International politics

Climate refugees, international terrorism, peace deals, and geopolitics galore—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of international relations.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/magazine/is-china-the-worlds-new-colonial-power.html
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New York Times
The rising superpower has built up enormous holdings in poor, resource-rich African countries — but its business partners there aren’t always thrilled.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/el-nino-inconsistent-geopolitical-agent
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Stratfor
The El Nino weather pattern only increases the probability of certain meteorological events; it does not guarantee them. Nevertheless, data from past El Nino events indicates what the probable weather patterns will be during future episodes and how they are likely to affect the global economy.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/taiwan-china-fights-rising-tide-resistance-hong-kong-democracy-independence
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Stratfor
In light of the Hong Kong protests, Taiwanese voters are expected to reelect their pro-independence government on Jan. 11 -- accelerating the island’s move away from mainland China, and into the open arms of the United States.
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https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/climate-change-and-migration-sorting-through-complex-issues-without-hype
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Migration Policy
ARTICLE: Numerous researchers and organizations have predicted that climate change will trigger historically unprecedented waves of mass migration. MPI's Carolina Fritz examines the complex links between climate change and migration, how and where these links influence current and future migration patterns, and some of the problems with predicting future flows.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/a-refugee-riot-puts-a-german-town-on-edge/2015/10/01/fa9075bc-65f5-11e5-bdb6-6861f4521205_story.html
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Washington Post
Many German communities have been generous to the influx of refugees, but tensions are rising.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/source-indias-water-wars
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Stratfor
Unrest in the Cauvery Basin is a reflection not only of long-term water stress but of other social pressures, too.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-geopolitics-of-energy-11599836521
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WSJ
Power is shifting from longtime oil giants like Russia and Saudi Arabia to innovators like China—and maybe the U.S.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_Yiu2U2Ts
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Vox
The death trap that separates Europe and Africa still can't stop everyone. Follow Johnny to stay up to date on Vox Borders:Instagram: https://www.instagram....
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https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2019/02/13/climateconflict
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IOWA State University
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https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/2019-08-12/trumps-assault-global-trading-system
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Foreign Affairs
The Trump administration is bent on severing, not fixing, Sino-American ties. Although many of these policies can be reversed, both Washington and Beijing have taken decisive steps towards an economic and political closure.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/between-geopolitics-and-technology
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Stratfor
Advances in areas such as nanotechnology and materials science, smart factories, additive manufacturing, autonomous cars, gene-editing techniques, and battery technology stand to alter life on earth, not only for individuals, but also for the nations they inhabit. The world's countries will experience the radical transformation that disruptive technologies bring at different times and to different
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https://www.dw.com/en/crimes-at-refugee-homes-on-the-rise-say-german-criminal-police/a-18984897
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DW
Germany's Criminal Police Office have registered a growing number of crimes in refugee and asylum centers. Now the interior minister wants to keep track of crimes committed by, and targeted at, migrants.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/3-golden-rules-geopolitical-risk-team-business-enterprise
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Stratfor
To enable strategic foresight and informed decision-making, more and more businesses are establishing in-house geopolitical risk teams. Here's how such a team can provide actionable insights.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvskMHn0sqQ
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away?OUR CHANNELS▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀German Channel: https://kgs.link/youtubeDE Spanish...
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/olympic-organizers-to-consider-multi-nation-bids-1418054169
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Wall Street Journal
Faced with a dwindling number of cities interested in hosting the ever-more-expensive Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has enacted radical changes to its bidding process.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjS_b_j0Sw
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VisualPolitik EN
Iran is at the Edge of collapse and Trump’s sanctions will speed up this process. This means political unrest, protests against Hassan Rouhani government and...
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https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/08/the-propaganda-multiplier/
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Off Guardian
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https://governmenttechnologyinsider.com/to-combat-natural-disasters-emergency-responders-on-the-ground-look-to-satellite-networks/#.XbGot-hKhaQ
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Government Technology Insider
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/changing-rulebook-tame-new-global-arms-race
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Stratfor
In a progressively multilateral world, the growing threat of weapons proliferation is a constant specter. Given the rapidly shifting landscape, the focus of arms control efforts will increasingly turn toward efforts at containing the spread of technology and weapons rather than the more difficult task of negotiating great-power deployment and use.
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https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-Nations-On-The-Brink-Of-Collapse.html
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Oil Price
The oil price collapse has caused an existential crisis for many oil nations that rely entirely on their crude revenues
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https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/get-rid-borders-completely/409501/
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The Atlantic
No defensible moral framework regards foreigners as less deserving of rights than people born in the right place at the right time.