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August 5, 2021

Climate Change
Why NOAA Matters for U.S. Climate Policy

The federal agency tasked with weather forecasting and research has played a growing role in climate policy, but also faced controversy during the Trump administration. What does NOAA do?

July 28, 2021

Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines
The COVID-19 Vaccination Challenge: Lessons From History

Vaccines are a major public health success story, but the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the many challenges involved in getting a vaccine to everyone who needs it.

April 21, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Amplify Food Insecurity in the Mideast

The war is threatening the region’s access to much-needed supplies, but certain countries are more vulnerable than others to food shortages and unrest.

February 11, 2022

Canada
Canada’s Trucker Protests: What to Know About the ‘Freedom Convoy’

Protests against pandemic restrictions in Canada have shut down a vital economic link with the United States and inspired copycats around the world. Here’s what to know.

October 1, 2021

Haiti
Why Are Haitian Migrants Gathering at the U.S. Border?

The arrival of tens of thousands of Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has generated domestic criticism from all sides that the Biden administration has poorly handled a cascading humanitaria…

July 3, 2019

United States
Why Iran Tensions Are Rekindling the AUMF Debate

A look at the post-9/11 war powers law that the Trump administration could use to justify conflict with Iran.

May 9, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Blacklisting the Muslim Brotherhood: What to Know

Naming the diffuse movement a foreign terrorist organization could stretch the blacklist’s purpose and complicate the work of diplomats in the Middle East and North Africa.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood are tried in Cairo on charges related to demonstrations against President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

July 18, 2019

United States
Who Counts in the 2020 U.S. Census?

If the Trump administration succeeds in securing citizenship data, the 2020 census could transform the way in which political power is distributed in the United States.

July 21, 2021

COVID-19
Five Graphics That Show the Delta Variant’s Threat

The Delta variant is driving new COVID-19 surges, even as countries around the world make gradual progress in vaccinating their populations. Five graphics show how the strain is taking over and who’s…

May 13, 2021

United Kingdom
What’s Next for Scotland’s Independence Movement?

The victory of pro-independence parties in Scotland’s elections means that another referendum is on the agenda. What’s at stake, and what comes next?