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Instability in the DRC: The Kabila Problem

Instability in the DRC: The Kabila Problem

Joseph Kabila has decided to postpone elections in the DRC. In one of the most unstable countries in the world, the implications are serious.

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Who Will Lead on Climate in the Age of Trump?

Who Will Lead on Climate in the Age of Trump?

Last year, the world celebrated the Paris climate deal. Less than a year later, elation has turned into depression. Who will assume leadership now?

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Climate Change: What Would Hillary Clinton Do?

Climate Change: What Would Hillary Clinton Do?

Hillary Clinton has put out an enormous number of climate change policy proposals. She may not be able to implement very many of them.

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Can António Guterres Save the UN?

Can António Guterres Save the UN?

The Secretary-General post requires three things at once: Guterres needs to be a diplomat, a bureaucrat, and a politician.

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What We Get Wrong about Climate Change Solutions

What We Get Wrong about Climate Change Solutions

Politics matter. Climate change policies, such as carbon levies and emissions trading, need to reflect political conditions on the ground.

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Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Cooperation in the Nile Basin

Dammed If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Cooperation in the Nile Basin

Issues like water governance and cross-border coordination of energy supply are likely to become much more thorny diplomatic exercises to deal with.

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About the Author

Tim Pfefferle
Tim Pfefferle

Tim Pfefferle writes about the politics of climate change as well as the United Nations. Originally from Germany, Tim has studied in the UK and in the US, and has also worked in Uganda and Brazil. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of London, and is a recent graduate of the MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy program at the University of Oxford. When he is not thinking or writing about foreign policy, Tim enjoys the lighter sides of life, like pop culture.

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