden is Right Not to Abandon Plans for the Summit for Democracy after the Capitol Siege

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If anything, the events of January 6 make democratic solidarity on the world stage even more pressing.

Infrastructure: Biden’s Next Policy Battle

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Biden promised big things for infrastructure on the campaign trail. Can his administration deliver?

Biden’s Day One Executive Actions Take Aim at Key Planks of Trump Era

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In what seems to be an emerging norm for the executive branch, US President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dismantling key planks of his predecessor’s agenda.

US Stimulus: Biden Era to Open with a Fiscal Bang

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The Biden administration has proposed a bold – and expensive – stimulus package to reinvigorate the US economy, and its legislative path will say a lot about how US politics will operate over the next two years.

Biden and the US Student Debt Crisis

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How big of a problem is US student debt, and what can we expect the Biden administration to do about it?

The Coming Cyber-Industrial Complex: A Warning for the New US Administration

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The framers of US cyber policy can learn a lot from President Eisenhower’s prescient farewell address.

Three Policy Takeaways from the US Election

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Regardless of who emerges the winner, the most immediate consequences of the election will manifest in tax, trade, and partisanship.

Trump Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of Personal Preference

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Trump Doctrine is a foreign policy based not on any vision of the United States' role in the world, but rather on the commander-in-chief's vision of various world leaders.

US Elections: Leadership without Direction vs. Direction without Leadership

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Here’s hoping that Joe Biden’s “return to normalcy” won’t drag US foreign policy back into antiquated strategic thinking that desperately needs an overhaul.

Qualified Immunity is an American Travesty

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By providing a handy loophole for ignoring constitutional protections, the legal concept of qualified immunity does far more harm than good.

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