Opinion

The Ukraine War and NATO’s Responsibility Crisis

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The Ukraine war provides a vivid illustration of the disproportionate burdens of providing security assistance.

G7 Russia Oil Ban: Not as Simple as Advertised

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A G7 oil ban will be more a matter of economic self-harm than effective foreign policy, unless it is done right.

Marginalized or Pivotal Middle Power? Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategic Choice

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In crafting an Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada has the opportunity to differentiate itself from its powerful southern neighbor and assert its role as a middle power.

UNCLOS Ratification Issue Looms over US-ASEAN Summit

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What better way for the U.S. to bolster a ‘rules-based international order’ than to join with the 162 other countries that have adopted the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

Slovenia: How People Power Defeated Illiberal Populism

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Lessons from Slovenia’s recent surprising election result.

Climate Risks Abound for US Chemical Industry

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Proactive preventative measures are needed to help the US chemical industry adapt to the risks posed by climate change.

Challenges for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023

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New Delhi will likely shift to seek the narrative away from the Ukraine War and toward more pressing development issues in the Global South.

Post-war Russia and the Return of Karafuto

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Will post-war Russia be so starved for capital that the return of parts of the southern Kurile Islands could be on the table?

Tunisia Backslides on Human Rights as World Looks on

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The human rights situation in Tunisia will only get worse unless the international community takes notice.

France in Anger: What Election Results Mean for France and the Globe

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Divisive politics coupled with a near total failure for Left and traditional parties to adapt to current realities are anything but exceptional in the democratic world. France’s pivotal moment is also ours.

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