Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, offers his expert view on the policy challenges facing the new administration with respect to Pakistan, their double-sided government, and their tumultuous regional relations.
Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, returns with her regular “What’s Happening in Congress” update. This week: confirming Neil Gorsuch, passing an Obamacare replacement, contention over the budget, and the investigation of Russian interference into the US presidential election.
Finally, Tom Loveless examines disproportionate suspension rates for African American students from his 2017 Brown Center Report on American Education.
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[South Korean President] Moon’s challenge is get something from Kim [Jong-un] that he can then sell to [President] Trump. To judge from Trump’s endless flattery of Kim, this shouldn’t be too hard. The question is whether this game can persist indefinitely without definitive evidence of North Korean actions [as opposed to words] of what Kim has supposedly agreed to.