International politics

Climate refugees, international terrorism, peace deals, and geopolitics galore—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of international relations.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-21/the-worrying-link-between-climate-change-and-conflict
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-zeroes-russias-borderlands
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From Eastern Europe to Central Asia, the areas along Russia's periphery will be central to the battle for influence between Washington and Moscow.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-call-governments-around-world-decriminalise-all-drugs-says-richard-branson-a6699851.html
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The British entrepreneur appears to have released details of an embargoed UN report - in case they change their minds
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https://www.euractiv.com/section/africa/news/mogherini-europe-and-africa-can-change-global-politics-in-a-revolutionary-way/
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A new model of collaboration between the EU and Africa can change today’s dangerous turn of international relations, which have moved from “win-win” solutions and are now based on “zero-sum” games, EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said.
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/10/new-cold-war-brews-as-arctic-ice-melts/
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Militaries are scrambling to control the melting Arctic.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/27/middle-east-faces-water-shortages-for-the-next-25-years-study-says
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Rising population and dwindling water supplies will affect millions of people and exacerbate conflict in the region
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https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/426263-america-takes-the-lead-on-cleaner-ship-fuels
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In 2020, we will see the first-ever worldwide shift to a cleaner transportation fuel.
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https://www.cfr.org/refugee-crisis/index.html#!/a-system-under-strain
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What is a refugee? A quarter billion people worldwide live outside their country of nationality . One-tenth of them are refugees. While most migrants are fleeing poverty and seeking opportunity, refugees are running from acute threats: barrel bombs in Syria, razed villages in Myanmar, or repression and crime in Venezuela.
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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/climate-china-global-translations-1662345
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POLITICO’s Global Translations podcast examines the fallout from Washington’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/canada-liberal-party-considers-decriminalization-all-illicit-drugs
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The push towards decriminalization comes as the opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives on both sides of the 49th parallel
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https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2019/02/13/climateconflict
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/01/02/will-the-world-ever-be-free-of-extreme-poverty/#sm.0001sr579zi92f7ns3a1gf2kn6t7m
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We've made remarkable progress on extreme poverty, but over ten percent of the world’s population is still extremely poor. How do we get that down to zero?
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/11/leaked-documents-reveal-russian-effort-to-exert-influence-in-africa
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Exclusive: Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin leading push to turn continent into strategic hub, documents show
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/20/business/economy/immigration-economic-impact.html?smid=re-share
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Immigrants have often delivered economic benefits to the countries taking them in, but they have also upended the politics of the industrialized world — where the native-born often exaggerate their numbers and their needs.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/world/asia/inf-missile-treaty.html
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Trump administration officials say that the treaty tied their hands on China and that Russia was not complying with it, but its demise raised fears of a new arms race.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvXROXiIpvQ
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https://academic.oup.com/isq/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/isq/sqx078/4944059?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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Abstract. Scholars, practitioners, and pundits often leave their assessments of uncertainty vague when debating foreign policy, arguing that clearer probability
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https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/us-citizens-need-visas-to-visit-europe-in-2021/index.html
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US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUtPI6vGaaY&feature=youtu.be
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Dr. Chris Tucker, Map Story, presents "Emerging geographical tools to understand dense urban areas" during the 2016 Mad Scientist "Megacity" Conference April...
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46071747
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The White House describes it as "the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran".
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https://www.bruegel.org/2019/03/the-geopolitical-implications-of-the-global-energy-transition/
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