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As climate change continues to threaten the Arctic, the need to influence public opinion on environmental issues is increasingly urgent. Elena S. Bell examines how high-profile Arctic Council chairs like John Kerry and Leona Aglukkaq can amplify the organization's message worldwide.
Now that U.S. sanctions may soon be lifted, Sudan must consider how to fully re-enter the international community. Yousif Yahya argues that policy-makers in Khartoum should channel resources into education and research to ensure the average citizen will reap the benefits of global engagement.
A program seeking to demolish some 4,000 Soviet-era apartment blocks and relocate around 1 million people sparked unprecedented outrage in Moscow. Daria Litvinova describes the heavy-handed government propaganda campaign that lead up to President Vladimir Putin signing the bill into law in early July.

In an interview with Jennifer Ramos of World Policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University, Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, discusses economic development, the new Thai constitution, regional relations, and the need for dialogue between opposing factions to resolve the current tensions in the Southeast Asian nation.

February 28, 2017
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