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September 8, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt Is Hosting COP27. Can It Become Africa’s Climate Champion?

As host of the UN climate talks, Egypt is trying to attract financial support for the continent’s climate actions. But its record of repression and reliance on fossil fuels threaten to undercut that …

August 31, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Inter-Shia Strife Is Threatening Iraqi Security

Violence between rival Shiite factions has raised concerns that Iraq’s weak government is facing prolonged political upheaval.

August 24, 2022

Brazil
Deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon Has Reached a Record High. What’s Being Done?

Scientists say the rain forest is approaching a critical tipping point at which the damage is irreversible.

August 17, 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.  

August 16, 2022

Climate Change
Why the UN Is Taking on Plastic Pollution

The United Nations is fast-tracking discussions that aim to forge an international agreement to curb plastic waste, one of the most pervasive and hazardous environmental pollutants.

July 6, 2022

United States
The Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Will Delay U.S. Climate Action

The Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA also undermines Biden’s leadership in the global fight against climate change.

June 30, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO Countries Signal Resolve at Summit: What Does It Mean for Russia?

The Madrid summit paved the way for Finland and Sweden to join and underscored that Russia is NATO’s chief security threat. But the alliance’s new defensive efforts aren’t likely to change Putin’s st…

June 14, 2022

Energy and Environment
Global Energy Tracker

As the effects of climate change mount, high-carbon energy sources continue to provide most of the world’s power. On average, 83 percent of tracker countries’ energy comes from high-carbon sources su…

June 8, 2022

Iran
Three Challenges That Are Testing Iran’s Regime

Iran is facing international pressure over its nuclear program and assassinations of top officials. Meanwhile, its move to lift subsidies could stir public revolt.

May 23, 2022

South Korea
How Biden and Yoon Are Strengthening the U.S.-South Korea Alliance

Presidents Biden and Yoon pledged to deepen and broaden the scope of the U.S.-South Korea alliance, but their success could depend on how China, Japan, and North Korea respond.