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Throughout the past months, Iran and the United States have been rattling their sabers over nuclear inspections and new sanctions. A potential flashpoint is the waterway Strait of Hormuz, which Iran is threatening to close. The Middle East region supplies 70 percent of the world’s energy needs, with about 35…
Climate change  is popularly reported as a story about shifting geopolitics, new and emerging economies, and scientific intrigue. Although those characterizations are accurate, climate change is most importantly about people. The consequences of climate change—melting glaciers, ocean acidification, more frequent and intense storms, and droughts —threaten people’s daily lives, cause…
Last summer, chief justices and leading jurists of Central and Eastern Europe convened in Prague for a three-day Conference of Chief Justices—the first regional gathering of its kind. The participants, representing the judiciaries of fifteen countries in the area,  discussed the particular challenges they face in building effective judiciaries consistent…