A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- The Modi-Obama summit. A briefing book from the Brookings India Initiative composed of essays by over two dozen scholars, including Tanvi Madan, Vikram Singh Mehta, Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu and Strobe Talbott, provides a breadth of information about the India-U.S. relationship as Prime Minister Modi and President Obama prepare to meet for the first time.
- The Scottish hangover. Riccardo Alcaro and Jeremy Shapiro explain why the Scottish referendum was not good news for the European Union.
- Declining optimism among the Obama coalition. On September 23, the Public Religion Research Institute released the 2014 American Values Survey. William Galston examines the declining optimism among the so-called “rising American electorate” detailed in the survey.
- Where have we come on aid transparency? George Ingram calls for increased efforts to fulfill U.S. foreign assistance transparency commitments.
- Top 10 dangerous places for girls’ education. Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney examine 10 countries in the world where girls are struggling to get an education, sometimes literally risking their lives to do so.
- The price of abandoning Yemen. Ibrahim Sharqieh explains the new rebellion in Yemen and how the promise of the Arab Spring there can be revived.
Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.
Rather than serving as a unifying diplomatic exercise to highlight Iran’s troubling regional activities, the [Warsaw] summit primarily highlighted America’s diplomatic isolation from its European allies.