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Brookings Today, 7/17/14

Fred Dews

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

  • Do family responsibilities affect political ambition? Jennifer Lawless demonstrates that there is little evidence that family structure impacts political candidacy.

  • Student debt perceptions. Matthew Chingos discusses the high levels of student debt owed by top-income households.

  • Russian compliance with the INF Treaty. Steven Pifer testifies on Russian compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the U.S. policy response options in the event of a violation.

  • Understanding the BRICS’ new development bank. Raj Desai and James Raymond Vreeland address the agreement among Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa to establish the New Development Bank.

  • Xi’s anti-corruption campaign. Cheng Li and Ryan McElveen debunk the misconceptions about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s campaign against corruption.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.



Fred Dews

Managing Editor, New Digital Products