A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.
- Building a better Syrian opposition army. Kenneth Pollack writes that the U.S. should ramp up assistance to the Syrian opposition to make it capable of facing both ISIS and the Assad regime.
- Latin America’s economic outlook explained in five charts. Ernesto Talvi and Julia Ruiz Pozuelo use five graphs to answer questions about the expected macroeconomic performance for Latin American countries.
- What President Obama missed in his response to Ebola. Witney Schneidman examines the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and its failure to include the private sector in preventing its spread.
- Where have all the good men gone? Isabel Sawhill and Joanna Venator examine the definition of “marriageability” in response to a new Pew report that finds a drop in “marriageable men.”
- Brazil’s presidential election faceoff. Following Brazil’s first presidential election round on October 5, Harold Trinkunas looks ahead to challenges faced by incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aécio Neves in their run-off.
- What is the federal government’s role in supporting innovation districts? Bruce Katz argues that while the federal government should not lead the development of innovation districts in cities across America, it does have three main inputs to support successful districts.
Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.