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Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War

Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War
Source: Brookings Institution

From Syria and Iraq to Libya and Yemen, the Middle East is once again rife with conflict.

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International Relations

Party Polarization and Campaign Finance

Party Polarization and Campaign Finance
Source: Brookings Institution

There is a lively debate today over whether or not campaign finance reforms have weakened the role of political parties in campaigns.

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Business And Economics

A year later, what cities can learn from Detroit’s bankruptcy

One year ago this month, Detroit filed for bankruptcy—the largest U.S. city to take such a step. Since then, Wall Street analysts and the media have focused on how… 755 more words

Finance

Flattening Tax Incentives for Retirement Saving

Flattening Tax Incentives for Retirement Saving
Source: Brookings Institution

The United States’ pension system has failed millions of workers who enter into retirement with very limited assets relative to what they need to live securely the rest of their lives.

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Government And Politics

A Maywood Business Owner Hopes To Emulate Her Old Boss's Balance Of Business Savvy And Old-Fashioned Decency

(RoseMary and Gloria pose inside of Camille et Famille in Forest Park. Photo by David Pierini for the Forest Park Review. Below: Gloria and RoseMary pose inside Twice Again Resale in Maywood. 1,536 more words

Economy

A Cascade of Failures: Why Government Fails, and How to Stop It

A Cascade of Failures: Why Government Fails, and How to Stop It
Source: Brookings Institution

In this research paper, Paul C. Light writes that the “first step in preventing future failures is to find a reasonable set of past failures that might yield lessons for repair.” To meet this goal, Light asks four key questions about past federal government failures: (1) where did government fail, (2) why did government fail, (3) who caused the failures, and (4) what can be done to fix the underlying problems?

Government And Politics