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The Geopolitics of Climate Change on the Indian Subcontinent

The Geopolitics of Climate Change on the Indian Subcontinent

In this segment of the Contours podcast series, Nicholas Heras is joined by two leading experts on the Indian Subcontinent and climate change – Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali and Dr. Saleem Ali – to discuss the geopolitics of climate change in India, Pakistan, and South Asia overall.

The Captagon Threat: A Profile of Illicit Trade, Consumption, and Regional Realities

The forecast for the impacts of the captagon trade is serious; the expansion of production and trafficking, coupled with the Syrian government’s intransigent treatment of people who use drugs and lack of public health provisions, paints a poor picture of Syria moving forward. This special report reveals new insights about captagon’s production, consumption, trafficking, and destination markets that have affected the Levant, Mediterranean, and Gulf security landscape:

Far-Right Nativism: Its Geopolitical Effects and Its Future in North America and Europe

Far-right nativist ideas have become more mainstream in Europe and North America. In this Intelligence Briefing, Alejandro Beutel and Hikmet Karčić examine what that means for the future and how nativist actors’ influence flows between countries and across the Atlantic.

The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention

This report is the first independent expert application of the 1948 Genocide Convention to the ongoing treatment of the Uyghurs in China.

Climate Change and Mobility: An Agenda for the United States

After a discussion of the forms of human mobility that could be affected by climate change, this analysis examines the four areas to be addressed in the administration’s report.

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On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War With Russia

New Lines tours the battle-scarred town of Avdiivka, in the Donbas, where Ukrainian soldiers watch their enemies attentively — and wait for more of them to arrive


The Big Business of Uyghur Genocide Denial

A New Lines investigation reveals a network of charities funneling millions into left-wing platforms that take Beijing’s side on the genocide allegations — and they’re all connected to an American tech magnate


The UN’s Purblind Human Rights Reporting in Ethiopia

By partnering with a state-funded watchdog, the global body has deferred to a party to the vicious war in Tigray


Black Muslims in the Americas: An Enduring Legacy

Despite earlier efforts to stamp out observance, Islamic influence in the culture remains strong