A Way Out for Gaza

Israel’s offensive in Gaza is taking a terrible human toll that can only climb the longer the fighting goes on, with mounting risks of wider war. The U.S. needs to push vigorously and without delay for a ceasefire.

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In The News

2 Dez. 2023
North-South conversation at COP was never going to be easy, but the timing and severity of the [Gaza] war … could distract attention from vital issues. CNN

Ulrich Eberle

Project Director, Climate, Environment and Conflict
30 Nov. 2023
The Indian Ocean has become the main theatre for the great power rivalry between the US and China. And Moscow would like to enhance its strategic presence in the region. Voice of America

Praveen Donthi

Senior Analyst, India
29 Nov. 2023
There is a limit to how far Iran and Saudi Arabia can go in de-escalating tensions between themselves if the entire region is ablaze because of the war in Gaza. Bloomberg

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
29 Nov. 2023
[At COP28] African negotiators are grappling with how to ensure that climate diplomacy is shielded from the many wars and economic distractions going on. News24
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Nazanine Moshiri

Senior Analyst, Climate, Environment & Conflict, Africa
28 Nov. 2023
It is crucial that politicians and diplomats do not let the crisis in the Middle East distract them from the longer-term risks of climate change. CNA

Ulrich Eberle

Project Director, Climate, Environment and Conflict
25 Nov. 2023
Azerbaijan does not trust Western incentives for peace talks … [Azerbaijanis] would like to see more emphasis on issues such as investments and reconstruction. Nu.NL

Zaur Shiriyev

Analyst, South Caucasus

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