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The Brookings Institute released an application recently that you should check out if you enjoy politics, international relations, or economics (or all of them!). The Brookings Institute is a think-tank in Washington, D.C., that has roots dating back to 1916. It provides in-depth articles and analysis on issues relating to economics and politics. Let's look at it further, after the break.

The institute's three broad goals:

Strengthen American democracy;
Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

They boast experts from all fields that cover hundreds of topics. Now, you can enjoy their analysis from your Android phone. 

First of all and always welcome, the app is free. When opened, it will bring you to a front-page with a quote. I’m guessing that the quote will change every day and will be relevant to the events occurring on that day. Today’s dealt with the Facebook ‘Kill List’ that resulted in vicious murders in Colombia.

With a simple click, you will be brought to the home page, which displays their main stories of the day (identical to the main page of the web site)

The app looks nice and is easy to scroll through. On the bottom, there are many other options:

  • Topics: allows you to sort stories by topic or region
  • Video: brings users exclusive video from the Institute
  • Experts: displays those who contribute to the think-tank
  • Events: shows a list of upcoming events that the Brookings Institute is involved with or interested in

I'd encourage you to check out the app if you're even remotely interested in these topics. It's free so there's really no reason not to.

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