Analysis: Moscow's blockade on Ukrainian ports has caused soaring food prices and global shortages. But after violating a deal to restart Black Sea grain exports, many fear Russia will use food supplies as leverage in the future.
Analysis: Historically, a balancing game has kept competing factions in Iranian politics in check, but the rule of Ayatollah Khamenei and President Raisi has solidified the dominance of the populists over the pragmatists within the IRGC and beyond.
States of Journalism: The use of spyware by regimes across the Middle East has created a dangerous and hostile environment for journalists. But despite the rise in digital authoritarianism, surveillance fell off the radar during Biden's visit.