Blogs & Opinion

 

NATO and Climate Change: The Need for a More Coherent Approach

16 October 2017 | Amar Causevic

Climate change represents a non-traditional threat to international security and the future existence of modern civilization. Year after year, drought, fam­ine, storms and flooding become increasingl...

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On Trump, Afghanistan, and the Plunder Doctrine

16 October 2017 | Kate Harveston

Plunder. It’s a word typically reserved for the likes of pirates, but it seems somehow appropriate when used next to the name Donald Trump. Perhaps it’s his shoot-from-the-hip style. Trump’s mil...

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ISIL's Scorched Earth Policy in Iraq: Options for its Victims to be Recognized under International Law

13 October 2017 | Doug Weir

With what has been called a ‘landmark’ resolution, the UN Security Council has established a team to investigate international crimes committed by ISIL in Iraq. Will the investigative team also se...

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The Arctic: In the Face of Change, an Ocean of Cooperation

6 October 2017 | Wilson Center Staff

“The United States and Russia… have found ways to continue to cooperate in the Arctic—particularly, but not only—through the Arctic Council, despite the difficulties on other issues relatin...

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China’s Water Grab in Tibet Risks Regional Devastation and Conflict

6 October 2017 | Nithin Coca

China’s unchecked mining expansion and dam construction across the Tibetan plateau, compounded by climate change melting glaciers, are threatening the Yellow, Yangtze, Ganges and other rivers that h...

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Peace Consciousness and Food Security

6 October 2017 | Louie Divinagracia

As the country celebrates national peace consciousness month, we are reminded about the role of peace in food security. Sometime last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...

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Overlooked and Misunderstood: Stories about Climate, Conflict, and Migration

6 October 2017 | Bethany N. Bella

Barbuda—an island once full of people—has been rendered completely uninhabitable by Hurricane Irma. Every single resident was evacuated from the island, and some are not planning to return. Cli...

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Unraveling the Oil Geopolitics Intertwined in the Kurdish Independence Referendum

6 October 2017 | Amy Myers Jaffe

For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory o...

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Kurdish Independence: It’s All About the Oil

5 October 2017 | Amy Myers Jaffe

For over a decade, U.S. efforts to promote stability across the Middle East have run afoul of many complexities. The recent independence referendum in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territory o...

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Everyone Wants Cobalt, but Few Want to Get Tangled up in the World’s Largest Producing Nation

2 October 2017 | Lynsey Chutel

For too long, the Democratic Republic of Congo has known no competition in the cobalt market, to its detriment. The metal, which used to be just a byproduct of nickel and copper mining, is fast becomi...

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