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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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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-russia-beijing-and-moscow-sign-joint-space-agreement
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The deal's ambitions include lunar and deep space exploration, with a possible manned moon landing.
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https://timesofislamabad.com/08-Feb-2019/russia-to-make-14-billion-investment-in-pakistan-largest-ever-in-history-of-former-cold-war-rivals
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ISLAMABAD -- Russia plans to invest $14 billion in Pakistan energy sector which also includes a $10 billion project for laying offshore pipeline for transfer of gas
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https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/
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Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.
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https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/577408/
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The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa/u-s-india-seek-to-deepen-defense-ties-and-sign-key-accord-idUSKCN1LM0PD
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India and the United States signed an accord on secure military communications that both sides hailed as a breakthrough on Thursday, possibly opening the way for sales of sensitive U.S. military equipment to India.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n8omxrbYUE
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The story of how political polarization is dividing America is well known. But this historical phenomenon has a multitude of individual facets. To discuss th...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofsncCF9O_U&feature=youtu.be
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Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid mone...
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https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/25/the-gops-millennial-problem-runs-deep/
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Millennials are not only more likely to identify with Democrats, but even those who identify with the Republicans are less conservative than older Republicans.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/merkel-eu-aid-commission-don-murray-1.5587072
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Driven by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, the EU is proposing to borrow billions and give it to member states. For the first time in EU history, two-thirds of the money would be grants — not loans — that the recipient countries wouldn't have to repay.
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https://samharris.org/podcasts/204-may-18-2020/
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In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Jonathan Haidt about the maintenance of a healthy society. They discuss the problem of orthodoxy, the history of political polarization in the US, the breakdown of public conversation, remaining uncertainty about Covid-19, motivated reasoning, the 2020 election, the future prospects for Gen Z, the effect of social media on the mental health of
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https://encyclopediageopolitica.com/2020/04/13/pandemic-in-india-the-birth-of-a-stronger-social-contract/
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Societies across the planet are facing changes to their social contract in unprecedented ways. The global response to the pandemic resembles - in some ways - the massive changes to state-citizen relations made in response to the September 11 attacks in the United States. In the world's largest democracy - India - this test could…
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https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/22/media/alternative-facts-donald-trump/index.html
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Kellyanne Conway's use of a strange phrase, "alternative facts," was reflective of something real -- a new administration which feels, on day three, that it is already under siege from unfair reporters.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/brazil-mexico-new-year-investment-populism-business-amlo-bolsonaro
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Mexico City is looking to rein in private enterprise in the new year while Brasilia is moving to expand it. Both paths present risks to investors, foreign and domestic.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPkwj0sMZ08&feature=youtu.be
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Fake news. Extremist propaganda. Religious intolerance. Trolling. Sexual harassment. Bullying. And we haven’t even talked about grumpy cat emojis. Social med...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtZqiu-uL_w
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Noted NPC Skyler Turden returns to debate The Philosopher Stefan Molyneux. Debate topic is Immigration and the refugee caravan. Want to watch the full show e...
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https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2010-11-01/demographic-future
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Global demographics in the twenty-first century will be defined by steep declines in fertility rates. Many countries will see their populations shrink and age. But relatively high fertility rates and immigration levels in the United States, however, may mean that it will emerge with a stronger hand.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hVViV1fFHg
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reduce-red-tape-for-the-red-planet-report-says/
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Regulations governing the responsible exploration of Mars and other worlds require regular, frequent updates, according to a new NASA review
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/us-philippines-rocket-deal-will-make-waves-south-china-sea-himars-exploration
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Unable to deter Beijing's expansion into the South China Sea, Washington could up the ante by subsidizing the deployment of a new missile system.
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https://www.economist.com/asia/2020/10/10/for-good-and-ill-indias-prime-minister-is-hard-at-work
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Narendra Modi is ramming through reforms with little consultation