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August 25, 2014

Dr. Charles Sims Releases Policy Brief on Carbon Reduction Policies

Baker Faculty Fellow, Dr.





August 25, 2014

The Clean Power Plan – Policy Brief by Dr. Mary English

Baker Fellow, Dr. Mary English, has released a brief on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.





January 23, 2014

US Leadership in a Post 9/11 World

In his latest policy brief, Professor Brandon Prins and PhD candidate Allan Wilford explore how foreign policy has changed and developed under the Obama administration. While Obama is ideologically different from George W. Bush, many of his policies have continued to play a role in current international relations.





November 6, 2013

The New Barbary Wars

This Policy Brief surveys the history of maritime piracy, explain the drivers of its recent resurgence as a global security threat, evaluate the success of recent antipiracy measures, and suggest some policy tools that may be more effective at curtailing the lure of such brigandry.”





May 8, 2013

Should the Federal Government Sell TVA? by Dr. Mary English

On April 10, 2013, President Barak Obama released his proposed FY 2014 budget. In the budget’s chapter on “Creating a 21st Century Government,” under the heading “Reform TVA,” there is a one paragraph discussion of the Tennessee Valley Authority. It concludes with this statement: “Given TVA’s debt constraints and the impact to the Federal deficit of its increasing capital expenditures, the Administration intends to undertake a strategic review of options for addressing TVA’s financial situation, including the possible divestiture of TVA, in part or as a whole.” this policy brief mainly summarizes factors that should be taken into account in that review. The brief begins with background information. It ends with a list of key points relevant to the prospective decision about TVA.





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