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Brazil's Unpromising New Year

Dec 28, 2015
A president fighting impeachment names a finance minister not trusted by markets, as Brazilians, dismayed by the country's politics, prepare for more hardship in 2016.

Chronology: Tunisia

Dec 28, 2015

Not Fully Lost and Damaged: How Loss and Damage Fared in the Paris Agreement

Dec 22, 2015
The Paris Agreement coming out of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 negotiations gave breakthrough recognition to loss and damage, sorting through thorny discussions and politically charged negotiating positions, explain Saleemul Huq and Roger-Mark De Souza.

“Governance and Mobility in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945: Through the Lens of Korean Migrants”

Dec 21, 2015
In continuation of our alumni interview series, we talked with Title VIII-supported Research Scholar Alyssa Park to hear her reflections on her fellowship. Dr. Park has a PhD in History from Columbia University and is Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa. She is currently working on a project that traces the migration of Koreans to the Russian Far East and Manchuria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A New Era for Climate Diplomacy

Dec 21, 2015
The groundbreaking agreement reached at the 2015 Paris climate change conference is a diplomatic triumph. Laurent Fabius, foreign minister of France and president of the meeting formally known as the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) called the final text “differentiated, fair, dynamic, durable, balanced, and legally binding.”