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Viewpoints: New Carbon Emission Targets

Following an E.U. agreement to reduce emissions, the United States and China have set new emission-cutting targets, showing some welcome global leadership on climate change.


Multilateral Test for India's Modi

At upcoming multilateral summits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an opportunity to expand India's regional position and economic links, and address issues such as terrorism and a rising China. By Neelam Deo.


India's Imperatives in Sri Lanka

India has tried to address the concerns of Sri Lankan Tamils through development projects, but now faces a political dilemma with regional consequences. By Neelam Deo and Karan Pradhan.


Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Ukraine's crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers threatens to damage the economy, scare off investors and decimate gas production. By James Stafford.


Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and global cooperation is needed to respond to the threat.
By Chinua Akukwe.


World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

A look into which countries use the most energy per capita reveals some surprising results, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
By Andrew Topf.


India-China: Evolving Geoeconomics

Bilateral business and financial engagement is growing between India and China, with India taking advantage of China's favorable financing terms. By Akshay Mathur.

Middle East

Overcoming ISIS: Transcending Sectarian Rivalries

Laurelle Atkinson

Viewpoints: Iraq Battles Multiple Crises

Palestine: Political Realities in an Explosive Region

Laurelle Atkinson



Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu: Turkey's Opposition Candidate

Adam Virnelson and Stephanie Henkel

Jordan's Energy Policy Key to Its Economy

Antonia Dimou

Viewpoints: Ukraine's East-West Tug-of-War



Afghanistan's Upcoming Presidential Elections

Djeyhoun Ostowar

Viewpoints: Thailand's State of Emergency

The International Criminal Court in Afghanistan

Djeyhoun Ostowar



Lifting the Sentence of Secrecy in Chile

Alexia Richardson

Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicine

James Heartsock

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

Washington Office on Latin America



U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities

Chinua Akukwe

Oil Theft Around the Globe

Chris Dalby

Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram

Chinua Akukwe


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