COP28 – A Missed Opportunity for Regional Climate Resilience

Photo credit: Jakub Porzycki via Reuters Connect.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP28 held in Dubai in December was going to be the largest summit in history, with over one hundred thousand participants expected. But that is not how it transpired. The turnout was significant, yet regional events negatively influenced attendance. About eighty-five thousand participants and leaders arrived according to […]

How Russia Used Gas Exports to Try to Overthrow a Government

New Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean kneels down in front of a state flag as President Maia Sandu stands nearby during an inauguration ceremony in Chisinau, Moldova, February 16, 2023. Photo credit: Reuters

To avoid receiving an energy bill she couldn’t afford, Zinaida Negruti, like countless others in Moldova, began spending more time in the dark as fall transitioned into winter. “Most of the time I don’t turn on the lights because I am worried it will be too expensive,” she says. “I try to use as little […]

The Debate Inside Israel over the Maritime Boundary Arrangement with Lebanon

Israeli delegates deliver statements after signing the maritime border deal with Lebanon, in Rosh Hanikra, northern Israel October 27, 2022. Photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Not since the Oslo Accords of 1993–1995 has an aspect of Israel’s relations with an Arab neighbor aroused such vehement argument in the Israeli public. Unlike the Oslo Accords, however, this is not a bilateral agreement signed in each other’s presence as Lebanon refuses to deal with Israel directly, in any manner that would imply […]