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Nayan Chanda May 11, 2017
North Korea depends on China, but the isolated regime is turning on its benefactor with an editorial that warns “China of grave consequences if it tried to stop the development of the country’s nuclear weapons programme,” explains Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal Online, in his column for the Times of India. Chanda details China’s adept handling of security and foreign relations in...
Leonid Bershidsky May 10, 2017
US intelligence officials maintain that Russia interfered in the US presidential election with false news spread over social media to discredit Hillary Clinton, and the inexpensive campaign succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. The US Russia scandal is “eating the U.S. from the inside, undermining the country's global role at least as much as President Donald Trump's erratic...
Ruth Eglash May 10, 2017
In the West Bank, a group of religious Jews who were forced to leave their homes in Amona, an illegal Israeli settlement, have been waiting months for the Netanyahu government to construct a long-awaited settlement that may never come. After the Israeli Army removed these settlers from their homes, Netanyahu promised to build a new “legal” home – although the international community views all...
Joel Achenbach May 9, 2017
Life expectancy at birth reflects the overall mortality level of a population, but the fragmented nature of US health care – with state oversight of health insurance and regulation – contributes to a 20-year gap among some counties. Life expectancy in some places like Kentucky is in decline while rising in parts of New York, California and Alaska. A report from the University of Washington’s...
Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee May 9, 2017
Moon Jae-in, a progressive in a field of 13 candidates, decisively won the presidential election in South Korea with more than 40 percent of the vote including many young supporters. “A decisive win by Moon would end months of political turmoil stemming from a parliamentary vote in December to impeach former President Park Geun-hye over an extensive corruption scandal,” reports Reuters. “Moon,...
May 8, 2017
Iran, a largely Shiite nation, and Pakistan, largely Sunni, share a border of just over 2900 kilometers. To the north is Afghanistan. “The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases, safe havens and cells inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks,” reports Daily News & Analysis. Iran...
Elisabeth Beretta May 7, 2017
Emanuel Macron, 39, won the French presidential election over Marine Le Pen, 65-35 percent. Macron, a former banker, supports France’s membership in the European Union, maintaining that globalization can be embraced and controlled. Le Pen is a fierce opponent to EU integration and immigration. Neither candidate represents mainstream political parties, offering voters a distinctive choice that...

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