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Simple answers: 1) I don't see the China trade war ending soon because the US' demands will weaken the CCP's hold over the economy, making it a political no-...
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BBC
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.
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Financial Times
News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/canada-liberal-party-considers-decriminalization-all-illicit-drugs
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The Guardian
The push towards decriminalization comes as the opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives on both sides of the 49th parallel
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/how-africa-can-benefit-china-belt-and-road-initiative-infrastructure-development
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Startfor
Can Africa maximize the investment opportunities of Beijing's massive connectivity project to build the infrastructure and develop the industrial capacity that it chronically lacks?
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The Economist
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CaspianReport
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https://www.thespec.com/ts/politics/2020/04/28/no-covid-19-bailouts-for-firms-that-use-tax-havens-prime-minister-justin-trudeau-says.html
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The Hamilton Spectator
“We will continue to ensure that those who need help will get it, but those who evade or avoid tax will not receive aid,” Trudeau said Tuesday.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/africa-free-trade-deal-marks-major-step-toward-economic-integration-continental-agreement-union-summit
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Stratfor
After years of negotiations, 44 African countries have signed the agreement, which is designed to boost intra-continental trade.
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https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/regional/u_s_jobs_politics_robotics-geopolitics/
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Robotics Business Review
U.S. jobs in certain states could be more vulnerable to replacement by automation, claims a new study. And, we look at Taiwan and Iran's use of AI.
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https://www.bruegel.org/2019/03/the-geopolitical-implications-of-the-global-energy-transition/
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Bruegel
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/26/data-dump-that-reveals-astonishing-breadth-beijings-interference-operations/
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Washington Post
Beijing is keeping track of everyone who matters around the world.
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https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/post-covid-19-world-will-less-global-less-urban/
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KnowledgeWharton
The pandemic will reverse the trends of globalization and urbanization, leading to profound longer-term costs, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/india-government-discussing-deporting-rohingya-bangladesh-myanmar
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Stratfor
India's government is holding talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about a plan to deport about 40,000 Rohingya that New Delhi says are inside the country illegally, an Indian Interior Ministry representative said Aug. 11, Reuters reported.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/bgodg0/why_the_us_is_losing_its_allies_in_the_middle_east/?depth=1
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Reddit
89 votes, 82 comments. Saudi Arabia is the few authoritarian government the US currently supports. Saudi Arabia and the US was friends thanks to …
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https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/16/18511583/smart-border-wall-drones-sensors-ai
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Vox
Here’s what a so-called "smart wall" of technology at the US-Mexico border looks like.
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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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Wall Street Journal
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://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-and-russia-common-interests-make-closer-security-ties-great-power-competition-us
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Stratfor
Moscow and Beijing are increasing their security ties in tandem with mounting U.S. pressure. But their partnership can only go so far before the two neighboring powers’ own interests inevitably get in the way.
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Insight posts
The United States and China are both taking different approaches to achieve quantum supremacy and win the geopolitical, technological, and military advantages that come with it.
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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 Independent
The Scottish Government is considering enshrining a ‘right to food’ in Scots law.