A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- The limited English workforce in U.S. metro areas. Jill Wilson documents the nearly one in 10 working-age adults in the U.S. who are limited English proficient (LEP) and explores policy solutions to help them be more productive with increased investment in English skills.
- A new home for our nation’s national laboratories. Mark Muro and Bruce Katz explain why the Department of Energy’s national laboratories need to “get into the game” of urban innovation districts, and how they can do so.
- A conversation on ISIS. Read the robust discussion from Brooking experts on ISIS’ strategy and the group’s motivation.
- Obama’s UN speech a turning point in his presidency? William Galston offers his response to President Obama’s speech at the UN General Assembly, during which the president focused on his administration’s recent actions against ISIS.
- Will Taiwan’s and China’s presidents meet? The presidents of the two sides have not had a formal summit meeting since the late 1940’s. Richard Bush, noting that both Taipei and Beijing talk approvingly about the idea of a Ma-Xi meeting, discusses some key issues that must be resolved first.
- Greenland’s gold rush. Tim Boersma and Kevin Foley assess the promises and pitfalls of resource extraction in Greenland.
Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.