World Report

October 2013


Nations Should Focus on Creating Safe, Quality Jobs Around the World

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One of the biggest drivers of inequality is a lack of jobs. But not just any jobs, just jobs, ones that come with appropriate wages, rights, protections such as healthcare and pensions and opportunities for economic mobility. As Washington weighs the pros and cons of the proposed Trans-Pacific ...

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foreign policy
labor
international trade
global economy
human rights

The Next Round of Budget Talks Must Address Harmful Sequester Cuts to Defense

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While the latest Washington crisis has subsided for the moment, the fights ahead echo those of the recent past. In just a few short months, policymakers will again debate the size, scope and reach of government in order to craft spending levels for the remainder of the fiscal year.

A key question in ...

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foreign policy
sequestration
defense spending
politics
deficit and national debt

The EU and NATO Need More Military Cooperation

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On December 19, the leaders of the European Union will meet for a rare summit focusing on security and defense issues. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged European leaders to "seize the opportunity" of this special meeting to make NATO and the EU "more ambitious to complement and ...

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foreign policy
Europe
European Union
NATO
military
military bases
military strategy
defense spending

Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Global Warming

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The government shutdown, even after it ends, will slow much of the president's second-term agenda items. Obamacare isn't the only policy on the political chopping block.  Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the planet's climate is still warming, ice is still ...

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foreign policy
global warming
energy policy and climate change
oil
tax deductions
energy
renewable energy