Brookings President, John R. Allen, reflects on polarization in the United States and calls for reconciliation to safeguard the nation
The Brookings Institution is saddened by the passing of our dear friend Arne Sorenson, who served as a Brookings Trustee since 2015 and as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee since 2018.
General John R. Allen, President of the Brookings Institution, and John Shaw, Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, discussed Allen’s military career, work at Brookings, and the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. This program is part of a virtual series of conversations sponsored by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute with policy experts, political analysts, and government and private sector leaders.
John Allen writes that Donald Trump’s actions on January 6 have led to an unavoidable national reckoning.
John R. Allen and David Dollar discuss U.S. foreign policy challenges for the year ahead and how the new administration can work with America’s allies to address them.
Though many are pressuring Biden to resolve the war in Afghanistan quickly once in office, John Allen and Michael O’Hanlon write that it needs to be done slowly and carefully.
In recent years, the rapid advance of artificial intelligence technology has brought about enormous opportunities, but technological revolution often comes with unforeseeable security challenges.
The Brookings Institution is saddened by the passing of James D. Wolfensohn, who served as an Active Trustee from 1983-1990 and an Honorary Trustee from 1990-2011.
The Biden-Harris administration should make ending the war an urgent priority for both strategic and humanitarian reasons.
What is required right now is investment in digital infrastructure and improvements in digital access that eliminate unfair disparities based on race, income and geography.
The Brookings Institution is saddened by the passing of Jim Johnson, who served as Chairman of the Brookings Board of Trustees from 1994-2003.
On October 14, Brookings will host a conversation on the roots of white supremacy, the impact of racist rhetoric during critical moments in history, and how Black Americans, as well as other people of color, have and continue to respond.
One could easily be excused for emerging from last night’s presidential debate convinced that American democracy is under direct assault by the President of the United States. What emerged was a stark and disturbing divergence between the best traditions of American democracy and the jarring reality of President Trump’s concept of governing this country. America now stands upon the edge of a knife, and the stakes of this upcoming election may indeed be existential for the future of our democracy.