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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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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

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

10/3/2018
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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

Will Kavanaugh be confirmed? It’s up to these five senators and the FBI

9/28/2018
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Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck explains the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to move Brett Kavanaugh forward in the Supreme Court confirmation process, the FBI investigation that will follow, which senators could make or break Kavanaugh’s chances of being confirmed, and the role that Mark Judge could play. 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:00:07:37

In UN speech, Trump’s ‘America First’ hurts global human rights

9/26/2018
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Senior Fellow Ted Piccone analyzes Trump’s speech to the United Nations and discusses how his emphasis on sovereignty could be used by some governments as a shield to avoid being prosecuted for human rights abuses internationally. 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:00:04:57

The U.S.-China trade war won’t be ending soon

9/21/2018
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Senior Fellow Eswar Prasad analyzes the latest round of escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China and the dangerous miscalculations on both sides which threaten to prolong the economic stalemate. 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:00:06:01

What’s next for the Kavanaugh hearings?

9/20/2018
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Senior Fellow Sarah Binder discusses Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and how the recent sexual misconduct allegations will affect his confirmation. Binder also explains the significance of the hearings’ timing as the midterm elections approach. 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:00:06:09

Trump cuts refugee admissions to a historic low

9/18/2018
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Fellow Jessica Brandt discusses the State Department’s announcement to cut the number of refugees admitted to the United States, including the negative impact it will have on our allies and the lives of those seeking asylum. 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:00:03:45

Have US counterterrorism efforts improved since 9/11?

9/10/2018
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Ahead of the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Senior Fellow Daniel L. Byman reflects on what has gone well and what has gone poorly in US counterterrorism efforts in the seventeen years since the attacks. 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. Editor’s note: This conversation was recorded remotely by phone call

Duration:00:06:41

Why Trump won’t be removed by the 25th Amendment

9/7/2018
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Senior Fellow John Hudak explains how the Constitution’s 25th Amendment allows the vice president, Cabinet, and Congress to remove the president from office, and why that it is unlikely to be invoked against President Trump. 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:00:05:44

Senate Democrats’ strategy on Kavanaugh

9/5/2018
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Fellow Molly Reynolds describes how Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are challenging Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, including their focus on transparency, objections over the lack of available documents from Kavanaugh’s previous positions, and how this approach protects more vulnerable Democratic senators up for re-election in the fall. Listen to Brookings podcasts here or on iTunes, send email feedback to bcp@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at...

Duration:00:04:39

The US and Mexico make NAFTA progress, but where’s Canada?

8/27/2018
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Fellow Geoffrey Gertz discusses the recent NAFTA announcement by the United States and Mexico, and predicts how Canada is likely to respond. 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:00:05:52