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Brexit, EU & UK

The Guardian Brexit BBC: Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU ‘Order! Order!’: Parliament Speaker Is Brexit’s Surprise Star and Villain 22 January Labour Calls For Vote That Could Spark Second […]

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Forecasts/ predictions for 2019

IMF: World Economic Outlook Update, January 2019 The global growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 had already been revised downward in the last WEO, partly because of the negative effects of tariff increases enacted in the […]

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Trump administration & Immigration 2018-19

Trump administration & Immigration 2017 In Trump’s Immigration Announcement, a Compromise Snubbed All Around Immigrant advocates denounced it as cruel. The conservative right howled that it was amnesty. What President Trump billed on Saturday as a […]

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China: government and governance 2016-19

The Diplomat Magazine More on China Gwynne Dyer: Xi rhetoric ensures Taiwan treads carefully (New Zealand Herald) “Independence for Taiwan would only bring profound disaster to Taiwan,” said China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing at the […]

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Syria 2017 – 2018

See Syria 2016 Trump administration U.S. – Russia relations How Syria’s White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine 31 December Trump to Allow Months for Troop Withdrawal in Syria, Officials Say (NYT) Mr. Trump […]

Canada: International relations and foreign policy 2017-2019
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Canada G7 presidency Video: 150 years of Canadian foreign policy Saudi Arabia – Canada international relations 2018 Ca ...
Wednesday Night #1922
January 16, 2019  //  No Comments
We were deeply saddened by the news that long-time Wednesday Nighter Dr. André Pasternac has died – another who w ...
Global Economy & Trade 2019
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WTO 2012-2015 More on Trade & Tariffs Global Economy & Trade 2016-18 IMF cuts world economic forecast for 2019, ...
Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2018-19
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The environmentalist’s quandary on pipelines Researcher exposes money trail behind U.S.-based campaign to kill the oil ...