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November 17, 2022

Climate Change
Iran’s Human Rights Abuses, COP27 Concludes, World Cup Kicks Off, and More

The UN Human Rights Council meets for a special session on the Iranian regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters; the COP27 conference draws to a close amid calls from developing countries to increase …

Podcast FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

November 15, 2022

Climate Change
What Climate Change Means for the Sahel, With Beza Tesfaye

In this special series of The President’s Inbox on climate change, Beza Tesfaye, director of Research and Learning for Migration and Climate Change at Mercy Corps and senior associate for the Project…

Podcast Residents make their way through a flooded street after heavy rains in Yoff, district of Dakar

November 3, 2022

Climate Change
COP27, U.S. Midterms, ASEAN Summit, and More

Egypt hosts the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; Americans vote in closely watched midterm elections; and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, kicks off a month of…

Podcast View of a COP27 sign on the road leading to the conference area in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh town as the city prepares to host the COP27 summit next month, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt October 20, 2022.

October 26, 2022

Arms Industries and Trade
The Cost of the U.S. Arms Trade

The global arms trade is big business and the United States accounts for more than 40 percent of the world’s weapons exports. Aside from the profit motivation, selling arms abroad can be an effective…

Podcast Man Standing Jet Display

October 13, 2022

Iraq
Iraq’s New President, China’s Party Congress, Israel-Lebanon Maritime Agreement, and More

The Iraqi parliament meets to choose a new president; Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate power at the Twentieth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party; and Israel and Lebanon prepare to …

Podcast Media tour to an exhibition in Beijing

September 15, 2022

Climate Change
Trouble Brewing for Coffee

Beware, coffee lovers: climate change could disrupt your precious morning cup of joe. Coffee beans could lose half of their farmable land by 2050 as temperatures and weather patterns become more extr…

Podcast Cup of coffee

August 30, 2022

Climate Change
Fighting the Climate Crisis, With Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner, climate economist at Columbia Business School, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss progress in the green energy transition and the risks and benefits of carbon capture and solar…

Podcast A man walks with children amid flood water along a road, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan August 30, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

August 25, 2022

China
Macron’s Algeria Trip, Drought in China, Anniversary of Afghanistan Withdrawal, and More

The United States marks one year since its military withdrawal from Afghanistan; China goes through a severe drought, with repercussions for agriculture, energy, and supply chains; and French Preside…

Podcast A person takes a break after attempting to put out a brush fire during a drought in Nanchang, China. Thomas Peter/Reuters

August 18, 2022

South Korea
U.S.-South Korea Military Drills, Iran Nuclear Deal Diplomacy, Ukraine’s Independence Day, and More

The United States and South Korea hold joint military drills amid mounting tough rhetoric from North Korea; nuclear deal negotiations continue as Iran responds to the European Union’s most recent dra…

Podcast South Korean army K1A1 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise at a training field near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea, August 28, 2015. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called this week's accord between the rival Koreas "a landmark occasion" paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

July 21, 2022

Tunisia
Pope Francis Goes to Canada, Petition for Same-Sex Marriage in Ukraine, Pivotal Tunisian Referendum, and More

Pope Francis travels to Canada seeking forgiveness from Indigenous communities for Catholic Church abuses; President Volodymyr Zelensky must respond to a petition for same-sex marriage in Ukraine; an…

Podcast Demonstrators hold flags as they gather during a protest in opposition to a referendum on a new constitution called by President Kais Saied, in Tunis, Tunisia June 18, 2022.