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Modi One Year On

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

A report on Narendra Modi's first year as India's Prime Minister...

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Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge

Hudson Institute

Edited by Samantha F. Ravich, Ph.D....

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Putin's Russia as a Revisionist Power

Andrei A. Piontkovsky

Is Putin himself ready to die for that northeastern Estonian city at the eastern edge of NATO and the European Union?...

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Japan's Strategic Role in Southeast Asia: A Cause for Concern?

John Lee

Japan’s strategic interest in Southeast Asia is primarily motivated by concerns about China’s rise and its impact on stability in East Asia....

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Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015

Carol Adelman , Jesse Barnett & Kimberly Russell

The Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015 is the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world....

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The Interactive Map of Philanthropic Freedom

Jesse Barnett

The Interactive Map of Philanthropic Freedom visualizes the results of the Center for Global Prosperity’s 2015 edition of the Index....

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How Supermarkets Are Shaping Up and Growing Their Lower-Calorie Products

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

Supermarket sales of lower-calorie foods and beverages are growing faster than higher-calorie options....

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Strategic Possibilities and Limitations for Abe’s Japan in Southeast Asia

John Lee

Japan’s capacity to significantly enhance its strategic role in the region ultimately depends on the success of Abe’s domestic reforms....

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 18

Eric B. Brown , Hillel Fradkin , Husain Haqqani & Hassan Mneimneh

Analysis on AQAP, Salafism, Ansar Al-Sharia, and Jihad...

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Arms Racing in Strategic Technologies: Asia's New Frontier

Richard Weitz

Although China, Russia, and the United States have together experienced numerous crises and tensions since the end of the Cold War, one important reas...

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The Rise and Decline of Ansar al-Sharia in Libya

Aaron Y. Zelin

Over the past two years, global attention has shifted to Syria and Iraq with the rise of Jabhat al-Nusra and the return of the Islamic State of Iraq a...

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The Patient Preacher: Yusuf al-Qaradawi's Long Game

Gavi Barnhard

"Don't stop history! Nobody will be able to fight the divine decrees, nor delay the day when it rises. This world has changed and the world has ev...

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The Prospects for Reform in Islam

Raza Rumi

The rise of global Islamism in the form of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) will pose a major challenge to the security of bo...

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Prophecy & the Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent

Husain Haqqani

Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) are competing with each other for recruitment on the South Asian subcontinent. As has been t...

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U.S. Policy and the Strategic Relationship of Greece, Cyprus, and Israel: Power Shifts in the Eastern Mediterranean

Seth Cropsey

The strategic relationship that has formed between Greece, Israel, and Cyprus since 2010 is a model for successful regional cooperation....

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Jordanian Salafism and the Jihad in Syria

Kirk H. Sowell

The conflict which erupted in Syria in 2011 began as an opening for Jordanian Salafists, but it has morphed into a challenging dilemma: ...

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The FCC's ATSC Tuner Rules are No Longer Economically Necessary

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

The Federal Communications Commission, based on a rule adopted in 2002 to facilitate the transition to digital broadcasting, requires by regulation th...

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AQAP's Ideological Battles at Home and Abroad

Robin Simcox

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a grave security threat to both Yemen and the West. This was most devastatingly proved on January 7, 2015,...

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China's Strategic Engagement with East Asia: Australian Views and Responses

John Lee

Although Australia is one of only two 'Western' countries in East Asia, it is confronting similar complexities and challenges as its neighbours....

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Islamist vs. Islamist: The Theologico-Political Questions

Samuel Tadros

This monograph is the second part of a two-year study on Egyptian Islamism funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation. The study is divided into two pa...

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Mapping Egyptian Islamism

Samuel Tadros

This monograph is the first part of a two-year study of Egyptian Islamism funded by the Smith Richard Foundation. The study is divided into two parts....

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Energy: The West's Strategic Opportunity in the Eastern Mediterranean

Seth Cropsey & Eric B. Brown

A string of recent hydrocarbon discoveries in the eastern third of the Mediterranean Sea has demonstrated once again that world energy production coul...

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Why China Will Not Become the Dominant Power in Asia

Paul Dibb & John Lee

The belief that China will soon become the dominant power in Asia is based on assumptions that its continued and rapid economic rise, and its emergenc...

