Brookings Today, 3/19/14

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

  • Congressional primaries matter. Elaine Kamarck announces a new project to monitor the 2014 congressional primaries, to understand what she calls “these neglected stepchildren of American democracy.”  

  • Team-based health care. Kavita Patel and Jeffrey Nadel discuss how health care delivery organizations are thinking creatively to deliver more efficient, high-quality care in the face of growing demand for health services at a time of shortages of physicians and nurses.

  • What works in school reform. David Wessel describes new research that describes the building blocks to help schools help children from low-income families gain the skills they need. Brookings held an event on the research today.

  • The U.S.-Saudi relationship. Bruce Riedel says that the “relationship is not broken and both sides still need each other.”

  • China, Latin America, climate change. Timmons Roberts and Guy Edwards examine the link between China’s increased investment in Latin America and high-carbon activities.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.