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Fascism: A conversation with Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott

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Release Date: 09/07/2018

Do trans-Atlantic relations need a reset? show art Do trans-Atlantic relations need a reset?

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The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the announcement of AUKUS — a trilateral pact between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom — prompted a flurry of criticism from European policymakers with one senior EU official calling for a “pause and a reset” in trans-Atlantic relations. Do the core assumptions and principles underpinning U.S. policy towards Europe need rethinking? What does each side really need from the other? How might the Biden administration build out a more affirmative agenda for Europe given its focus on Asia policy and the Indo-Pacific? On November...

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The future of US policy toward Afghanistan show art The future of US policy toward Afghanistan

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After the chaotic withdrawal of NATO forces in August, Afghanistan’s future is more uncertain than ever. The Taliban faces unprecedented governance challenges ranging from an economy in tatters to mounting internal security threats even as it seeks to impose strict religious and social rules of conduct on the Afghan people. While the United States does not recognize the Taliban government, practical considerations about the country’s security and humanitarian situation raise the question of what the future of U.S. policy should be, and how — or whether — Washington should engage with...

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What are the implications of assessing 21st century skills across diverse cultural contexts? show art What are the implications of assessing 21st century skills across diverse cultural contexts?

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The use of international large-scale educational assessments for informing policies and practices has expanded over the past two decades. Initially, assessment focused on core school subjects, such as language, mathematics, and science, but in the past decade, interest has grown in 21st century skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration, information literacy, and civics and citizenship. However, these constructs—and particularly the social-emotional ones—are not ubiquitous across cultures and nationalities. Western definitions of these constructs may not be understood in the same way...

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Mozambique’s al-Shabab insurgency, and local and international responses show art Mozambique’s al-Shabab insurgency, and local and international responses

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On November 9, the Brookings Institution’s  and  explored the international and internal drivers of the conflict, the threat it poses regionally, and the policies adopted and available to address it. The panel conversation explored the role of external actors, such as the military forces of Rwanda and of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which the Mozambican government invited to assist in responding to the insurgency.   Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To...

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2021 elections: Results and implications show art 2021 elections: Results and implications

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On November 8, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a webinar examining the results of the 2021 off-year elections, how Democrats are faring in the post-Trump era, and whether Republicans can take advantage of Biden’s sagging approval rating. Experts also discussed voter turnout and election administration.    Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the .

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Taking stock of new Fed and ECB monetary policy frameworks show art Taking stock of new Fed and ECB monetary policy frameworks

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The U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have crafted new monetary policy frameworks for an era in which interest rates are hovering close to zero. The Fed’s flexible average inflation targeting approach aims at inflation that averages 2% over time; when inflation has been running persistently below that level, the Fed will aim for inflation moderately above 2% for some time. It also aims at a “broad-based and inclusive” definition of maximum employment. The ECB says its goal is inflation of 2% over the medium term, and it describes its commitment to this target as...

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What is a strategy of denial and does it make sense for America? show art What is a strategy of denial and does it make sense for America?

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The 2018 National Defense Strategy was the first time the Pentagon identified China as the organizing focus of U.S. defense policy. Elbridge Colby, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, was a key architect of that document. In a new , he now lays out a vision for how the United States should approach China in the coming years, with special consideration for how the U.S. military might win a war with China in order to deter such a war from ever taking place. On November 5, Brookings hosted Colby for a virtual event to discuss whether the United States...

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State, society, and markets in North Korea show art State, society, and markets in North Korea

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Under Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s economic markets have grown, a new middle class has emerged, and the country has experienced modest levels of urban development. Yet, questions remain about the country’s domestic future. To what extent have state-society relations shifted? How much domestic change has North Korea experienced, and what other developments can be expected in light of pandemic border lockdowns and economic sanctions? In his new book from Cambridge University Press — “” — Andrew Yeo evaluates the shifting relationship between state, society, and markets in a deeply...

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Stability and inclusivity of stablecoins: A conversation with Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire show art Stability and inclusivity of stablecoins: A conversation with Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire

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In this fireside chat with Circle co-founder, chairman, and CEO Jeremy Allaire, we discussed the rise of stablecoins, the state of regulation of stablecoins, and the potential for greater inclusion through new financial technology (fintech). The dialogue cut through much of the hype of cryptocurrency – stablecoins in particular – and dove into the two important and distinct issues surrounding stablecoins: financial stability and inclusion. This event was part of the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets’ , which looks at financial institutions and markets broadly and explores...

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Greater transparency for development finance institutions show art Greater transparency for development finance institutions

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Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021 10:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT Online only   Development finance is critical to global development, including for the achievement of the sustainable development goals, low-income countries’ recovery from the pandemic, and the $100 billion commitment for climate finance. But to know whether finance and development goals are being met—and to keep institutions on track—we need better information on financial flows and how they impact development. Despite the scale of financing by development finance institutions (DFIs), few share ​detailed information...

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On September 7, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings hosted a conversation with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Strobe Talbott, distinguished fellow in residence and former Brookings president, on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past. 

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