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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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As Joe Biden exits the presidential race, what's next for Kamala Harris?

On Sunday, July 21st, President Joe Biden announced that he would no longer seek the Democratic Party's nomination for president... more

23 Jul 2024 · 23 minutes
The state of NATO at 75 and beyond

As NATO turns 75, alliance leaders gathered in Washington, presenting a united front in support of Ukraine's survival against the... more

12 Jul 2024 · 17 minutes
After the first presidential debate, what's next for Biden and Trump?

Last week, President Joe Biden and former President Trump met in Atlanta for a presidential debate. After the event, most... more

01 Jul 2024 · 16 minutes
What role is AI playing in election disinformation?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to amplify the spread of mis- and disinformation in elections around the... more

26 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
What can be done about Sudan's deepening humanitarian catastrophe?

The Horn of Africa, home to over 200 million people, is experiencing high levels of fragility from both violence and... more

20 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
What the Trump hush money trial verdict means for politics and the rule of law

On May 30, former president Donald Trump was found guilty by a Manhattan jury of 34 felony counts of falsification... more

04 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
The dynamics of the Russia-China partnership

Following President Putin's visit to Beijing, Angela Stent and Yun Sun examine Russian and Chinese cooperation over the last two... more

22 May 2024 · 23 minutes
Cities need more housing. ADUs can help.

Cities and states have a variety of policy options to help combat high housing costs. Brookings Metro Senior Fellow Jenny... more

13 May 2024 · 14 minutes
Do US voters care about America's role in the world?

Brookings scholar Constanze Stelzenmüller, director of the Center on the United States in Europe and a senior fellow in Foreign... more

03 May 2024 · 19 minutes
How a divided House passed critical foreign aid bills

The U.S. House of Representatives passed four bi-partisan bills in a $95 billion foreign aid package with monies going to... more

22 Apr 2024 · 21 minutes
The Current
As Joe Biden exits the presidential race, what's next for Kamala Harris?
The Current