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SITUATION REPORTFeb 14, 2020 | 19:11 GMT
U.S.: Cisco's CEO Rebuffs Idea for Taking an Ownership Stake in Ericsson or Nokia
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said his company would not invest in building infrastructure for 5G telecommunications networks and brushed off U.S. Attorney General William Barr's suggestion that U.S. companies should invest in or take control of European telecom equipment makers Ericsson and Nokia to counter Huawei's 5G influence, the Financial Times has reported.
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Decade ForecastsFeb 12, 2020 | 02:59 GMT
Decade Forecast: 2020-2030
Over the next 10 years, the world will revert to a multipolar power structure that will encourage constantly shifting alliances and create a more contentious global system. In the midst of this dynamic change, pockets of economic opportunity will emerge.
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AssessmentsJan 28, 2020 | 17:36 GMT
Environmentalists stage a protest against a World Economic Forum briefing meeting in Brussels on Jan. 27, 2020.
For the Global Economy, a Sluggish 2020 Awaits
For the global economy in the year ahead, challenges won’t be far away, with uncertainty from unpredictable policymaking on trade and investment, coupled with potential geopolitical disruptions and financial vulnerabilities, leading the way. And if these risks come to pass, the world's leading economies will be hard-pressed to respond in
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SITUATION REPORTJan 3, 2020 | 16:45 GMT
Asia-Pacific: Japan, China, South Korea to Cooperate on Infrastructure Financing
The development banks of the three Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) dialogue partners -- Japan, China and South Korea -- have signed a deal with public and private financial institutions to establish a joint mechanism for infrastructure financing in the region, The Mainichi reported Jan. 3.
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AssessmentsJan 1, 2020 | 04:00 GMT
The History of the Gregorian Calendar
The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar
The history of calendrical reform has been shaped by the egos of emperors, disputes among churches, the insights of astronomers and mathematicians, and immutable geopolitical realities. Geopolitical themes are present both in the creation of the Gregorian calendar and its permanence, and its ascendance and enduring primacy tells us much about the nature of the international system.
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Contributor PerspectivesDec 25, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Whether and how people celebrate Christmas is clearly a complicated affair, bearing only a subtle relationship to Christianity itself.
The Geopolitics of Christmas
Whether and how people celebrate Christmas is clearly a complicated affair, bearing only a subtle relationship to Christianity itself. The contemporary, increasingly international version of Christmas is less a religious festival than a celebration of affluence, modernity, and above all Westernness. Without anyone willing it, Christmas has become part of a package of Western soft power.
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AssessmentsDec 20, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Demonstrators clash with riot police following a protest against the Chilean government Dec. 18, 2019, in Santiago, Chile.
The Chilean Government Has Calmed, but Not Solved, Protester Anger
Setbacks and controversies during the process of replacing the Chilean Constitution over the next several years will keep the risk of turmoil like that seen in recent months alive. Continued unrest will threaten Chile's business-friendly reputation. Since October, Chile's demonstrations have periodically rocked urban areas, drawing in not only the left,
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Contributor PerspectivesNov 13, 2019 | 16:40 GMT
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Lessons From the Past for Trump's Transactional Foreign Policy
One of the Trump administration's hallmarks has been its transactional approach to foreign policy. Writing in Foreign Policy magazine shortly before the 2016 presidential election, the strategist Rosa Brooks suggested that "To Trump, U.S. alliances, like potential business partners in a real-estate transaction, should always be asked: 'What have you
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On GeopoliticsNov 1, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
The national flags of China and the United States.
By Mixing Tech and Human Rights Sanctions on China, the White House Crosses the Rubicon
Conspicuously absent from an emerging China-U.S. trade truce is the outstanding issue of U.S. export restrictions against Huawei. The omission reveals an uncomfortable and growing reality for U.S. tech firms: Politically convenient trade truces will come and go, but the strategic competition between the United States and China is deepening.
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AssessmentsOct 26, 2019 | 13:31 GMT
Argentina’s economic problems have opened the door to a return of populist policies after the presidential election in October.
In Argentina, an Economic Crisis Portends Political Chaos
In the primary presidential vote on Aug. 11, populist candidate Alberto Fernandez, handily defeated the country's conservative president, Mauricio Macri. For months, polls had given Macri a fair chance of winning the Oct. 27 presidential ballot, and Fernandez's victory caught financial markets largely off guard, deepening the country's economic tailspin.  Instead of
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