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The New Geopolitics of Climate Change – The Diplomat
Magazine As climate action becomes a question of geopolitical competition, the world’s major economies look ready to finally take serious steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, left, and Vice Minister of Ecology and Envir...
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France and Islam: Identity, Politics, and Geopolitics
The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) hosted a webinar discussion on November 30, 2020 on France’s evolving policy on the public and political manifestations of Islam. The discussion included the role of upcoming elections, the precise definition of secularism, and religious freedoms in France more broadly. The panel consisted of a group of distinguis...
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Remote work shakes up geopolitics
The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.Driving the news: 16% of jobs in China and 12% of jobs in India can b...
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Biden and the Future of U.S. Human Rights Policy
It’s no coincidence that while congratulations for Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential race came quickly from Western democracies, many thuggish regimes remained conspicuously silent. The many despots who welcomed Donald Trump’s crass indifference to the fortunes of freedom are right to be wary of Biden. The president-elect int...
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Geopolitics of the Nagorno-Karabakh War
Much has been written about the ongoing military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. After all, and not unlike the Russo-Georgian War that took place in 2008, this episode represents a confirmation that direct military confrontations between national states have not completely disappeared in the 21st century, contrary to what some internation...
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Biden’s Trade Policy Options Constrained by Domestic Politics and Geopolitics
President Trump’s trade policy has been defined by protectionism, cronyism, and mean‐​spiritedness. President Biden’s will be more polite. On substance, geopolitics and domestic politics are sure to crowd out economic considerations in shaping U.S. trade policy. The best we can hope for is that Biden’s team will be resolute and more competent ...
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What a Biden Win Would Mean for the Future of Multilateralism
Should Joe Biden win the American presidency on Nov. 3, the world will experience whiplash, as the United States performs a second about-face in its posture toward multilateralism in only four years. Although the U.S. has oscillated through cycles of internationalism and isolationism before, it has never executed such a swift and dramat...
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China Is Now the Amazon of Geopolitics
Life has pretty much returned to normal in China. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic began in China, but after putting into place harsh lockdown measures in the...
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Shifting Geopolitics Make US Leadership More Important than Ever
Over two decades ago, American political scientist John J. Mearsheimer predicted a clash between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. In a recent interview, Mearsheimer reiterated his previous position that “there would never be a peaceful emerging of China,” saying the idea that China is goi...