How to Reverse the Global Drift Toward Authoritarianism
Brookings President John Allen on why autocrats are rising and what to do about it.
The Syrian Filmmaker Who Risked Her Life to Document the Atrocities in Aleppo
Waad al-Kateab’s film focuses on one of the hardest-hit cities in Syria’s ongoing conflict.
How to Boost the Economies of Africa
Brookings scholar Landry Signé on why the continent underperforms when it comes to trade and what can be done about it.
The Jerusalem Murder That Set Off a War
An Israeli drama series on HBO about the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teen stirs compassion and controversy.
How to Manage North Korea
Brookings senior fellow Jung H. Pak on why the United States has failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons and what to do about it.
Lebanon’s Arab Spring?
Protesters are directing their anger at the political elite for years of corruption and mismanagement.
How to Repair Venezuela’s Shattered Economy
Brookings scholar Dany Bahar on how the crisis unfolded and what to do about it.
When the U.S. Turns Its Back on Allies
A former U.S. intelligence officer explains what happens to locals who helped the United States when troops leave a conflict zone.
How to Heal the NATO Alliance
Brookings scholar Victoria Nuland on why it’s troubled and what to do about it.
How North African Migrants Ended Up in Permanent Detention
The Irish journalist Sally Hayden has traced the story of many of them.
Fixing the U.S. Relationship With China
Brookings scholar Ryan Hass on what’s driving America’s new cold war and what to do about it.
Why Hong Kongers Are Still Protesting Against Chinese Rule
A democracy activist describes how the demonstrations got underway and where they go from here.
Fighting Russian Disinformation
Brookings scholar Alina Polyakova on why the United States needs to go on the offense.
Why for Some Spaniards the Wounds of the Civil War Never Healed
A new film traces the stories of people still seeking justice for Franco's crimes.
Resetting the U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia
Brookings scholar Bruce Riedel on how America's oldest alliance in the Middle East is being tested and what to do about it.
Haven America or Fortress America?
Harvard historian Jill Lepore on the long and tortured history of the U.S. immigration debate.