A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Five myths about the Islamic State. Will McCants offers five myths about the Islamic State that he says “are clouding the discussion.”
- Living on $2 a day in America. Laurence Chandy and Cory Smith review their new research on America’s poorest in a global context.
- Transforming cancer care. Mark McClellan and co-authors provide an overview of the care delivery and payment reform innovations occurring in the field of oncology, and discuss the firsthand experiences of the New Mexico Cancer Center, a community oncology practice located in Albuquerque.
- The FAA on private air travel. Matt Chingos, a licensed private pilot, comments on the FAA’s new ruling on Internet-based flight sharing.
- Washington state’s marijuana policy experiment. Jonathan Rauch interviews Phil Wallach about his new report on what Washington state can learn from its marijuana policy implementation—about the law itself but also about public policy implementation more broadly.
- Final thoughts on the Brookings Blum Roundtable on global poverty. Kemal Derviş offers his reflections on the recent Brookings Blum Roundtable, which focused on growth in the world’s most difficult environments.
[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.