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The Current
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,... more

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UN reform and the Global South at the 2023 General Assembly

The 2023 U.N. General Assembly saw increased calls from countries of the "Global South" for a greater role in global... more

29 Sep 2023 · 12 minutes
India in the world after the G-20 summit

This past weekend, India hosted its first G-20 summit, the annual gathering of leaders from the world’s largest economies. To... more

12 Sep 2023 · 14 minutes
What happened in the first GOP presidential debate and why it matters

On Wednesday night, eight contenders for the Republican Party presidential nomination appeared on a Milwaukee stage together for the first... more

24 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
What underlies the coup in Niger?

The coup that ousted Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum in a late July follows a string of similar military takeovers in... more

09 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Israel's Supreme Court reform crisis

Israel's Knesset passed a bill that strips Israel's Supreme Court of the power to declare government decisions unreasonable. The so-called... more

28 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
How will the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling affect college admissions?

The Supreme Court's decision ending race-based admissions policies at colleges and universities leaves in place other forms of affirmative action... more

30 Jun 2023 · 10 minutes
Putin imperiled? What to know about the Wagner Group's Russian revolt

This weekend's fast-moving but short-lived revolt by Wagner Group mercenaries led by Yevgeny Prigozhin leaves many unanswered questions about what... more

26 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
What do the SEC's lawsuits signal for the future of cryptocurrency?

Aaron Klein explains the U.S. SEC's lawsuit against cryptocurrency companies Binance and Coinbase, the current state of crypto regulation, and... more

14 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
How is Congress handling the TikTok conundrum?

The potential security implications of China's corporate control of TikTok's parent company ByteDance have scaled up in recent years as... more

17 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
How will we remember Jimmy Carter's presidential legacy?

With former President Jimmy Carter in hospice care, Bill Galston looks back at Carter's administration and his "exemplary and influential"... more

15 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
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UN reform and the Global South at the 2023 General Assembly
The Current