Foreign Policy

Inside Bashar al-Assad’s Syria

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on October 16, 2015

Tags: syrian war, syrian crisis, syrian civil war, syria, russia, damascus, bashar al-assad

The Century Foundation interviewed fellow Thanassis Cambanis on his recent trip to Syria to learn more about his rare firsthand glimpse into the part of the country still controlled by President Bashar al-Assad.


Additional Focus

You Decide: Was Purdue Right to Destroy Video of This Lecture by Barton Gellman on the NSA and Edward Snowden?

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell, Barton Gellman , on October 15, 2015

Tags: reporting, nsa, national security, edward snowden, barton gellman

The Century Foundation has obtained an audio copy of senior fellow Barton Gellman's keynote lecture on national security destroyed by Purdue University.


Social Insurance

When Anti-Abortion Activists Mislead, Women Suffer

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on October 14, 2015

Tags: women's rights, women's health, pro-choice

The resources available to women that claim to provide reproductive health services may not always be as open and genuine as they claim to be, an issue that needs to be addressed to keep women healthy and safe.


Foreign Policy

Scholarship, Security, and ‘Spillage’ on Campus

Blog Post by: Barton Gellman , on October 7, 2015

TCF's Barton Gellman recently gave a keynote presentation at Purdue University, only to later find out that the university destroyed the video of the event to comply with the institution's high security standards.



NEW REPORT: Covert For-Profit Colleges Leave Students and Taxpayers Vulnerable

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 6, 2015

An investigation of four colleges by TCF senior fellow Robert Shireman reveals that the owners of some for-profit institutions have claimed to be nonprofit to free themselves from the regulatory and public image burdens of operating for profit, while continuing to reap the personal financial benefits of for-profit ownership.


Workers & Economic Inequality

Members-only Unions: Can They Help Revitalize Workplace Democracy?

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit, Leigh Anne Schriever , on October 1, 2015

Tags: unions, uaw, nlrb, nlra, labor organizing

TCF fellow Moshe Z. Marvit and Leigh Anne Schriever examine whether the members-only union model could provide a way forward for the labor movement.


Additional Focus

TCF Senior Fellow Barton Gellman Wins Two Emmys

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on September 29, 2015

Tags: washington post, surveillance, pbs, nsa leaks, nsa, national secrets, frontline, edward snowden, barton gellman

TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman was awarded two Emmys at the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony.


Foreign Policy

Don’t Ask the UN Climate Change Conference to Do Everything

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 29, 2015

Tags: united nations, unfccc, refugees, climate policy, climate change

In the lead-up to the Paris climate talks in December, many are placing too many expectations on the UNFCCC in terms of what it can—and will—accomplish.


Additional Focus

The Century Foundation Announces New Board Trustees Sonal Shah and Damon Silvers

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on September 25, 2015

The Century Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonal Shah and Damon Silvers to its board of trustees.


Rediscovering Government

Volkswagen’s Punishment: Fix Our Infrastructure

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on September 25, 2015

Tags: volkswagen, infrastructure spending, infrastructure, epa, environment

In the wake of revelations that some of Volkswagen's diesel cars have been cheating emissions tests, TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder explains why the carmaker's inevitable fines should be invested in America's infrastructure.



What You Need to Know About Pre-K That Brookings Missed

Blog Post by: Greg Anrig , on September 24, 2015

TCF fellow Greg Anrig calls out a recent report that claims the Obama administration severly overstates the cost of providing quality, universal preschool to all four-year-olds. 


Foreign Policy

Confronting the “Moscow Track” for Syria

Blog Post by: Thanassis Cambanis , on September 24, 2015

Tags: syrian war, syrian refugees, syrian crisis, syrian civil war

​When it comes to Russian involvement in Syria, the United States will ultimately have to choose between two different courses.



The University of Texas Is Taking a Hard Look at Sexual Assault, and Other Schools Should Do the Same

Blog Post by: Kimberly Quick , on September 18, 2015

The University of Texas has embarked on a $1.7 million multiyear study to examine campus sexual assault, hoping to expose the realities of such a pervasive issue.


Foreign Policy

A First Step toward Bipartisan Consensus on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 17, 2015

Tags: republicans, president obama, paris, congress, climate policy, climate change

A new GOP-backed resolution introduced today is a positive step toward a more mature debate about climate change in American politics.


Workers & Economic Inequality

The WAGE Act Provides Powerful New Labor Protections For Employees

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit, Richard D. Kahlenberg , on September 16, 2015

Tags: unions, legislation, labor organizing as a civil right, labor organizing

Today, monumental new legislation was introduced in Congress that, if passed, will bolster the rights and protections of workers across the country.


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