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Third Way


Third Way represents Americans in the “vital center” — those who believe in pragmatic solutions and principled compromise, but who too often are ignored in Washington. Our mission is to advance moderate policy and political ideas. Our agenda includes: a series of grand economic bargains, a new approach to the climate crisis, progress on social issues like immigration reform, marriage for gay couples, tighter gun safety laws, and a credible alternative to neoconservative security policy. Unlike traditional think tanks, we do not house scholars who work in silos on academic research. Instead, we are built around policy teams that create high-impact written products and innovative trainings to influence today’s debates.


Additional Materials from Third Way: Policy Briefs

Working Papers


Title: Congress's Role in Verification After an Iranian Nuclear Deal
Authors: Peter Billerbeck, Mieke Eoyang
Date: January 2015

Title: Next Steps to Combat Star Creep: The Costs of a Top Heavy Military
Authors: Ben Freeman, Ph.D
Date: October 2014

Title: What to Expect in the House Defense Authorization Bill
Authors: Ben Freeman, Ph.D, Mieke Eoyang
Date: May 2014

Title: Trade Promotion Authority: Myths & Facts
Authors: Jeff Okun-Kozlowicki, Gabe Horwitz
Date: September 2013

Title: Boatloads of Growth: Recapturing America's Share of Asia-Pacific Trade
Authors: Ed Gerwin
Date: June 2012

Title: China's Trade Playbook: Why America Needs a New Game Plan
Authors: Ed Gerwin, Ryan McConaghy
Date: February 2012

Title: National Security Interrogations: Myth v. Reality
Authors: Steven Kleinman
Date: June 2011

Title: A Growing Threat: Al Qaeda and Its Allies on the Move
Authors: Matt Bennett, Jeremy Ershow, Sharon Burke
Date: September 2007

Title: Security First: A Strategy for Defending America
Authors: Sharon Burke, Dr. Elaine C. Kamarck, William Galston
Date: May 2007

Title: Beyond Bush: A New Strategy of Constriction to Defeat Al Qaeda and its Allies
Authors: Matt Bennett, Sharon Burke
Date: March 2007

Title: The Neo Con: The Bush Defense Record by the Numbers - An Analysis of the Data Behind the Bush Approach to National Security
Authors: Sharon Burke, Harlan Greer
Date: September 2006

Title: Boots On The Ground: Increasing the Size of the Army To Meet The Missions of the 21st Century
Authors: Aaron Scholer
Date: May 2005

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