New this week
An angry, scared electorate. Bill Galston says next week’s “Chaos Election” will reflect voters’ beliefs that nothing in the country is going right.
Latin America’s vision for a shared future. In a new Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, Ernesto Talvi talks with host Fred Dews about economic growth throughout Latin America and his vision for a new “trans-American partnership.”
Infrastructure a key ballot issue next week? Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes say it is, listing ballot measures that will affect a variety of infrastructure sectors in Georgia, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and more.
Improving Mexican anti-crime policy. Vanda Felbab-Brown has four recommendations for advancing police reform and strengthening enforcement and the justice system.
What our experts are reading
[The resignation of assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Wess Mitchell] is surprising news, which seems to have caught everyone off guard. He doesn’t appear to have shared this news with his ambassadors, who were in Washington last week for a global chiefs of mission conference. His deputy is also slated to retire soon, which raises question of near term leadership on European policy at a time of challenges there.