Environment

Past Not Precedent in DRC Ebola Outbreak

WestAfricaEbola, cc Flickr Global Panorama, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Democratic Republic of Congo poses unique challenges to local and international health authorities that they didn’t face in the 2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak.

Greenland: A New Frontier of Great Power Competition

Greenland, cc Flickr Greenland Travel, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In opening its doors to foreign investors, an independence-minded Greenland could be ushering in a new era of geopolitical competition in the Arctic.

North Korea Nuclear Test Site Collapses, Risking Fallout

DPRK22, cc Conan Mizuta - https://pixabay.com/en/north-korea-pyongyang-building-2662076/

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un garnered universal praise when he announced a halt of nuclear tests. It turns out he never had a choice in the matter.

Energy: A Basic Human Right

India_fields_and_wind_turbines, cc Flickr Yahoo, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It’s time to codify access to clean and reliable energy as a basic human right.

Uranium in Niger: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Yellowcake, cc Flickr Nuclear Regulatory Commission, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Niger has the world’s fourth-largest uranium reserves, and not much to show for it.

Water Conflict: Iran’s Farmers Take on the Establishment

Iranfarmer, cc Flickr Beshef, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Water shortages are fueling protests in Iran, drawing a forceful response from the authorities.

Merkel Changes Her Tune on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

cc Flickr ruben van eijk, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For the first time ever, the German Chancellor has acknowledged the geopolitical sensitivities surrounding the controversial pipeline project.

Water Crisis Deepens the Misery in Afghanistan Civil War

KajakiDam, cc Flickr USACE Afghanistan Engine, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Water crisis and civil war continue to feed into one another in Afghanistan.

Ethiopia: A Geopolitical Time Bomb in the Making

cc Jonathan Alpeyrie, modified, wikicommons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Column_of_ONLF_rebels.jpg

Ethiopia’s climate-sensitive economy, growing population, and inter-ethnic conflict make it a geopolitical time bomb primed to explode.

Climate Change: Unfit for the Residual Heat

Smokestacks, cc Flickr Quinn Dombrowski, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

New strategies must be explored to address the climate change elephant in the room: industrial heat.

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