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July 28, 2021

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
The COVID-19 Vaccination Challenge: Lessons From History

Vaccines are a major public health success story, but the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the many challenges involved in getting a vaccine to everyone who needs it.

June 22, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Iran Has a New President. What Does That Mean for the Nuclear Deal?

Ebrahim Raisi, a staunch regime loyalist, can be expected to follow through on talks to revive the nuclear deal but rebuff attempts to further limit Iran’s weapons programs and regional behavior.

June 17, 2021

Russia
After Geneva Summit, Daunting Diplomacy Ahead for U.S. and Russia

The first summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin eased some of the tension in the fraught U.S.-Russia relationship. It also laid bare the difficult path ahead to resolving differences on many is…

June 16, 2021

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Election: What to Know

Iran holds its presidential election on June 18, and turnout is expected to be low as the country deals with a battered economy and the ongoing pandemic. But does the Iranian president matter?

June 16, 2021

China
The Debate Over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

Several countries are considering boycotting the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. What could a boycott accomplish, and how might China respond?

June 8, 2021

Russia
What to Watch for at the Biden-Putin Summit

U.S.-Russia bilateral relations have fallen to a new low, with Ukraine, Belarus, cyberattacks, and nuclear weapons among the biggest disagreements. What’s the best way to judge this summit’s success?…

June 1, 2021

Peru
Will Peru’s Polarized Election Bring More Instability?

In a June 6 presidential runoff, Peruvians will choose between divisive candidates whose campaigns have raised concerns about the country lurching into extremist policies and democratic backsliding. …

May 25, 2021

United States
Why a Commission Should Investigate the U.S. Capitol Attack

Far too little is known about how the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol happened. A bipartisan investigation should address this, to dispel falsehoods and to help prevent such an assault fr…

May 21, 2021

Climate Change
How Cutting Methane Emissions Can Move the Needle on Climate Change

Reducing global emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, could provide one quick win in the fight against climate change.

May 18, 2021

Climate Change
Why Climate Finance Is Critical for Accelerating Global Action

To combat climate change, governments and institutions should increase their funding to poorer nations to pay for adaptation and mitigation measures.