Expert Question and Answer

Key Takeaways

  1. Ukraine’s attack in the east has been particularly successful, as Ukrainian forces continue to reclaim vast swaths of territory.
  2. Ukrainian participation in U.S. and NATO training has paid dividends — the Ukrainian military has proven to be a very skilled, well-led force.
  3. Despite recent setbacks, most Russians apparently feel indifferent about the war or support Putin regardless of what decisions he makes in Ukraine.

Analysis and Commentary

Key Takeaways

  1. Beijing’s strong reaction to Speaker Pelosi’s August visit to Taiwan highlights how the island has become ground zero in major power competition.
  2. Amid heightened tensions, opportunities for misinterpretation are ample — and dangerous.
  3. There is an urgent need for both sides to send clearer signals, articulated by authoritative actors that are consistently communicated through multiple channels.

Expert Question and Answer

Key Takeaways

  1. The looming catastrophe of climate change is now exacerbating the region’s chronic struggles with poverty and insecurity.
  2. In northern Central America, those who migrate north, due to climate change or other factors, do so because of a lack of viable internal migration options.
  3. There are promising opportunities for climate adaptation in the region, particularly in the realm of agriculture and smallholder farmers.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks with family members at a memorial service on July 4, 2016, for victims of the Holey Artisan attack three days before. (Photo by AP)

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