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Rights for People Forced Out by Climate Change

August 22, 2018 | Jane McAdam and Walter Kälin, Lowy

This discusses one of the significant breakthroughs in the Global Compact on Migration: the recognition that climate change, disasters and environmental degradation can drive people to leave their homes.

Why a U.S.–Russia Team–Up Against China Is Unlikely

August 21, 2018 | Ali Wayne, Lowy

This analyzes the likeliness of a U.S.-Russian alliance against the rise of China, and concludes it is unlikely because of the growing strategic imbalance between Moscow and Beijing and an inconsistent Trump foreign policy.

Chemical Weapons Attacks: The End of Anonymity

August 21, 2018 | Oliver Meier, SWP

This examines the decision to expand the mandate of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which paves the way to identify those responsible for attacks. However, the additional transparency risks politicizing the organization.

Open Data Endgame: Countering the Digital Consensus

August 20, 2018 | Bianca Wylie, CIGI

This examines whether human behavioral data may warrant exemption, for the time being, from publication by governments through open data programs due to the potential for this data to be used to further commodify human behavior.

Collaboration Is Necessary for Ethical Artificial Intelligence

August 20, 2018 | Bushra Ebadi, CIGI

As artificial intelligence becomes a key policy issue, Bushra Ebadi argues that global cooperation is needed. Unless AI policies are developed in a collaborative environment, AI will reinforce norms of competition and conflict.

The Struggle to Conclude Peace in Korea

August 17, 2018 | Meghan Fitzpatrick, Lowy

While there is fresh impetus to conclude a final Korean War peace treaty, this examines why the process remains as bewildering as ever. Both the United States and North Korea are eager for peace but have very different ideas about how to achieve it.