Brookings Today, 7/21/14

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

  • Extending Iran’s nuclear negotiations. Natan Sachs and Tamara Cofman Wittes discuss the implications of the decision to extend negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program until November 24 and propose recommendations for the U.S. during upcoming talks.

  • A case for sending U.S. troops to Iraq. Michael O’Hanlon makes an argument for why President Obama should send several thousand U.S. troops to Iraq.

  • Rising inequality. Kemal Derviş predicts that income inequality will continue to rise in the future unless sufficient counteractive policies are instituted.

  • Implications of declining manufacturing employment. John Hudak asks if the decline in manufacturing jobs in the U.S. will hinder social mobility.

  • Wichita looks to answer Chinese aviation demand. Owen Washburn and Amy Liu explain why Wichita, Kansas is a good city to supply China’s rising aviation demands. 

  • 3D printing could help Postal Service. Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell West suggest that while 3D printing can potentially boost the Postal Service’s revenue, other strategies will be necessary to ensure the agency’s survival.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.