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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/what-will-global-gdp-look-like-in-2030
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World Economic Forum
This visualisation shows the growth of global GDP and its distribution, looking at the US, China and India.
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https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/new-world-atlas-desertification-shows-unprecedented-pressure-planets-natural-resources
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EU
New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources
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https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/climate-change-is-a-threat-multiplier
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Big Think
Climate change is often talked about in regard to its impact on the environment, but its impact on international peace and stability may be even more crucial.
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https://phys.org/news/2019-09-refugees-seas-home.html
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Physics Org
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/09/climate-crisis-could-displace-12bn-people-by-2050-report-warns
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The Guardian
Countries unable to withstand ecological threats among worlds least peaceful, analysis finds
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https://www.pewresearch.org/2020/10/05/in-u-s-and-uk-globalization-leaves-some-feeling-left-behind-or-swept-up/
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Pew Research Center
Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/25/climate-apartheid-united-nations-expert-says-human-rights-may-not-survive-crisis
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The Guardian
Right to life is likely to be undermined alongside the rule of law, special rapporteur says
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/geopolitics-rare-earth-elements
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Stratfor
These not-so-rare but still increasingly important members of the periodic table are causing supply chain quandaries for global powers including China and the United States.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHLzjxDcgho
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJmrODCZmmw
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Danube Institute
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
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https://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/maps-immigrants-and-emigrants-around-world
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Migration Policy
Program: Use our interactive maps to learn about international migration, including immigrant and emigrant populations by country and trends in global migration since 1960. One of these maps was referred to by a news organization as "addictive" and "a font of fun facts."
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/cape-town-water-crisis-countdown-day-zero
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Stratfor
As Cape Town prepares for potential water rationing, underlying economic and political schisms will bubble to the surface.
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https://fortune.com/2014/07/15/five-emerging-nations-plan-a-development-bank-of-their-own/
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Fortune
Leaders of big developing nations hope to create an alternative to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, as a sign of independence.
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/cognitive-technologies/ai-investment-by-country.html
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Deloitte
Companies around the globe, boosted by countries’ various strategies, have worked to implement AI practices. Our survey suggests what early adopters have learned—and how leaders can learn from their AI experiences.
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https://phys.org/news/2019-12-country-green-stanford-paths-countries.html
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Phys
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/ch0evn/how_china_is_slowly_expanding_its_power_in_africa/
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Reddit
79 votes, 31 comments. 287k members in the geopolitics community. Geopolitics is focused on the relationship between politics and territory. Through …
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https://www.economist.com/international/2020/06/08/how-george-floyds-death-reverberates-around-the-world
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The Economist
The unrest in America has cheered its foes and globalised the struggle against racism
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SpeqNbGw8c
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Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
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https://academic.oup.com/isq/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/isq/sqx078/4944059?redirectedFrom=fulltext
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Oxford
Abstract. Scholars, practitioners, and pundits often leave their assessments of uncertainty vague when debating foreign policy, arguing that clearer probability
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/10/19/military-draft-is-making-comeback-europe/
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Washington Post
European countries thought conscription was a relic of the past. But tensions rise with Russia, several are bringing back mandatory military service.
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/talent/brawn-from-brains-talent-policy-and-the-future-of-american-competitiveness.html
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Deloitte
A mismatch between demand for talent and supply is threatening US competitiveness. Public policies, not just in conventional areas but also in areas such as foreign investment need to be reassessed.