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‘Trump referendum’ could have major effect on US foreign policy

  • (AFP) Campaigning for the US midterms has reached fever pitch as election day closes in. Early voting returns indicate that both Democratic and Republican voting bases are unusually engaged, with multiple states seeing more than double the number of early votes cast compared to t...
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‘Greater Europe’ project begins to take shape

  • The new European Political Community of almost 50 nations meets for the third time on Thursday. The group has generated much media interest since its formation in 2022, yet the debate around its core purpose has only become energized in recent weeks. While the mandate of the body will not be ...
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World needs to come up with key climate roadmap at COP28

  • The high-profile COP28 climate summit opened in Dubai on Thursday, although key leaders like US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will not be attending. One of the other world powers that will help fill this vacuum is Europe, which sees the Middle Eastern event as critical for meeting ...
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Will ‘Little England’ or ‘Global Britain’ prevail in 2021?

  • Whether “Global Britain” or “Little England” becomes the more powerful political narrative across the UK post-Brexit will help define the country’s politics in 2021 and beyond. There were diverse and sometimes divergent views expressed by people voting to exit the EU. Some more isolationist l...
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Why world powers are unlikely to start another great war

  • The US mid-term elections occupied many of the political headlines last week, but another landmark event awaited Donald Trump as he headed to Europe at the weekend. For Trump, pausing for breath after a hectic campaign, joined other world leaders such as Vladimir Putin to mark the centenar...
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Why Truss favors foreign policy radicalism

  • Liz Truss has served as UK foreign secretary for almost a year, yet if she is selected as prime minister next month, British international policy will face a sharper break than if ex-Finance Minister Rishi Sunak wins out. Foreign affairs beyond Europe is one of the few policy areas where Trus...
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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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Why there’s more than economics to the G7’s role

  • The G7 was created amid the instability of the 1970s to monitor developments in the world economy and assess macroeconomic policies, but its role as a geopolitical linchpin has long been important too. This is being showcased during this year’s German presidency of the G7, which has been reca...
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Why the world is watching the fate of EU-Latin America talks

  • In Oscar Wilde’s masterful play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which was first performed in 1895, Lady Bracknell famously says that “to lose one parent … may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness.” Fast forward more than a century and, in a very different conte...
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Why the West’s rejuvenation is not yet complete

  • The decline of the West became a dominant theme during the Donald Trump era, but its rejuvenation as a political force has been one of the key topics of discussion at the NATO and European Council summits this week. While US President Joe Biden is widely criticized in the US, his presidency h...
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