Environment

An African Powder Keg: Terrorism in the Sahel

cc Flickr U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/, Minister of Defense and Veteran affairs, Chèrif Sy, U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Andrew Young, render honors during a pass and review portion of the closing ceremony to Flintlock 2019. This year’s exercise is being hosted by U.S. African partner nation Burkina Faso. By bringing members of the G5 Sahel, Multinational Joint Task Force, and various troop contributing nations together to develop and implement complimentary tactical operations, Flintlock 2019 better enables African partners to conduct real world missions structured around a coherent campaign plan. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker / released)

Unless deep-rooted socioeconomic and security issues are addressed, Africa’s development miracle risks being derailed. Nowhere is this truer than with the G5 countries in the Sahel.

Brazil’s Tale of Two Epidemics: Zika & COVID-19

cc Flickr Palácio do Planalto, modified, 20/03/2020 Coletiva de Imprensa do Presidente da República, Jai, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

One brought an exemplary response, the other an unmitigated disaster.

Nigeria’s Gas: Relief or Redux for the Resource Sector?

cc Flickr U.S. Institute of Peace, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

A global crisis – this time the COVID-19 pandemic – has once again underscored the dangers of Nigeria’s economic overreliance on oil.

Backgrounder: Agriculture 4.0 in Vietnam

cc Vietnam News Agency (VNA), modified, Vụ mùa năm 2018, toàn huyện Ðiện Biên (Điện Biên) gieo cấy gần 6.400ha lúa nước và hơn 2.200ha lúa nương chủ yếu là các giống lúa: Bắc thơm số 7, IR64, Nếp 97, 98... Năng suất lúa trung bình toàn huyện ước đạt gần 60 tạ/ha, sản lượng ước đạt trên 37.800 tấn. Ảnh: Phan Tuấn Anh - TTXVN

In Vietnam we can see many of the challenges, and solutions, to farming in the era of climate change.

Ecuagoldmining v Ecuador: Mining, the Environment, and International Arbitration

cc Pedro Szekely, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Examining two prominent cases that provide a window into the world of international arbitration: Equagodmining v Ecuador, and P&ID v Nigeria.

LNG Imports and New Supply Challenge Russia’s Hold on European Gas Market

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LNG imports and Azeri pipelines look set to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies, potentially limiting Moscow’s political and economic influence over the region.

Backgrounder: The Water Crisis in Crimea

Sunset over the Dnieper River, which once met most of Crimea's water needs,, cc Flickr tuyddatygl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Exploring the economic, environmental, and geopolitical dynamics surrounding the ongoing water crisis in Crimea.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (4-22-2020)

USPressBriefing, cc Flickr The White House, modfiied, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Recounting the economic damage and government bailouts that COVID-19 has left in its wake.

COVID-19: Time to Rethink International Peace & Security

COVIDscan, cc Flickr NIAID, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In a world ravaged by COVID-19, multilateralism is the only path leading back to global prosperity.

Canada’s Taxpayers and Environment on the Hook to Polluting Industries

ImperialProtest, cc Flickr Jeremy Board, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Industrial accidents and contamination, all too often paid for by the Canadian people, illustrate the desperate need for an overhaul in environmental law.

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