A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Contemplating a U.S. humanitarian intervention in Iraq. Prior to President Obama’s decision to use U.S. military force to help protect civilians in Iraq, Ken Pollack laid out the case for it.
- Brookings Blum Roundtable. Homi Kharas offers his reflections on day one of the roundtable in Aspen that is focused on jump-starting inclusive growth in the most difficult environments.
- Innovation is more than just technology. Stuart Brotman argues that innovation is more than just what happens in the technology field, and that we need a better understanding of what it is.
Elina Saxena contributed to this post.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.