A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Scotland won’t be Europe’s last region to seek independence. On the eve of Scotland’s independence vote, Fiona Hill and Jeremy Shapiro look at the problems of governing large and diverse countries and what effect the results of the referendum may have on other European nations.
- “Analog Thinking” for digital policymaking. Stuart Brotman explains the important issues of digital policy and the challenges facing the FCC in the coming months.
- Khamenei blasts U.S.-led campaign against ISIS. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the American-instigated coalition to combat ISIS. Suzanne Maloney explains why “there will be no convergence between U.S. and Iranian policies in the Levant.”
- Leadership failure in South Sudan. The government of South Sudan has banned all foreign workers in the country and ordered that their jobs be filled by South Sudanese nationals. Mwangi Kimenyi discusses how the decision will ultimately hurt the country’s economic growth.
- Abandoning the Clean Power Plan is the wrong move for U.S. climate policy. Bob Sussman continues the online debate about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan with Brookings Fellow Philip Wallach.
- Should we care about inequality at the top? Richard Reeves focuses on inequality being driven by the upper class, a state when the poor are keeping up with the majority, but the majority are falling behind the elite.
Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.