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Understanding the global refugee crisis

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Jessica Brandt, associate fellow in Foreign Policy and special assistant to the president in the Executive Office, examines the state of the global refugee crisis today and addresses what steps the United States and international community should take to provide relief.

Also in this episode, David Wessel, senior fellow and director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, provides his regular economic update. This week, he introduces the center’s new Fiscal Impact Measure, which interprets the impact of fiscal policy on GDP growth in real time.

Finally, Lynn Kuok, nonresident fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, discusses tensions in the South China Sea in our “Ask an Expert” segment.

Show Notes:

The refugee crisis needs concrete solutions—here are three

Addressing the Syrian refugee crisis

What the Ninth Circuit ruling doesn’t do

The U.S. FON Program in the South China Sea: A Lawful and Necessary Response to China Strategic Ambiguity

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Kelly Russo, and Rebecca Viser.

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