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Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?

Ukraine's crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers threatens to damage the economy, scare off investors and decimate gas production. By James Stafford.


Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is challenging the health systems of some very poor countries, and global cooperation is needed to respond to the threat.
By Chinua Akukwe.


World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

A look into which countries use the most energy per capita reveals some surprising results, from the Middle East to the Caribbean.
By Andrew Topf.


India-China: Evolving Geoeconomics

Bilateral business and financial engagement is growing between India and China, with India taking advantage of China's favorable financing terms. By Akshay Mathur.


Overcoming ISIS: Transcending Sectarian Rivalries

The Western strategy of fighting warfare with warfare has only perpetuated sectarian divides, creating the very environment that fostered ISIS. By Laurelle Atkinson.


Lifting the Sentence of Secrecy in Chile

A human rights collective called Londres 38 is pushing to release archives related to the Pinochet dictatorship that are still being kept secret. By Alexia Richardson.


Palestine: Political Realities in an Explosive Region

Standing between Palestinians and a two-state resolve are a militant Hamas, a militant Israel and a Middle East flooded with weaponry of all kinds. By Laurelle Atkinson.

Middle East

Viewpoints: Iraq Battles Multiple Crises

Gaza: The Middle East Children's Alliance

Joshua Pringle

ISIS and WMD: New Danger in the Middle East

Laurelle Atkinson



Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu: Turkey's Opposition Candidate

Adam Virnelson and Stephanie Henkel

Jordan's Energy Policy Key to Its Economy

Antonia Dimou

Viewpoints: Ukraine's East-West Tug-of-War



Afghanistan's Upcoming Presidential Elections

Djeyhoun Ostowar

Viewpoints: Thailand's State of Emergency

The International Criminal Court in Afghanistan

Djeyhoun Ostowar



Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicine

James Heartsock

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

Washington Office on Latin America

Fracking and Water Scarcity

Joshua Pringle



U.S.-Africa Summit: Partnership Opportunities

Chinua Akukwe

Oil Theft Around the Globe

Chris Dalby

Nigeria: Ending the Threat of Boko Haram

Chinua Akukwe


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