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The Current

The Current brings you smart, timely, and quick analysis from Brookings experts on breaking news and changing policies. In under ten minutes, learn not only what happened, but why, and how to make sense of it.

info_outline What’s the significance of the US-Israel-Sudan normalization deal? 10/23/2020
info_outline What’s behind the US Justice Department's antitrust case against Google? 10/21/2020
info_outline What’s the state of global girls’ education during COVID? 10/10/2020
info_outline What does the plot against Gov. Whitmer tell us about right-wing domestic terrorism? 10/09/2020
info_outline The president has COVID-19. Now what? 10/02/2020
info_outline What do leaked financial documents reveal about dirty money in banking? 09/24/2020
info_outline What have “maximum pressure” sanctions against Iran accomplished? 09/23/2020
info_outline What prompted the UAE and Bahrain’s normalization of relations with Israel? 09/17/2020
info_outline Who is Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s next prime minister? 09/15/2020
info_outline What’s driving mass protests in Belarus? 09/08/2020
info_outline What does the DC Circuit ruling mean for House subpoena power? 09/01/2020
info_outline What’s next for Japan after Abe’s resignation? 08/28/2020
info_outline What does VP pick Kamala Harris bring to the Democratic ticket? 08/12/2020
info_outline What’s behind Trump’s decision to cut U.S. troops in Germany? 07/31/2020
info_outline What's in Biden's $2 trillion climate plan? 07/24/2020
info_outline How is China’s new national security law affecting Hong Kong? 07/20/2020
info_outline What should states learn from Tuesday’s primaries for the November elections? 06/26/2020
info_outline Why has North Korea escalated tensions in the run-up to the Korean War anniversary? 06/25/2020
info_outline How will new immigration restrictions affect the US economy? 06/25/2020
info_outline What’s fueling the India-China border skirmish? 06/18/2020
info_outline How did a conservative Supreme Court rule for LGBTQ employment rights? 06/16/2020
info_outline What’s needed for police accountability after the killing of George Floyd? 05/29/2020
info_outline How does COVID-19 unemployment compare to the Great Depression? 05/13/2020
info_outline How is Pakistan balancing religion and politics in its response to the coronavirus? 04/24/2020
info_outline What does the Gantz-Netanyahu coalition government mean for Israel? 04/21/2020
info_outline Why are Black Americans more likely to die from COVID-19? 04/16/2020
info_outline With Sanders out, what’s next for the Democratic presidential race? 04/08/2020
info_outline What’s happening with Hungary’s pandemic power grab? 04/02/2020
info_outline How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting global energy markets? 03/29/2020
info_outline What does the coronavirus crisis mean for unemployment in America? 03/27/2020