Brookings Today, 5/7/14

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

  • Boko Haram in Nigeria. Jideofor Adibe explains the rise of the terrorist group responsible for the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian school girls.

  • Ending the drug wars. Vanda Felbab-Brown argues for a new U.S. counter-narcotics approach abroad.

  • Widening opportunity bottlenecks. Isabel Sawhill writes that parenting is key in widening opportunity bottlenecks.

  • Climate finance. Mark Muro and Devashree Saha examine clean energy finance.

  • Global development. Homi Kharas and Laurence Chandy look at a new report on the global economic landscape.

  • The Affordable Care Act is here to stay despite its rough launch, says Henry Aaron.