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Nayan Chanda July 5, 2017
Foreign leaders are discovering that they avoid criticism from the US president by praising Donald Trump and avoiding serious debate on topics of disagreement like climate change. A meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the latest US “transactional approach to foreign policy,” explains Nayan Chanda, founding editor of YaleGlobal Online in his column for the Times of India. “Trump...
Stefan Hall July 4, 2017
European soccer teams already bear the mark of globalization, with many teams sponsored or owned by investors from other continents. China has been entering the global stage in recent years, and China’s President Xi Jinping has professed his love for the sport. Sports can be a show of soft power, notes Stefan Hall for Forbes, since “sporting events can be used to spread a nation’s cultural values...
Michelle Price July 4, 2017
The long-term sustainability of “two systems” for one country – China and Hong Kong – was always in question, especially as the two markets have increasingly integrated. A rout in small-cap stocks may signal concerns about financial regulatoin, explains Michelle Price for Reuters. “The sell-off has raised questions over Hong Kong's ability to enforce its rules, as the territory's...
Jung Min-kyung July 3, 2017
President of South Korea Moon Jae-in has been in office for two months and in terms of sports is fulfilling expectations to initiate a more cooperative tone in his country’s interactions with North Korea. Moon “wishes to restore inter-Korean dialogue through cross-border cooperation for the upcoming winter games,” reports Jung Min-kyung for the Korea Herald. The situation reflects a marked change...
Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger June 30, 2017
US National Security Agency cyberweapons have been used against Britain and the Ukraine before spreading to other computers around the globe. The agency – charged with securing US information systems – is the largest of 17 intelligence agencies that combined had a budget of about $70 billion in 2015. The NSA has long declined to answer questions. “But the silence is wearing thin for victims of...
Nell Walker June 30, 2017
Refugees, by the UN definition, are forced to leave their homes due to persecution, war or violence, and they try to start new lives in foreign lands. The world has 21 million refugees, and Starbucks is pitching in to contribute stability to their lives and their new communities by hiring 10,000 globally, including 2,500 in Europe, over the next five years. “The plan going into motion coincides...
Jeffrey Frankel June 29, 2017
In a prelude to renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement that US President Trump promised on the campaign trail, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently concluded a deal with Mexico over sugar production. The sugar industry, however, still wants stricter protections from imported Mexican sugar when negotiations begin. In Project Syndicate, Jeffrey Frankel argues that the...

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