Against All Odds: Democratic Progress in Sudan

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  Bottom Line Up Front In a region where popular democratic revolutions have repeatedly been marginalized or crushed through force, Sudan appears to be on the brink of achieving something...

Looking at Kabul and Seeing Saigon

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  Bottom Line Up Front Following months of negotiations between U.S. officials and Taliban leaders, an agreement on bringing the war in Afghanistan to a formally recognized end now seems...

Pro-Democracy Protests Rock Hong Kong and Moscow

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  Bottom Line Up Front In Hong Kong and Moscow, long-simmering undercurrents of political opposition have pitted protesters against unrepresentative authoritarian governments. In Moscow, police...

The Devastating Impact of Climate Change

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  Bottom Line Up Front On August 8, the United Nations released a new report that details accelerating climate change and its negative impact on global food supplies. A major second-order...

Maritime Security in the Gulf

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  Bottom Line Up Front Amidst escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, officials from the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) recently met with their counterparts in Iran to discuss maritime...

Proxy Conflict in Yemen and the Battle for Aden

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  Bottom Line Up Front The situation in Yemen continues to devolve into anarchy, with Emirati-trained forces battling troops from the Saudi-supported internationally recognized...

The Staying Power of the Islamic State

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  Bottom Line Up Front Several high-level reports published over the past few weeks reiterate what most terrorism and security analysts have been saying for months—the so-called Islamic State...

Tensions Erupt Over Kashmir

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  Bottom Line Up Front On August 7, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic relations with India and ended bilateral trade between the two countries. The moves come after India’s August 5...

Military and Political Dynamics in the Gulf

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  Bottom Line Up Front The Persian Gulf remains a potential flashpoint as the United States and its allies increase their deployments and Iran strengthens its defense posture. Iran’s...

Inoculation Efforts Against the Onslaught of Disinformation

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  Bottom Line Up Front Given Russia’s relentless disinformation campaigns, several European countries have accelerated efforts to prepare their populations for this threat. While...