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    Ukraine Should not Dominate Obama's Trip to Asia

    U.S. President Barack Obama passes in front of ASEAN members flags as he arrives for the Plenary session of the 21st ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and East Asia summits in Phnom Penh, November 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

    "Ukraine may be on everyone's mind, but it should not dominate … the agenda that President Obama discusses on the [Asia] trip" next week, said Jonathan Pollack during an event today on how the Ukraine/Crimea crisis may affect U.S. response to other international crises in the future—particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Pollack, a senior fellow with Brookings's John L. Thornton China Center and Center for East Asia Policy Studies, was joined by Senior Fellows Kenneth Lieberthal, Michael O'Hanlon and Steven Pifer in a discussion moderated by Visiting Fellow Jeremy Shapiro, who observed that the United States is a "uniquely a global power. And one of the ways in which our world is interconnected is through the medium of U.S. global power," adding that "how the U.S. reacts in one region—where resources are drawn, what lessons are drawn about U.S. credibility in one place—has important effects in the other."  Read More

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    Brookings Scholars on the Crisis in #Ukraine, 4/18/14

    People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, April 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)

    Brookings experts continue to offer commentary and recommendations on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 4/18/14

    Brookings Today

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

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    26.2 Million EITC Recipients: Brookings Data Now

    Brookings Data Now, April 17, 2014

    In this edition of Brookings Data Now: number of EITC recipients; China's involvement in Africa; state and local health care expenditures; stunted growth among children in developing countries.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 4/17/14

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

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    MAP: China's Energy Vulnerabilities

    In a new paper, "Fueling a New Order? The New Geopolitical and Security Consequences of Energy," Bruce Jones, David Steven and Emily O'Brien examine the impacts of the major transformation in international energy markets that has begun. The authors note that China imports 11 percent of its energy needs and include this 2011 imports map in their report as a depiction of China's energy vulnerabilities.  Read More

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    10 Facts about America's EITC-eligible Tax Filers

    National Profile of the EITC-eligible population, 2012.

    Researchers from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program have released new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) data from the IRS on federal individual income tax filers. The interactive data are available for all ZIP codes, cities, counties, metropolitan areas, states, state legislative districts, and congressional districts in the U.S. Users can also find new MetroTax model estimates of the EITC-eligible population in 2012 based on the latest American Community Survey data.  Read More

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    Brookings Today, 4/16/14

    Brookings Today

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    Brookings Scholars on the Crisis in #Ukraine, 4/16/14

    A boy stands with Ukrainian soldiers on a combat vehicle in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, April 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)

    Brookings experts continue to offer commentary and recommendations on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine and Crimea.  Read More

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    Putin Trying to Make a Basket Case out of Ukraine

    Brookings President Strobe Talbott appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, April 16, 2014.

    Brookings President Strobe Talbott told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell today that Russian President Vladimir Putin's long-term goal is "a re-imposition of Russian domination of Ukraine" and all of the countries along the periphery of the Russian Federation to be either "vassal states" or "basket cases." And "he is now trying to make a basket case out of Ukraine."  Read More

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