Brookings Today, 4/22/14

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

  • Arab democracy. In his new book, Stephen Grand asks whether Iran is vulnerable to democratic transitions elsewhere.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership. Joshua Meltzer examines what’s at stake for the U.S. in the TPP. 

  • U.S.-China relationship. James Steinberg and Michael O’Hanlon call for a judicious combination of strategic reassurance and resolve on East and South China seas issues by both countries to prevent greater dangers.

  • Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. The new volume of papers is published, edited by David Romer and Justin Wolfers.

  • China’s economy. David Dollar reviews the good and bad news in China’s first quarter growth data.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.