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The Current
The Current
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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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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
Unpacking President Biden's executive order on artificial intelligence

On October 30th, President Joe Biden issued an executive order on "safe, secure, and trustworthy artificial intelligence." The E.O. sets... more

03 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
What does a new rule on financial advice mean for retirement security?

A new Department of Labor rule aims to expand protections for retirement savers by updating standards on different types of financial... more

03 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Who is new Speaker of the House Mike Johnson?

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) has served just six years in the House of Representatives before being elected as the new... more

26 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Parsing disinformation in the Israel-Hamas conflict

The war between Israel and Hamas militants operating out of Gaza has produced horrific images, but also misinformation and disinformation... more

25 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
Biden in Israel and US diplomacy on the Israel-Gaza crisis

President Biden visited Israel as a show of U.S. support and announced new humanitarian aid to Gaza, but subsequent Arab... more

19 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
War in Israel and Gaza

Hamas' surprise attack on Israel this weekend is drawing comparisons to 9/11 and the 1973 Yom Kippur War. In an... more

10 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
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Taking stock of the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza
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