Brookings Today, 8/4/14

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

  • Key takeaways for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Brookings scholars discuss efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa. These infographics highlight the key takeaways on the summit’s structure as well as U.S.-Africa foreign direct investment, trade and official development assistance..

  • Iran’s president’s first anniversary. Suzanne Maloney takes a look at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the first anniversary of his swearing in, part of a week-long series examining the impact of his presidency to date.

  • People suffer and die in disasters without proper legal frameworks. Elizabeth Ferris explores how developing sound legal frameworks is a crucial element in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery as climate change and urbanization are set to increase the frequency of, and vulnerability to, sudden-onset disasters.

  • Tea Party’s unmistakable effect on national policy. Elaine Kamarck explains that while the Tea Party has not had as much success at the polls during this primary season, its effect on national policy is unmistakable.

  • Three realities of the unaccompanied minors from Central America. Abraham Lowenthal examines the situation on the U.S. border.

  • Key principles of bank liquidity regulation. Douglas Elliott enumerates a number of points related to bank liquidity requirements.

  • In Gaza, the destruction of schools and the future of education. Maysa Jalbout, Sarah Dryden-Peterson and Kevin Watkins argue that international response to Gaza school attacks has been inadequate and ineffective, and discuss five actions to protect education in the region..