Kazakhstan faces multiple geopolitical and economic threats over which it has limited control. But the country’s greatest upcoming challenge is one of its own making.
Any strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya should aim to bridge Libyan political divides while channeling assistance in a way that promotes cooperation between rival forces.
Ukraine is trying, once again, to become a functioning democracy. Yet the war in Donbas, the slow pace of reforms, and the economic crisis are all impeding democratic consolidation.
The G7 must carry forward the mandate of wrestling the climate change tragedy of horizons toward a more constructive and less catastrophic denouement.
Major geopolitical shifts and internal dynamics are setting the stage for possible increased great-power competition in Central Asia between Russia and China at a time when the region is becoming less hospitable to the projection of U.S. power and to the promotion of democracy.
The conflict in Yemen has produced a humanitarian disaster, but possibilities remain for bilateral negotiations between warring parties.
If Jordan is to confront its national challenges and continue to provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees, the country will depend on increased international support.
China’s economy is slowing, which could continue for years unless a sustainable growth path is established. However, the pervasive pessimism surrounding China’s prospects is overdone.
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A new generation of grassroots activists is shifting the focus from the goal of Palestinian statehood to the pursuit of new tactics to resist the Israeli occupation.
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