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Recent Recommendations for Policymakers

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With increasingly distrusted elections, discredited institutions, and rising political violence, American democracy is in a vicious cycle. Severe polarization is rapidly narrowing the available solutions. Rachel Kleinfeld proposes the top five tools to put American democracy back on track.

Read the full set of recommendations in “Five Strategies to Support U.S. Democracy"

African Americans are overrepresented among U.S. military personnel but underrepresented in its highest ranks. Christopher Chivvis and Sahil Lauji identify current shortcomings and recommend ways to improve representation at the three and four-star general level.

Read the full set of recommendations in “Diversity in the High Brass”

Tunisian authorities should move quickly to revitalize their planned free-trade zone near the Libyan border, Hamza Meddeb argues. Otherwise, similar projects in Libya might come to fruition, denying Tunisia the revenues it desperately needs.

Read the full set of recommendations in “Reckless Abandon: Why Tunisia Can No Longer Delay a Border Free Trade Zone”

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