Brookings Today, 1/30/15

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

  • Ukraine needs America’s help. Strobe Talbott and Steven Pifer explain why and how the U.S. and the West should provide assistance to Ukraine.
  • Low oil prices won’t doom clean energy. Robert Litan explains why.
  • Health information exchange platforms. Niam Yaraghi proposes a business model for interoperability in health care IT.
  • Wealth, inheritance, and social mobility. Isabel Sawhill and Edward Rodrigue argue that closing a loophole in inheritance taxation would improve prospects for social mobility.
  • New edition of book on Vladimir Putin. Fiona Hill and Cliff Gaddy hav a new edition of their book, Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
  • Government reform series. In an ongoing FixGov blog series, Elaine Kamarck reviews The Performance Stat Potential, by Harvard Professor Robert Behn and Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy, by Brookings scholars Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis.