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WASHINGTON — Kathryn Dunn Tenpas has been keeping track of White House staff turnover since the late 1990s, but until President Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Brookings Institution senior fellow told the Review-Journal, “no one's ever cared about it.” Turnover in the Trump White House is, ...
What might Putin's fourth term hold in store for Russia, its neighbors, and its relationship with the West? There is “a lot to think about, to repair, and to renovate,” noted Strobe Talbott, distinguished fellow in residence in Foreign Policy at Brookings, in an April 4 discussion of “Putin's next act”, two weeks after ...

Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth discusses the economic and security tensions in Southeast Asia, and relations among its nations with the United States and China. Info. Episodes. Share. This content requires a premium subscription. Please log in or subscribe to continue.
... of us have in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews with racial backgrounds that differ at least partly from our own. Perhaps in another 50 years, the trend toward intermarriage will reduce Americans' inclination to judge their fellow Americans by the color of their skin.
... seen since the Cold War, potentially worse than some periods of the Cold War,” Alina Polyakova, a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said. ... “I don't think this is a decision that the United States is taking lightly,” Nina Jankowicz, a global fellow at the Wilson Center, told me about the most ...
E.J. Dionne is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a liberal political columnist for The Washington Post and a professor at Georgetown University. Peter Wehner is a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and opinion writer for The New York Times, who has served in the last three ...

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.
In this episode, Tanvi Madan, fellow and director of the India Project, guest-hosted a conversation between Distinguished Fellow Shivshankar Menon and Nonresident Fellow Joshua White on how China's deepening economic investments across South and Southeast Asia and India's own expanding ...
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sits down with young men from Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Diversity) to discuss the steps they have taken to disrupt the cycle of gun violence in their community and transition into the legal economy. Info. Episodes. Share. This content requires ...
This duopoly presents a problem, said John Hudak, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. “There are supply issues in the country,” he said, citing “the limited amount of cannabis produced in a given harvest.” “Sometimes the amount of cannabis delivered to a pharmacy doesn't ...
... of digital service growth and low attractiveness to workers, according to research done by Brookings Institution and other analysts. The index also noted Pennsylvania's heavy debt payments as a potential issue for Amazon's infrastructure. Brookings Institution fellow Joseph Parilla told The Post, however, ...
Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at Brookings, briefed the findings from her January fieldwork in northeastern Nigeria on the state of counterinsurgency, security, and reconstruction efforts. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon moderated the conversation, while adding his own perspectives.
Wang appears likely to “play a leading role in overseeing U.S.-China relations,” said Ryan Hass, a former director for China at the National Security Council and now a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Wang will work alongside Yang Jiechi, the former Chinese Foreign Ministry official who last year was ...
Panelists will include Brookings Senior Fellows Suzanne Maloney and Amanda Sloat. Pavel Baev, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and research professor at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, will also participate. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O'Hanlon will moderate the conversation, while adding his own ...
Torrey Taussig, a post-doctoral fellow in the Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings, recommends a recent conversation among eight Brookings experts on an effective U.S. strategy for countering Russian aggression and deterring future offenses. “In a time when Putin shows no signs of leaving the ...
In “Work and opportunity before and after incarceration” (PDF), Brookings Senior Fellow Adam Looney and Nicholas Turner use IRS data to examine the labor market outcomes and economic characteristics of the incarcerated population. They find that three years prior to incarceration, only 49 percent of ...
Governance Studies fellows Molly Reynolds, and Scott R. Anderson, analyze the new joint resolution in Congress which encourages President Trump to rescind United States support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen. Reynolds and Anderson delve into the legal premises of the joint resolution, and ...

