Brookings Today, 7/7/14

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

  • Predictions and concerns for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Richard Bush, David Dollar, Cheng Li and Jonathan Pollack weigh in on the opportunities for and challenges to bilateral policy in light of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

  • Symbolism behind ISIS leader’s first video. Bruce Riedel introduces the self proclaimed Caliph of all Muslims, ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, and points to the symbolism within his video.

  • Anticipating a potential threat to NATO security. Steven Pifer warns about the implications that a potential encroachment by Russian forces could have on NATO security.

  • Policy lessons for improving cancer payment models. Mark McClellan, Darshak Sanghavi, Kavita Patel and Kate Samuels draw policy implications from their case study of an independent cancer center that is experimenting with innovative ways to improve patient-centered oncology care.

  • Why foreign companies in the U.S. matter. Kenan Fikri and Devashree Saha argue that foreign direct investment makes substantial contributions to national and regional economic development.

  • Strengthening India’s fragile domestic economy. Subir Gokarn urges India’s government to take steps to alleviate the impact of global shock given India’s domestic fragility.

  • Financing America’s small and medium enterprises. Amadou Sy explains the importance of the Export-Import Bank in the financing of U.S.’s small and medium enterprises.

  • International monetary coordination. David Wessel remarks upon the rhetorical coordination of international monetary positions among global financial leaders.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.