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A year of pandemic has changed the trajectory of our world

  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis an official pandemic. One year later, the pandemic has changed our world in innumerable ways. Some of those changes are reversible; others are not. Most importantly, COVID-19 has killed mo...
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Afghan refugees in US need legal status clarified

  • Seven months after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, more than 76,000 Afghans have entered the US in search of safety. Many Americans have welcomed them and the new arrivals are gradually adapting. However, much uncertainty remains regarding their future. As the US prepared to leave Af...
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Are Palestinians getting fed up with Hamas?

  • Palestinians march in the streets of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah calling for the cessation of divisions between Fatah and Hamas in this January 12, 2019 photo. (AFP) Gaza last week saw significant protests that focused Palestinian criticism on Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza wer...
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China’s BRI might reshape the GCC’s geostrategic environment

  • During US President Donald Trump’s visit to China on Nov. 9, the two countries’ leaders discussed potential American cooperation with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), designed to develop the country’s economic links with countries across Asia and potentially beyond....
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Choice between lives and the economy a false dichotomy

  • A man rides his bike in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New York City, New York, U.S. (Reuters) As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) takes lives and slams economies, there is a debate in some countries about whether the me...
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Climate change-fueled migration will add to global instability

  • In March, US media reported on two groups who could claim the title of the country’s first “climate refugees” — a Native American tribe in Louisiana and a coastal community in Alaska. Both communities are planning to relocate away from land that is disappearing. They are not alone. A few other...
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Conditions must be right before Syrian refugees can return

  • The EU and UN this week led a two-day conference of countries in Brussels designed to support “the future of Syria and the region,” including pledging assistance for Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. While such aid is badly needed, longer-term efforts to end the civil war ...
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COVID-19 another stage for US partisanship to play out

  • Protesters against the state’s extended stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus demonstrate in Austin, Texas. (Reuters) As the US responds to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, partisan identities that predate the virus are shaping many Americans’ view...
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Cycle of Middle East protests likely to continue into 2020

  • The last year has seen major protests — some leading to the resignation of top officials — in many Middle Eastern and North African states. This has raised speculation about whether these protests constitute an “Arab Spring 2.0.” While the 2019 protest movements are, in many ways, a new wave of...
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Drought’s contribution to growing risks of conflict

  • A report released earlier this month by the Environmental Justice Foundation adds to a growing body of research that suggests a historically severe drought in Syria was an important — though certainly not the sole — factor contributing to the conflict there, and that drought poses an...
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