The top Brookings videos of 2018

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Over the course of the year, Brookings produced its first documentary short film, explainers about the U.S. midterm elections, border wall, school attendance, and geopolitics and published event videos relating to the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Brexit and more. Take a look at our most popular videos from 2018.

Unpacked: Gerrymandering and how to fix it

Brookings Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck unpacked the origin and causes of gerrymandering and explains how states can reform the process for better results.

Threats to democracy in the Trump era

On February 7, David Frum joined a panel of experts at Brookings to discuss the burgeoning threats to democratic institutions in the Trump era.

The new geopolitics

As part of a New Geopolitics project, experts discussed the major dynamics at play in an era of new geopolitics.

100 days of Imran Khan

On November 8, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion analyzing Imran Khan’s first three months as prime minister of Pakistan and how his performance compares to his 100 days plan.

What to expect from the 2018 midterm elections

Elaine Kamarck explained what we can predict for the 2018 midterm elections based on historical election trends and the current political atmosphere.

What’s next in U.S.-Saudi relations

On March 22, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir, for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum where the foreign minister provided perspectives on Saudi Arabia’s role as a regional leader for stability and reconstruction.

School attendance: A building block of student achievement

Fellow Lauren Bauer explained why chronic absenteeism matters for all students, drawing on a Hamilton Project strategy paper on school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Pakistan, America, and extremism: The path ahead

On January 16, the Global Economy and Development program and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss extremism in Pakistan and its broader implications across the region and world.

US-Mexico border wall faces tough Texas terrain

Ian McAllister and Chris Peters of Brookings Productions filmed along the U.S.-Mexico border, showing the vast expanses and sometimes rugged landscape where President Trump has promised to build a border wall.

On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe

On October 23, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted a panel discussion on the Brexit endgame.

The Life She Deserves: Medical Marijuana in the United States

This documentary short film from Brookings provides an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy.