The rollout of the Biden administration’s North Korea policy review leaves unanswered questions

The rollout of the Biden administration’s North Korea policy review leaves unanswered questions
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Summary: The Biden administration is rolling out its North Korea policy review in general terms apparently designed to preserve its negotiating options and avoid giving its critics a target to shoot at, Robert Einhorn writes.
Sentiment: positive
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Conservation leadership is key to pandemic prevention | TheHill

Conservation leadership is key to pandemic prevention | TheHill
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Summary: COVID-19 is not an isolated, one-in-100-years event. Zoonotic diseases that spill from animals to humans are emerging.
Sentiment: negative
9 minute read
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Middle-class Shanghai: Reshaping US-China engagement

Middle-class Shanghai: Reshaping US-China engagement
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Summary: On May 14, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings will host Cheng Li for a presentation on the findings from his new book, followed by a panel discussion examining the characteristics and implications of China’s burgeoning middle class for the country and the world.
Sentiment: negative
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How big of a vaccine surplus will the US have?

How big of a vaccine surplus will the US have?
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Summary: Simon J. Evenett looks at scenarios for the United State's predicted excess supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the second half of 2021.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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The prospects and limitations of United Nations election observation in Iraq

The prospects and limitations of United Nations election observation in Iraq
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Summary: In Iraq, both political elites and the masses who protested them have requested U.N. involvement in the country's upcoming election. How effective are various U.N. electoral services at accomplishing these goals and what should be done?
Sentiment: positive
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The importance of USMCA for the Biden administration’s economic and foreign policy

The importance of USMCA for the Biden administration’s economic and foreign policy
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Summary: Joshua P. Meltzer explains why there is no more important regional trade agreement than the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement when it comes to President Biden's goal of improved wages and more higher-paying jobs for all Americans.
Sentiment: positive
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Fragility in Chad and counterterrorism strategies in West Africa

Fragility in Chad and counterterrorism strategies in West Africa
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Summary: On May 7, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host a panel of experts to examine the latest developments in Chad, as well as the regional implications and deeper policy dilemmas of counterterrorism, stabilization, and good governance.
Sentiment: negative
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The death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno threatens stability in the region

The death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno threatens stability in the region
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Summary: The sudden death on April 19, 2021 of Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno is creating a very dangerous vacuum in Central Africa and the Sahel.
Sentiment: positive
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They call it diplomacy: A conversation on the broader Middle East and the critical role of diplomats

They call it diplomacy: A conversation on the broader Middle East and the critical role of diplomats
Added 8 days ago
Summary: On May 5, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host former British Ambassador to the United States Peter Westmacott for a panel discussion on the future of the broader Middle East and the crucial role of diplomats in shaping foreign policy.
Sentiment: positive
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Trans-Atlantic Scorecard — April 2021

Trans-Atlantic Scorecard — April 2021
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Summary: Brookings experts evaluate the state of U.S.-European relations in the eleventh edition of the Trans-Atlantic Scorecard, produced quarterly by the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) as part of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative.
Sentiment: positive
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Strengthening the G-20 in an era of great power geopolitical competition

Strengthening the G-20 in an era of great power geopolitical competition
Added 8 days ago
Summary: The G-20 could become a vehicle for more ambitious concerted global actions and a platform for addressing and managing geopolitical tensions.
Sentiment: positive
10 minute read
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Biden’s Afghan gamble

Biden’s Afghan gamble
Added 8 days ago
Summary: President Biden has made a big decision on Afghanistan, with significant risks. It’s a big gamble, and will have particularly serious consequences for Pakistani behavior.
Sentiment: negative
12 minute read
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Brookings experts comment on Biden’s climate summit

Brookings experts comment on Biden’s climate summit
Added 12 days ago
Summary: On April 20, experts from the Brookings Institution joined an on-the-record call with reporters to explore the domestic and international context for the summit, areas of disagreement, and specific issues to watch.
Sentiment: positive
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Brookings: Biden-Suga Meeting Highly Successful

Brookings: Biden-Suga Meeting Highly Successful
Added 13 days ago
Summary: Mireya Solís, Director at the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution says the summit was remarkable for the long list of concrete initiatives that the allies will support from COVID response to innovation and supply chains, and climate change. She discuss her strategies with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia". (Source: Bloomberg)
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Can multilateral cooperation coexist with great power rivalry?

