A roundup of some of the content published today at Brookings.
- Netflix in Cuba. Josh Bleiberg and Darrell West say that the arrival of Netflix in Cuba “has important implications for future relations between the two countries.”
- Order from chaos. Jeremy Shapiro introduces a new Brookings blog, “Order from Chaos,” a forum for ideas and dialogue about this “extraordinarily difficult and possibly transformative time in international affairs.”
- Anti-poverty case for smart gentrification. Jonathan Grabinsky and Stuart Butler argue that “by breaking up semi-permanent poverty patterns” in urban neighborhoods, “a degree of gentrification can bring in new resources, energy and opportunities.”
- Dealing with Russia. Fiona Hill argues that “Russia today is an entirely new challenge” and offers four pillars of a new strategy for the West to approach that country.
- Climate and falling oil prices. Devashree Saha and Mark Muro posit that falling oil prices could “be a boon for the global climate.”
- Challenges for low-income individuals and families. In congressional testimony, Ron Haskins discusses poverty and social mobility, especially concerning single mothers.
- The Risk Pivot. In their new book, Bruce Jones and David Stevens examine thesecurity choices America faces as a result of global and domestic revolutions in energy–increased demand from Asia and increased output at home.
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.