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Diplomacy Watch: Divisions Flare in the West as Winter Looms

As energy prices rise and temperatures drop, the European public is feeling squeezed by the Ukraine war’s secondary effects.

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The Anarchist is Out and a General is In: What Next for Pakistan?

Pakistan cannot complete its political reset, and consequently an economic reset, without upholding the law and the constitution. It will have to start by restraining sections of the GHQ from its assertive political role.

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Pakistan’s Troubled Ties with Afghanistan’s Taliban

Pakistan must continue to treat Afghanistan as a policy priority, despite its internal issues. It must also convince the international community of its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and continue to fight for humanitarian assistance to be given to Afghanistan.

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How the Global Energy Crisis is Pressuring Countries at the UN Climate Summit

Natural gas projects in Africa might help reduce supply shortages temporarily, but they could soon become stranded assets.

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Post-election Thoughts: What Next after Democrats Retain Senate Control?

No matter which way the final election results go, and to which side the House flips, the next two years will be challenging for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

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Federal Lobbying Topped $3b Through Third Quarter for the First Time Ever

Over 13,400 organizations deployed more than 11,900 federal lobbyists during the first nine months of 2022. The 10 clients that spent the most money on federal lobbying during that period accounted for 8% of all federal lobbying spending.

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Angry American voters is a Good Thing for Voter Turnout, Bad Thing for Democracy

As American politics becomes increasingly fragmented along racial, religious and ideological lines, the need to form these cross-partisan social ties will become more pressing.

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Queen Elizabeth II: A Modernizer Who Steered the British Monarchy into the 21st Century

Her wisdom and unceasing sense of duty meant she was widely viewed with a combination of respect, esteem, awe and affection, which transcended nations, classes and generations. She was immensely proud of Britain and its people, yet in the end she belonged to the world, and the world will mourn her passing.

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Pakistan Reeling under Devastating Floods, Massive Death and Destruction

Almost a thousand people are dead and the country's economy received damage to the tune of $4 billion.

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As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis

The levels in the nation’s largest freshwater reservoir, Lake Mead, behind the Hoover Dam and a fulcrum of the Colorado River basin, have dropped to around 25% of capacity. The Bureau of Reclamation, which governs lakes Mead and Powell and water distribution for the southern end of the river, has issued an ultimatum: The seven states that draw from the Colorado must find ways to cut their consumption — by as much as 40% — or the federal government will do it for them.

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