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Unpacking President Trump’s executive orders and policy agenda

In Unpacked, a new video and blog series from Brookings, experts “unpack” the Trump administration’s policy agenda by providing fact-based analysis of the latest news from the White House.

The series provides an opportunity for experts to go beyond the traditional, surface level coverage of the Trump administration by calling upon their research and expertise to explain the 45th president’s actions and executive orders.

From the border wall to the “ultimate deal” for Israel and Palestine, see what experts have unpacked so far below, and visit the Unpacked blog for more from the series.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BORDER WALL

Vanda Felbab-Brown explains how President Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexican border threatens to damage crucial cooperation between the two countries, without solving the issue of unauthorized immigration to the United States.

SANCTUARY CITIES AND TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER

President Trump recently issued an executive order to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities. Alan Berube explains what sanctuary cities are, and why these metropolitan areas are clashing with the Trump administration.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S “ULTIMATE DEAL” TO END THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Martin Indyk unpacks the challenges the Trump administration, and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in particular, will face in pursuing the “ultimate deal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Watch as more of our experts unpack the biggest issues facing the U.S. including:

President Trump’s executive order on refugees and visas
Homeland security memos on immigration enforcement
Trump, Netanyahu and US-Israel relations
The Senate, the power of the minority and the nuclear option

As the Trump administration continues to roll out its policy agenda, be sure to check back on the Unpacked blog for more insight and analysis from Brookings experts.

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