Can multilateral cooperation coexist with great power rivalry?
Added 13 days ago
Summary: Kemal Derviş and Sebastian Strauss examine how the international community and China are likely to respond to the United States' reengagement with the world.
Sentiment: positive
11 minute read
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On April 30, Vanda Felbab-Brown will join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a discussion on “Ending the Forever War: President Biden’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan.”

On April 30, Vanda Felbab-Brown will join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a discussion on “Ending the Forever War: President Biden’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan.”
Added 14 days ago
Summary: On April 30, Vanda Felbab-Brown will join the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft for a discussion on "Ending the Forever War: President Biden’s Decision to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan."
Sentiment: positive
1 minute read
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Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf?

Can Iraq play the role of a bridge in the Gulf?
Added 14 days ago
Summary: Recent talks in Baghdad portend a potential new dynamic in the relationship between Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia — the three major players in the Persian Gulf — that has been decades in the making.
Sentiment: positive
15 minute read
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The case for US cooperation with India on a just transition away from coal

The case for US cooperation with India on a just transition away from coal
Added 15 days ago
Summary: Joshua Busby, Sarang Shidore, Johannes Urpelainen, and Morgan Bazilian argue that the U.S. and the international community should support India's just transition away from coal. They discuss potential financing vehicles to mobilize funding for this purpose and recommend ways to use the funds.
Sentiment: positive
54 minute read
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It is now time to focus on multilateral order

It is now time to focus on multilateral order
Added 16 days ago
Summary: Effective policy aimed at the rejuvenation of the multilateral order should not be premised on the false hope of a reawakening of the golden age of multilateralism.
Sentiment: positive
11 minute read
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Biden takes a reformist drug strategy, but the challenge of supply countries remains

Biden takes a reformist drug strategy, but the challenge of supply countries remains
Added 17 days ago
Summary: The Biden administration has highlighted four countries for counter-drug collaboration: China, India, Colombia, and Mexico. What are the challenges in collaborating with those countries on counter-drug efforts?
Sentiment: positive
21 minute read
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The ‘tribal advantage’ in Kuwaiti politics and the future of the opposition

The ‘tribal advantage’ in Kuwaiti politics and the future of the opposition
Added 17 days ago
Summary: New research by Courtney Freer and Andrew Leber discusses mounting opposition to the government from within Kuwait’s tribes, analyzing their organizational advantages in contesting elections.
Sentiment: positive
21 minute read
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How the Quad Can Match the Hype

How the Quad Can Match the Hype
Added 17 days ago
Summary: The Quad represents the best hope for building a successful balancing coalition in the Indo-Pacific.
Sentiment: positive
23 minute read
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20210407 Nikkei Asia Tanvi Madan

20210407 Nikkei Asia Tanvi Madan
Added 18 days ago
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The US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is the right one

The US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan is the right one
Added 20 days ago
Summary: The administration correctly assessed that perpetuating U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan has become a strategic liability and a futile investment that lost the capacity to alter the basic political and military dynamics in Afghanistan.
Sentiment: negative
16 minute read
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Oman: First Arab leader to Washington in 1938, and due for another visit

Oman: First Arab leader to Washington in 1938, and due for another visit
Added 22 days ago
Summary: Sultan Qaboos of Oman died last year, and President Joe Biden should invite the new sultan for an early visit because Oman is an important voice for moderation and stability in the polarized region.
Sentiment: positive
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The Quad (finally) delivers: Can it be sustained?

