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January 5, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year After January 6, Is Accelerationism the New Terrorist Threat?

Far-right extremists are attempting to incite an insurrection to hasten the downfall of what they see as a deeply corrupt U.S. government. Some could resort to deadly acts of terrorism.

Trump supporters near the U.S Capitol, on January 06, 2021.

December 14, 2021

Olympics
The Olympics Are Hard on the Environment. Will the 2022 Beijing Games Continue the Trend?

The Olympics are becoming less sustainable, and the winter games in Beijing are no exception. Can organizers make them more environmentally friendly as the climate crisis intensifies?

December 8, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
What’s the Future of the Iran Nuclear Talks?

Iran’s new negotiating team signaled few compromises as it resumed talks over freezing its nuclear program amid reports of new uranium enrichment efforts.

December 6, 2021

China
The Debate Over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics

The Biden administration is imposing a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. What could a boycott accomplish, and how might China respond?

December 2, 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Is Bosnia on the Verge of Conflict?

Separatist rhetoric among Bosnian Serb leadership is raising concerns about the dissolution of Bosnia. It’s part of a nationalist wave across the Balkans that threatens a return of ethnic conflict.

December 1, 2021

Trade
The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy

President Biden’s goal of bolstering democracies around the world will need robust U.S.-Europe cooperation to succeed.

November 23, 2021

Energy and Environment
Biden Wants to Increase U.S. Offshore Wind Energy. Can He Do It?

The Biden administration has unveiled plans to dramatically ramp up the nation’s offshore wind industry to help fulfill U.S. climate pledges. How realistic is the roadmap?

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.

November 15, 2021

Climate Change
COP26: Here’s What Countries Pledged

Governments endorsed the Glasgow Climate Pact and made new pledges on deforestation, methane emissions, coal, and more. But critics say they failed to secure more ambitious commitments to limit globa…

November 15, 2021

Climate Change
What COP26 Did and Didn’t Accomplish

Countries made notable commitments in the Glasgow Climate Pact, but they still fell short of the action needed to keep global warming within manageable levels.