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At US-Africa Leaders Summit, Russia and China Provide Subtext

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Global Insight by Justice Malala

The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, is the first meeting of its kind since 2014. Africa’s shift toward China and Russia will be a subtext of the meeting.

US Secretary of State Blinken meets Democratic Republic of Congo President Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde
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Global Politics

European Energy Crisis Shifts Germany’s Power Priorities

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Running Numbers by Gabriela Ivanova

Russia’s war in Ukraine has sparked a domestic push toward alternative energy sources.

Steam erupts from a coking tower at the Thyssenkrupp steel Europe in Duisburg, Germany
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Public Opinion

Who Has the Advantage in Ukraine?

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

American perceptions of whether Russia or Ukraine is winning the war are key to support for ongoing US assistance to Kyiv.

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Emerging Partisan Division on Support to Ukraine

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Consensus on how long to provide economic and military aid to Ukraine appears to be weakening as the war enters its tenth month.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at a news conference
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Public Opinion

China, Xi Face Risks With Response to White Paper Protests

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

The softening of COVID lockdowns in response to protests is a rare victory for popular pressure in China and could have unexpected consequences, argues Chris Morris.

Police at a protest in Beijing. November 2022
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Global Health

Qatar 2022: China and Iran Confront the Political Power of the World Cup

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

The prestige and popularity of the World Cup is a political force beyond any nation's control, writes Chris Morris

A pitch invader disrupts Portugal v. Uruguay at the Qatar World Cup
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Global Politics

A Thanksgiving Legacy: Fighting for Indigenous Food Sovereignty

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Global Food for Thought by Jayden Lim

“Thanksgiving must be a day to recognize the Indigenous fight against colonization and its legacies as we seek to reclaim our foods,” writes Jayden Lim.

A field of wheat is pictured as the sun sets.
Felix Mittermeier
Food and Agriculture

Europe Replaces Russia's Gas, Risks Climate Goals

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

Europe's attempts to diversify its gas supplies could have unintended and negative consequences for climate progress, writes Chris Morris.

A person in construction gear walks past a gas tank
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Climate and the Environment

The American Thanksgiving Table

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

This Thanksgiving, the Council survey team is serving up tables of data on turkey, pies, and politics.

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How Finance Could Transform the Climate Fight after COP27

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

The Barbados Plan and other climate finance proposals gained momentum at the United Nations' COP27 summit, argues Chris Morris

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Climate and the Environment