The Quad (finally) delivers: Can it be sustained?
Added 22 days ago
Summary: Susan A. Thornton writes that among a myriad of other factors, the future of the QUAD grouping might well be determined by China’s behavior.
Sentiment: positive
12 minute read
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Covid-19 Crisis: G20 and Debt Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Covid-19 Crisis: G20 and Debt Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa
Added 22 days ago
Summary: COVID-19 has further exacerbated the debt situation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Prior to the pandemic about half of low-income countries (LICs) were at high risk of debt distress or in debt distress, including a large number of LICs in SSA. A shift in the composition of debt from concessional to non-concessional financing needed to finance infrastructure and human capital development contributed to higher debt levels.
Sentiment: negative
11 minute read
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Vulnerability and resilience: The future of East Asian supply chains

Vulnerability and resilience: The future of East Asian supply chains
Added 22 days ago
Summary: On April 26, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution will host a panel of experts to analyze East Asia’s supply chains and share insights derived from the experiences of Japanese and Taiwanese supply chains in adjusting to an era of great power competition.
Sentiment: positive
2 minute read
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A new era of trans-Atlantic cooperation on global public goods?

A new era of trans-Atlantic cooperation on global public goods?
Added 22 days ago
Summary: On December 10, the Center on the United States and Europe held an event on the areas of trans-Atlantic convergence and divergence, particularly on relations with China, climate change, and European security.
Sentiment: positive
8 minute read
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Suga-Biden summit to rekindle ‘can-do’ spirit of the US-Japan alliance

Suga-Biden summit to rekindle ‘can-do’ spirit of the US-Japan alliance
Added 22 days ago
Summary: On Friday, April 16, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will visit President Joe Biden at the White House. The optics of the first in-person leaders’ summit since Biden’s inauguration will undoubtedly be powerful.
Sentiment: positive
12 minute read
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Iran’s middle class and the nuclear deal

Iran’s middle class and the nuclear deal
Added 22 days ago
Summary: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani examines how U.S. sanctions have affected Iran's middle class and approach to a nuclear deal.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Under Biden, Pakistan and the US face a dilemma about the breadth of their relationship

Under Biden, Pakistan and the US face a dilemma about the breadth of their relationship
Added 22 days ago
Summary: Trump took a transactional approach to Pakistan, which worked well in some ways. What Pakistan wants now is a relationship with the U.S. that is broader in scope, and includes trade and investment. Will Biden deliver?
Sentiment: positive
16 minute read
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How the United States can select and work with nonstate armed actors as stabilization partners

How the United States can select and work with nonstate armed actors as stabilization partners
Added 22 days ago
Summary: How can policymakers determine which nonstate armed actors are viable partners for stabilization? How should the United States work with them?
Sentiment: positive
21 minute read
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20210325 Bloomberg Ryan Hass

20210325 Bloomberg Ryan Hass
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The US military must plan for encounters with private military companies

The US military must plan for encounters with private military companies
Added a month ago
Summary: Russia has increasingly used private military companies such as the Wagner Group and others over the past decade to advance its strategic interests. The Department of Defense and U.S. military leaders must plan for this increased presence.
Sentiment: negative
12 minute read
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Understanding Beijing’s motives regarding Taiwan, and America’s role

Understanding Beijing’s motives regarding Taiwan, and America’s role
Added a month ago
Summary: Retired National Intelligence Officer John Culver and Brookings Senior Fellow Ryan Hass discuss the risk of future conflict in the Taiwan Strait, how Taiwan is responding to rising pressure from China, and steps the United States could take to support Taiwan in consideration of its interests.
Sentiment: negative
14 minute read
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Revitalizing America’s alliances

Revitalizing America’s alliances
Added a month ago
Summary: On March 19, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host a joint event between the Brookings-Robert Bosch Foundation Trans-Atlantic Initiative and the Bridging the Gap New Voices in National Security Initiative on revitalizing America's alliances.
Sentiment: positive
7 minute read
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Stocks: $ROOT

مرور سنة على جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجدّ في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: مصير “الدول الأفضل أداءً”

مرور سنة على جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجدّ في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا: مصير “الدول الأفضل أداءً”
Added a month ago
Summary: بعد مرور سنة على إعلان البلدان في الشرق الأوسط وفي أرجاء العالم حالات طوارئ صحّية وطنية بسبب جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجدّ، يحتجّ المئات في الأردن عقب وفاة على الأقلّ ستة مرضى مصابين بفيروس كورونا المستجدّ بسبب النقص في الأكسيجين في المستشفيات.
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20210324 Financial Times David Dollar

