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CIC senior fellow James Traub discusses the ultranationalist views that are still dominating the Republican party in the post-Trump era for Foreign Policy.

"Yet Trump has deposited spores of nationalism across the right-wing world, and they continue to multiply. Only a remnant of the Republican Party is committed to free trade and free markets, just as only a remnant of the party is committed to a hawkish internationalism."

Jun 01, 2021
James Traub
United States

CIC senior fellow James Traub publishes a book review of Ben Rhodes, the chief speechwriter for US President Obama's new release, "Being American in the World We've Made."

"Now Rhodes has written a more ambitious and less conventional book that seeks to combine the firsthand experience of the foreign correspondent, the special access of the intimate to power, personal memoir and armchair speculation."

Jun 01, 2021
James Traub
United States

CIC non-resident fellow Michael F. Harsch co-authored this analysis, published by the United States Insitute of Peace. The authors cover how a new measure of state capacity could enable the U.S. to engage more effectively with fragile states

May 20, 2021
Michael F. Harsch
United States

This analysis from the CIC team looks at what empirical research says about why trust matters for many different forms of political, social, and economic development—and why we should take declining trust seriously. The team also takes a look at what we know about the determinants of trust, in particular corruption, inequality, and history. Lastly, this analysis discsusses the different policy options to restore and nurture trust.

May 05, 2021
Sarah Cliffe, Paul Von Chamier
China, United States
Multilateral Reform

In his latest Foreign Policy column, CIC senior fellow James Traub wrote about the implementation of Biden's immigration plan.

Apr 26, 2021
James Traub
United States

CIC senior fellow James Traub wrote about President Biden's decision to maintain retain Donald Trump’s historically low cap of refugees to be admitted to the United States in 2021.

Apr 17, 2021
James Traub
United States
Humanitarian Crises

There is nothing equal about COVID-19. It is now well established that poor and underprivileged social groups have absorbed most of the pandemic’s negative impact. However, the connection between COVID-19 and inequality might run even deeper. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, one additional point of the Gini coefficient correlated with a 1.34 percentage point higher rate of weekly new infections across countries. This difference in infection rates compounds like interest every week.

CIC senior fellow James Traub wrote for Politico about previous attempts to reform the filibuster, and what it means for the proposal backed by President Biden.

"If we must have a filibuster, let it be a talking one. But let’s not stop there: We need to find new ways to limit debate, as Humphrey and his colleagues sought to do, so that our legislative bodies serve rather than obstruct the cause of justice."

Mar 21, 2021
James Traub
United States

In his latest column for Foreign Policy, CIC senior fellow James Traub writes about the legitimacy of American power and foreign policy, and how U.S. President Joe Biden will face the issue.

Feb 26, 2021
United States

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