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Zika Is Not the New Ebola

January 29, 2016 | Michael Edelstein and Brian McCloskey, Chatham House

As the Zika virus spreads, Michael Edelstein and Brian McCloskey of the Chatham House emphasize that this crisis warrants a different response, and that the international community needs to “stop planning for last year’s problems.”

The last reform: "Regionalist Logic" for a new UN Security Council

January 27, 2016 | Niccolò Beduschi, Researcher, Observer Research Foundation

In this paper, Niccolò Beduschi proposes a new solution in the stalled reform debate: a system of collective representation in the Council with nine total seats for all the UN members.

A Chance for Peace in Syria?

January 24, 2016 | Benedetta Berti, research fellow, The Institute for National Security Studies

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2254, endorsing a roadmap for a political solution to the Syrian civil war. Benedetta Berti analyses what this resolution says and the issues it explicitly doesn’t address.

Rethinking Migration Distribution in the EU: Shall we start with the facts?

January 22, 2016 | Elspeth Guild, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Center for European Policy Studies

Elspeth Guild closely examines recent data by EUROSTAT and reports some surprising findings on migration issues, some of which vary considerably from the impression promoted by the European media.

2016 already puts its mark on the economic map of Europe

January 8, 2016 | Michael Emerson, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Center for European Policy Studies

Michael Emerson analyzes the implications of the diverging trade agreements the EU and Russia have with Ukraine as well as other changes brought forth by an agenda driven by geopolitics.

Germany and the Role of Nuclear Weapons

January 8, 2016 | Oliver Meier, Deputy Head, International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

In light of the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw in July 2016, Oliver Meier argues that Germany must adopt a clear policy on nuclear deterrence if it wishes to shape the discussion surrounding nuclear weapons.

New Year Risks, Old Year Challenges

January 7, 2016 | James A. Haley, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

James Haley reviews the challenges the world encountered in 2015 and analyzes the opportunities and risks for 2016.

Paris Middle Ground Not Enough for Climate Goal

January 6, 2016 | Vikrom Mathur, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

In his analysis of the Paris Agreement, Vikrom Mathur discusses the agreement’s implications for India and concludes that both top-down and bottom-up approaches are necessary to combat climate change.