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Kerry Boyd Anderson

"Kerry Boyd Anderson is a writer and political risk consultant with more than 18 years of experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East political and business risk. Her previous positions include deputy director for advisory with Oxford Analytica. Twitter: @KBAresearch"

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Global progress toward gender equity is stalling

The World Economic Forum last week released a report showing that global progress toward gender parity has largely stalled. The WEF report and other analyses suggest that the pandemic threw obstacles in the path toward gender parity, though the effects vary significantly by country.

July 19, 2022

Migration is key issue facing Middle East

Among the issues that will shape the Middle East in 2022 is migration. While the level of violence in several conflicts has diminished, a rising sense of desperation threatens to drive more people to find opportunity outside of their home countries.

December 20, 2021

US aims to pass Russia, China in vaccine diplomacy race

The US may have joined the vaccine diplomacy race late, but it is trying to outdo Russia and China, both of which had head starts.

July 19, 2021

Support for Palestinians remains limited in Washington

The response among politicians and foreign policy experts in Washington to the recent Israeli-Palestinian violence demonstrates how the debate has shifted in recent years, while reaffirming that US policy continues to privilege Israeli interests.

May 17, 2021

Middle East remains important to US despite new Asia pivot

It appears that US President Joe Biden would like to spend fewer resources in the Middle East and shift more attention to other parts of the world. However, the Middle East remains important to US interests, despite a desire in Washington to focus more on Asia-Pacific and Europe.

March 22, 2021