A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Increasing turnout in congressional primaries. Elaine Kamarck argues that the best way to lessen political polarization and increase voter turnout is to establish a national primary day.
- Understanding the U.S. intelligence operation in Soviet Afghanistan. In his new book, Bruce Reidel expounds upon the CIA’s successful covert intelligence operation during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
- Africa’s development story still being written. George Ingram suggests an optimistic reading of Africa’s narrative.
- Seattle’s smart building technology. Rachel Barker and Amy Liu explain how Seattle’s proclivity towards sustainability can lead to economic gains with smart building technology.
- Risk-based payment arrangements. Lawrence Kocot, Pratyusha Katikaneni and Ross White ask what it takes for Accountable Care Organizations to pursue risk-based payment arrangements.
- Narendra Modi’s electricity obsession in India. Bill Antholis recounts his 2012 meeting with then-Chief Minister Modi of Gujarat, when the future Indian prime minister was focused on bringing electricity to the people of his state.
Elina Saxena contributed to this post.
Both Egypt and the UAE have come out defending the Saudis. Perhaps they also played some role in the operation. There is no evidence of that aside from the suspicious stops in Cairo and Dubai.