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August 10, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

June 18, 2019

Iran
The Strait of Hormuz: A U.S.-Iran Maritime Flash Point

The narrow and congested Mideast waterway has become a site of escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Conflict in the wake of tanker attacks there could jolt global oil supplies.

Iranian sailors pass oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

August 6, 2018

Iran
The Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran: What to Know

The United States has reactivated sanctions against Iran that could trigger the collapse of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

June 28, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine Could Become an EU Member. What Would That Mean?

Ukraine’s first steps toward eventual EU membership are the start of a long process that has raised the stakes in the country’s war with Russia.

March 3, 2022

South Korea
South Korea’s Presidential Election: What to Know

The vote for South Korea’s next president is taking place in a fractious political environment and is likely to bring a foreign policy neophyte to power.

February 25, 2022

China
Why China Is Struggling to Deal With Russia’s War in Ukraine

China is one of Russia’s closest partners, but supporting the invasion of Ukraine would seriously damage Beijing’s ties with wealthy democracies and alienate Chinese citizens who oppose the invasion…

November 22, 2021

Sudan
The Crisis in Sudan: What to Know

Neither the military nor pro-democracy forces are backing down after last month’s coup. The stakes are high not only for Sudan, but also for fragile democracies across Africa.

May 13, 2020

COVID-19
A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19

Governments worldwide have imposed lockdowns to contain the coronavirus, but those same restrictions have increased the risks associated with domestic violence, especially for women, children, and LG…

March 16, 2022

East Africa
East Africa’s Growing Food Crisis: What to Know

Conflicts in Ethiopia and Ukraine are exacerbating food scarcity in a region where millions of people already suffer from severe hunger.

February 22, 2022

Ukraine
Has Russia Just Started a Wider War With Ukraine?

President Putin’s deployment of troops in two separatist Ukrainian regions has nearly shut the door on diplomacy and intensified a showdown over European security.