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The Brookings Cafeteria

Jan 12, 2018

Thomas Wright, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the Center on the United States and Europe, discusses the state of transatlantic relations and argues that it’s in U.S. interests to engage more with Europe. He also discusses his book “All Measures Short of War,” analyzing the nature of geopolitical...


Jan 5, 2018

Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, analyzes the top economic issues facing the United States in the upcoming year.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds on what Congress left unfinished before their holiday recess and the additions of Senators...


Dec 29, 2017

As 2017 ends, we look back gratefully on another excellent year for the Brookings Cafeteria podcast. We aired 52 episodes (not including this one), talked with over 60 guests, and covered dozens of policy topics. The Academy of Podcasters at Podcast Movement honored us once again with the award for best education...


Dec 22, 2017

Adam Looney, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and former deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and explains the implications it will have on pass-through businesses, individual and...


Dec 15, 2017

Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe and Foreign Policy program, discusses the disinformation campaign waged by the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin on the United States and European democracies through election interference, cyber-attacks, and...