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UK faces a rocky road ahead after Brexit

  • The UK has begun what it asserts will be the country’s most sweeping defense and security review since the end of the Cold War.  But while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is eager to explore the potential opportunities of the post-Brexit landscape, the challenges are mounting too. Two of th...
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Africa’s rising star attracts world powers

  • Mike Pompeo on Saturday began his first trip to Africa as US secretary of state with stop-offs in Senegal, Angola, and Ethiopia.  Yet, while his focus on the continent has been welcomed by allies, it comes after more than three years of US diplomatic neglect of the increasingly important r...
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Why Trump’s problem with Kim isn’t going away

  • As China prepares to host talks this week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese leader Shinzo Abe, North Korea may rise to the top of agenda after Kim Jong Un raised the specter of a year-end provocation (a “Christmas gift”) for Donald Trump. The “new path” Pyongyang has threat...
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Post-Brexit foreign policy a key issue for UK election winner

  • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn square off. (Reuters) Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday night took part in their first televised debate of the general election campaign. What was striking, as has been true across the campaign so far, was a lack of substantive discussion ...
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Brexit moves one step forward, one step back

  • Boris Johnson has scored a symbolic win with his victory by 329 votes to 299 at the second reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. (AP Photo) Boris Johnson scored a symbolic win, but also suffered a significant reversal, in Tuesday’s dramatic night of Hous...
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Why Brexit risks breaking up Britain

  • Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that she will, before the end of this year, ask the UK government to approve another independence referendum. With Brexit the immediate trigger for the decision, it is increasingly possible that the 2020s could — tragical...
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Brexit? You couldn’t make it up. But let’s try …

  • The UK Supreme Court will deliver its verdict this week on whether Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament is lawful, but this is only one of many imminent key hinge points as his premiership injects further uncertainty, with the range of possible political outcomes growing.  There...
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Why Brexit is about more than just Britain

  • Since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, attention has focused on internal UK debates about leaving the EU. Yet potentially the most important outcome of the UK’s vote to leave is how it is driving significant change in the EU itself. Brexit has catalyzed debates across Europe that...
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Is this the beginning of the end for globalization?

  • Recent equity market volatility, including last week’s 800-poins fall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has many economic drivers. However, another headwind is geopolitical risk with growing concern about the future of globalization itself, which has long characterized much policy orthodoxy....
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From Hong Kong to Moscow, is freedom on the march again?

  • Protesters gather before a march to West Kowloon railway station, where high-speed trains depart for the Chinese mainland, during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. (AFP) Angela Merkel and other European leaders are preparing to commemorate the 30th...
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