20210324 Financial Times David Dollar
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The end of Yemen

The end of Yemen
Added a month ago
Summary: After six years of war, thousands of missiles and bombs, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, Yemen has fractured to the point that it is unlikely ever to be reconstituted as a single state.
Sentiment: positive
11 minute read
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Syrian uprising 10-year anniversary: A political economy perspective

Syrian uprising 10-year anniversary: A political economy perspective
Added a month ago
Summary: As part of a series of interviews on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Syrian uprising, the Syrian Observer sits down with political scientist Steven Heydemann to analyze the economic roots of the Syrian war and current crises.
Sentiment: negative
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It is time to negotiate global treaties on artificial intelligence

It is time to negotiate global treaties on artificial intelligence
Added a month ago
Summary: AI weapons systems present the same risks as nuclear and biological war and need treaties governing their use, says John Allen and Darrell West.
Sentiment: negative
13 minute read
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Difficult choices: Taiwan’s quest for security and the good life

Difficult choices: Taiwan’s quest for security and the good life
Added a month ago
Summary: On April 14, the Brookings Institution will host Richard Bush to discuss his new book "Difficult Choices: Taiwan's Quest for Security and the Good Life" alongside Ryan Hass.
Sentiment: positive
2 minute read
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On March 17, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the Asia Scotland Institute for a discussion on “Blood, Metal and Dust: How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan & Iraq.”

On March 17, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the Asia Scotland Institute for a discussion on “Blood, Metal and Dust: How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan & Iraq.”
Added 2 months ago
Summary: On March 17, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the Asia Scotland Institute for a discussion on "Blood, Metal and Dust: How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan & Iraq."
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Shaping Ireland’s future at home and in the world

Shaping Ireland’s future at home and in the world
Added 2 months ago
Summary: On March 15, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin for an Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.
Sentiment: positive
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The arrest of Maati Monjib and the continued retreat of human rights in Morocco

The arrest of Maati Monjib and the continued retreat of human rights in Morocco
Added 2 months ago
Summary: The arrest and sentencing of Moroccan historian and activist Maati Monjib without due process is a reflection on the continued regression of human rights in Morocco, and resurgent authoritarianism in North Africa.
Sentiment: negative
10 minute read
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Stronger: Adapting America’s China strategy in an age of competitive interdependence

Stronger: Adapting America’s China strategy in an age of competitive interdependence
Added 2 months ago
Summary: On March 23rd, the Brookings Institution will host Ryan Hass to discuss his new book "Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence" alongside Evan Osnos.
Sentiment: positive
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20210308 FT Tanvi Madan

20210308 FT Tanvi Madan
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The pope goes to Najaf: The person and the institution of Sistani

The pope goes to Najaf: The person and the institution of Sistani
Added 2 months ago
Summary: On March 6, Pope Francis will visit Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the head of the Shi'a religious establishment in Iraq. The visit raises the question of whether the world sees that religious establishment as embodied in Sistani as an individual or as an institution similar to the Vatican.
Sentiment: positive
14 minute read
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GCC News Roundup: US report finds Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi murder, Gulf states impose new restrictions to stem virus surge (February 1-28)

GCC News Roundup: US report finds Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi murder, Gulf states impose new restrictions to stem virus surge (February 1-28)
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Read the latest news coming out of the GCC in this month's new roundup.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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How China is responding to escalating strategic competition with the US

How China is responding to escalating strategic competition with the US
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Ryan Hass analyzes China's evaluation of and geopolitical and economic response to sharp shifts in U.S.-China relations and its international environment as well as the feasibility of the strategic realignments.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms

The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms
Added 2 months ago
Summary: "The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms" explains the political economy and various reforms set forth in Japan by the administration of Prime Minsiter Shinzo Abe.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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China Is Not Ten Feet Tall

China Is Not Ten Feet Tall
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Policymakers in Washington must be able to distinguish between the image Beijing presents and the realities it confronts.
Sentiment: positive
20 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

