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World Review: Ethiopia's Tigray Crisis, Lebanon's Decline, Rumsfeld

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Kim Ghattas, Philip Stephens, and Julian Barnes join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Ethiopia
REUTERS

World Review: Climate Summit, Chad, China + Russia?

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Steve Erlanger, Nirmal Ghosh, and Susan Glasser join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

President Biden opens a high-level climate summit
REUTERS

Commentary & Analysis

Omicron Proves World Fails to Face Global Threats with Global Solutions

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“The biggest cost of the nationalist reaction [to omicron] is its damage to future global cooperation,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

A notice about COVID-19 safety measures is pictured next to closed doors at a departure hall of Narita international airport
Reuters
Global Politics

Africa Will Test Biden’s Democracy Approach

In the News
the Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In Africa, “supplying and supporting abusive security forces often directly undermines democracy,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Smoke billowing from a street in Kampala after an explosion.
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Research

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development

Empowering Youth through Entrepreneurship: Africa to Chicago

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Nicole Robinson

This paper offers actions businesses, governments, foundations, and community organizations can explore to ramp up ecosystems for future youth entrepreneurs.

 A group of youth attend a training on welding at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur.
Albert Gonzalez Farran
Education