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  • Brookings Now

    Brookings Today, 1/26/15

    Brookings Today

    A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.  Read More

  • Up Front

    An Uncertain Outlook for Medicare Spending

    Louise Sheiner explains that uncertainty around health care spending's decline in the Congressional Budget Office's budget projections has huge implications for fiscal policy as the difference between current path and historic patterns could mean a spending difference of 2 percent of GDP.  Read More

  • Up Front

    CBO’s New Budget Projections: Not Chicken Little, But Not Mission Accomplished Either

    William Gale looks at the Congressional Budget Office's latest projections and finds, at the risk of oversimplifying, one piece of good news regarding annual deficits alongside two pieces of bad news that, in sum, indicate substantial recent fiscal progress with much work remaining to be done in the long run.  Read More

  • Social Mobility Memos

    The Best New Year’s Resolution: Intentional Childbearing

    Isabel Sawhill highlights a recent report that traces the effects that delaying motherhood has on the life chances of children.  Read More

  • Up Front

    Three Consequences of Syriza’s Victory

    REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - Supporters of radical leftist Syriza party chant slogans and wave Greek national and other flags after winning elections in Athens, January 25, 2015.

    Following populist party Syriza's victory in the Greek elections on January 25, Thomas Wright lists three consequences of the victory and analyzes the likelihood of a Greek exit from the eurozone.  Read More

  • FixGov

    The Government Reform Series: Leviathan by Proxy and the Big Lobotomy

    FixGov Government Reform Series Logo

    Government failure is something everyone complains about, but does little to address. Over the next two weeks, FixGov will review work on government reform: identifying problems in the federal government and offering solutions to get government back in working order. In this first installment, Elaine Kamarck looks at two works: John DiIulio’s Bring Back the Bureaucrats & Paul Glastris’ & Haley Sweetland Edwards’ “The Big Lobotomy.”

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  • Up Front

    Greek Election Turmoil for Europe

    The Greek election results were almost the worst possible outcome from the point of view of the rest of Europe, says Douglas Elliott, even if the victory of the Syriza Party won't necessarily mean the reignition of a euro crisis.  Read More

  • Future Development

    Avoiding a Permanent Refugee Trap in Turkey

    A Kurdish man sells bread rolls (koulouri) on a hill in Mursitpinar, as hundreds of locals gather to watch the fighting and air-strikes across the border in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, November 1, 2014.

    Turkey is home to 1.8 million Syrian refugees. Omer Karasapan analyzes how linkages between the two countries can propel Syrians into mainstream Turkey culture, instead of creating a permanent underclass.  Read More

  • TechTank

    Finding Privacy in the Global Cloud

    Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" in Los Angeles, California November 17, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on Nov. 21.

    Cloud services offer benefits of large-scale computing, which include efficiency, scalability, security, and computing power, as well as ubiquitous access to data from an increasing variety of devices. But turning over data wholesale to someone else also comes with questions about privacy, confidentiality, security, and control.

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  • Markaz

    The Saudi Prince to Watch

    Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh in 2013.

    Bruce Riedel profiles Prince Muhammad bin Salman, whose father Salman became king of Saudi Arabia last week upon the death of King Abdallah. The new king appointed the 34-year-old Muhammad bin Salman to two key positions, Minister of Defense and Chief of the Royal Court, making him the youngest Saudi in a senior decision-making role.

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