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Posted: 2019-12-05 21:40:11
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On December 12, voters in the United Kingdom (U.K.) will head to the polls in a high-stakes election. It will be a decisive moment in the polarizing Brexit debate, with the outcome indicating support for a divorce deal with the European Union (EU), a second referendum, or continued stalemate. At the...
Posted: 2019-12-05 21:17:00
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The holidays offer the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and reflect on the past year and the year to come, and also catch up on that reading list. In the spirit of the season, the Brookings Institution Press has prepared a holiday reading list of insightful and relevant books to inform and ...
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:57:45
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The 2018 U.S. poverty rate is noteworthy for two reasons: it reflects a continued decline in the U.S. poverty rate since it hit a thirty-year peak in 2010; and, it marks the first time that the poverty rate has returned to pre-Great Recession levels. At 38.1 million people, or 11.8 percent of the po...
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:36:43
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Since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, the United States has provided Ukraine with $3 billion in reform and military assistance and $3 billion in loan guarantees. U.S. troops in western Ukraine train their Ukrainian colleagues. Washington, in concert with the European Union, has taken ...
Posted: 2019-12-05 18:04:36
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Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute released a new report tracking progress on gender equality in Africa. The report, “The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa,” includes a gender parity score for each country composed of 15 indicators across two dimensions, gender inequality ...