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The War in Ukraine Is on Track to Be among Modern History’s Bloodiest

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The Washington Post
Paul Poast

Five months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, more soldiers are dying per day than the typical war — and all signs point to protracted conflict.

Apartment buildings in Borodyanka, Ukraine lay destroyed.
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Defense and Security

Climate Refugees Still Need Protection

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Crain's Chicago Business
John Slocum

As climate change continues to displace people, those fleeing must be protected as refugees, argues John Slocum in Crain's Chicago Business.

A sign reads "There is no Planet B" at a protest in San Francisco in 2019.
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Climate and the Environment

G7 Leaders Should Capitalize on Public Support to Rebuild Western Alliance

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Newsweek
Dina Smeltz

Leaders at this year's G7 summit have a "unique, and potentially short, window of opportunity to breathe new life into the Western alliance."

President Biden sits at a working lunch at the G7 Summit.
Reuters
Defense and Security

Last Best Hope: The West's Final Chance to Build a Better World Order

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Foreign Affairs
Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay argue that the West must form a G-12 alliance to “turn its newfound unity into a broader effort to save the rules-based order.”

G7 Meeting in Brussels in front of flags and a brick wall.
Reuters
Defense and Security

Abandoning Phaseout, South Korea Moves to Get Nuclear Exports Back on Track

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NK News
Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines South Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol’s promise to restore the country’s nuclear industry to its past glory.

Smokestacks at a thermal power plant in Inchon, west of Seoul, February 1, 2007
Reuters
Energy

Why US-China Cooperation Remains Elusive

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The National Interest
Paul Heer

"It is rarely acknowledged or even considered that Beijing actually shares much of Washington’s vision for the Indo-Pacific," argues Paul Heer in the National Interest.

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Defense and Security

Macron’s Mixed Messages on Ukraine Come with a Cost

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World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Paul Poast analyzes Macron's recent suggestion that Europe must "broker a settlement" to the war in Ukraine that avoids “humiliating” Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and French President Emmanuel Macron speak at a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 16, 2022.
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Defense and Security

To Beat Russian Influence in Africa, the West Must Offer Something Better

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“Wagner’s appeal comes as little surprise to those of us who have worked on the continent. Its engagement is transactional,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford.

Malian armed forces on military trucks.
Reuters
Defense and Security

A World of Power and Fear: What Critics of Realism Get Wrong

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Foreign Affairs
Paul Poast

“Realism is the school of no hope, the curmudgeon of international relations thought,” writes Paul Poast in Foreign Affairs.

A view of the damage to a school gymnasium that was shelled, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Mykolaiv region
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Defense and Security

The Deteriorating Nuclear Order

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Politico
Ivo H. Daalder

"For all the difficulties confronting a resumption of nuclear negotiations, the need to do so is real," argues Council President Ivo Daalder.

Russia Successfully Tests Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile In Warning To 'Enemies'
Reuters
Global Politics