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At this year's Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, one important theme carried loud and clear; the critical relationship between security and development for restoring peace and stability throughout the world.
... which form was most alarming at an April 20 discussion about her new book, Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, organized by the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The book is an insider's account of the practical obstacles ...

You are cordially invited to a lecture and discussion on "Islamic Exceptionalism in West Asia and the West" featuring Dr. Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and contributing editor at The Atlantic. Dr. Hamid's 2017 book Islamic Exceptionaism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World, ...
To accelerate progress and reduce the risk of countries falling off-track, the OECD-DAC and the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution recently co-hosted a roundtable for DAC members to share experiences in implementing the SDGs by leading whole-of-government efforts ...
Research by Cameron Kerry and Jack Karsten of the Brookings Institution has found that over $80 billion was invested in autonomous vehicle technology between August 2014 and June 2017. Those investments include applications both for autonomous driving and the core technologies vital to that sector.
EPAR's paper makes an important contribution to the six-part series that the Brookings Institution has undertaken to increase private investment in global health R&D. Our series has touched on numerous facets of this problem, ranging from health governance capacity, global health financial flows, ...

After the April 13 attack on Syrian chemical facilities, the leaders of the United States, France, and Britain—who jointly conducted the strike—expressed satisfaction at the outcome. As Trump tweeted the next morning: A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for ...
Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you're successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, Brookings Senior Fellow Jonathan Rauch answers these questions and more in his new book, " The ...
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act substantively changed 529 college savings plans. In an effort to promote school choice, the Act expanded the list of eligible 529 expenses to include K-12 private school tuition. This federal change in the definition of qualified expenses will impact many states, particularly those ...
Facebook is a donor to the Brookings Institution. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions posted in this piece are solely those of the authors and not influenced by any donation.
Brennan Hoban, communications coordinator, and Leah Korn, communications intern, both at Brookings, recognize World Health Day, observed on April 7, and summarize several aspects of health and development addressed by Brookings experts' research. Topics include global food security, mortality ...
The Trump administration's tit-for-tat with Beijing over potential tariffs has captivated global audiences. Trade experts, diplomats, and news organizations are all fulminating about the high-level performance art being played out by the world's two largest economies. Gigantic, distant agendas are taking ...
Two-thirds of world trade now occurs through global value chains that cross at least one border during the production process, and often many borders. As a result, the typical “Chinese product” that the United States imports has a lot of value-added from countries other than China. It often has value-added ...
The current mass exodus of Venezuelans into neighboring Colombia, Brazil, and other South American countries has the potential to wreak havoc in border communities and budgets. Official figures place the number of Venezuelan residents in Colombia at 600,000 and in Brazil at around 40,000, with ...
Congressional leaders—Senators Bob Corker and Chris Coons and Representatives Ted Yoho, Adam Smith, and Ed Royce—have introduced bills to meet the long-discussed need to upgrade U.S. development finance capabilities.
Although it infrequently finds front-page news, America's longest war—now in its 17th year—continues in Afghanistan. While Afghan security forces have taken the lead on the ground, the ongoing and evolving mission still involves an important American and coalition role. Last summer, President Trump ...
Migration has often been a means for people to improve their well-being—by enabling them to pursue better economic opportunities, escape oppression and violence, and enhance their quality of life, for example. In Chapter 3 of Foresight Africa 2018, viewpoint author Abebe Shimeles shows that in 2017 ...

But gender is a big part of the story too, as detailed in a new paper from the Equality of Opportunity Project, “ Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective” by Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie Jones, and Sonya Porter. As always, there is a huge amount of ...
Vladimir Putin's victory is not a surprise, given his reign over the past 18 years during which he eroded state institutions and undercut Russia's democratic pillars. Since the Russian president cannot promise economic prosperity, he instead distracts citizens and inflates his strongman image through political ...
The introduction of artificial intelligence and robotics to future scenarios of warfare is posing new challenges to national and international codes of law, ethics, and human rights. Technological advances are fast outpacing the deliberative process of public debate and law-making that should determine the ...
Now seven full years since the terrible war began in Syria, the conflict has repeatedly morphed, and has varied in intensity while remaining a humanitarian disaster throughout. With estimates of over half a million killed, and more than 10 million displaced, UNICEF reported that 2017 was the deadliest year ...
Supporters of free college proposals in the U.S. often look to Europe for case studies, but Chile may actually provide a better comparative study. Tuition-free higher education emerged in Chile as a popular idea in the wake of the massive student protests in 2011 in response to what students argued was ...
Venezuela is in the midst of one of the largest economic disasters in recent history. Rampant inflation over 4000 percent in the past year, food and medical shortages, and political turmoil have left the country in a perilous state. In the midst of this crisis, the government has proclaimed its new cryptocurrency, ...
In his sudden and surprising (reportedly even to his staff) acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's offer of a summit, President Donald J. Trump has agreed to what may be the most consequential meeting of his presidency. This stunning development has raised hopes that a resolution of the North ...
As Brookings Institution senior fellow Bob Einhorn and I have argued, suspending large U.S.-South Korean military exercises for an extended period is OK, because we can largely compensate with an increase in smaller exercises. However, this should be temporary. There is no equivalence between ...
When President Trump made good on his campaign promise and withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) immediately after his inauguration, the conventional wisdom was that the TPP was dead without U.S. participation. The demise of the agreement was lamented and many ...
New research from the Brookings Institution suggests highly educated millennials are more spread across cities, suburbs, and exurbs than people thought. Demographer William Frey looked at the distribution of older millennials (aged 25 to 34) with college degree or more. CityLab reports: Contrary to ...
We've heard it all before. Women are sexually harassed and assaulted. Women are discriminated against in the workplace. Women are excluded from political decision-making. Even women who “have it all” can't seem to get it right. Working mothers are reprimanded for not being present enough for their ...
THE ISSUE: This week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson departs on a weeklong trip to Africa with stops in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria. Tillerson's trip will be the first time a senior member of the administration has travelled to the region since President Trump took office and may help to clarify ...
When it comes to global development goals, the evidence shows that nothing else has so wide-ranging a breadth of impact as educating girls. For International Women's Day, we're showcasing the work of the Echidna Global Scholars – leaders from NGOs and academia who work to improve learning ...
The following is the speech, as delivered, by Rep. Rick Larsen at the Brookings Institution's “The end of U.S. engagement with China?” on March 7. Thanks, Bruce, and thanks for the opportunity to be here at Brookings. Good morning everyone. It is an honor to be here. I want to thank Brookings for the ...
On Tuesday, March 6, the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy co-hosted an event examining where the individual health insurance market is today and where it is heading. The event featured an opening ...
The Trump administration's trade policy took another abrupt turn last week with a spontaneous announcement to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. The tariff declarations represent the latest in a line of aggressive trade policy changes, beginning with the removal of the United ...
President Trump's unanticipated announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs has sent markets reeling, and stoked trade war fears. The president appears motivated in part to deliver on his promise to voters in the industrial Midwest, where many responded positively to his anti-trade rhetoric and pledge to ...
For almost a century after the Second Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century, the iron ore mines of Minnesota were the main supplier of the American steel industry, located mainly in the Great Lakes area. Author. Dany Bahar. David M. Rubenstein Fellow - Global Economy and Development.
President Trump has promised to raise tariffs again. This is not an isolated threat but a continuation of a commitment he made during the election campaign to solve the US trade deficit. Before considering how countries might respond to these volleys of protectionism on solar panels, aluminum, steel and ...
This week the full Senate is likely to consider legislation that for the first time meaningfully amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. This set of edits to Dodd-Frank has assembled bipartisan backing with a group of moderate Democrats joining most if not all ...
Facing an evolving asymmetric political warfare threat from Russia and other actors, further complicated by artificial intelligence (AI), the growing availability of big data, and other developments, the West needs an effective "whole-of-society" response including better information sharing, greater investment ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping has dispatched his top economic adviser to Washington this week to manage down risk of a U.S.-China trade war. The visit comes as news is rippling out about a revision to China's constitution, which will permit Xi to maintain his grip on power into the indefinite future.
Brookings India is working on a multi-year study on coal sector in the country. The objective of this research similar is to the objective of India's coal vision 2030, this is, to identify key coal sector trends, analyse existing policies, and devise suitable frameworks to enable future optimal utilisation of coal for the ...
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.
On Monday, the White House released its budget for fiscal year 2019, which underwent some last-minute changes following the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA), signed into law on Friday. The president's budget for State and USAID requests $39.3 billion, nearly $2 billion more than was ...
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 ...
This report brings data from the newly-released 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) to the robust policy and research debate over the extent to which differences in aggregate special education participation rates over racial and ethnic groups represent differences in underlying needs for ...
Last night (April 18) at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, the Brookings Institution, a Washington, DC non-profit dedicated to “conducting in-depth research that leads to new ideas for problems facing society,” co-hosted with Variety a screening of its documentary, “The Life She Deserves,” a departure ...
To Xi or not to Xi? That is the existential question that will be posed to China's National People's Congress in the coming days, as it considers indefinitely handing over the country's political reins to President Xi Jinping. Authors. Cheng Li. Director - John L. Thornton China Center. Senior Fellow - Foreign ...
As Greece seemingly returns to normal, everybody in Athens, Washington, and Brussels hopes to put the whole affair in the rear view mirror, possibly because they know that, at the height of the crisis, neither Greece nor Europe dealt with their respective weaknesses.
The new Metro Monitor from The Brookings Institution, which is something of a report card on the economic direction of the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas, paints Akron and Cleveland as more challenged than most of their counterparts but finds a couple significant bright spots — particularly for ...
Consolidation of power under Xi Jinping may lead to accelerated reform in the short run, writes David Dollar. However, president-for-life is not a good recipe for economic policymaking in the long run. This piece originally appeared in The Hill. China's stock market and currency rallied Monday on news that ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping has dispatched his top economic adviser to Washington this week to manage down risk of a U.S.-China trade war. The visit comes as news is rippling out about a revision to China's constitution, which will permit Xi to maintain his grip on power into the indefinite future.


 

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