The event opened with a presentation by Matthew Fiedler, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Health Policy (slides available here). Fiedler started by showing that individual market enrollment grew significantly after implementation of the ACA's reforms in 2014, but that individual market insurers ...
In addition, Chakravorti also serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an Advisory Board member for the UNDP's International Center for the Private Sector in Development, based in Istanbul, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution India and the ...
He developed a reputation as a “shadowy” figure, said Shibley Telhami, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at the University of Maryland. “It was hard to know if he had a political agenda, whether this was a political opportunist or whether he was trying to make money,” he ...
Yesterday Rutgers hosted John Villasenor, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at UCLA, to discuss his research on college students' views of the First Amendment and participate in a discussion on free speech. Villasenor conducted a national survey of 1,500 current undergraduate ...
John McArthur, senior fellow, and Krista Rasmussen, research analyst, both with the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, discuss key findings from a recently published article that “assesses a cross section of key indicators to compare trends before and after the start of ...
Eswar Prasad, a senior fellow at Washington-based Brookings Institution, hopes for strong measures to push forward China's economic and financial reforms during the upcoming annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing. An expert on China's economy, Prasad said he has seen positive ...
Joshua Meltzer, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said the dispute would take years to resolve, but "there would clearly be a finding of violation" by the WTO that would give the EU the right to retaliate against the US. "The US has made commitments in terms of its automobile tariffs," said Meltzer.
Others have also acknowledged issues related to China's financing practices, but came across as more upbeat. "There are certainly things to worry about, such as growing indebtedness of some of China's big clients ... But there are signs of evolution," David Dollar, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, ...
But Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the editor-in-chief of the national security blog Lawfare, said the intelligence committees have historically been an exception to that rule, given the sensitive nature of their work. "They've always been the least partisan part of the Congress ...
Reviewing the same, David Dollar, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former US Treasury official, observes that “Chinese lending in recent years is indiscriminate in terms of geography and quality of governance, suggesting that it is demand-driven rather than supply-driven by a Chinese master ...
Evidence on the success of programs similar to the opportunity zones is inconclusive, and if executed poorly, it could end up displacing residents of poor areas or benefiting developers more than the people living in the neighborhood, said Adam Looney, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
William Frey, demographer and senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses his research on the millennial generation. Frey explains why the millennials, now the most diverse adult generation in American history, will be a social, economic, and political bridge to America's diverse future.
Ryan Hass, a fellow in the Foreign Policy program of the Brookings Institution, told VOA that, in the best-case scenario, Liu's visit will assure both sides that "they are committed to solving underlying problems in the bilateral trade relationship." Hass noted, "In such a scenario, both sides would agree on the ...
"There's increasing space for a new coalition from the center left to the center right," Bill Galston, senior fellow at Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution, said in a phone interview. "If you imagine that the Republican Party ticket in 2020 is headed by Donald Trump and Democratic ticket is headed by ...
Joseph Parilla, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, added that the tech giant will likely take into account whether a city will prove appealing to the type of workforce it's hoping to draw. “They will not want to operate in a cultural or political climate that may hinder attracting a ...
Michael Hansen, a senior fellow in Governance Studies and director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, evaluates President Trump's recent proposal to arm public school teachers. He discusses why he believes arming teachers will not prevent gun violence, and proposes alternative ways the ...
In “Same-sex married tax filers after Windsor and Obergefell” (PDF), Brookings Senior Fellow Adam Looney, along with Robin Fisher and Geof Gee at the Treasury Department Office of Tax Analysis, examine data from jointly-filed tax returns to provide the first analysis of marriage patterns of same-sex ...
Isabel Sawhill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said there was a growing realization among family policy researchers that children of heterosexual couples benefit emotionally and developmentally from having their fathers at home. In the United States, “the idea that workers should receive paid ...
After all, 33 metropolitan areas in the United States still have a jobless rate over 6 percent, and four, including Ocean City, N.J., and El Centro, Calif., have double-digit rates. “No social program can substitute for a full-employment economy,” said Isabel Sawhill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who ...
Yascha Mounk discusses the principles that should govern the national security state, whether liberals used to be too critical of the NSA, and what we do—and don't—know about l'Affaire Russe with Brookings Institution senior fellow and founder of Lawfare, Benjamin Wittes. Advertisement.
[The stream is slated to start at 2 pm, ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke interviews his successor, Janet Yellen Tuesday in an event presented by the Brookings Institution, where they are both fellows. Bernanke served at the Fed ...
Jenny Schuetz is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program. Genevieve Giuliano is the Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California. Eun Jin Shin is ...
In “Borrowers with Large Balances: Rising Student Debt and Falling Repayment Rates” (PDF), Brookings senior fellow Adam Looney and Constantine Yannelis look at the composition of these large-balance borrowers as well as what it means for taxpayers if these borrowers are unable to repay their loans.
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 ...
Starting Monday, Yellen will join the Brookings Institution as a fellow in economic studies, according to an announcement from the organization, which conducts research, analysis and recommendations around public policy. The former Federal Reserve chair will be affiliated with its Hutchins Center on ...
Janet Yellen appointed fellow at Washington think tank. Share. Alys Key ... She will begin work on Monday morning as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. The Brookings Institution is a self described "non-partisan" American research group and think thank. She will work ...
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 ...
Dr. Shamika Ravi is the director of research at Brookings India and a senior fellow of governance studies program, at Brookings India and Brookings Institution Washington D.C. She was interviewed by On Think Tanks as part of a series on South Asian Executive Directors. OTT: Can you tell us a bit about ...
In this episode, Witney Schneidman and Yun Sun examine the shape of U.S. and Chinese trade and investment in Africa, Africa's growing regional economic power, and how both China and the U.S. weigh in on political as well as economic development in African countries. Info. Episodes. Share.
Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague will make introductory remarks and Ted Piccone, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, will moderate the discussion. The Justice Stephen Breyer lecture series is organized with the support of the Municipality of The Hague and the Embassy of The Netherlands in ...
On April 17 from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at Brookings, Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy at Brookings and professor at Cornell University, will discuss a framework for thinking through these issues and review how different central banks are ...
With this in mind, Bhaskar Chakravorti, Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and Brookings India nonresident Senior Fellow spoke at the Brookings Institution India Centre on the March 23, 2018, as part of the Development Seminar @ Brookings ...
... response including better information sharing, greater investment in relevant research, and a deterrence strategy against political warfare with clearly defined consequences for specific offensive actions, David M. Rubenstein Fellow Alina Polyakova and Nonresident Senior Fellow Spencer P. Boyer argue ...


 

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