Feb 04, 2021
Leslie Vinjamuri
Chatham House
Both the impeachment trial and a bipartisan commission to investigate the U.S. Capitol insurrection are crucial to identify the threat to U.S. democracy, foster a national understanding of the event, counter disinformation, and begin restoring democracy.
Feb 04, 2021
Gareth Price
Chatham House
Signs of a civil disobedience campaign indicate that the military will face difficulties returning Myanmar to a state of severe repression and isolation. Significant regional disruption could result in changed responses from Asian countries to the coup.
Feb 03, 2021
Mihoko Matsubara and Dai Mochinaga
Ifri
This paper links Japan’s measures to increase cybersecurity for government agencies and private companies in preparation for the Olympic Games to its proactive role in leading bilateral and multilateral cybersecurity and cyber governance efforts.
Feb 03, 2021
Julius Cesar Imperial Trajano
RSIS
A new International Atomic Energy Agency initiative explores using radioactive tracers to track plastics transferring toxic pollutants to marine life and using radiation technology to recycle plastic to reduce marine plastic pollution.
Feb 03, 2021
Tim Benton, Carling Bieg, Helen Harwatt, Roshan Pudasaini, and Laura Wellesley
Chatham House
This paper examines how the global food system acts as a catalyst for biodiversity loss. It recommends changing dietary practices, protecting land, and adopting more sustainable farming practices to restore natural habitats to reduce species extinction.
Feb 01, 2021
Sima Shine and Eldad Shavit
INSS
Political pressure in the United States and Iran complicates negotiating a new nuclear deal. The Biden administration wants Iran to fulfill its obligations under the previous deal before lifting sanctions, but Iran wants sanctions lifted before it acts.
Feb 01, 2021
Bennett Freeman, Harriet Moynihan, and Thiago Alves Pinto
Chatham House
This report examines the private sector's ability to protect civil society as multilateral institutions and democratic norms have weakened. The pandemic and the rise of populism, nationalism, and illiberalism threatens civil society space globally.
Feb 01, 2021
Ari Heistein
INSS
The Yemen conflict will likely continue through 2021, but it could evolve based on shifting alliances, progress in implementing the 2019 peace deal, waning support for conflict parties, and a power-sharing deal potentially collapsing.
Jan 29, 2021
Peter Fabricius
ISS
The Trump administration recognized Morocco’s control of Western Sahara. Biden can now choose to reverse this policy to appease the African Union or keep the policy in place to maintain good relations with Morocco and Israel.
Jan 29, 2021
Steven Hill 
Chatham House
NATO opposes the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; yet continued opposition risks the alliance’s ability to work with signatories on global arms control and undermines its commitment to nuclear disarmament.