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Arctic landscape

The United States recently announced a series of Arctic policies, from the creation of a new Arctic ambassadorial position to the release of an updated Arctic strategy. Amid the alignment…

Crowd of people at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing

The universal relaxation of China’s one-child policy since 2016 has not produced sustained population growth as desired by Beijing. Now incentivizing births for the party-state’s economic and political objectives, China’s…

War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has upended daily life for ordinary Ukrainians, forcing many to choose between staying in their homeland and leaving the country for their own safety.

Attention is concentrated on the risk that the war launched by Russia against Ukraine could escalate to a nuclear exchange. That risk exists but appears to be relatively low. There…

Global Governance

UN Security Council

The drafters of the UN Charter laid the foundation for strong multilateralism by expecting the winners of World War II to collectively use their individual know-how for the realization of…

Arctic Council flags

The Ukraine crisis has disrupted the work of the Arctic Council, an international forum created in the 1990s to promote international cooperation on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection.