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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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Individual Americans step up to help Afghan arrivals

Many Americans have watched with horror as thousands of Afghans desperately try to flee their country following the Taliban takeover. Compassion and a sense of responsibility have driven many to look for ways to assist those Afghans who make it to the US.

August 24, 2021

Past pandemics offer clues to a post-COVID future

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is far from over, but it is clear that it will have a long-term impact on the world. Past pandemics offer clues to how the outbreak might affect the future.

August 17, 2021

US aims to pass Russia, China in vaccine diplomacy race

The US may have joined the vaccine diplomacy race late, but it is trying to outdo Russia and China, both of which had head starts.

July 19, 2021

How the pandemic deepened divisions in Western countries

As the US and European countries try to exit the coronavirus disease pandemic, their citizens are feeling more divided. Around the world, the pandemic has exacerbated existing trends and challenges, including social and political tensions.

July 12, 2021

Conflict continues to thrive despite pandemic

Although much of the world’s attention has been focused on the coronavirus disease, the pandemic has unfortunately not led to a halt in conflict. So far in 2021, hotspots for conflict include Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia.

July 05, 2021

What new Israeli coalition could mean for US ties

If opponents of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeed in establishing a new governing coalition, Israel will have new leadership for the first time in 12 years. This raises the question of what, if anything, will change in the country’s relations with the US.

June 08, 2021