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Video: Experts discuss an era of new geopolitics

By Ryan Hass, Bruce Jones, Robert Kagan, Suzanne Maloney, Jung H. Pak, Alina Polyakova, and Thomas Wrig  As part of a new Brookings Foreign Policy project, experts discuss the major dynamics at play in an era of new geopolitics. From China and North Asia, to South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East, to Russia and Europe,

Watch List 2018: Wars, Conflicts, Terrorism

Editor's note: Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries,

Palestinian Central Council ‘Freezes’ Recognition of Israel

The Palestinian Central Council (PCC), one of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) governing institutions, has decided not to recognize the state of Israel until it recognizes the Palestinian state, Nabil Shaath, the foreign affairs adviser of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Sputnik. "The Palestinian Central Council has decided to freeze the

Saudis seeking to acquire Israeli Iron Dome missiles-Report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly been seeking to get its hands on Israel's so-called Iron Dome missile system amid reports that the two regimes have plans to normalize their relations and unite against Iran. Basler Zeitung, a Swiss German-language newspaper published in the city of Basel, quoted a "European weapons dealer in

‘Water war’ escalates between Egypt, Sudan

So far, 2018 has been a negative year for Egyptian-Sudanese relations. On Jan. 4, Sudan recalled its ambassador from Egypt. Without providing further details, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry stated that Ambassador Kamal al-Din Hassan Ali was recalled for consultations. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry is weighing how to “take appropriate action.” This diplomatic

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