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The February 10 Israeli Air Force strike on the Tiyas (or T-4) military airbase near Palmyra, Syria brought the Syrian civil war into a new phase, as my Brookings colleagues Dror Michman and Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud recently argued. Russia overall finds its ability to control the complex Syrian ...
Today's economy appears to be booming, as judged by continued job growth, household income gains, and historically high stock prices. Yet underneath the headline numbers America's progress remains uneven: economic divides are growing between the coasts and the heartland, technology and other ...

G-20 finance ministers established an Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial governance last April to review "the challenges and opportunities facing the international financial and monetary system" with a central focus on the multilateral development bank (MDB) system.
Katz is The Brookings Institution's first Centennial Scholar and author of "The Metropolitan Revolution" and "The New Localism." He shared his message about empowering cities at a Downtown Seattle Association event last week. Katz urged Seattle to create more intentional public-private partnerships to ...
She is also a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for science and International Affairs. Taussig works on U.S. foreign policy, European and Asian security, authoritarian politics, and U.S.-Russia relations. Previously, Taussig was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution ...
Rebuilding America was always a central part of Donald Trump's political ambitions. His affirmative message and decades of real estate experience created a palpable sense among both the general public and the media that the President would bring a major infrastructure push to Washington. But from the ...

In fact, in a recent event at The Brookings Institution, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, correctly asserted that those countries doing the public service of receiving refugees must be aided by the international community. The time to act on this is now. There is plenty of research that supports that ...
When North Korean state media reported in December 2011 that leader Kim Jong-il had died at the age of 70 of a heart attack from "overwork," I was a relatively new analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. Everyone knew that Kim had heart issues--he had suffered a stroke in 2008--and that the day would probably ...
There are many logistical hurdles on the road to college: financial aid forms, admissions essays, letters of recommendation, and entrance exams. There are dozens of details to remember, deadlines to meet, forms to complete, and fees to pay. Parents who have gone through this themselves, and have the ...
While it remains difficult to quantify the exact numbers, according to a Brookings Institution report, Cuban intelligence operatives and military advisors in Venezuela range from hundreds to thousands. Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro puts the number at 15,000, likening them ...
What is Janet Yellen doing after concluding her historic four-year term as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve? No, she's not heading to Disney World--Yellen is joining the Brookings Institution as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies program. According to the ...
Vice President Pence is heading to South Korea, where -- in addition to representing the U.S. at the Olympics -- he plans to counter North Korea's media messaging and push allies to maintain pressure on the rogue nation, according to multiple reports. Pence is also visiting Japan on this trip to Asia.
Janet Yellen may have been replaced as Federal Reserve Chair, but she's not joining the ranks of the unemployed. On the first weekday since Yellen was replaced by Jerome Powell as Fed chair, she's assuming a post at the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Brookings announced ...
A just-released book by two urban experts from the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution calls out Indianapolis as one of three cities where networks and collaborations are creating change and innovation. In The New Localism, authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak devote a chapter to how Indy, ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the nation's central bank, got a boisterous send-off from Fed staff, but she isn't taking any time off. After her last day at the Fed on Friday, she will start a new job Monday at the Brookings Institution. The Washington think tank ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen will join the Brookings Institution, a Washington think-tank, on Monday after stepping down from the US central bank. "I'm delighted to be joining," Yellen said, according to a statement announcing her position that was issued on Friday ...
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will begin work Monday morning as a distinguished fellow at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., CNBC has learned. In heading to Brookings, Yellen follows in the steps of former Fed Chairman Ben ...

