Experts discuss the global political implications of potential and ongoing crises that may erupt or escalate in 2017.  Watch a video of the event below.  The transcript is available here.

Jan 13, 2017
Sarah Cliffe

Donald Trump likes attacking soft targets, and the United Nations is about as soft as they come. Over the past two months, U.N. officials have been bracing for an entirely inevitable clash with the next U.S. administration. Their only question has been exactly what would set off the showdown. Would it be climate change? Torture?

Dec 28, 2016
Richard Gowan
United Nations

While black swan events generally have a negative connotation, some of them might be the harbinger of more positive developments in the long run

Dec 19, 2016
WPS Sidhu

Germany can either save Europe or refugees — not both. To stem the rise of the far-right, the chancellor will be forced to make gut-wrenching decisions.

Dec 12, 2016
James Traub
Europe, Middle East, Syria

Time to Deliver the 2030 Agenda: A Geneva Seminar on Galvanizing Global Action

4 November 2016, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Organized by New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, with the support of the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Switzerland to the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva

Nov 04, 2016
David Steven
Europe

G-20 leaders need to use the forum to address geopolitical concerns, bury differences and find solutions instead of paying lip-service to revive the sluggish global economy

Sep 12, 2016
WPS Sidhu
China, Europe

World events of the past decade have put the international refugee system under great stress. The challenges include a dramatic increase in the number of forced migrants, a significant shortfall in needed funding, and inadequate international burden-sharing.

Jul 25, 2016
Sarah Cliffe, T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Europe, Middle East

The United States has something important to teach Europe about the migration crisis. Right now, though, Europe isn’t listening.

Jun 22, 2016
James Traub
Europe, Middle East

Sarah Cliffe CIC Director, recently moderated the Third Session of the Doha Forum held in Qatar from May 21-23. The theme for the Third Session was the Global Economy. Globally we are facing two major economic challenges; the global slowdown and volatility of commodities, currencies and financial markets.  Watch the full video of the Third Session of the Doha Forum below:

Jun 10, 2016
Sarah Cliffe
United Nations

A strange thing happened in the Aegean Sea last month: No refugees drowned. This modest piece of good news was, however, overwhelmed by the calamity in the Mediterranean, where 1,083 refugees drowned in the last week of May. Those poor souls, almost all African, left from Libya, a country unable to exercise control over its borders. But passage across the Aegean is controlled by Turkey, which has clamped down on trafficking in the wake of a deal it reached with the European Union in March. In 2015, 800,000 refugees crossed from Turkey to Greece.

Jun 07, 2016
James Traub
Europe, Middle East

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