Nora prepares coffee in her kitchen. She lives in Khurvaleti, a Georgian village surrounded by the line of separation.

Fenced In: Stabilising the Georgia-South Ossetia Separation Line

Russia’s war on Ukraine has all but stopped Moscow’s efforts to fence off the line that separates breakaway South Ossetia from Georgia proper. Conflict parties should use this lull to ease the suffering this decade-long process has inflicted on people living on both sides.

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Giving Countries in Conflict Their Fair Share of Climate Finance

At COP27, world leaders will try to raise funds for coping with the effects of climate change. Donors should make more money available and distribute it more equitably, particularly to countries beset by both climate change and war.

 

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