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Brexit, EU & UK

The Guardian Brexit BBC: Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU How Ireland Outmaneuvered Britain on Brexit Irish diplomats set the terms of the Brexit talks long before the British caught […]

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Trump administration & Immigration 2018

Trump administration & Immigration 2017 Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees (The Atlantic) The Trump administration is resuming its efforts to deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades—many […]

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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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China geopolitical strategy

See also China Seas Quartz: China in Africa Panos Mourdoukoutas: What Is China Doing In Africa? (Forbes) Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more […]

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Trump & Trade 2018

See also Trade & Tariffs USMCA (formerly known as NAFTA) 6 December Paul Krugman: The Art of the Imaginary Deal On trade, Trump is a rebel without a clue U.S. trade law gives the president a […]

Canada: government & governance 2017-18
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Joan Bryden: Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms The prime minister says his government wi ...
Wednesday Night #1918
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Looking forward to welcoming Andrew Caddell (here for a book interview on CTV) and Charlotte Sobolewski (here for meetin ...
Trump administration: U.S. Economy 2017-18 Chapter II
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Economic Policymaking in the Age of Trump By 2006 Nobel Laureate Edmund S. Phelps For decades, America has suffered from ...
Climate change, uncertainty & security 2017 – 2018
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Katowice Climate Change Conference Michal Kurtyka, president of the climate talks in Katowice, Poland, leapt over his de ...