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April 1, 2024

Brazil Should Use G20 Momentum to Join the OECD

Brazil has an opportunity to become a powerful bridge between developed economies and the Global South—the United States should support that ambition. 

U.S. President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold hands as they attend the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India, September 9, 2023.

March 22, 2024

United States
How Big a Climate Threat Are Atmospheric Rivers?

Atmospheric rivers are gaining in intensity across California and the western United States. Communities need to adapt to the havoc wrought by this weather phenomenon.

A brown river threatens to overflow alongside a highway.

March 4, 2024

New Delhi’s Balancing Act In A Chaotic Middle East

India's diplomacy will be tested if the Gaza war continues indefinitely, or if relations between Israel and Arab nations further decline.

A military vehicle maneuvers near the Israel-Gaza border, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Israel, March 4, 2024.

February 27, 2024

International Law
Three Challenging Policy Issues for the Prosecutor in the Israel-Hamas Situation

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC),[1] Karim A. A. Khan,[2] faces several challenging policy issues in the months ahead regarding the Israel-Hamas situation.[3] In this co…

March 4, 2024

United States
A Self-Absorbed America Means Disorder for the World

The dam holding back chaos in U.S. foreign policy is cracking.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump gather on the street with Trump flags, ahead of Super Tuesday, in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

February 12, 2024

Palestinian Territories
Democracy and the Two-State Solution

The war in Gaza has focused attention once again on the search for solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The solution favored by the United States, the European Union, most of the world’s de…

February 9, 2024

Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

February 9, 2024

Will Ukraine Survive?

What Ukraine and its Western backers have accomplished in the wake of Russia’s February 2022 invasion is extraordinary. But with congressional Republicans blocking further US military aid, even as Ru…

The Ukrainian flag flutters amid buildings destroyed in Russia’s bombardment of the Ukrainian town of Borodianka.

January 29, 2024

The Battle for Global South Leadership

Both China and India aspire for the role, but it is not clear if nations that belong to the group see either of them as a benign leader or their champion

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China's President Xi Jinping attend the BRICS summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 27, 2018.

January 29, 2024

Marcos Jr. Moves the Philippines Dramatically Closer to the United States

Unlike other Southeast Asian leaders, President Marcos Jr. has chosen to explicitly align the Philippines with the United States and confront China more directly.

Philippine President Marcos wears a white button-down shirt while he walks past white colonnades with U.S. President Biden, who wears a blue suit.