In Georgia, an up-and-down road to justice for victims of the August War

In Georgia, an up-and-down road to justice for victims of the August War
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Developments at the International Criminal Court (ICC), along with recent strides in the European legal world and in the United States, suggest that meaningful progress may finally be underway for those whose lives were upended by the Russia-Georgia conflict.
Sentiment: negative
16 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Getting Yemen’s Houthis to “yes” on a ceasefire

Getting Yemen’s Houthis to “yes” on a ceasefire
Added 2 months ago
Summary: The Biden administration needs to develop incentives to get the Houthis to agree to a ceasefire, when they believe that they are on the cusp of a major victory against the Saudi-backed government in Sana’a.
Sentiment: negative
5 minute read
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Why and how the National Security Strategy should address fragile states

Why and how the National Security Strategy should address fragile states
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Fragile states are less equipped to quell the spread of pandemics like COVID-19, more likely to be the source of violent conflict because of predatory governance, less able to curb climate change or deal with its effects, and in some cases more susceptible to meddling from Beijing or Moscow.
Sentiment: negative
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Stocks: $CIA

Global security challenges and strategy

Global security challenges and strategy
Added 2 months ago
Summary: If we measure today’s security environment by what was expected a decade or so ago, it is clear that the United States is facing near worst-case scenarios on both great power competition and transnational threats. This is compounded, moreover, by a negative synergy between them that makes each even
Sentiment: negative
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In the Middle East, poverty is down but economic grievance is up. Why?

In the Middle East, poverty is down but economic grievance is up. Why?
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Steven Heydemann explores the sources of social and economic resilience in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the understudied solidarity-based social mechanisms that have created and sustained such resilience in the past, but which are now coming under increasing strain.
Sentiment: negative
15 minute read
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A “Taiwan Relations Act” for Japan?

A “Taiwan Relations Act” for Japan?
Added 2 months ago
Summary: In a provocatively titled article published earlier this month, Nikkei reported that “Japan lawmakers want ‘Taiwan Relations Act’ of their own.” The article, which was published in English and attracted attention from U.S.-based Asia policy experts, further suggested that a “2-plus-2 dialogue among the foreign and defense ministers of Japan and Taiwan” is being discussed in Tokyo.
Sentiment: positive
14 minute read
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Trading places: America, Japan, and regional trade

Trading places: America, Japan, and regional trade
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Mireya Solis discusses with Mike Green the regional trade architecture of the Asia-Pacific, analyzing the geopolitical significance of RCEP and CPTPP and Japan's economic strategy in Asia.
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Biden’s decision to strike Iran’s proxies is a good start

Biden’s decision to strike Iran’s proxies is a good start
Added 2 months ago
Summary: The U.S. strike targeting Ketaib Hezbollah and Ketaib Sayyid al-Shuhada is a welcome and measured response, one that balances the need to respond to Iranian proxy attacks while ensuring that countries like Iraq do not become engulfed in widespread violence and instability.
Sentiment: negative
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Stocks: $ROOT

North Korea’s economic crisis: Last chance for denuclearization?

North Korea’s economic crisis: Last chance for denuclearization?
Added 2 months ago
Summary: This paper was presented at the 9th Brookings-Korea Research Institute for National Strategy (KRINS) joint conference, “Reality and Illusion of the Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Disillusioned Reality Check and Strategic Wisdom,” held virtually on February 17, 2021 (Korea Standard Time).
Sentiment: negative
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A new geostrategic environment demands new principles for US multilateral diplomacy

A new geostrategic environment demands new principles for US multilateral diplomacy
Added 2 months ago
Summary: To restore the effectiveness of America’s multilateral diplomacy, the United States must recognize and respond to a radically transformed geostrategic environment with a new approach to the multilateral architecture.
Sentiment: positive
17 minute read
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Cryptos: $CAG

Elections in Palestine: Prelude or ploy?

