New this week
U.S.-Cuba policy could transform hemispheric relations. The policy creates space for more productive U.S. engagement with Latin America, but Harold Trinkunas says that some states in the region, particularly Venezuela,
are likely to be quietly concerned
Should there be an official U.S. response to the Sony hack?
Katherine H.S. Moon says no, and that the best way to respond
is as American consumers. “Leaping to action may save the day in the movies, but not necessarily in geopolitics.”
These engineers are creating better nuclear energy technologies.
Watch Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie explain
how their re-imagined nuclear reactor works, then learn more about using nuclear power to combat climate change by reading
a new Brookings Essay by Josh Freed
Memories of working with Richard Nixon. In a new blog series, Steve Hess recalls five key moments from his time working with Richard Nixon.
Start at the beginning
, but don’t miss Hess recount
his conversation with Nixon on the day President Kennedy died
Has the ruble gone to rubble?
Experts from Brookings Foreign Policy program react
to the ruble’s plummet earlier this week and answer questions about the Russian Central Bank’s next move and more.
Supreme Court weighs a high-profile free speech case.
In a detailed examination of Elonis v. U.S.
, Richard Lempert reminds us that reversing convictions of “scoundrels” like Anthony Elonis may be the price we pay for enjoying free speech.