• par Vanda Felbab-Brown
    The domestic threats that have come to the fore in recent weeks have long been in the making. They precede Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his reelection loss and his egregious encouragement of his supporters — which include right-wing armed groups — to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They go deeper than the… […]
  • par Caitlin Chin, Jackson Gode, Nicol Turner-Lee, Molly E Reynolds
    Congress has a problem when it comes to the lack of representation among the many roles in the legislative branch: non-white people compose approximately 11% of senior staffers in the Senate and 21% in the House, as well as approximately one-quarter of elected members in both chambers. Diversity among elected members and staffers is gradually… […]
  • par William H. Frey
    Joe Biden is stepping into his role as the nation’s 46th president with a contentious political environment and a deeply divided electorate. Some of Biden’s detractors point to his razor-thin wins over Donald Trump in several battleground states as evidence that his November victory was far from dominant, despite the fact that Biden won the…       
  • par Homi Kharas
    In the novel “Brave New World,” Aldous Huxley writes: “Their world didn’t allow them … to be sane, virtuous, happy. … They were not conditioned to obey … what with all the diseases … uncertainties and poverty … they were forced to feel strongly … [so] how could they be stable?” He goes on to… […]
  • par Sophia Campbell, Lorena Hernandez Barcena, Louise Sheiner, Kadija Yilla
    Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find higher income borrowers received higher amounts of CARES Act debt forbearance, online recruiting has little impact on job match quality, and more.    Want to receive the Hutchins Roundup as an email? Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.  CARES Act forbearance offered bigger per capita benefit to high-income individuals  In response to…       
  • par Aloysius Uche Ordu
    Today, the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) launches its annual flagship report, Foresight Africa. COVID-19 has turned 2020 into a year like no other, a year of historic consequence for Africa and the world. While our immediate future will inevitably be consumed with addressing the virus and its consequences—and ensuring that no African is left… […]
  • par Bruce Riedel
    While many Middle Eastern leaders are apprehensive about the incoming American administration, Jordan’s King Abdullah is pleased to see the end of the Trump administration and welcome Joe Biden. The Trump team virtually ignored Jordan and its interests for four years. Biden is a well-known player in the Hashemite Kingdom, but the relationship will need… […]
  • par Nader Kabbani
    في 5 يناير، أنهت المملكة العربية السعودية والبحرين والإمارات العربية المتّحدة ومصر حصارها الذي فرضته على قطر منذ ثلاث سنوات ونصف السنة. وأدّى إعلان العلا، الموقَّع في خلال القمّة الواحدة والأربعين لدول مجلس التعاون الخليجي، إلى استئناف رحلات السفر والتجارة بين قطر والدول المحاصِرة. وتُعقد الآمال على أن يؤدّي المزيدُ من النقاشات إلى تطبيع كامل… […]
  • par William A. Galston
    There are two kinds of inaugurations. For some, the theme is “Let us continue”; for others, “Let us begin anew.” Rarely has the latter seemed more apt—or necessary. It was a foregone conclusion that newly sworn-in President Joe Biden would speak of unity and democracy in his inaugural address. From the very beginning, these were… […]
  • par Tamara Cofman Wittes
    Lists of new appointees to the Biden administration have been coming thick and fast in recent days, and the first of these folks will be starting their new jobs on January 21. They will enter office in unprecedented circumstances: A global pandemic, a worldwide recession, and a profound crisis in American democracy all demand their… […]