Elections in Palestine: Prelude or ploy?
Added 2 months ago
Summary: Although Palestinian Authority elections are limited in scope and not guaranteed to dislodge obstructionists in power, they are the most accessible instrument for breaking the authoritarian stranglehold over Palestinian institutions and kickstarting a process of reform.
Sentiment: negative
5 minute read
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On February 24, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the National Committee on US-China Relations for a discussion on “The faces of fentanyl: China, the United States, and those in-between.”

On February 24, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the National Committee on US-China Relations for a discussion on “The faces of fentanyl: China, the United States, and those in-between.”
Added 2 months ago
Summary: On February 24, Vanda Felbab-Brown joins the National Committee on US-China Relations for a discussion on "The faces of fentanyl: China, the United States, and those in-between."
Sentiment: positive
1 minute read
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The Democracy Summit must be paired with a democracy strategy

The Democracy Summit must be paired with a democracy strategy
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Even as it plans a democracy summit, the White House should craft a democracy and human rights strategy and sign an executive action required to cement it as U.S. policy.
Sentiment: positive
11 minute read
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Stocks: $PPD$CIA

How the Pan-Arab electricity market can promote regional cooperation and economic recovery

How the Pan-Arab electricity market can promote regional cooperation and economic recovery
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Paul Noumba Um and Waleed Alsuraih examine how the Pan-Arab Electricity Market will benefit the Middle East and North Africa.
Sentiment: positive
11 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think.

Biden says he will listen to experts. Here is what scholars of the Middle East think.
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The Middle East never lacks for commentary and opinions. But what do scholarly experts on the Middle East think? Marc Lynch and Shibley Telhami discuss new survey data.
Sentiment: positive
9 minute read
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Can a political breakthrough mend a broken Libya?

Can a political breakthrough mend a broken Libya?
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Libyans can mark the 10th anniversary of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi with something in short supply since Libya’s 2014 descent into division and civil war: hope.
Sentiment: positive
12 minute read
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A strategic roadmap for reentry 2021 and beyond

A strategic roadmap for reentry 2021 and beyond
Added 3 months ago
Summary: As the Biden administration takes office, it confronts a radically transformed global landscape in which it must advance a range of U.S. priorities through multilateral policy tools, including international institutions, international law, and multilateral diplomacy.
Sentiment: positive
6 minute read
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To save Iraq from economic collapse and fight ISIS, contain Iran’s proxies

To save Iraq from economic collapse and fight ISIS, contain Iran’s proxies
Added 3 months ago
Summary: There are two underlying challenges that makes ISIS capable of carnage and launching a resurgence: Iraq’s desperate need for an economic revival and the threat from Shiite militia groups.
Sentiment: negative
17 minute read
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The case of Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Nayef

The case of Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Nayef
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The international community should now take up another cause and demand the release from prison of former Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, who is being held not because of any crime he committed but because he is presents a problem for the current crown prince, Muhammed bin Salman.
Sentiment: negative
5 minute read
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Around the halls: Experts analyze the Libya conflict, 10 years on

Around the halls: Experts analyze the Libya conflict, 10 years on
Added 3 months ago
Summary: February 17 marks the 10-year anniversary of the uprising in Libya that ousted long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi. Brookings experts on Libya briefly reflect on they key dynamics that they see as critical at this juncture.
Sentiment: negative
18 minute read
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Will Mars become an object of international competition?

Will Mars become an object of international competition?
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Geopolitics threatens to transform space exploration into a competition of military and commercial interests, writes Darrell West.
Sentiment: positive
8 minute read
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To understand post-coup Myanmar, look to its history of popular resistance — not sanctions

To understand post-coup Myanmar, look to its history of popular resistance — not sanctions
Added 3 months ago
Summary: To fight for the political rights of people in Myanmar, it is critical that the international community prioritizes providing direct support for anti-coup resistance efforts, instead of zeroing in on economic sanctions.
Sentiment: negative
13 minute read
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What climate change will mean for US security and geopolitics

What climate change will mean for US security and geopolitics
Added 3 months ago
Summary: There are a number of direct effects that a rapidly changing climate may have on security and conflict, as well as on the wider dynamics of American leadership of the international order.
Sentiment: negative
12 minute read
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Between cooperation and containment: New US policies for a new Turkey

