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Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Russia's economy is heavily dependent on its energy industry, and President Vladimir Putin is playing a long, complex game to combat low oil prices. By Dalan McEndree.


Germany's Energy Model for India

Germany has been acting as an international leader in reducing its carbon footprint, and India can learn a lot from Germany's example in trying to meet its own targets. By Jivanta Schöttli.


Colombia's Glyphosate Ban: Security vs. Health

President Santos has taken another step toward breaking from the tactics of a failed war on drugs, and not everyone in Colombia is happy about this. By Ailana Navarez.


U.S. Aid for Central America Echoes Past Mistakes

Replicating Plan Colombia's failed approach, a U.S. aid program for Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador combines neoliberal economic reforms with military aid. By Quintijn Kat.


Europe's Growing Right Resurgence

The rise of a right-wing coalition in Denmark reflects a trend across Europe of political parties stoking anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia.
By Neelam Deo.


Viewpoints: Iraq and Syria's Ongoing Conflagration

Sectarian warfare in Iraq, a brutal regime in Syria and ISIS in both countries have led to a level of violence and chaos that is extreme even by the Middle East's standards.


Gas Discoveries in the East Mediterranean

Countries in the East Mediterranean can use gas discoveries as a catalyst for regional cooperation, unlocking the region's production potential. By Antonia Dimou.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Continues to Turn Screws on U.S. Shale

James Stafford

Viewpoints: Netanyahu Further Isolates Israel

Overcoming ISIS: Transcending Sectarian Rivalries

Laurelle Atkinson



Oil Prices Change the Face of Geopolitics

Andrew Topf

Norway's Oil Decline Accelerates

Nick Cunningham

Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

James Stafford



China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Akshay Mathur

Business Underpins India-U.S. Defense Deal

Sameer Patil

Australia: Fanning the Flames of Warming and Warfare

Laurelle Atkinson



Mercosur and Pacific Alliance: Latin America Divided

Ailana Navarez

Bolivia Wrestles Chile for Ocean Access

Ailana Navarez

Nicaragua: China's Canal in Latin America

Ailana Navarez



Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Udunopa B. Abalu

Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

Chinua Akukwe



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