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Both More and No More: The Historical Split between Charity and Philanthropy

Benjamin Soskis

In the urtext of modern philanthropy, “The Gospel of Wealth (1889),” Andrew Carnegie set out to instruct his peers on the proper means of disposin...

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Lower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Fuel Growth at Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

This newest study takes a second look at whether the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation member companies are continuing to make progress in increasi...

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Nonmilitary Approaches to Countering Chinese Coercion: A Code of Practice for the Asia-Pacific

John Lee

In this third installment of CNAS’ Maritime Strategy Series, Dr. John Lee of the University of Sydney discusses political and diplomatic tools to im...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 17

Eric B. Brown , Hillel Fradkin , Husain Haqqani & Hassan Mneimneh

Analysis on ISIS, Salafi Dawa of Egypt, Turkey's Politics, & Xinjiang...

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The Salafi Dawa of Alexandria: The Politics of A Religious Movement

Mokhtar Awad

From his cluttered, rundown clinic in Alexandria, Egypt, the 55-year-old pediatrician Sheikh Yassir Burhami holds court a few nights a week to manage ...

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The Contribution of the Information, Communications, and Technology Sector to the Growth of U.S. Economy: 1997-2007

Harold Furchtgott­Roth & Jeffrey Li

In this paper, we identify the contribution of the information, communications, and technology sector to the economic growth of the United States. For...

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Iraq’s Second Sunni Insurgency

Kirk H. Sowell

The state of Iraq in 2014 represents a dramatic reversal when compared with four years earlier. National elections in March 2010 took place during a p...

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A Sectarian Awakening: Reinventing Sunni Identity in Iraq After 2003

Fanar Haddad

Since 2003, sectarian identities and sectarian relations in Iraq and the broader Arab world have undergone previously unimaginable changes. New reali...

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Refuting Jihadism: Can Jihad Be Reclaimed?

Rashad Ali & Hannah Stuart

Western policy-makers and academics have focused in recent years on the need to provide an effective counter-narrative to the global jihadist movement...

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Repression in China and Its Consequences in Xinjiang

Kilic Kanat

A series of violent incidents in China involving Uyghurs has focused increasing attention on the Turkic Muslim minority group and on the religious and...

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The Collective Security Treaty Organization: Past Struggles and Future Prospects

Richard Weitz

The CSTO has been expanding its defense capabilities, legal mandate, and range of missions in recent years, and has emerged as the main regional defen...

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Turkey's Declining Democracy

Banu Eligür

The politics of Turkey have been transformed in profound ways during the rule of the Justice and Development Party (JDP), or, as it is also commonly k...

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India and the Global Economy

Husain Haqqani & Aparna Pande

A collection of essays presented at the Hudson Institute-Observer Research Foundation Roundtable on “India’s Economic Engagements with the World,...

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How to Sustain Sound Dietary Guidelines

Hanns Kuttner

Mission Creep Within the Federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Threatens Americans’ Health and Well-Being...

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Property, Copyrights, and Economic Growth

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

Economists have long noted the importance of clear laws and property rights to facilitate transactions and promote economic activity and growth. Intel...

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Keeping the Peace in the Pacific

John Lee & Charles Horner

Recommendations for U.S. strategy toward China....

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China's Economic Engagement with Southeast Asia: Malaysia

John Lee

Essay on the strategic implications of China's economic engagement with Malaysia....

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Nigerian al-Qaedaism

Jacob Zenn

In 2011, a faction of al- Qaeda-trained Boko Haram members formed Jama’atu Ansaril Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan....

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The Dawn of the Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham

Aymenn Jaweed al­Tamimi

Aymenn Jaweed al-Tamimi on the roots of ISIS...

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Islamists Respond to the "End of Islamism"

Samuel Tadros

No sooner had Egypt's military moved to depose President Morsi in July 2013 than an onslaught of articles came predicting the impending demise of the ...

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Turkey's Religious Outreach and the Turkic World

Bayram Balci

The Greater “Turkic World”—that is, Turkey and the majority of the Caucasus and —Central Asia—has had deep connections to the wider Islamic world ...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 16

Eric B. Brown , Hillel Fradkin , Hassan Mneimneh & Husain Haqqani

Individual articles available through the title links on the cover at left. For a complete copy of Volume 16, click the "View PDF" button, below....

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Pax Britannica: A Nautical Chart for Pax Americana?

Bryan McGrath

A review of Rebecca Berens Matzke's "Deterrence Through Strength" by Bryan McGrath....

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The Future of Egypt's Copts

Samuel Tadros

Editor's note: The following essay is an excerpt from the Hoover Press book Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity. The fall o...

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An Institutional Critique of New Climate Scenarios

Lee Lane

A systematic effort to apply findings and concepts borrowed from RCI studies would offer three types of benefits to this scenario exercise....

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Questions about the Geopolitics of Climate Engineering

Lee Lane

The U.S. intelligence community and other federal agencies have commissioned the National Academies of Science (NAS) to study climate engineering. The...

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Excerpt from "Through a Screen Darkly"

Martha Bayles

Click below to read an excerpt from Hudson Institute Visiting Scholar Martha Bayles's new book, "Through A Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Di...

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Islamism, Post-Islamism, and Civil Islam

Uğur Kömeçoğlu

An analysis of “Civil Islam”—as opposed to both “Islamism” and “post-Islamism”—in the Hizmet movement founded by Turkey's Fethullah Gülen....

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The Fractured Jihadi Movement in the Sahara

Jean­Pierre Filiu

An analysis of jihadi splinter groups now operating in North Africa by Jean-Pierre Filiu of the Paris School of International Affairs....

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Re-Imagining the Doctor

Ronald W. Dworkin

The physician has long held a place of high regard in the American imagination. In our most idealized picture, the doctor is a well-trained, beneficen...

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Defining Relevant Markets for Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Communications Services

Harold Furchtgott­Roth & Jeffrey Li

Paper on defining relevant markets for mergers and acquisitions involving communications services by Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Jeffrey Li from the Center of the Economics of the Internet at Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization ded...

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The True Nature of the Syrian Conflict—and the Middle East’s

Lewis Libby & Hillel Fradkin

The recent Arab revolts in the Middle East and the concomitant “Islamic Awakening” have not merely shaken up the order of an already violent and u...

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China’s Economic Engagement with Southeast Asia: Thailand

John Lee

In a private conversation focusing on relationships with Asian allies in Washington DC last November, a senior official within the White House expre...

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Dilemmas for US Strategy: Transition in Afghanistan

Richard Weitz

In June 2013, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) assumed the lead combat role throughout Afghanistan against the tenacious Taliban insurgency....

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2013 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances With a Special Report on Emerging Economies

Carol Adelman , Yulya Spantchak , Jeremiah Norris & Kacie Marano

The 2013 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances breaks new ground by measuring and analyzing the financial flows of emerging economies to the d ...

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North American Competitiveness: The San Diego Agenda

Christopher Sands

This paper seeks to take stock of NAFTA’s advantages and accomplishments. By looking at what we have done right over the past two decades and buildi...

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Organization and Innovation in Air Traffic Control

Robert W. Poole, Jr.

This report documents the substantial benefits of modern air traffic management for safety, speed, reliability, and fuel-economy. ...

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Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, Volume 15

Hillel Fradkin , Husain Haqqani , Eric B. Brown & Hassan Mneimneh

Volume 15 of Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, a publication of Hudson Institute's Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World....

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Journalism or Espionage?

Gabriel Schoenfeld

No one can doubt that keeping state secrets is essential to national security. Whether the threats we face come from Islamic radicals intent on wreaki...

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Islamism and the Pakistani State

Husain Haqqani

Journal article about Pakistan and Islam by Husain Haqqani, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, a think tank and research center dedicated to nonpartisan analysis of US and international economic, security, and political issues. ...

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Victory or Death: The Muslim Brotherhood in the Trenches

Samuel Tadros

An essay by Samuel Tadros that examines the history of the Muslim Brotherhood in and why it failed in governance of Egypt. ...

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Cleansing Pakistan of Minorities

Farahnaz Ispahani

This essay by Farahnaz Ispahani offers an analysis of Pakistan’s policies towards its religious minority populations, both Muslim and non-Muslim....

