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Kerry Boyd Anderson

"Kerry Boyd Anderson is a writer and political risk consultant with more than 18 years of experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East political and business risk. Her previous positions include deputy director for advisory with Oxford Analytica. Twitter: @KBAresearch"

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Analyzing the world’s hot spots for 2023

With every new year, several think tanks, humanitarian organizations and risk analysts produce lists of the top conflicts, hot spots and trends to watch. The 2023 reports offer insights into key parts of the world that could pose challenges for global peace and security.

January 25, 2023

The ongoing fight against child mortality

The UN Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation last week released its latest report. The data suggests both good and bad news for children’s survival around the world.

January 17, 2023

Assessing two years of Biden’s foreign policy

President Joe Biden is now halfway through his four-year presidential term, providing an opportunity to assess progress on his foreign policy priorities.

January 12, 2023

New Israeli government challenges relations with US Democratic Party

For decades, the Israeli government has worked hard in Washington to ensure good relations with both Democrats and Republicans in order to ensure bipartisan support. For many years, this was a successful strategy. Both parties offered unwavering support to Israel.

January 10, 2023

EU’s reputation is riding high, but challenges lie ahead

Polling suggests that the EU is enjoying high favorability ratings among Europeans and around the world. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the UK’s post-Brexit struggles have highlighted the union’s value. However, it faces significant headwinds.

October 25, 2022

Iran protests are changing US calculus on the nuclear deal

US officials and analysts are carefully watching the protest movement in Iran. Returning to a nuclear deal with Tehran has been a top foreign policy priority for the Biden administration, but the recent anti-government protests might be changing the White House’s calculus.

October 18, 2022