A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- Ukraine needs America’s help. Strobe Talbott and Steven Pifer explain why and how the U.S. and the West should provide assistance to Ukraine.
- Low oil prices won’t doom clean energy. Robert Litan explains why.
- Health information exchange platforms. Niam Yaraghi proposes a business model for interoperability in health care IT.
- Wealth, inheritance, and social mobility. Isabel Sawhill and Edward Rodrigue argue that closing a loophole in inheritance taxation would improve prospects for social mobility.
- New edition of book on Vladimir Putin. Fiona Hill and Cliff Gaddy hav a new edition of their book, Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
- Government reform series. In an ongoing FixGov blog series, Elaine Kamarck reviews The Performance Stat Potential, by Harvard Professor Robert Behn and Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy, by Brookings scholars Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis.
I think it’s about time that congressional members started to turn up the heat on our financial institutions to do more to address the bigger problem of Russia’s export of kleptocracy...There’s some usefulness in having very broad [Oligarchs' List]...It gives congressional members more maneuvering.
German foreign policy seems overwhelmed by the tensions at home, in Europe and beyond...Mr. Macron has so far been the most adept in Europe at reacting to the Trump phenomenon.