Pennsylvania’s metro economies: A 2016 election profile

00 With the GOP convention now in the electoral rearview mirror, attention is pivoting quickly from Ohio to Pennsylvania as the Democrats kick off their own nominating convention in Philadelphia.…

Building support for DC statehood—DC's best hope for democracy

00 Voters in the District won’t just be voting for president in November: they will also be voting on their future as a state, thanks to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

Ohio’s metro economies: A 2016 election profile

00 Election watchers will turn toward Ohio next week, when the 2016 Republican National Convention commences in Cleveland. While there is no shortage of national (and global) political intrigue surrounding…

Convention cities make exemplary stages to discuss America's racial divide

00 Events of the last week have made Cleveland, site of next week’s Republican National Convention, and Philadelphia, site of the following week’s Democratic National Convention, far more relevant to…

American attitudes toward Muslims and Islam

00 With the violence in the Middle East continuing, and further attacks on American soil in the name of Islam, the election campaigns have paid significant attention to policy issues…

What is the role of government in a modern economy? The case of Australia

00 Australia’s economic performance has been the standout among advanced economies for several decades. With economic growth at nearly twice the pace of US or Germany over the past decade,…

Trump and China

00 Trade with China has led to the loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States and put downward pressure on wages for blue-collar jobs here. This is a real…

The Brexit wave: will it be repeated here in the U.S.?

00 British voters just sent shock waves through the American political establishment by voting to leave the European Union.  The vote was a dramatic rejection of British and international elites,…

ESSA could face an uphill battle whether Clinton or Trump wins

00 Senator Lamar Alexander hailed ESSA as a means to return power to the states, but neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump seems quite convinced that the states should…

Taiwan’s 2016 election and prospects for the Tsai administration

00 Event Information June 8, 2016 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM EDT Falk Auditorium Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Register for the…