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Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The post-COVID world this week: The UK ‘pingdemic,’ the lambda variant, and a post-pandemic rebuild based on empathy

What can we expect from a post-COVID world after a pandemic that has reshaped international affairs? A world in which the way we build the future will take some imagination.

Coronavirus Alert by Andrew R. Marshall

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

It’s Time for a Difficult Conversation with Delhi

The U.S.-India relationship presently presents the U.S. foreign policy establishment with a paradox. The degradation of India’s democracy challenges the logic underlying the relationship.

SouthAsiaSource by Yelena Biberman

Economy & Business India

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

China and Sub-Saharan Africa Trade: A Case of Growing Interdependence

China’s total merchandise trade with Sub-Saharan Africa has increased by 1864% since 2001. Its increased presence in the region not only increases its access and influence, but also poses significant economic and security risks for the US and EU.

Blog Post by Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

China East Africa

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Why ‘human security’ matters for tomorrow’s conflicts

NATO leaders are finally focusing on human security, a major step toward a broader vision of crisis management.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Dawn Petrin

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Expanding nuclear energy to the Arctic: The potential of small modular reactors

As Arctic communities look to reduce reliance on diesel generators for electricity production, small modular reactors are becoming an increasingly attractive option. Collaboration between governments, private companies, and civil society organizations is crucial to ensure the successful development and deployment of safe, transportable, microreactors for remote areas.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Will Russian forces really leave Libya?

The Libyan conflict resolution process could break down altogether, in which case neither the Russians nor any other outside party now supporting one side or the other in Libya is likely to end its involvement there.

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Libya Middle East

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Bitcoin mining: Digital money printing with real world footprints?

As interest in cryptocurrency surges and scrutiny over energy usage intensifies, new policies and market mechanisms to improve ESG standards and use clean energy for bitcoin mining have become increasingly important.

EnergySource by Julia Nesheiwat

Central Europe Digital Currencies

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Belarus’ future and her place in it

“I’m not going to participate in new elections,” Tsikhanouskaya said at the Atlantic Council. Instead, she wants to see a new free and fair election and a self-sustaining democratic movement in Belarus.

UkraineAlert by Doug Klain

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Money wars in Belarus

Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka is increasing financial pressure of his domestic opponents. Meanwhile, Western sanctions against his regime continue to mount, leaving Belarus more and more dependent on Russia.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jul 21, 2021

Can we distribute the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic more equitably?

This piece follows three business owners in India whose livelihoods have been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of them are participants of the REVIVE initiative by Samhita.

SouthAsiaSource by Iti Bhargava and Ojas

Coronavirus Inclusive Growth