Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. Russia’s war against Ukraine does not meet any of the criteria for just war.
  2. The fundamental danger of Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine is that it opens the door for other states to violate the principles of sovereignty.
  3. Upholding international law makes peace possible, which means Russia’s leader must be held to account.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. Pakistan’s foreign minister called for an international effort to use the flood crisis as a catalyst for more effective international support to help countries most vulnerable to climate change.
  2. Pakistanis and international climate experts say Pakistan’s own governance problems have amplified the losses from the flood.
  3. The world’s wealthy nations have the resources to lead the investment needed to slow global warming and repair and prevent damage from climate change.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. The resumption of war in Rakhine State could be a hinge on which the future of the resistance’s self-described “Spring Revolution” will turn.
  2. Renewed conflict in Rakhine also demonstrates how Myanmar’s ruling junta has failed to consolidate power in the post-coup period and how unlikely it is to do so anytime soon.
  3. Attacks on Rakhine that have strayed into Bangladesh are heightening concern in neighboring countries that Myanmar’s internal turmoil is threatening regional stability.

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