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Adapting Common But Differentiated Responsibility to the Global Cooperation for COVID-19 Response

As of April 15, the coronavirus pandemic has infected over 2 million persons and caused close to 130,000 deaths worldwide. These figures have roughly doubled in 13 days, with trends suggesting that...

Not a First-World Problem: COVID-19 in the Global South

While recent epidemics hit almost only developing countries, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting both the global south and the global north. Although this might create an illusion that the pandemic is...

Deploying U.S. Artificial Intelligence Leadership for COVID-19 Competitively and Cooperatively

Among the cutting-edge technologies being employed by public health experts to map various aspects of COVID-19 both at home and abroad, artificial intelligence (AI) faces a test under life-and-death...

What is happening with the “peace” in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict?

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has dragged on for three decades without much progress on the part of the mediators to find a fair and durable solution. Events of 2019 and early 2020 do...

The Mosaic of Coronavirus Vaccine Development: Systemic Failures in Vaccine Innovation

Scientists are racing to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus. While some vaccine candidates may enter the market in record time, the current vaccine innovation ecosystem exposes governance...

Mexico’s Strategic Confusion

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power looking to redefine the Mexican people’s relationship with their government. His first act was an overhaul of the country’s intelligence...

City Diplomacy in Central Europe

As cities grow in size and in political influence, city diplomacy is quickly becoming an important element of international diplomacy. The Pact of Free Cities signed by the mayors of Prague,...

Has the U.S.-Saudi Relationship Reached Its Breaking Point?

In light of the recent attack by a Saudi air force pilot at an American naval air base, it is crucial to reinvestigate the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia. Although President Trump...

Political Reform in Algeria is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: An Analysis of Algeria’s Upcoming Presidential Election

Algeria is preparing for presidential elections on 12 December in a context of acute political crisis. The nature of the anti-government protest movement suggests the crisis can only be resolved...

Digital Trust is Essential for Data Privacy Protection

As the holiday shopping season builds momentum, Americans await a gift that is much desired but difficult to provide: digital trust. According to the Frost and Sullivan 2018 Global State of Online...

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