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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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Brexit, EU & UK

The Guardian Brexit BBC: Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU 15-16 January EU and UK are nearing a ‘no deal’ Brexit neither want: Moscovici (Reuters) – The European Union and […]

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Forecasts/ predictions for 2019

Brookings: 2019 trends to watch 2018 was marked by dramatic gatherings of world leaders, a flurry of data breaches, momentous elections in America and abroad, upheavals in global trade, and much more. Already, 2019 is shaping […]

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Trump administration & Immigration 2018

Trump administration & Immigration 2017 13 January Trump’s fight for a border wall is earning the blame he asked for As the partial shutdown continues, creating ripple effects such as long delays at airports understaffed with […]

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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: government & governance 2017-19
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Wilson-Raybould moved to Veterans Affairs, Lametti named justice minister in Trudeau cabinet shuffle Jane Philpott named ...
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 ...
Trump administration: U.S. Economy 2019 Chapter III
January 16, 2019  //  1 Comment
Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is taking a l ...
Climate change, uncertainty & security 2017 – 2018
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Katowice Climate Change Conference David Leonhardt: The Story of 2018 Was Climate Change Future generations may ask why ...