Bush-era foreign policy delusions are alive and well in 2017

Trump’s foreign policy advisers are plainly unhinged. But the old establishment isn’t much better.

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China moves to put North Korea in its place

In response to North Korea’s latest missile test, and perhaps to the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China has declared it will cease coal imports from North Korea for the entirety of the year.

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Is Europe headed for a ‘Lexit’?

For leftist critics of the EU, reform looks unlikely—but aligning with right-wing Euroskeptics looks worse. Is ‘Lexit’ a third option?

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Is globalisation in reverse?

The contours of globalisation are being reshaped. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump mark a strong anti-globalisation sentiment even as leaders in China, India and Russia successfully marry nationalist rhetoric with a cleverly crafted overseas strategy, premised on the very tenets of globalisation.

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Europe is no longer safe

The pillars of Europe’s security are damaged beyond repair and Europe’s leaders are in denial. Expect very heavy turbulence starting next year.

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Oil: gainers and losers

The steep dive in oil price sent tremors through the global political and economic order, setting off an abrupt shift in fortunes that bolstered the interests of USA, while pushingseveral big oil-exporting nations, particularly those hostile to USA, like Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, to the brink of an unprecedented financial crisis.

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The hunt for Russia’s next enemy

Alexander III, the conservative Russian emperor who ruled from 1881 to 1894, once famously remarked to his ministers that Russia has only two allies: its army and its navy.

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Explainer: what’s the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit?

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”.

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The Wannsee Conference and the “Final Solution”

The Wannsee Conference was a meeting of senior government officials of Nazi Germany and SS leaders, held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee on January 20, 1942.

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Future of aviation: The Airbus Concept Plane

Future-gazing by Airbus create radical blueprints for concept planes and aircraft interiors.

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Life aboard the International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest artificial body in orbit.

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U.S. Navy conducts exercises in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of exercises in the South China Sea as Washington becomes increasingly worried about China exerting what it believes are its territorial rights on the sea.

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Climate change and disaster risk reduction

by Acclimatise Podcasts

European Union, Britain face Brexit uncertainity

by Primedia Broadcasting

Countering insecurity in South Sudan

by International Crisis Group