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https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/The-Real-Reason-Trump-Killed-The-Iran-Deal.html
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Oil Price
The full extent of the fallout from Trump’s decision to kill the Iran deal is still unclear, but its global geopolitical importance is undeniable and certain countries will be looking to gain an advantage
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https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2019/10/18/america-forsakes-syrias-kurds-in-a-ceasefire-deal-with-turkey
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The Economist
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got nearly everything he wanted
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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/07/young-people-are-registering-to-vote-in-huge-numbers-new-study-finds/
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Mother Jones
In some battleground states, 18-to-29-year-olds now make up a far greater percentage of new registrants.
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https://www.economist.com/international/2019/11/04/why-are-so-many-countries-witnessing-mass-protests
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The Economist
Blame economics, demography, a sense of powerlessness...and social media
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/state-owned-enterprises-are-hard-habit-china-doesnt-want-break
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Stratfor
State-owned enterprises remain the preferred engine for Beijing to drive the country's economy, which worries the private sector at home and abroad.
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https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/05/generation-x-americas-neglected-middle-child/
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Pew Research Center
Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.
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https://scholars-stage.blogspot.com/2019/06/xi-jinping-explains-his-political.html?m=1
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The Scholars Stage
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https://www.voanews.com/usa/20000-us-troops-go-europe-2020-training-exercise
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Voa News
The U.S. military says it's preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic in more than 25 years for training.
 
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https://techcrunch.com/2016/04/21/the-automation-revolution-and-the-rise-of-the-creative-economy/
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Tech Crunch
Only three main occupations were available to intrepid job seekers 10,000 years ago: hunting, gathering and procreation. Since then, the job market has advanced dramatically, developing into something not only more diverse, but also more abstract. This progress was the result of human evolution, but also human innovation -- as the human race evolved, the scope of its needs changed (and so did the
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/01/05/why-the-world-is-still-getting-better-and-thats-likely-to-continue/#sm.0001sr579zi92f7ns3a1gf2kn6t7m
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Singularity Hub
You won't hear it on the news, but we’re actually living in the most peaceful, abundant time in history, and things are likely to continue getting better.
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https://psmag.com/magazine/radical-efforts-to-end-homelessness-old-sick-and-on-the-street#.365b34wus
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Pacific Standard
A sagging economy, a complex job market, and a lack of social programs have led to an increase in the number of elderly people living—and dying—on the streets.
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https://www.wired.com/story/general-paul-nakasone-cyber-command-nsa/
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Wired
Meet General Paul Nakasone. He reined in chaos at the NSA and taught the US military how to launch pervasive cyberattacks. And he did it all without you noticing.
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/07/28/americans-are-getting-more-nervous-about-what-they-say-in-public
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The Economist
Some 62% now believe the political climate prevents them from expressing their true beliefs
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https://agsiw.org/tehrans-woes-open-diplomatic-opportunities-for-riyadh/
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AGSIW
Tehran's difficulties, including major unrest at home and in Iraq and Lebanon, could make the Islamic Republic more amenable to a real compromise with its Gulf Arab neighbors.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-02/iaea-europe-diplomat-on-israel-claims-about-iran-nuclear-program/9719390
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ABC
The world's nuclear watchdog effectively rejects Israel's claims Iran lied about its nuclear activities, referencing a report showing, "no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009".
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https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/10/15/china-s-rise-as-geoeconomic-influencer-four-european-case-studies-pub-77462
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
China is increasingly central in world politics. Western nations should remain open to its initiatives and engage it in dialogue through multilateral institutions.
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https://medium.com/@RickWebb/the-economics-of-star-trek-29bab88d50
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Medium
Hello! In honor of this essay’s five year anniversary, I am offering it in expanded book form, featuring new essays on AI, basic income, blockchain, Star Trek Discovery and much more. The new book…
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https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/climate-deniers-are-bullies-and-science-teachers-arent-going-take-it-anymore
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NRDC
Pressured for years to “teach the controversy,” educators have banded together to expel anti-science forces from their classrooms.
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/02/why-are-investors-not-pricing-in-climate-change-risk
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The Economist
Failing to account for it makes markets less efficient
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/back-power-malaysias-prime-minister-moves-away-china
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Stratfor
Fifteen years after leaving office, Mahathir Mohamad is back to serve another term as Malaysian prime minister with much the same agenda as before. But this time, charting a neutral foreign policy will mean taking a step back from Beijing.
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