Brookings Today, 8/29/14

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

  • How to stop Putin’s war in Ukraine. In response to Russia’s continued military actions against Ukraine, Steven Pifer says Western powers should adopt additional sanctions against Russia and provide Ukraine with lethal military assistance.

  • Ferguson and America’s image in Africa. Mwangi Kimenyi reviews reactions in African media to the incidents in Ferguson, MO following the shooting of Michael Brown, but says that American global leadership on human rights and equal protection under the law “remains critically important.”