Shale Gas: A Game Changer

By Paula Iwaniuk
posted on June 30, 2013 in , ,

Shale gas has the potential to be a game-changer. As we enter the ‘Golden Era of Gas’, could it address the EU’s energy and climate goals by providing solutions for security of supply, economic competitiveness and climate goals? Or do supposed vast reserves in Poland pose more questions than answers?

A Trilemma for the EU

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Saved by the Diaspora

By Wasif Syed
posted on June 2, 2013 in ,

President Bashar al-Assad’s fall is inevitable, but Syria’s subsequent collapse need not be. Syria’s sizable émigré community has so far remained far away from the devastation, waiting in cities like Paris and London to see where the political chips will fall. But, by taking a more active role, the diaspora can help to end the conflict at home – and to rebuild in its wake.

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The Pivot to India

By Adrian Mangiuca
posted on May 22, 2013 in ,

The US—India relationship is vital to America’s political and economic interests. A recent speech by Assistant Secretary Robert Blake affirmed that future cooperation falls within the purview of the current US strategy of pivoting toward Asia. The United States and India have enjoyed the benefits of strong economic ties since the end of Nehru-style socialism, ushered in by Dr. Manmohan Singh’s reforms in the early 1990s.

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Food Aid as Public Diplomacy

By Jennifer Cupp
posted on May 22, 2013 in ,

Food aid is a hot topic in the world of foreign policy these days. Though the U.S. Government’s Food for Peace program is housed in America’s international development agency, food aid is public diplomacy.

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Ex-Intern’s Reflections on the Post-Rio Future of United Nations Environment Programme

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posted on December 9, 2012 in ,

You have heard of the WTO (the World Trade Organization) and of the WHO (the World Health Organization), but have you heard of the WEO? Probably not, despite the efforts of France and others to push for a World Environment Organization during the recent Rio+20 Summit.

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Taking Syria Seriously

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WASHINGTON, DC – The United States is rapidly approaching a critical juncture in its policy towards Syria. While opposition fighters have grown more capable in recent weeks, defeating President Bashar al-Assad’s forces will be difficult, if not impossible, without increased external military assistance. But America’s current policy focuses on providing the opposition with non-lethal humanitarian assistance. As a result, an increasingly bloody and protracted civil war is likely.

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