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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/borders-borderless-world
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Twenty-seven years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 years after the adoption of the Schengen Agreement and 26 years after the publication of Kenichi Ohmae's The Borderless World, borders are back. Why did so many think that borders are going away? And why should we be surprised that they have never left? The answer has to do with how we thought about and misunderstood the consequences of glob
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https://qz.com/854257/brace-yourself-the-most-disruptive-phase-of-globalization-is-just-beginning/
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Brace yourself.
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https://www.quantumrun.com/qr_dev/verdict-china-making-pakistan-client-state-its-debt-book-diplomacy
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/new-more-aggressive-us-cybersecurity-policy-complements-traditional-methods
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Despite the Trump administration's new posture, the legal process, regulations and cooperation with the private sector likely will remain dominant parts of the U.S. cybersecurity mix.
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https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/china-taps-india-as-digital-economy-partner/article25436938.ece
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In tune with its rise as an internet giant, China is roping in India as a niche digital partner, as part of Beijing’s drive to cyber-connect with Eurasia — its new frontier for trade and investments.A
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/08/27/the-west-can-have-burkinis-or-democracy-but-not-both/
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Elites can overturn Islamophobic laws, but the public's illiberalism isn't going anywhere.
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https://www.principles.com/the-changing-world-order/
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that helped him create unique results in life and business.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/17/how-vladimir-putin-is-outplaying-us-africa/
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Donald Trump's apathy toward the continent is giving the Russians boundless opportunities
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/el-nino-inconsistent-geopolitical-agent
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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://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/scotland-considering-enshrining-right-food-its-own-laws-a7422631.html
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The Scottish Government is considering enshrining a ‘right to food’ in Scots law.
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https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jul/12/nevis-how-the-worlds-most-secretive-offshore-haven-refuses-to-clean-up
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<strong>The long read</strong>: The years since 2008 have seen a global crackdown on offshore finance. Yet a few places have doubled down on offering secrecy to the super-rich. Among these, one tiny Caribbean island might be the worst offender
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/05/17/103059/big-tech-firms-are-racing-to-track-climate-refugees/
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To be an undocumented refugee, these days, is to exist in many places and to not exist at all. It is to have your movements, words, and actions tracked, archived, and multiplied. It is to live between fences, tents, and databases—one new entry per doctor’s visit, per bag of rice, per canister of water. It…
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https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/us-citizens-need-visas-to-visit-europe-in-2021/index.html
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US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021.
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https://www.newsweek.com/ai-asilomar-principles-artificial-intelligence-elon-musk-550525?rx=us
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The pair joined prominent researchers in pledging support for principles to protect mankind from machines.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/uneven-effects-europes-migrant-crisis
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This map highlights why differences among EU states will deter cohesive solutions to the flood of asylum seekers.
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https://londinium2017.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/american-unipolarity-middle-east/
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Percy Shelley wrote that ‘history is a cyclic poem, written by time upon the memories of man’. In 1956 geopolitical reality collided with the illusion of Anglo-French hegemony over the Middle East. Much of the world map was still imperial pink, but the sun had long ago begun to set on the empires of old.&hellip;
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https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-Nations-On-The-Brink-Of-Collapse.html
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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://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-railway-improve-attractiveness-central-asia
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The ambitious transport project, a long time in the making, will serve the interests of all parties involved by paving the way for a profitable, efficient transit corridor through the strategic region.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQGe0Ys-b4U
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How anti-immigration voices may soon bring the downfall of some of Europe’s most powerful leaders»»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: h...
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-set-to-vote-this-week-on-faa-bill-that-includes-build-act-1537799787?mod=hp_listb_pos2
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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a must-pass piece of legislation that includes a provision that would dramatically bolster American funding of global infrastructure projects, a bid to counter Chinese influence.
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https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/16/18511583/smart-border-wall-drones-sensors-ai
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Here’s what a so-called "smart wall" of technology at the US-Mexico border looks like.