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Mobility as a Service: Managing an Urban Revolution

Policy Brief by Samuel Kling

The new paradigm of "mobility as a service" promises to change how people move, with local and global ramifications.

Scooter in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Tinou Bao
Global Cities

Inclusive Urban Economic Development: A Framework For Action

Policy Brief by Alaina Harkness

This paper explores how city leaders can use economic power to narrow the gap in wealth and opportunity.

San Francisco skyline.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China. International Development

Leadership Initiative on Corporate Engagement with Public Policy

Policy Brief by Coauthors

This paper provides recommendations for corporate engagement with public policy issues for societal objectives.

US Capitol Building at night Global Economy, Trade and Business

Reducing Urban Violence: A Common Vision for the Western Hemisphere

Policy Brief by Flavia Carbonari

This report authored by a group of experts from Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and the United States discusses a regional vision for reducing urban violence in the Western Hemisphere.

Skyline of Caracas, Venezuela at dawn.
Stig Nygaard
Defense and Security

The Fate of the World Trade Organization in the Age of Trump

Policy Brief by Coauthors

There are several reasons to hope, but more reasons for concern now that the World Trade Organization is teetering due to the Trump administration’s multiple attacks.

A flag with the letters WTO OMC waves in front of the World Trade Organization headquarters.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Toward City Diplomacy: Assessing Capacity in Select Global Cities

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Cities are now more connected than ever before on a global scale. Yet local governments are not just spectators of this networked age: they are actively forging links across borders, taking part in setting the international agenda, and shifting the landscape of urban politics from local to increasingly global.

view of NYC Times Square from above Global Politics

Japan, the Indo-Pacific, and the "Quad"

Policy Brief by Emma Chanlett-Avery

This brief analyzes the 2017 ASEAN summit where four of the region's major maritime democracies discussed the revival of quadrilateral cooperation for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

President Moon Jae-In, President Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Global Politics

China's Maritime Challenge in the South China Sea: Options for US Responses

Policy Brief by Weston S. Konishi

China's growth in naval power is proceeding at a remarkable rate and foreshadows a change in the regional maritime balance of power. The US will move from being the preeminent naval power in the region to one that China challenges over time.

USA and China flags.
CDC Global
Defense and Security

Heartland Hospitality: Serving the Needs of the Midwest Economy through Immigration

Policy Brief by Sara McElmurry

In order for the Midwest's hospitality industry to truly thrive, reform for the immigration system is imperative.

A barista pours coffee from a silver pitcher into a cup
Louis Hansel
Immigration and Migration