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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

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

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

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

How to Best Defend Taiwan

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Global Insight by Ethan Kessler

The strategy debate has serious implications for both Taipei and, by association, the United States, argues Ethan Kessler.

Taiwan flag in a room with an airplane
Taiwan Presidential Office
Defense and Security

Profiles of Power: Biden, Xi Discuss "Competition Without Conflict," Climate

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

While Biden and Xi met in Bali, the UN's COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh is being re-energized by the discussion between the world leaders.

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Climate and the Environment

On Climate, Don't Let Gloom Lead to Doom

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

While understandable, the mood of pessimism around COP27 obscures progress toward net zero and can be dangerously self-fulfilling, argues Chris Morris.

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opens COP27
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Climate and the Environment

With Peace Deal, Ethiopia and Tigray Rebels Acknowledge War's Toll

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

A ceasefire between Ethiopian government forces and Tigrayan rebels brings optimism after years of fighting.

2 men sit at a desk while 3 others stand between them, with flags in the background
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International Law and Human Rights

Brazil's Indigenous Peoples See Hope in Lula's Victory

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Global Insight by Jill Langlois

Lula's victory has set high expectations for Indigenous rights and environmental protections. Now he needs to deliver.

Rally during 2022 presidential election in Brazil.
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Climate and the Environment