Between cooperation and containment: New US policies for a new Turkey
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Turkey presents the Biden administration not with a relationship to be restored but with an unsolvable foreign policy problem to be managed and mitigated as best as possible, argues Nicholas Danforth in a policy brief.
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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GCC News Roundup: Gulf leaders sign declaration in move to end Qatar rift, UAE signs deal to purchase F-35 jets from US (January 1-31)

GCC News Roundup: Gulf leaders sign declaration in move to end Qatar rift, UAE signs deal to purchase F-35 jets from US (January 1-31)
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Get the latest news coming from the GCC in this month's news roundup.
Sentiment: positive
8 minute read
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It’s time to stop US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

It’s time to stop US arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Saudi Arabia has spent a fortune buying arms from America to prosecute a war that has killed almost a quarter of a million people — the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe in our lifetime. Two American administrations have enabled the war. It’s long past time to stop.
Sentiment: negative
7 minute read
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Ahead of a democracy summit, start at home and listen to our friends abroad

Ahead of a democracy summit, start at home and listen to our friends abroad
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Rather than a big summit gathering this year, this administration should: demonstrate our capacity for self-correction through a series of domestic reforms, and begin a process of consultation with its closest democratic friends on the goals and modalities of a global democratic renewal agenda.
Sentiment: positive
7 minute read
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Around the halls: Brookings experts analyze President Biden’s first foreign policy speech

Around the halls: Brookings experts analyze President Biden’s first foreign policy speech
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Following a foreign policy speech by President Joe Biden on February 4, 2021, Brookings experts weigh in with reactions and analysis.
Sentiment: positive
16 minute read
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Advancing multilateralism in a populist age

Advancing multilateralism in a populist age
Added 3 months ago
Summary: This paper looks at how multilateralists in the United States and Europe are thinking about strengthening a cooperative international order at a time when populism and nationalism are strong forces in many of the major powers.
Sentiment: positive
4 minute read
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The new geopolitics of state fragility

The new geopolitics of state fragility
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The overall effect of viewing fragile states through a geopolitical lens is likely to erode limited progress has been made on fragile states' stability and responsive governance.
Sentiment: positive
18 minute read
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Why net energy metering results in a subsidy: The elephant in the room

Why net energy metering results in a subsidy: The elephant in the room
Added 3 months ago
Summary:

In a critique of a recent Brookings paper by Mark Muro and Devashree Saha, Lisa Wood argues that net energy metering is in fact a tariff that creates a subsidy for NEM customers and a cost-shift onto non-NEM customers.

Sentiment: positive
24 minute read
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Africa in the news: Kenya-Somali relations sour, Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique, and tensions in and around Ethiopia escalate

Africa in the news: Kenya-Somali relations sour, Cyclone Eloise hits Mozambique, and tensions in and around Ethiopia escalate
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Kenya-Somali relations continue to deteriorate, Cyclone Eloise creates a humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, and the U.S. calls on Eritrea to remove troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, in this week's Africa in the news.
Sentiment: negative
10 minute read
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The Sting in COVID-19’s Tail

The Sting in COVID-19’s Tail
Added 3 months ago
Summary: For poor countries, what comes next could be worse.
Sentiment: negative
21 minute read
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US-Turkey relations will remain crisis-ridden for a long time to come

US-Turkey relations will remain crisis-ridden for a long time to come
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The U.S.-Turkey relationship has a long history of complexities, with no golden era to point to. Even by these standards, recent years have been exceptionally bad. An accumulated series of crises, a dysfunctional framework for the relationship, and diverging threat perceptions have plagued ties.
Sentiment: negative
15 minute read
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Syrian requiem: The civil war and its aftermath

Syrian requiem: The civil war and its aftermath
Added 3 months ago
Summary: On February 4, the Israel Institute and the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host an event discussing the Syrian Civil War and its aftermath.
Sentiment: negative
2 minute read
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How will China’s privacy law apply to the Chinese state?

