Brookings Today, 8/11/14

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

  • ISIS militants against the Kurdish population. Ken Pollock explains the ISIS offensive against the Kurdish population in Iraq and the potential implications of U.S. involvement.

  • A return of the Nixonian idea of New Federalism. Bruce Katz describes how the declining reliability of the national government has provoked a burst of innovation at the sub-national level.

  • The 2014 Brookings Blum Rountable. George Ingram reflects on day two of the Blum Roundtable.

  • What Erdoğan’s victory means for Turkey. Kemal Kirişci unpacks the implications of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent victory in Turkey’s presidential elections.

  • Reauthorizing the U.S. Ex-Im Bank. Brookings scholars discuss the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

  • Why government must change how it communicates with citizens. Michael Ahn shows why information overload shortens peoples’ attention spans, and thus why governments should find new methods of communication.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.