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The Current
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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Economic impact of the Baltimore bridge collapse

The recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore after being struck by a container ship is both... more

28 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
What a strong economy can and can't fix

The U.S. has recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic's economic disruption with a strong economy, but a strong economy alone doesn't... more

27 Mar 2024 · 15 minutes
Fighting corruption's threat to democracy

The third Summit for Democracy takes place March 18 to 20, in Seoul, South Korea. The theme of the summit... more

14 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Is Russia winning in Ukraine?

"Russia has failed in its biggest goals, but those failures may be reversed. Ukraine's successes are not guaranteed to endure,... more

23 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
What to know about Pakistan’s turbulent national elections

This week, Pakistan holds national elections. Voters in the world's fifth most populous nation go to the polls to elect... more

06 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Meet Cecilia Rouse, new Brookings president

For the first episode of 2024, the new president of Brookings, Cecilia Rouse, sits down with The Current to share... more

26 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
Taking stock of the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza

As the Israeli offensive in Gaza moves south toward Khan Younis, and as some hostages come home while many more... more

07 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
How anti-corruption efforts strengthen global democracy and security

Corrupt regimes around the world threaten global democracy and security. On this episode of The Current, Norman Eisen, senior fellow... more

06 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Will positive momentum from the Biden-Xi meeting last?

President Biden and President Xi met on Wednesday in San Francisco during the APEC summit at a time of highly... more

16 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
The US-Mexico border challenge

Thousands of migrants are heading north through Mexico toward the U.S. border. The number of Border Patrol encounters with migrants... more

09 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
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Economic impact of the Baltimore bridge collapse
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