How will China’s privacy law apply to the Chinese state?
Added 3 months ago
Summary: In this piece, Jamie Horsley assesses China's draft Personal Information Protection Law's limits on government data handling.
Sentiment: positive
50 minute read
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Stocks: $CIA

To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Determines the Fate of the Superpowers

To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Determines the Fate of the Superpowers
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The essential question, Bruce Jones shows, is this: who will rule the waves and set the terms of the world to come?
Sentiment: positive
3 minute read
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Turkey, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean: Charting a way out of the current deadlock

Turkey, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean: Charting a way out of the current deadlock
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Greco-Turkish maritime disputes, couched in competing narratives of national sovereignty, are nothing new. Their genesis dates as far back as the founding periods of the two states.
Sentiment: negative
50 minute read
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Saving the Open Skies Treaty

Saving the Open Skies Treaty
Added 3 months ago
Summary: President Biden condemned the Trump decision to exit the Open Skies Treaty, and his administration may well want to rejoin the agreement. With political will, there is a chance to save it.
Sentiment: positive
5 minute read
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Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya

Building peace through subnational governance: The case of Libya
Added 3 months ago
Summary: A recent World Bank study finds that much greater attention needs to be paid to issues of subnational governance in conflict prevention and settlement. Libya serves as an illustrative case.
Sentiment: positive
22 minute read
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Why supporting resilient political systems is key to a successful Biden democracy agenda

Why supporting resilient political systems is key to a successful Biden democracy agenda
Added 3 months ago
Summary: No matter the Biden administration’s democracy agenda priorities, more resilient political systems will be essential to accomplishing them. The same goes for governance focused on delivering for citizens.
Sentiment: positive
16 minute read
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COVID-19 and democracy in Indonesia: Short-term stability and long-term threats

COVID-19 and democracy in Indonesia: Short-term stability and long-term threats
Added 3 months ago
Summary: In confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia has faced many of the same challenges as have other large and diverse democracies. Their relatively disappointing performance raises serious questions about democratic responsiveness in the context of major threats to health and social stability.
Sentiment: negative
12 minute read
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Strengthening the multilateral order in a nationalist age

Strengthening the multilateral order in a nationalist age
Added 3 months ago
Summary: On Monday, February 8, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a panel discussion to analyze alternative pathways to increasing the net levels of multilateral cooperation.
Sentiment: positive
2 minute read
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Biden can pass his China test

Biden can pass his China test
Added 3 months ago
Summary: The US-China relationship is “too big to fail.” Peaceful coexistence, based on a combination of cooperation and competition, will not always be easy; but with the United States in capable hands again, both sides have what it takes to make it work, argue Javier Solana and Eugenio Bregolat.
Sentiment: positive
12 minute read
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عودة المياه إلى مجاريها: الطريق نحو المصالحة الخليجية بغية تصحيح العلاقات، ينبغي على الدول الخليجية المنخرطة في أزمة مجلس التعاون الخليجي خوض عملية مصالحة

عودة المياه إلى مجاريها: الطريق نحو المصالحة الخليجية بغية تصحيح العلاقات، ينبغي على الدول الخليجية المنخرطة في أزمة مجلس التعاون الخليجي خوض عملية مصالحة
Added 3 months ago
Summary: يبدو أنّ الأزمة الخليجية المريرة التي سبّبها حصار جوّي وبرّي وبحري فرضته البحرين والمملكة العربية السعودية والإمارات العربية المتّحدة ومصر حصاراً على قطر لثلاث سنوات ونصف السنة، قد انتهى. وفي أوائل يناير، أفضت جهود دبلوماسية إلى توقيع إعلان يستأنف العلاقات بين الدول الخليجية ويرفع الحصار في خلال قمّ
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International security

International security
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Brookings’s Blueprints to advance international security offer ideas for managing China’s rise, retooling U.S. alliances in Europe and Asia, rightsizing America’s role in the Middle East, preventing pandemics, revitalizing nonproliferation cooperation, countering extremism, and bolstering democracy.
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The national security imperative to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing

The national security imperative to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing
Added 3 months ago
Summary: Over the last few years illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has become more recognized as a national security concern.
Sentiment: positive
21 minute read
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