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February 22, 2018

Food and Water Security
Why Is Cape Town Drying Up?

A historic dry spell has severely affected Cape Town's water supply, and global climate patterns suggest that other cities may face the same fate.

Dry Cape Town dam

February 6, 2018

Olympics
The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event.

September 22, 2016

Afghanistan
Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.

February 25, 2013

Trade
Why Transatlantic Trade Winds Are Blowing

U.S. and EU policymakers see multiple signs for a free-trade deal that could stimulate halting economies on both sides of the Atlantic and spur global talks, says expert Jeffrey Schott.

December 13, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea-Iran Nuclear Cooperation

WikiLeaks’ cables on North Korea’s missile sales to Iran have raised new concerns about the country’s proliferation activities. Expert Jeffrey Lewis says Pyongyang’s procurement networks pose the big…

January 8, 2009

Ukraine
The Business and Politics Behind the Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

Jeffrey Mankoff, an expert on Russia, says the dispute that led Russia to cut off natural gas to Ukraine has its origins in differences over pricing as well as Ukraine’s interest in closer ties with …

April 15, 2002

Iraq
Iraq and al-Qaida

URL: http://slate.msn.com//?id=2063437&entry=2063447

April 20, 2016

Global
Global Climate Policy After Paris

As countries prepare to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, the work to reduce global carbon emissions is only beginning, says CFR’s Michael Levi.

October 24, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Refugee Surge

A refugee crisis in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region is intensifying as winter approaches and the threat posed by ISIS forces shows no signs of abating, says journalist Jane Arraf.

December 31, 2013

Russia
Slouching Toward Sochi

As twin explosions in Volgograd raise concerns of terrorist attacks disrupting Russia’s Winter Olympics in February, expert Dmitri Trenin explains the root causes of insurgency in the North Caucasus.