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A Clash of Islamic Models

Aylin Ünver Noi

An essay by Aylin Ünver Noi on the emerging order of the post-Arab Spring Middle East....

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Open Spectrum: A Major Step for U.S. Innovation and Economic Growth

Harold Furchtgott­Roth

The Open Spectrum proposal offers far greater opportunities for innovation in spectrum markets, spectrum transactions, and wireless products and servi...

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The War of Law: How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty

Douglas J. Feith , John Fonte & Jon Kyl

Rarely does the U.S. Senate reject a treaty. But on December 4, 2012, it did just that, blocking ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Pe...

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The Meaning of Independence Day

Amy A. Kass & Leon Kass

Why do we have national public holidays? What does each—and what do all—contribute to our common life as Americans? The American Calendar series e...

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On the Eve of 2014: Islamism in Central Asia

Jacob Zenn

An essay by Jacob Zenn on the potential for Islamist insurgencies in Central Asia which is now surrounded by Islamist governments....

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Lessons from Venice: What we can learn from the decline of a great maritime power

Seth Cropsey

Unlike predecessor empires, the Venetian imperium did not stand on tribute wrested from subjugated lands. Theirs was built on sea routes; small but we...

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The Next Decade of Jihadism in Pakistan

Tufail Ahmad

An essay by Tufail Ahmad on Jihadism movements in Pakistan and its neighborhood....

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In Defense of Citizens United

Tim Kane & Glenn Hubbard

Many Americans are troubled by the country's ongoing fiscal crisis, which is driven by endless annual budget deficits. These deficits are building up ...

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Beyond Retrofitting: Innovation in Higher Education

Frederick M. Hess & Andrew P. Kelly

This booklet offers path breaking proposals for re-engineering our country’s higher education system...

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Prospectus: Hudson Institute Initiative on Future Innovation

Christopher DeMuth

This paper sets forth the project’s background, underlying assumptions, and major topics of research and discussion....

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Lower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Drive Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies ’Sales Growth

Hank Cardello & Jeffrey Wolfson

The CPG study, titled “Better-For-You Foods: It’s Just Good Business,” found that between 2006 and 2011, the 15 leading CPG companies that gre...

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The Continued Relevance of Reagan's Vision

Jack David

The moral core of Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was expressed in a question the president posed in his historic speech of March 2...

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The Meaning of Memorial Day

Amy A. Kass & Leon Kass

Why do we have national public holidays? What does each—and what do all—contribute to our common life as Americans? The American Calendar series e...

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What Would the United States Do if Israel Defied It by Attacking the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program?

Max Singer

For a complete copy of this essay, please click on the "View PDF" button below. ...

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America's Patriotic Assimilation System Is Broken

John Fonte

Quantitative analysis of Harris Interactive Survey reveals that the patriotic assimilation of immigrants to American identity is weak and ambivalent....

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Rich, Poor, and in Between: Who Benefits from the Mortgage Interest Deduction?

John C. Weicher

The equity that owners have in their homes is an important share of the net worth of American families. For most of the last 25 years, homeowners’ e...

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Islamists and the “Arab Spring”

Husain Haqqani

An article about the Arab Spring and Islamists by Husain Haqqani, a scholar at Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom....

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Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study

Carol Adelman , Yulya Spantchak & Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity presents: Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study...

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Double Duty: Payments Cards as a Doorway to Greater Financial Health

Hanns Kuttner

Electronic payments are growing by leaps and bounds, overtaking paper as preferred payment mechanisms. Governments at all levels have embraced this ch...

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Breaking Up Is Not Hard to Do

Husain Haqqani

Washington has not had an easy time managing the U.S.-Pakistani relationship, to put it mildly. For decades, the United States has sought to change Pa...

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Better-For-You Foods: An Opportunity to Improve Public Health and Increase Food Industry Profits

Hank Cardello

Two recent studies by the Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, show how these companies can succeed both in satisfying incr...

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Washington's Birthday

Amy A. Kass & Leon Kass

Why do we have national public holidays? What does each—and what do all—contribute to our common life as Americans? The American Calendar series e...

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