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Social media, society and technology 2017 –

Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation (NYT) In 2016, before the presidential election, state-backed Russian operatives exploited Facebook and Twitter to sway voters in the United States with divisive messages. Now, weeks before the […]

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China: government and governance 2016-18

The Diplomat Magazine More on China China’s Influence (Quartz) As America retreats, China is striving for global leadership on everything from trade to climate change to advanced technology. It has the capital to fund infrastructure spending […]

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SCOTUS and the US courts 2017-18

Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS & Brett Kavanaugh It’s time for term limits for Supreme Court justices (Vox) Unlike every other democracy in the world, the US has lifetime appointments for the Supreme Court. […]

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Trump & Trade 2018

See also Trade & Tariffs USMCA (formerly known as NAFTA) 6 October The Trump Trade Strategy Is Coming Into Focus. That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean It Will Work. By Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent Taking an aggressive […]

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The Russia probe

See also: Robert Mueller III, Special Counsel 1 October How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers […]

Middle East & Arab World – Saudi Arabia 2017-18
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Cannabis is legal in Canada — here’s what you need to know Rules around legal weed vary from province to provinc ...
Global Economy & Globalization 2018
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International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) The Big Blockchain Lie By Nouriel Roubini (Project Sy ...
Canada: Energy, environment & pipelines 2018
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The environmentalist’s quandary on pipelines 10 October Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks massive fire north of Princ ...