Brookings Today, 5/23/14

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

  • This weekend’s European Parliament elections. Riccardo Alcaro previews this weekend’s European Parliament elections, writing that anti-establishment parties might grab around 25-30 percent of the 766 seats. 

  • Swaziland’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Status. Zenia Lewis and Amadou Sy examine recent indications that Swalizand’s AGOA status—which provides duty-free treatment to U.S. imports—may be revoked.

  • Russia-China Gas Deal. Clifford Gaddy and Barry W. Ickes explain why we’re all winners of the 30-year, $400 billion natural gas deal just agreed to by China and Russia.

  • Population growth in major cities. Demographer William Frey asks: Will this be the decade of big city growth?