Brookings Today, 9/5/14

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

  • Our cyborg future. Benjamin Wittes and Jane Chong examine how the law will respond as we become more cyborg-like, and the divide between human and machine becomes ever more unstable.

  • The job market grinds out gains. Gary Burtless reviews the newest BLS data on jobs, which show that employers added 142,000 to their payrolls in August, and says at this rate, “the nation will make progress toward reducing the overhang of excess unemployment.”

  • On ISIS, Syria, Iran, and President Obama’s Middle East strategy. In a new Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Mike Doran offers his views on developments in the Middle East, including what he believes is the “great white whale” of President Obama’s Middle East strategy.