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Oil Prices Change the Face of Geopolitics

The plunge in oil prices has had a significant economic effect on Russia, Iran and Venezuela, and is changing those countries' geopolitical calculus.
By Andrew Topf.


Australia: Fanning the Flames of Warming and Warfare

Australia is a case study for how the West prioritizes fossil fuels and military intervention over developing alternative energy and regional accord. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Ankle Monitors Expand the Reach of Immigration Detention

A U.S. program has subjected almost 20,000 immigrants to wearing electronic "shackles" throughout their deportation proceedings. By Kyle Barron and Cinthya Santos Briones.


Norway's Oil Decline Accelerates

With oil prices tumbling, new oil projects being scrapped and investments being put on hold, Norway may need to begin building a post-oil economy sooner than it thought.
By Nick Cunningham.


Water Grabs Power Predatory Development

Development that depends on "water grabbing" threatens Latin America’s ability to conserve wetland-based communities and ecosystems. By Alejandro Camargo.


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.

Middle East

World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

Andrew Topf

Overcoming ISIS: Transcending Sectarian Rivalries

Laurelle Atkinson

Viewpoints: Iraq Battles Multiple Crises



Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

James Stafford

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu: Turkey's Opposition Candidate

Adam Virnelson and Stephanie Henkel

The Legacy of Guernica

Matthew Liggio



India's Imperatives in Sri Lanka

Neelam Deo and Karan Pradhan

India-China: Evolving Geoeconomics

Akshay Mathur

Afghanistan's Upcoming Presidential Elections

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



Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

Chinua Akukwe

U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities

Chinua Akukwe

Oil Theft Around the Globe

Chris Dalby


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