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Events from the Brookings Institution

Nov 15, 2021

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the announcement of AUKUS — a trilateral pact between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom — prompted a flurry of criticism from European policymakers with one senior EU official calling for a “pause and a reset” in trans-Atlantic relations. Do the core...


Nov 15, 2021

After the chaotic withdrawal of NATO forces in August, Afghanistan’s future is more uncertain than ever. The Taliban faces unprecedented governance challenges ranging from an economy in tatters to mounting internal security threats even as it seeks to impose strict religious and social rules of conduct on the...


Nov 10, 2021

The use of international large-scale educational assessments for informing policies and practices has expanded over the past two decades. Initially, assessment focused on core school subjects, such as language, mathematics, and science, but in the past decade, interest has grown in 21st century skills, such as...


Nov 9, 2021

On November 9, the Brookings Institution’s Africa Security Initiative and Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors explored the international and internal drivers of the conflict, the threat it poses regionally, and the policies adopted and available to address it. The panel conversation explored the role of external...


Nov 9, 2021

On November 8, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a webinar examining the results of the 2021 off-year elections, how Democrats are faring in the post-Trump era, and whether Republicans can take advantage of Biden’s sagging approval rating. Experts also discussed voter turnout and election administration.