Brookings Today, 6/18/14

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

  • What did we learn from the Fed today? David Wessel takes a look.

  • Patent office invalidates “Redskins” trademark. Darrell West reports on the invalidation of the Washington Redskins trademark.

  • Does Obama’s foreign policy reflect American “world weariness”? asks Riccardo Alcaro, arguing that Obama’s foreign policy reflects greater awareness of limits placed on US capacity, despite the ineffectiveness that might result in the long run.

  • Planned relocation for those affected by climate change. Elizabeth Ferris predicts the effect of climate change on relocation and urges affected people to begin planning.

  • Crowdsourcing to improve political representation. Micah Altman and Michael McDonald suggest that map-making technology can improve representation and detect gerrymandering in Ohio.

  • U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit. Jessica Pugliese, Andrew Westbury and Amadou Sy discuss the prospects and challenges facing the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.