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will end her term this weekend and begin work as a distinguished fellow at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, reports CNBC. Why it matters: Yellen spent 17 years in the Federal Reserve System and four as chairman, before Jerome Powell ...
From 2002-09, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she focused on U.S. foreign policy, transnational security threats, weak states, global poverty and development. From 1997 to 2001, Rice was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs. In this position, she formulated and ...
Any change in the Fed's approach would of course have major implications for financial markets and the economy. While Powell has yet to say whether he thinks the topic is worth a deep dive by the Fed, former Chairman Ben Bernanke predicted at a high-powered Brookings Institution conference on Jan.
The Yale Law school's Paul Tsai China Center and the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center announced plans last month to launch a partnership aimed at informing policies and public discourse on China and U.S.-China relations. The collaboration will include joint programming, ...
... top large-business exporter; New Growth Designs of Greenville, which produces artificial flowers and greenery, top new exporter; and Tri-Tech Forensics, which makes forensics products for use by law enforcement, top global reach exporter. The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public-policy organization ...
Yet the chair of the Federal Reserve remains profoundly influential. INSKEEP: And tomorrow she hands over the keys to President Trump's choice for the job, Jay Powell. David Wessel has seen many a Fed chair come and go. He's director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and contributes ...
A group of conservative lawmakers even proposed cutting the CBO's budget by 30 percent, proposing instead an aggregation of reports from four private think tanks: the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the Urban Institute. In July, eight former CBO ...
Meanwhile, "corporate bonuses are not lasting--they are one time only," said William Gale, co-director of the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution tax Policy Center. That limits their effect. The most obvious provision to spur business behavior would be the one that ensures 100-percent expensing for new ...
Foreign policy hands debated the U.S.'s role in Europe and NATO's future during a debate Wednesday night hosted by the Brookings Institution's foreign policy program in partnership with POLITICO and the Charles Koch Institute. The back and forth comes as the Trump Administration has grappled with ...
That's the conclusion of a study by Dany Bahar and Natan Sachs, two researchers at the Washington-based Brookings Institution published last week. "A look at international trade data suggests that Israeli exports have evolved into being more unique and of higher quality, which implies that Israeli products ...
Will Trump make it on this list of the best State of the Union speeches ever? The Brookings Institution compiled a list of the best State of the Union speeches, and it included George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
"It's not just that they haven't been public about their ideas, they may not have developed them yet," said Paul Ginsburg, the chair in health policy studies at the Brookings Institution. What some analysts and business experts are willing to bet, though, is that the employee-targeted initiative is likely the start of ...
She's a researcher with the Brookings Institution, a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a former White House aide during the Clinton administration as it implemented President Ronald Reagan's immigration reform, which made about 3 million people eligible for ...
Amy Liu, vice president and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of its Metropolitan Policy Program, excerpted from her CityLab column here. Megadeals for global firms might become the new norm. How local leaders approach the competition for HQ2 will set the stage for future corporate ...
According to recent data from the Brookings Institution, Hartford is the fourth best city in the country for tech jobs. That may come as a surprise to us Nutmeggers, but apparently it did not for the scholars who put together Brookings' detailed report on the digital economy. "Following San Jose at the top of the ...
Another study, by the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., determined that Indianapolis was among eight cities with enough vacant housing to suit Amazon. But the analysis found that much of the vacant housing was old and would need considerable ...
"If we judge the Fed by its capacity and its performance in hitting the mandates or the objectives that Congress gives it -- price stability, maximizing employment -- the record of the economy under her chair has been just shy of stellar," said Sarah Binder, an expert on Congress at the Brookings Institution ...
... been building for years. In that sense it perhaps recognizes reality. "I thought the analysis was good and the general main message, that we are in a great power competition, I thought exactly right," says Thomas Wright, the director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution.
Lawyers and former U.S. government officials have taken exception to a report that President Donald Trump questioned the political allegiances of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his wife during an Oval Office meeting last May. The meeting came shortly after Trump fired former FBI Director James ...
In 2000, the 65-and-older population was 12 percent of the total; now it is 15 percent, and in 20 years, it's projected to be 21 percent -- 1 in 5 Americans -- reports economist Louise Sheiner of the Brookings Institution in a new paper. Contrary to much public opinion, this aging isn't a one-time event ...
The size, diversity and education levels of Metro Detroit's millennial population put the region in the "middle of the pack" among U.S. major metro areas, according an analysis by the Brookings Institution being released Wednesday. Metro Detroit had a 4.6 percent growth of residents aged 18-to-34 during ...
The Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center and Yale Law school's Paul Tsai China Center are launching a new collaboration to advance each institution's agendas related to China. The new initiative will involve joint programming, research, publications, and cooperative educational ...
That could be a challenge for Chicago, which trails all but one of the city's on Amazon's list in population growth between 2010 and 2016, according to census data analyzed by William Frey at the Brookings Institution. The Chicago metro area grew 0.6 percent. Pittsburgh fell by 0.6 percent. Austin topped ...
It should raise some alarms, says Mark Muro, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington DC. Trends in US science spending are heading in the wrong direction, he says, and the talent pool of researchers continues to be limited by under-representation of women and minorities.
Maria Pena, Washington correspondent for the newspaper La Opinion, moderates a panel about the proposed border wall with Mexico Jan. 11 at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas and Vanda Felbab- Brown, a senior fellow at Brookings, answered ...
The Washington D.C.-based research group Brookings Institution has been studying downtown Mesa for about four years now and has provided city leaders with a study on how best to create an innovation district similar to similarly-sized cities around the country. Mesa has paid Brookings $4,000 for the ...
Two years ago, the Brookings Institution conducted research on behalf of Central Piedmont Community College and concluded that Charlotte was still, in certain ways, stuck in the 1990s, dependent on the Financial Services industry that provided the city's springboard then. The city simply hasn't adjusted ...
"As part of the visit, the Brookings Institution will host a public event with keynote remarks from US and UK mayors on promoting economic growth in cities and regions," said a spokesman for Mayor Palmer. "The British Embassy will launch a series of reports demonstrating the importance of the UK-US ...
... external financing conditions are expected to worsen in the medium term, the African continent needs to focus on domestic resource mobilization in order to meet development goals, according to "Foresight Africa: Top priorities for Africa in 2018," a recently released report from The Brookings Institution.
Emily Gustafsson-Wright, fellow in global economy and development at the Brookings' Center for Universal education, and Izzy Boggild-Jones, research analyst at Brookings, examine the social and development impact bonds market, providing "a snapshot of what we have seen this year, as well as where ...
The Brookings Institution's Richard V. Reeves, writing in The Chronicle of Higher education's Review, says that colleges and universities, partly because of the complexity of the admission process, are "perpetuating class divisions across generations" as America develops what The Economist calls a ...
"The British trip was shaping up as a visit that likely would generate mass protests and large demonstrations," Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Darrell West told Xinhua. "I doubt that President Trump wanted to expose himself to that. He prefers places where there is lots of pageantry and no street protests.
That is the conclusion of the Brookings Institution, which analyzed 20 years of federal data for two groups of student borrowers. Previously published data from the Department of education looked at default rates just three to five years after borrowing. The new, long-term analysis found that for-profit college ...


 

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