Middle East region
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Middle East & Arab World

Brookings Middle East and North Africa Carnegie Council: Perspectives from Inside a Tumultuous Middle East: Syria-Iraq-ISIS-Russia and Iran Foreign Policy: Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. Ninety-five years ago […]

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Global Economy & Globalization 2016

Global Economy 2015 SciDev.Net What is a knowledge economy? George Monbiot: No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy The best way to combat the likes of Trump, Le Pen and Farage and the politics […]

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Social media, society and technology 2016

17 Things You Were Doing on the Computer in 2001 (and aren’t doing any more) Google, democracy and the truth about internet search Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and […]

oil spill effects
 //   //  November 30, 2016  //  3 Comments

Oil spills and leaks

Sept. 9, 2010: A fire caused by an natural gas pipeline accident roars through San Bruno, California. (Paul Sakuma/AP) 30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil […]

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ISIS/ISIL/DAESH 2016

ISIS/ISIL/DAESH 2015 CTV Montreal: ISIS – will the threat grow? Kyle Matthews of the Montreal Institue for Genocide and Human Rights Studies weighs in on the ISIS threat in a chat with Paul Karwatsky. Al Jazeera: […]

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Canada-U.S. 2015-16
December 8, 2016  //  No Comments
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Wednesday Night #1813
December 7, 2016  //  No Comments
December 7 – a date that will be forever “Pearl Harbor Day” for many. Marking the 75th anniversary of ...
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Global Economy & Globalization 2016
December 6, 2016  //  No Comments
Global Economy 2015 SciDev.Net What is a knowledge economy? George Monbiot: No country with a McDonald’s can remain a ...
green energy
Alternate (clean) energy/renewables
December 8, 2016  //  1 Comment
Latin America is set to become a leader in alternative energy (The Economist) The region already leads the world in clea ...