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EnergySource

Aug 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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

New Atlanticist

Aug 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.

Africa Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Aug 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.

Conflict Disinformation

Econographics

Aug 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.

Economy & Business United Kingdom

IranSource

Aug 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.

Iran Middle East

EnergySource

Aug 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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

IranSource

Aug 16, 2022

Iran needs to cooperate with the IAEA. That isn’t negotiable.

By Kelsey Davenport

The IAEA investigation into Iran’s undeclared nuclear materials and activities is not going away. There are broader nonproliferation norms and obligations at stake.

Iran Middle East

MENASource

Aug 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.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

UkraineAlert

Aug 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.

Conflict Economic Sanctions

UkraineAlert

Aug 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.

Civil Society Conflict