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The Brookings Cafeteria

Apr 19, 2019

Tamara Cofman Wittes, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, interviews Khaled Elgindy, author of the new book from the Brookings Institution Press, “Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump.” Elgindy is a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy and...


Apr 12, 2019

India has started its multi-phase, weeks long general elections that will determine the composition of the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, and also the next prime minister. Results will be announced May 23. To make sense of the world’s largest exercise of democracy, today’s episode features a...


Apr 10, 2019

A conversation about what happened in Israel's election, between Natan Sachs--director of the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution--and Ilana Dayan, an investigative journalist with the Program "Uvda" on Israel's Channel 12.

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Apr 5, 2019

Under current policies the federal debt will rise from 78% to almost 180% of U.S. GDP in three decades. In his new book, "Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future," Brookings Senior Fellow William Gale explores policies to raise revenue, control spending, and increase public...


Mar 29, 2019

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization turns 70 in April. To discuss challenges to and opportunities for the alliance as it enters its eighth decade, this episode features a discussion among a group of leading Brookings experts: John Allen, president of the Brookings Institution; Constanze Stelzenmüller, the Robert...