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Ideological polarization, propaganda, and the evolution of political thought—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of politics.

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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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For those of you who missed the Winter Meeting check out the fascinating discussion of our opening speaker, Peter Zeihan, on the current state of geopolitics...
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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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Innovation, geopolitics, and resource supply are at the heart of the imminent electric vehicle boom.
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From algorithms to influencers, the quality, veracity, and distribution of news media have changed forever.
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https://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/journalists_privilege_shield_law_primer.php
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Columbia Journalism Review
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https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/10/13/18/philippines-wins-seat-in-un-human-rights-council
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ABS CBN News
MANILA (UPDATED) The Philippines on Friday won a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council despite strong opposition from an international human rights group, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-withdrawal-inf-treaty-russia-global-arms-race-missiles
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Stratfor
By announcing its intention to leave, the U.S. sounded the death knell for the landmark INF deal and jeopardized other arms agreements as well.
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https://www.economist.com/briefing/2020/08/08/covid-19-could-push-some-universities-over-the-brink
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The Economist
Higher education was in trouble even before the pandemic
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/22/germany-is-quietly-building-a-european-army-under-its-command/
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Foreign Policy
Berlin is using a bland name to obscure a dramatic shift in its approach to defense: integrating brigades from smaller countries into the Bundeswehr.
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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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CNN
US citizens visiting parts of Europe will need authorization from the European Union come 2021.
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https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/yes-make-psychedelics-legally-available-but-dont-forget-the-risks/
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Scientific American
Psychedelics have psychological and spiritual benefits, as a new best seller claims, but they’re far from a panacea
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https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/magazine/how-to-hide-400-million.html
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The New York Times
When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished. The quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the U.S. economy.
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http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_connolly_what_s_the_next_window_into_our_universe/transcript?language=en
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TED
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope ...
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https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/opinion/sunday/free-college-tuition-coronavirus.amp.html
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The New York Times
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https://www.axios.com/income-inequality-united-states-record-c78b1ff4-4b71-4a88-a890-db20ff8222f3.html
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Axios
Inequality is concentrated on the coasts, but heartland states saw a spike last year, too.
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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://phys.org/news/2019-12-country-green-stanford-paths-countries.html
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Phys
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/uruguay-pharmacies-legalise-marijuana-cannabis-a7673621.html
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Independent
Government hopes formalisation process will 'guarantee the quality and the purity of the product' citizens consume, head of the National Drug Board says
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/07/metooglobalimpactinternationalwomens-day/
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Foreign Policy
In countries around the world, progress defies the backlash.