Brookings Today, 5/27/14

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

  • European Parliament. Doug Elliott offers five takeaways from the weekend’s EU parliamentary elections.

  • Congressional gridlock is real. Sarah Binder finds that levels of legislative gridlock have steadily risen over the past half-century.

  • Challenges for new Ukrainian president. Steven Pifer looks at three tough challenges for Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

  • Private investment for sustainable development. Homi Kharas and John McArthur examine the role of private finance for global sustainable development goals.

  • Can cities manage disruptive tech? Jennifer Bradley asks what happens why disruptive technology business models, like Uber, Lyft, or AirBnB, meet highlight regulated urban industries.