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"One or two more defectors might bring about the end of this government, and then Israel will be thrown into yet another election campaign, with all its schmutz, incitement, paralysis and waste of money, only to likely wind up with the same draw again".

Can Israel’s Miracle Coalition Survive?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The war in Ukraine and the events on Temple Mount might have obscured the sad fact that the Israeli government, an improbable “unity” coalition formed more than a year ago, is now living on borrowed time

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to impact global food markets, increasing hunger.

Can the world’s forgotten food crises weather the war?

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The war in Ukraine is rocking global food markets, threatening to trigger a global food crisis. Already stretched countries, where millions of people cannot afford food, are in desperate need of help, but aid funds are running dry

"A new international security framework needs to be created whereby every country will feel secure that it will not be invaded at the whim and unilateral decision of more powerful countries".

The Legal Consequences of Russia’s War of Aggression

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Recent history reveals the need for the adherence of all nations to a new international security framework

"Russia’s renewed attack on Ukraine has forced European countries to think about their own safety rather than grand designs for pan-European security architecture".

Is Finnish and Swedish NATO Membership Useful for European Security?

By: EBR | Friday, April 29, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine is making neutral Finland and Sweden seriously consider joining NATO. Such membership would strengthen the alliance’s defenses and greatly increase security in the Baltic region

What happens when the Ukraine government can no longer pay its soldiers, its healthcare services and finance basic support for its rapidly expanding numbers of homeless and unemployed?

Zelensky’s Next Headache: Money

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Ukraine needs billions to run Its government. As its economy dives, its budget spending soars. The global community needs to step up

"The first reaction to the terrifying evidence from Bucha and other towns should be doubling down on supporting Ukraine".

After Bucha, the West Must Revisit Its Assumptions

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Policymakers should increase their support for Ukraine and reassess the nature of this war. Putin may be consolidating a totalitarian regime that will try to subjugate as many peoples in its neighborhood as possible

"Forward planning does not consist of divining the future, or even the past, but rather constructing the future – or futures".

That Cold January 20, 2025

By: EBR | Monday, April 18, 2022

Living in a world where Xi and even Putin still stand tall and U.S. and European interests over how to deal with Russia and China differ significantly

The new Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change report warns that global temperatures could rise by 3.2°C or more by 2100 if emissions are not significantly cut now.

Oceans and marine wildlife could be key to storing carbon emissions

By: EBR | Friday, April 15, 2022

While global governments have agreed to work towards limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C, little in their behaviour suggests they are taking the challenge seriously, as emissions continue to rise year after year

A legal case, Bank Melli Iran v Telekom Deutschland GmbH, which has its origins in President Trump’s actions, was recently adjudicated by the European Court of Justice. The case highlights how U.S. extraterritorial legal outreach can negatively impact European companies’ legitimate business activities.

Is it better to breach EU law than run the risk of incurring US ire?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Bank Melli Iran v Telekom Deutschland case is significant because it highlights the intrusive impact of U.S. extraterritorial sanctions and spotlights the weaknesses in the E.U. response

The 7 April vote in the UN General Assembly that suspended Russia’s United Nations Human Rights Council membership provides insight into Moscow’s influence, which is not as limited as the West might like to think.

Putin’s world is not so small

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 12, 2022

After launching a dirty war against Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has found himself isolated in the West, but he can still count on international support, including from some of the world’s most populous countries

Climate change is not just a systemic problem, it’s a leadership crisis, argues a climate solutions expert.

Solutions to the climate crisis will come from the multitudes

By: EBR | Monday, April 11, 2022

If we take away one thing from the IPCC’s climate report of April 2022, let it be this: The solutions to the climate crisis already exist and are sufficient to bring humanity back into balance with Earth’s living systems

"The Russian war on Ukraine has laid bare some alliances that we already knew existed, such as the few countries that voted with Russia at the United Nations".

Is Russia’s War in Ukraine Dividing the World?

By: EBR | Friday, April 8, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted preexisting global divisions. It has also fueled grievances over the West’s double standards when it comes to the treatment of refugees

“Oligarchs be warned: We will use every tool to freeze and seize your criminal proceeds,” declares U.S. Department of Justice Deputy Attorney-General Lisa Monaco on announcing a special Klepto Capture task force.

Bringing Russian Oligarchs to Justice

By: EBR | Thursday, April 7, 2022

Why we need to worry that the current zeal of Western authorities to go after the Russian oligarchs will decline over time

Both the Ukrainian and Russian delegations in Istanbul also referred to progress made and an eventual peace agreement being possible. But this is as far as it went.

Russia-Ukraine Talks: A Difficult Road to Peace

By: EBR | Friday, April 1, 2022

President Zelensky seems willing to accept a neutral status for Ukraine in return for firm security guarantees

There is vast untapped potential for Africa to enter the renewable power sector.  The war in Europe could provide the necessary impetus.

How the War in Ukraine Affects Africa

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Poor countries bear a disproportionate brunt of Putin’s war. But the fundamental reshaping of energy policies also offers seeds of hope for Africa

"Lack of inter-operability is NATO’s greatest weakness".

Ukraine: the lessons of Europe’s neglected defence modernisation

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Whatever else Putin’s war against Ukraine eventually yields, one certain effect will be a steep rise in NATO members’ defence budgets

The war threatens to be a drag on the global economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.

How Russia’s war in Ukraine rocked the global economy

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 23, 2022

In a month of conflict in Ukraine, global oil prices have soared, foreign companies have exited Russia and Moscow faces the spectre of default

As NATO places a priority on the collective defense threat from Russia, it should also move toward a posture of deterrence by denial across Eastern Europe.

NATO’s New (Old) Mission: Territorial Defense

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Later this week, NATO leaders will gather in Brussels for an extraordinary snap summit, building upon the defense ministerial last week and the virtual leaders’ summit held in late February 2022

Friday, during a call, Xi Jinping warned Biden against imposing ‘sweeping and indiscriminate sanctions’ as the Chinese leader fended off the treat of retaliation from the US over the Chinese stance on the Ukraine war. Xi asked Biden, according to an account of the call, for a ‘cool and rational’ approach.

Xi calls Biden to order

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, March 21, 2022

The Chinese President Xi Jinping lashed out at the economic punishment the US and its allies have imposed on Russia and that could be extended to countries including China if they side with Moscow

"The Kremlin thinks that the EU is unable to act politically, has sacrificed national interests for the sake of supranational institutions, and has lost sovereign qualities indispensable for international subjectivity".

Russia’s War in Ukraine: A Clash of Two Philosophies of Power

By: EBR | Friday, March 18, 2022

Moscow is seeking to revise the existing world order. Liberal Europe’s biggest mistake would be compromising on its core values and legitimizing Putin’s approach to international politics

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