RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Brookings Institution

A collection of news and information related to Brookings Institution published by this site and its partners.

Top Brookings Institution Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Jordan executes jailed militants as revenge against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON Faced with an outraged public and political commentary that it had been humiliated by the Islamic State, the Jordanian government got a little payback Wednesday at dawn, hanging jailed militants to avenge the extremist group's killing of a...
  • A new Cold War: In fight for Europe's future, US tries to wean countries from Russian energy

    The United States and Russia are once more locked in what could be a generation-defining conflict, and Europe is yet again the core battleground. But this Cold War reprise isn't about military supremacy. It's about heat and electricity for tens of...
  • Cold War-style confrontation between US and Russia focuses on energy rather than military

    As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian energy. It's a Cold...
  • In new role, Sen. Patty Murray is eager to push Obama's spending plans

    WASHINGTON As a former preschool teacher, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is none too pleased with her state's performance when it comes to educating 4-year-olds. With only 8 percent of them enrolled, Washington state ranked 32nd in preschool access,...
  • Jordan's vow of revenge against Islamic State sparks fear of new conflict

    WASHINGTON Faced with an outraged public and political commentary that it had been humiliated by the Islamic State, the Jordanian government primed for payback Tuesday as it announced plans to hang jailed militants to avenge the extremist group's...
  • Many middle-income families would see only small changes in tax bill under Obama's budget

    President Barack Obama is proposing nearly $280 billion in tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, but not everyone will benefit. Obama's proposed budget calls for a total of $1.5 trillion in new taxes over the next decade, mostly on corporations...
  • Ukraine evacuates civilians from key town as rebel attack mounts

    KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine evacuated civilians from a strategically important juncture in the country's east as the worsening fighting with pro-Russian rebels led to calls for a military buildup on both sides. The town of Debaltseve, a key railway crossing...
  • Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

    First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints. "I'm committed to this issue — I'm in,"...
  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people

    Florida passes NY as third largest state at 19.9M people
    First it was this: Orlando beat New York City as the first city to top 50 million visitors. And now this: Florida is bigger than New York. Census figures released Tuesday show Florida passed New York as the nation's third largest state with an...