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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Yemen’s Silver Lining

The uncertainty in Yemen should convince Washington to reevaluate its al-Qaeda strategy. But with the Huthis sure to spar with AQAP, America


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Did an Armed Chinese-made Drone Just Crash in Nigeria

As the brutal Boko Haram insurgency has entered its 7th year in Nigeria, the relationship between the government and China has deepened. In


EDUCATION POLICY
In the US, people are paid more to care for pets than young children

If teachers of young children living in poverty are to help repair the damaging effects of poverty and stress on the young minds of their st


EDUCATION POLICY
Preschool Teachers Should Earn Like They Matter

Without compensation and better benefits, adults with the skills and motivation needed for good teaching will not be attracted to the profes


ASSET BUILDING
Don’t Tax College Savings Yet

President Obama is right that 529 accounts benefit the wealthy. But they could become an important tool for the middle class.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Why Obama is going to visit Saudi King

Despite Saudi oil policies that benefit American economic interests, the Saudi-American alliance--which was more like a melding of minds und


EDUCATION POLICY
A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

In the long run, the signs point toward the federal government replacing states as the primary financier of American higher education. Given


EDUCATION POLICY
Bizarro World: I Heart Standardized Tests...And Republicans Don't?

We need data to guide our instructional choices and our policymaking, even if those data are imperfect. Data from those NCLB-mandated assess


BETTER LIFE LAB
How the Future of Work May Make Many of Us Happier

"The on-demand economy must become a care economy in one other crucial way. We will have to care enough about all platform workers to ensure


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Should nations just pay ISIS ransom?

If there's not an escape or a successful rescue effort, Western governments whose citizens are held by ISIS have only the options of either


EDUCATION POLICY
Obama's $10,000 Tax Credit For College Sounds Great, But It Misses The Mark

Regardless of family income, the difference in timing between taxes and tuition makes it debatable that the credit is doing much to deal wit


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Colleges Are Like Cable Companies

One reason people hate cable companies is unpredictability. When the statement arrives each month, the amount owed can be a total mystery. T