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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/what-falling-rupee-means-indias-economy
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Stratfor
India has the world's fastest-growing economy, but its feeble currency and other factors will complicate the prime minister's re-election campaign.
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https://warontherocks.com/2019/04/chinas-uyghur-re-education-centers-and-the-ghosts-of-totalitarians-past/
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War On The Rocks
It is now beyond doubt that China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uyghur population of its northwestern province of Xinjiang (which
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2019/04/25/china-enters-global-tech-race-for-small-modular-nuclear-reactors/?sh=4612b42862b8
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Forbes
Advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) represent the next evolution of clean nuclear power. China, Russia, and the United States are now in a race to perfect this transformative technology.
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https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/08/29/the-kochtopuss-garden?c=
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The Economist
Plutocracy is a feature of American democracy, not a bug
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/japan-woos-region-caught-between-us-and-china
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Stratfor
In seeking to check Beijing's rise, Tokyo is pursuing closer links with its wider region -- thereby offering smaller countries a choice apart from overbearing U.S. or Chinese influence.
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https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-a-million-people-are-jailed-at-china-s-gulags-i-escaped-here-s-what-goes-on-inside-1.7994216
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Haaretz
Rape, torture and human experiments. Sayragul Sauytbay offers firsthand testimony from a Xinjiang 'reeducation' camp
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/06/common-ground-good-america-society-219616
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Politico
Society’s shared middle ground is quickly turning into a battlefield. What will that do to democracy?
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https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/poor-millennials-print/
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Huffington Post
Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/05/05/1001142/ai-reinforcement-learning-simulate-economy-fairer-tax-policy-income-inequality-recession-pandemic/
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MIT Technology Review
Deep reinforcement learning has trained AIs to beat humans at complex games like Go and StarCraft. Could it also do a better job at running the economy?
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https://swampland.time.com/2013/05/09/millennial-politics/
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Time
This much is undeniable: In 2008, one recession and two long wars drove Millennial voters to the polls and helped elect Barack Obama. Millennials backed Obama again in 2012, but their future as reliable Democratic voters is far less certain.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/when-human-rights-become-handicap-us-foreign-policy
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Stratfor
As U.S.-Saudi relations after the Khashoggi slaying illustrate, the need to maintain strategic ties can outweigh humanitarian concerns.
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https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2010-11-01/demographic-future
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Foreign Affairs
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.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-call-governments-around-world-decriminalise-all-drugs-says-richard-branson-a6699851.html
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Independent
The British entrepreneur appears to have released details of an embargoed UN report - in case they change their minds
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https://shift.newco.co/2017/05/25/This-is-how-Big-Oil-will-die/
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NewCo Shift
From WHMP / clipart.com It’s 2025, and 800,000 tons of used high strength steel is coming up for auction. The steel made up the Keystone XL pipeline, finally completed in 2019, two years after the project launched with great fanfare after approval by the Trump administration. The pipeline was built at a cost of about…
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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/01/02/chinas-industrial-policy-has-worked-better-than-critics-think
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Economist
But the state-led model is creaking
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https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2019/11/30/amlo-uses-his-anti-corruption-drive-to-gain-power-and-scare-critics
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The Economist
Mexico’s president sees himself, rather than strong institutions, as the bulwark against graft
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https://academic.oup.com/oep/article-abstract/66/4/1090/2912941?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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Oxford Economic Papers
Abstract. Empirical research on the relationship between economic inequality and crime has focussed on income inequality, despite the fact that income is not ea
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https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2022
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Ballotpedia
Ballotpedia: The Encyclopedia of American Politics
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https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/03/03/china-censors-chatbots-artificial-intelligence/
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Foreign Policy
Artificial intelligence development may get held up for political reasons.
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https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/work/universal-basic-income-2-270842
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iNews
If the government made tax-free payments of £60 to every adult, £175 for those over 65 and £40 for each child under 18, thousands of families could be lifted out of poverty, argued researchers Stewart Lansley and Howard Reed in the research paper Basic Income For All: Feasibility and Desirability.