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Policy Briefs

Title: How to Make Fuel Subsidy Reform Succeed
Authors: Isobel Coleman
Date: August 2014

Title: Designing a Global Coalition of Medicines Regulators
Authors: Stewart M. Patrick, Jeffrey Wright
Date: August 2014

Title: Curtailing the Subsidy War Within the United States
Authors: Edward Alden, Rebecca Strauss
Date: May 2014

Title: Egypt's Solvency Crisis
Authors: Steven A. , Cook
Date: April 2014

Title: Dangerous Space Incidents
Authors: Micah Zenko
Date: April 2014

Title: Banking on Growth: U.S. Support for Small and Medium Enterprises in Least-Developed Countries
Authors: Seth G. Jones
Date: December 2013

Title: The Case for Allowing U.S. Crude Oil Exports
Authors: Blake Clayton
Date: July 2013

Title: Ending Gaza's Isolation
Authors: Robert M. Danin
Date: July 2013

Title: A Strategy to Reduce Gun Trafficking and Violence in the Americas
Authors: Julia E. Sweig
Date: July 2013

Title: Political Warfare
Authors: Max Boot
Date: June 2013

Title: Preventing Pharmageddon: Treatment Access for Noncommunicable Diseases
Authors: Thomas Bollyky
Date: May 2013

Title: Transferring CIA Drone Strikes to the Pentagon
Authors: Micah Zenko
Date: April 2013

Title: A Sino-Japanese Clash in the East China Sea
Authors: Sheila A. Smith
Date: April 2013

Title: Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market
Authors: Robert A. Pastor
Date: March 2013

Title: Exiting from Monetary Stimulus: A Better Plan for the Fed
Authors: Benn Steil
Date: March 2013

Title: Support Process Over Personalities in Pakistan
Authors: Daniel Markey
Date: February 2013

Title: Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform
Authors: Daniel P. Ahn
Date: January 2013

Title: Quarterly Update: Foreign Ownership of U.S. Assets
Authors: Dinah Walker
Date: January 2013

Title: Electoral Violence in Kenya
Authors: Joel D. Barkan
Date: January 2013

Title: Refocusing U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation
Authors: Shannon K. O'Neil
Date: December 2012

Title: Quarterly Update: The U.S. Economic Recovery in Historical Context
Authors: Dinah Walker
Date: November 2012

Title: A Global Trust for Rule of Law
Authors: Mark P. Lagon
Date: October 2012

Title: Political Unrest in Venezuela
Authors: Patrick D. Duddy
Date: September 2012

Title: Zimbabwe: An Opportunity for Closer U.S.-South Africa Relations
Authors: John Campbell
Date: August 2012

Title: Renewed Violence in Iraq
Authors: Douglas A. Ollivant
Date: August 2012

Title: What It Will Take to Secure Afghanistan
Authors: Max Boot
Date: June 2012

Title: Armed Clash in the South China Sea
Authors: Bonnie S. Glaser
Date: April 2012

Title: Next Steps for Pakistan Strategy
Authors: Daniel Markey
Date: May 2011

Title: Crisis in the Congo: CPA Contingency Planning
Authors: Joshua Marks
Date: May 2011

Title: Japan's Nuclear Tremors After Quake
Authors: Jayshree Bajoria
Date: March 2011

Title: Cyberspace Governance: The Next Step
Authors: Adam Segal
Date: March 2011

Title: From AfPak to PakAf: A Response to the New U.S. Strategy for South Asia
Authors: Daniel Markey
Date: April 2009

Title: Policy Options Paper: Pakistan
Authors: Daniel Markey
Date: December 2007