Policy Studies


The Tobacco Landscape in India: An Argument for Harm Reduction
Chelsea Boyd

Press release: Why Harm Reduction is the Right Path Forward for India

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Reframing the Crypto Wars
Kathryn Waldron & Sofia Lesmes


For the past several decades, policymakers, law enforcement, private companies, civil liberties advocates and cybersecurity specialists have been locked in a passionate yet seemingly…

Building Resilient Medical Supply Chains Through Trade Agreements
Bill Watson & Clark Packard


The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted policymakers to question whether economic globalization has left the United States overly vulnerable to foreign events and actions that could…

Prosecutorial Roles in Reducing Racial Disparities in the Justice System
Nila Bala & Casey Witte & Lars Trautman

Executive Summary

The most pressing problems facing criminal justice policymakers and practitioners are racial disparities within the criminal justice system. In many instances, the data on…

Partisan Election Review Efforts in Five States
Matt Germer & Jonathan Bydlak

This is a joint report by the Brennan Center for Justice, Protect Democracy and the R Street Institute.


More than seven months after Arizona officials certified the 2020…

Addressing NEPA-Related Infrastructure Delays
Philip Rossetti

Executive Summary

President Joseph Biden’s infrastructure negotiations with Congress have renewed interest in infrastructure investment policy proposals. Due to this interest, it is worth…

Reclaiming Congressional War Powers
Anthony Marcum


The Constitution divides war powers between Congress and the Executive Branch, but over time, the president’s war powers have expanded to the detriment of congressional…

A Legislative Guide to Safely Reducing Out-of-Home Placements for Youth
Noella Sudbury


The incarceration rate for youth is steadily declining, and so is youth crime. Over the past decade, the number of minors committing violent crimes and property offenses has dropped…

Congress Needs to Start Caring About Our Privacy as Much as China Does
Tatyana Bolton

Executive Summary:
As much as 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the last two years alone. Since then, developments like cheap data storage, rapidly-maturing artificial intelligence and…

The Effects of the Tax Reform on Energy and Environmental Research and Development
Philip Rossetti

Executive Summary

Changes in the 2017 tax reform to the tax treatment of research and development (R&D) may be an explanation for an observed increase in private sector R&D investment in…

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