Brookings Institution

Report

Bowling with Trump: economic anxiety, racial identification, and well-being in the 2016 Presidential election

Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 Presidential election? Numerous reasons were canvassed in the aftermath of the result. The authors of this report outline some interesting research that reveals some answers.
Briefing paper

Mobilizing the Indo-Pacific infrastructure response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia

This policy brief makes several practical recommendations that would allow the trilateral partners to compete more effectively with China while simultaneously promoting more sustainable development outcomes.
Report

At a strategic crossroads: ASEAN centrality amid Sino-American rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) is a defensive attempt at reasserting ASEAN centrality, and the importance of engaging smaller and middle powers of Asia. But instead of just asserting centrality, this paper argues that ASEAN should also achieve and earn a pivotal role...
Working paper

The socioeconomics of pandemics policy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have provided a massive fiscal and monetary stimulus. While this policy is welcome in the short run, the author of this paper argues that it does not address the underlying problem in the medium and...
Report

Refugees as assets not burdens: the role of policy

This publication argues that in an increasingly interconnected world, greater human mobility should be viewed as an opportunity rather than a risk, a vehicle for expanding growth, trade, and human capital accumulation.