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September 15, 2022

United Nations
Survival Governance at the UN General Assembly

The annual General Assembly debate is happening at a time of cascading challenges on health, climate, and human security. Can the United Nations carve a path through?

UNGA session president hits a gavel against a podium.

August 30, 2022

Syria
The Conflict in Syria and the Failure of International Law to Protect People Globally

On the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, David Scheffer, International Francqui Professor (Spring 2022) at KU Leuven, reviews Jeremy Sarkin’s latest book ‘T…

July 26, 2022

Latin America
Why Latin America Lost at Globalization—and How It Can Win Now

A case for greater intraregional trade in today’s changing world

Why Latin America Lost at Globalization—and How It Can Win Now

June 24, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Abortion Law: Global Comparisons

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion for almost fifty years. How does regulation of abortion in the United States compare to that in th…

People hold signs in favor of abortion rights.

July 20, 2022

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

May 10, 2022

Globalization
The Dangerous New Anti-Globalization Consensus

Soaring inflation is just one reason for Washington to keep global disintegration in check.

Demonstrators march during a protest for more state support, against inflation and the lack of jobs, in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13, 2022. The sign reads "Inflation is pushing wages down by up to 20%" and "Food prices drive inflation."

October 3, 2022

China
How China and Pakistan Forged Close Ties

Though ties between China and Pakistan began in the wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian clash, China did not embrace the relationship. By the mid-2000s, the shift in U.S.-India relations and China's own glo…

A Pakistani national flag flies alongside a Chinese national flag in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

February 28, 2022

Ukraine
How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Violates International Law

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine violates the UN Charter and cannot be justified under international law as an act of self-defense or humanitarian intervention.

Pro-Russian militia hoist flags of Russia and the separatist self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic in February 2022.