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Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!

Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!
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Welcome to “5 on 45”, real-time commentary and analysis from experts at Brookings about the 45th POTUS, his administration, and Congress. Subscribe now to get each new episode as it happens!

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US imposes tariffs; China retaliates

6/15/2018
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In the wake of the Trump administration’s imposition of import tariffs on China, Senior Fellow David Dollar explains the administration’s objectives and the likely economic impacts on both the U.S. and China. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:23

Tariff tensions left unresolved after G-7 summit

6/11/2018
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After the explosive G-7 summit over the weekend, Senior Fellow Joshua Meltzer offers some details on how President Trump’s trade policies will affect key partnerships going forward. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:01

Before the North Korea summit, Japan's Abe has a word with Trump

6/8/2018
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Senior Fellow Mireya Solís discusses the implications of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit with President Trump ahead of the upcoming North Korea and G-7 summits. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:54

The good and bad news about the US job market

6/7/2018
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Senior Fellow Gary Burtless discusses what the recent jobs report can tell us about unemployment, job openings, wages, and the health of the economy. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:03:23

Tariff tensions build between US, allies ahead of G-7 summit

6/7/2018
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Post-Doctoral Fellow Geoffrey Gertz discusses how the Trump administration’s tariffs against Canada and other allies will likely taint the G-7 summit at the expense of other important economic questions. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:12

Don’t compare North Korea’s nuclear program with Libya’s

5/31/2018
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Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard Nephew explains why, contrary to statements from the Trump administration, the 2003 nuclear disarmament in Libya is a poor model for carrying out a similar process in North Korea. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:24

Trump delivers a blow to federal employees

5/31/2018
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Vice President of Governance Studies Darrell West explains Trump’s executive order ending legislative support for federal union representatives to help colleagues file grievances, address sexual harassment claims, and gain whistleblower protection. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:32

Explaining House Republicans’ fight over immigration

5/23/2018
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Senior Fellow Sarah Binder explains the cleavage between moderate and conservative House members over the various immigration bills being debated in Congress, including the Dreamers bill. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:55

A fraudulent election means even more problems for Venezuela

5/22/2018
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David M. Rubenstein Fellow Dany Bahar describes the recent fraudulent elections in Venezuela, as well current state of the economic and humanitarian crisis there. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:09:47

Why #LivingWhileBlack Matters

5/18/2018
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Governance Studies Fellow Nicol Turner-Lee connects the microaggressions against African Americans documented by the hashtag #LivingWhileBlack to the historical use of lynching in America. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:07:06

Why is the Ebola outbreak in Congo so frightening?

5/18/2018
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Reid Wilson, author of “Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak,” discusses the new Ebola outbreak along the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:21

The Trump administration’s chaotic Taiwan policy

5/16/2018
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Senior Fellow Richard C. Bush analyzes the Trump administration’s muddled foreign policy toward Taiwan and how it complicated U.S. regional interests. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:44

Why is Trump protecting Chinese company ZTE?

5/15/2018
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Senior Fellow David Dollar discusses why Chinese telecom company ZTE was penalized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and why Trump might reverse or reduce that punishment. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:55

Why is HUD being sued?

5/10/2018
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Jenny Schuetz, David M. Rubenstein fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s postponement of an Obama-era initiative aimed at fighting segregation and why the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is important for tackling long-standing wealth inequality. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:05

Will Congress pass Trump’s $15 billion spending cuts?

5/9/2018
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Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the $15 billion rescission proposal the White House sent Congress earlier this week and the prospects of it passing the House and Senate. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:52

How will oil markets respond to the US Iran deal withdrawal?

5/9/2018
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Samantha Gross, fellow in Foreign Policy and the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, analyzes how President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will affect oil markets in Iran and around the world. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:04:16

Should US political parties interfere in primaries?

5/7/2018
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Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck responds to criticisms of the Democratic Party for interfering in congressional primaries and argues that helping determine which candidates run under the party banner is one of the party’s most important powers. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:49

A shared 5G network will benefit more Americans than a megamerger

5/7/2018
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Visiting Fellow Tom Wheeler explains why consumers would be losers in the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, a recent National Security Council argument for a government-built high-speed wireless network, and the future of 5G in America. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:07:57

What we learned from Pompeo’s first few days at State

5/2/2018
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Visiting Fellow Thomas Hill analyzes the first few days of Mike Pompeo’s tenure as secretary of state and what they indicate about his intentions to lead the State Department differently than his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:06:24

What are the United Sates’ options in Syria?

4/26/2018
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Ranj Alaaldin, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, discusses the prospects of peace-building in Syria and what to expect from the Assad regime after the latest airstrikes from a U.S.-backed coalition. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter.

Duration:00:05:12