The Current

By The Brookings Institution

The Current brings you smart, timely, and quick analysis from Brookings experts on breaking news and changing policies. In under ten minutes, learn not only what happened, but why, and how to make sense of it.

  1. 1.
    What will US combat forces withdrawal mean for Iraq?
    15:40
  2. 2.
    How could expanded tax credits reduce child poverty?
    18:52
  3. 3.
    How serious are the Trump Organization tax fraud charges?
    11:56
  4. 4.
    What did the Biden-Putin summit do for US-Russian relations?
    10:57
  5. 5.
    What does the end of the Keystone pipeline mean for US energy?
    9:19
  6. 6.
    An unprecedented new governing coalition has formed in Israel. What comes next?
    19:08
  7. 7.
    Why does Congress need an independent 1/6 commission?
    12:57
  8. 8.
    What hope is there for de-escalation between Israel and Hamas?
    12:12
  1. 9.
    Why did US jobs growth slow in April?
    12:41
  2. 10.
    How do Biden’s first 100 days reflect his vision for America?
    11:22
  3. 11.
    What does President Idriss Déby’s death mean for Chad?
    19:06
  4. 12.
    After Chauvin’s conviction, will policing finally change in America?
    13:14
  5. 13.
    Will Natanz attack, uranium enrichment derail nuclear diplomacy with Iran?
    11:01
  6. 14.
    What does the Amazon union effort signify for labor in America?
    11:37
  7. 15.
    What does another election deadlock mean for Israel?
    12:59
  8. 16.
    What does Quad summit signal for U.S. engagement in the Indo-Pacific?
    14:14
  9. 17.
    Congress extended unemployment benefits. What should come next?
    12:24
  10. 18.
    What’s in the latest COVID-19 relief bill?
    9:05
  11. 19.
    How should the US respond to Mohammed bin Salman’s role in Khashoggi killing?
    10:20
  12. 20.
    What's the significance of Biden's first military strikes in Syria?
    13:36
  13. 21.
    Biden is ready to resume nuclear talks with Iran. How will they respond?
    14:08
  14. 22.
    Will pro-Navalny protests threaten Putin’s power?
    11:08
  15. 23.
    What steps is the Biden administration taking on racial equity?
    10:44
  16. 24.
    Will Trump be removed from power after Capitol attack?
    13:54
  17. 25.
    What does Saudi-Qatar reconciliation signal for the Biden administration?
    10:54
  18. 26.
    Does the latest COVID relief bill do enough?
    9:30
  19. 27.
    How did the US government get hacked?
    12:52
  20. 28.
    How is Biden’s presidential transition going?
    13:07
  21. 29.
    What will Trump’s final foreign policies mean for the Biden administration?
    12:02
  22. 30.
    Why did Trump fire Secretary of Defense Esper?
    9:19
  23. 31.
    What will Trump’s executive order mean for the future of the civil service?
    14:05
  24. 32.
    What trends are we seeing in early voting?
    13:35
  25. 33.
    What’s the significance of the US-Israel-Sudan normalization deal?
    10:14
  26. 34.
    What’s behind the US Justice Department's antitrust case against Google?
    8:42
  27. 35.
    What’s the state of global girls’ education during COVID?
    13:23
  28. 36.
    What does the plot against Gov. Whitmer tell us about right-wing domestic terrorism?
    16:21
  29. 37.
    The president has COVID-19. Now what?
    11:22
  30. 38.
    What do leaked financial documents reveal about dirty money in banking?
    12:32
  31. 39.
    What have “maximum pressure” sanctions against Iran accomplished?
    13:06
  32. 40.
    What prompted the UAE and Bahrain’s normalization of relations with Israel?
    11:56
  33. 41.
    Who is Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s next prime minister?
    14:50
  34. 42.
    What’s driving mass protests in Belarus?
    15:12
  35. 43.
    What does the DC Circuit ruling mean for House subpoena power?
    17:19
  36. 44.
    What’s next for Japan after Abe’s resignation?
    13:04
  37. 45.
    What does VP pick Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket?
    11:40
  38. 46.
    What’s behind Trump’s decision to cut U.S. troops in Germany?
    14:02
  39. 47.
    What's in Biden's $2 trillion climate plan?
    9:53
  40. 48.
    How is China’s new national security law affecting Hong Kong?
    14:40
  41. 49.
    What should states learn from Tuesday’s primaries for the November elections?
    17:14
  42. 50.
    Why has North Korea escalated tensions in the run-up to the Korean War anniversary?
    12:26

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