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How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics
While the world was locked down by coronavirus last year, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, was on the move. The billionaire mining magnate and his entourage toured 47 countries over five months, managing to convince some of them to open their borders to the delegation despite the pandemic.But Forrest wasn’t searchin...
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The Nuclear Deal, Iran and the U.S.
In the four decades since Iran’s Islamic Revolution, relations between Tehran and Washington have seen deep enmity offset by brief periods of rapprochement and tactical cooperation. As a new U.S. administration settles into office and asserts its intent to, in President Joe Biden’s words, “offer Tehran a credible path back to diplomacy,...
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Geopolitics complicates Ukraine’s vaccine quest
The Ukrainian authorities have so far struggled to secure COVID vaccine supplies. (Matt Crossick/Empics via REUTERS) In the global struggle for COVID vaccines, Ukraine has emerged as a marginalized borderland. As has happened so often throughou...
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After Uganda Elections, Will the U.S. Still Back Museveni’s Brutal Regime?
On the afternoon of Jan. 18, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie Brown tried to pay a visit to the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, in a suburb of the capital, Kampala. She had planned to check on Wine’s health and safety, but was turned back by security forces at the gate of his residential compound. The pop star-turned-presidential ...
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Davos Agenda: What you need to know about geopolitics
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the need for international cooperation. To build back better and tackle the many health, economic, societal, environmental and technological challenges ahead, we need meaningful multilateral action, social justice and public-private partnership. From 25-29 January, the Davos Agend...
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Vaccines Turn Into Geopolitics in Europe’s Most Volatile Region
The coronavirus exposed lingering divisions in the Balkans, and now Europe’s most volatile region is once again cleaving along geopolitical and ethnic lines over efforts to get people vaccinated.The European Union has pledged to give six prospective members 70 million euros ($85 million) to buy Covid shots, but deliveries are facing delays. That’s ...
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