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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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A federal judge ruled against the census citizenship question. What’s next?

1/16/2019
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Senior Fellow William H. Frey discusses a U.S. district judge’s ruling against Trump administration efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census and the potential ramifications of the citizenship question if it is included. Listen 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:00:05:23

Can Trump declare a national emergency to build a border wall?

1/7/2019
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Senior Fellow William Galston discusses whether President Trump can legally declare a state of emergency to build a border wall and the obstacles he would face in attempting to do so. Listen 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:00:05:38

Will Trump and Congress shut down the government?

12/21/2018
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Fellow Molly Reynolds discusses the federal budget fight which centers around funding for President Trump’s border wall. Listen 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:00:05:09

President Trump’s mad dash out of Syria

12/20/2018
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Brookings Fellow Scott R. Anderson discusses President Trump’s sudden decision to withdraw U.S. military personnel from Syria, ending their involvement in the military campaign against ISIS that the United States has led since 2014. Listen 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:00:06:48

Why the Senate went against Trump on Yemen

11/29/2018
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Senior Fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes discusses the United States Senate’s recent vote to advance a measure that would cut support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a reaction to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite President Trump’s unwavering support of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 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

How will political strife in Israel impact Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’?

11/19/2018
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Natan Sachs, director for Middle East Policy, discusses how recent events in Israeli politics, including corruption accusations against Prime Minister Netanyahu, a controversial ceasefire with Hamas, and the cancelled resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, will impact the upcoming Israeli elections and Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Middle East peace. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at...

Duration:00:05:57

Trump-Macron spat exposes clashing US-French interests

11/14/2018
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Visiting Fellow Celia Belin discusses Trump’s recent visit to France, the Twitter rant that followed it, and the future of Franco-U.S. relations. Listen 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:00:08:10

The facts about the ‘migrant caravan’

11/2/2018
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David M. Rubenstein Fellow Dany Bahar explains why a group of several thousand Central Americans have fled their home countries for Mexico and are potentially headed to the United States. Bahar further describes how these migrants could seek asylum in the U.S. and the significance of President Trump’s plan to send additional military personnel to the southern border. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at...

Duration:00:07:10

Unpacking Trump’s threat to terminate birthright citizenship

10/30/2018
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David M. Rubenstein Fellow Dany Bahar discusses President Trump’s intention to end birthright citizenship—protected by the 14th Amendment—and how this policy change fits into America’s larger immigration debates. Listen 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:00:06:31

The consequences of US withdrawal from the INF treaty

10/23/2018
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Foreign Policy Senior Fellow Frank Rose discusses the Trump administration’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Rose addresses the likelihood of Russia coming back into compliance with the agreement and offers his thoughts on whether the administration handled the announcement correctly. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on...

Duration:00:08:39

How North Dakota is keeping Native Americans from voting in the midterms

10/19/2018
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David M. Rubenstein Fellow Randall Akee discusses how the recent Supreme Court decision upholding North Dakota’s voter identification requirement could ultimately disenfranchise much of the state’s Native American population and impact the outcome of a close Senate race. 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:00:03:22

How is the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC different than the others?

10/18/2018
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Reid Wilson, author of “Epidemic” (Brookings Institution Press, 2018), explains why violence, political instability, and distrust in government will make the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo difficult to contain. Listen 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:00:03:17

Will the Khashoggi crisis create an oil war?

10/17/2018
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Fellow Samantha Gross explains why the U.S. reaction to Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Jamal Khashoggi killing and the Saudi’s response will most likely not involve oil because that would lead to “mutually assured destruction” for both countries. Listen 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:00:04:50

The Supreme Court will decide if a citizenship question on the US census is legal

10/10/2018
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Senior Fellow Alan Berube discusses the question of whether or not it is constitutional to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census, a case that now sits with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Berube explains the contents of the case and the importance of having an accurate census. Listen 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:00:04:49

The lasting impact of Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation

10/10/2018
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Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne analyzes the speedy confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the controversy that shrouds it, and the likely impact for years to come. Listen 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:00:06:56

After Nikki Haley, what’s next for the UN?

10/10/2018
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Visiting Fellow Jeffrey Feltman discusses Nikki Haley’s resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, analyzes her partnership with U.N. Secretary General Guterres, and looks forward to what might be next for the U.S.-U.N. relationship. Listen 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:00:06:37

Did the jobs report show good news?

10/8/2018
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Ryan Nunn, policy director of the Hamilton project, explains that despite a lack of growth in real wages, household income is rising. He also discusses how these numbers are calculated and what they signify about the health of the US economy. Listen 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:00:05:13

Is the U.S. walking away from the World Court over Iran?

10/5/2018
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Fellow Scott Anderson discusses U.S. withdrawal from the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran that is the claims brought against the U.S. by Iran to the International Court of Justice. Anderson discusses how this decision aligns with the Trump Administration’s disengagement from international institutions and how this actually undermines sovereignty, rather than strengthens it. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us...

Duration:00:08:07

Did Trump avoid paying taxes? Voters won’t like it.

10/4/2018
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Governance Studies Fellow Vanessa Williamson explains what we know about the origins of President Donald Trump’s wealth, Americans’ views on tax avoidance, and what implications a recent New York Times article on the Trump family’s tax history may have on the president’s support and legislative agenda. Listen 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:00:05:15

Could Melania Trump’s visit to Africa repair US-Africa relations?

10/4/2018
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David M. Rubenstein fellow Landry Signé discusses the focus of First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to Africa and the positive implications her actions could have for U.S.-Africa relations. Listen 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:00:05:39