Brookings Today, 3/11/14

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

  • Putin’s dangerous game. Strobe Talbott argues that Putin’s attempt to redraw Ukraine’s borders could make Russia the eventual loser.

  • Challenges ahead in Crimea. Steven Pifer focuses on the upcoming referendum in Crimea and what happens next in the region.

  • Why are teen births falling? Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine investigate the causes of declining teen childbearing since 1991.

  • Obama, Syria and Iran. Michael Doran connects the dots among President Obama’s policies toward Syria, Iran and even Russia in the Ukraine crisis and concludes that the president’s policies “have weakened the deterrent credibility of the United States everywhere.”