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June 6, 2024

What Escalating Hezbollah-Israel Tensions and the War in Gaza Mean for Lebanon

Already hobbled by economic struggles, Lebanon now faces the prospect of war as the militant group and political party Hezbollah clashes with Israel in apparent support of Palestinians in the Gaza St…

May 8, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Few Options for Gazans as Israel Enters Rafah

An impending Israeli ground invasion of Rafah could threaten more than a million civilians seeking refuge in the city and further restrict humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

May 2, 2024

The Maldives Is Moving Toward China. Here’s What to Know.

Once a close Indian partner, the Maldives is now aligning more with China. Is the island nation becoming a flash point in the China-India relationship? 

April 12, 2024

The IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: What to Know

The IMF and World Bank’s spring meetings will focus on the prospects for a soft landing after years of global economic turbulence. But major challenges remain, including growing climate finance needs…

March 27, 2024

Palestinian Territories
The UN’s Palestinian Aid Controversy: What’s at Stake

The leading UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees is engulfed in allegations that twelve of its employees were involved in the Hamas attacks on southern Israel. The agency faces severe funding cutba…

March 23, 2024

Moscow Attack Shows Troubling, Lethal Reach of ISIS

The mass casualty theater attack in Moscow was a reminder that affiliates of the Islamic State have reorganized and infiltrated even powerful states.

March 1, 2024

Iran’s Support of the Houthis: What to Know

Iranian support has boosted the military prowess of Yemen’s Houthis, helping them project force into the Red Sea. In return, the group has extended the reach of Iran’s anti-West axis of resistance.

January 31, 2024

Pakistan Is on Edge Ahead of 2024 Elections

Pakistan’s military is set to again play kingmaker in elections that will determine how the nuclear-armed country grapples with an economic crisis, political upheaval aggravated by the arrest of Imra…

January 12, 2024

Supply Chains
How Houthi Attacks in the Red Sea Threaten Global Shipping

Houthi attacks against commercial ships in the Red Sea have upended global shipping. The disruptions could soon ripple through the global economy.

December 15, 2023

Why Pakistan Is Deporting Afghan Migrants

Pakistan’s decision to deport undocumented migrants over perceived security risks is poised to affect almost two million Afghans.