Earlier today The Washington Post published a very thoughtful essay by Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Robert Kagan. The New York Times Deputy Washington Editor, Jonathon Weisman, tweeted about it. A short time later all hell broke lose on his twitter timeline. While several mainstream news outlets have picked up the story, the majority of them in Israel, I […]
Neoconservative columnist Robert Kagan warned in a Washington Post column published Thursday that Donald Trump could be putting America on a path to "fascist" rule. Kagan, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote that the "Republican...Show More Summary
Late last fall, just a few weeks before the coördinated attacks in Paris, a Brookings Institution researcher named Chris Meserole assembled all the data he could find about which countries ISIS fighters came from, and began to run programs looking for correlations. Show More Summary
The EU Commission could suspend its visa-free agreement with Turkey at any time if it feels Ankara is not fulfilling the conditions, Dr. Matteo Garavoglia, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe, told Radio Sputnik.
Ben Bernanke: Ending "too big to fail": What's the right approach?: In a recent speech at the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, Neel Kashkari, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, argued that we need new...
Later this afternoon, I will have a post over at Econlog, explaining why monetizing the US debt would quickly lead to hyperinflation. In the meantime, the Brookings Institute plans to do a conference on negative IOR. (Of course they didn’t invite the guy who invented the concept, and successfully predicted its impact on asset prices.) […]
THE BROOKINGS Institution and the Wilson Centre, two Washington think-tanks, are putting the “fun” in “funding the federal government”. They have launched an online minigame which challenges all comers to balance the budget (or at least, keep the debt-to-GDP ratio from rising) over 25 years, without throwing their favourite policies overboard. Show More Summary
This article first appeared on the Brookings Institution site. Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, has recorded high growth in recent years. Indeed, real GDP growth rate was 6.31 in 2014 (compared to the regional average of 4.35). Show More Summary
A new report from the Brookings Institution asks: "Is student debt really hampering the housing recovery?"
A Brookings Institution analysis says Bernie Sanders's college plan would give nearly $17 billion in aid to the upper half of U.S. earners, while giving less aid to the poorest.
A new book argues that a smart manufacturing revival is helping revive formerly struggling industrial cities When authors Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakkergave gave a talk last week at the Brookings Institute about the economic future...Show More Summary
Richard V. Reeves, Edward Rodrigue, and Elizabeth Kneebone at the Brookings Institution: Multidimensional poverty and race in America: Poverty is typically defined in terms of a lack of adequate income, especially in U.S. policy debates. But the experience of poverty...
The Brookings Institution fellow once wrote speeches for President Harry S. Truman.
I have a new column: What Bernie Sanders Gets Right: A little over a year ago, Bernie Sanders expressed one of the themes of his presidential campaign in a speech at the Brookings Institution: We are moving rapidly away from...
A irline deregulation has saved travelers big money—$15 billion a year, according to a Brookings Institution estimate. But it has also led to increased service, even to small cities. In part, this is because the hub-and-spoke systems...Show More Summary
Renowned Washington think-tank The Brookings Institution came close to cancelling a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s an hour before the event, after the flagrant attack by the Turkish leader’s guards on journalists and protestors gathered outside the foundation’s headquarters in Washington D.C., Foreign Policy revealed.
The United States views violence against peaceful protesters, including assaults by Turkish security guards on the demonstrators near the Brookings Institution on Thursday, as completely unacceptable, US Department of State spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters on Friday.
What is this, Turkey? Turkish security for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was not afraid of putting their hands on journalists and protesters outside the left-leaning Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
The attempt by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards to remove credentialed reporters from a Brookings Institution event does not cohere with the organization’s policy, Brookings director of facilities operations, Joe Clapper, told Sputnik on Thursday.
Turkey and Russia need to reestablish a relationship because they are two critical countries that share many of the same interests, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during an address at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC on Thursday.