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Latest from across our blogs
EnergySourceAug 17, 2022
International cooperation is critical to the IRA’s climate and energy security impact
By Olga Khakova
Cooperation with allies could greatly amplify the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act. But it will take additional support to empower US agencies to forge partnerships and make global progress.
New AtlanticistAug 17, 2022
What’s next for Kenya after a contested election?
By Atlantic Council experts
As the contest between William Ruto and Raila Odinga appears headed to court, Africa Center experts paint a bigger picture of what this East African powerhouse faces.
UkraineAlertAug 16, 2022
Putin’s Ukraine genocide is rooted in Russian impunity for Soviet crimes
By Alexander Khara
Failure to hold anyone accountable for the crimes of the Soviet era has fostered a climate of impunity in modern Russia that has paved the way for the genocidal invasion of Ukraine, writes Alexander Khara.
EconographicsAug 16, 2022
US climate spending may soon match that of developed peers
By Sophia Busch, Carrie Hsu
Now that the US has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, its spending commitments on climate adaption and mitigation may match those for the UK and EU through 2025.
IranSourceAug 16, 2022
Tehran always wanted Salman Rushdie dead. Now it hopes to profit from his stabbing.
By Sayeh Isfahani
In 1989, only months away from his deathbed, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini captured the raging waves of hatred against Rushdie engulfing the Muslim world. The Islamic Republic under his successor appears to be trying to surf the same waves once again.
EnergySourceAug 16, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act gives carbon removal a big boost
By Calli Obern
The IRA sets the US carbon removal industry up for sustained, broad-based success. But its provisions must be accompanied by community efforts and more targeted policy.
MENASourceAug 16, 2022
Under Macron’s leadership, France is leading a middle power strategy in the Gulf. Here’s how.
By Jean-Loup Samaan
France is positioning itself as a Western partner that, although may not be a substitute to Washington, is one that provides a “convenient and credible” option to those Gulf leaders eager to diversify their partnerships.
UkraineAlertAug 15, 2022
Will the United States designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism?
By Mark Temnycky
As Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine approaches the six-month mark amid growing evidence of war crimes, pressure is mounting on the Biden Administration to designate Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
UkraineAlertAug 14, 2022
Russia’s invasion has highlighted Ukraine’s nation-building progress
By Anders Åslund
Ukraine’s remarkably resilient response to Russia’s February 2022 invasion has highlighted the impressive nation-building progress made by the country since the chaotic early years of the post-Soviet era.