The new year is upon us, bringing with it opportunities for reflection, gratitude, and of course – change. Here at Spheres of Influence, we are kicking off 2023 with some big, exciting, and also bittersweet changes. First, I will be stepping down as executive director. This was an incredibly difficult decision, as the last two…
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Despite progressive promises, local residents and activists worry that the Paris Olympics will cause more harm than good.
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For three decades, the United Nations has demonstrated its commitment to climate change action in the form of an annual meeting called the Conference of Parties, or COP. This November 6-18, almost 200 countries are convening in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt to negotiate consequential decisions on climate commitments. Since the first UN COP in 1992,…
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Once backed by US troops in the Syrian Civil War, Rojava could now find itself surrounded by two hostile state militaries – a consequence of the International Community appeasing dictatorships over democracies.
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