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Middle East- Evolving Approaches to an Increasingly Multi-Polar Economic World 21 May 2024 | Transnational | Socio Economic

Middle East- Evolving Approaches to an Increasingly Multi-Polar Economic World

The Southern Talks #8 - Full Webinar

Human (In)-Security and Violent Extremism 04 June 2024 at 14:21 | Transnational | Security & Conflict, Women Peace & Security

Human (In)-Security and Violent Extremism

The violent extremism - human insecurity nexus in MENA: Drivers and Opportunities

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Ringing the alarm bell? What recent ODA trends indicate for gender equality

[ © ODI ]

 When the Sustainable Development Goals were agreed in 2015, governments ambitiously committed to achieving gender equality as both a standalone and crosscutting objective. Almost a decade later, alarming funding trends are surfacing that leave transformative ambitions for gender equality and women’s empowerment at risk.  

Chinas Do-Nothing Strategy in the Middle East

[ © Foreign Affairs ]

 Since late 2023, the Houthis in Yemen have posed an extraordinary challenge to global shipping. As a result of the Iranian-backed group’s relentless attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, intended to pressure the United States and its allies over Israel’s war in Gaza, several of the largest international shipping companies have been forced to reroute their vessels around Africa to avoid the sea entirely.  

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