Politics

Ideological polarization, propaganda, and the evolution of political thought—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of politics.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n8omxrbYUE
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
The story of how political polarization is dividing America is well known. But this historical phenomenon has a multitude of individual facets. To discuss th...
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https://qz.com/854257/brace-yourself-the-most-disruptive-phase-of-globalization-is-just-beginning/
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Quartz
Brace yourself.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/when-human-rights-become-handicap-us-foreign-policy
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Stratfor
As U.S.-Saudi relations after the Khashoggi slaying illustrate, the need to maintain strategic ties can outweigh humanitarian concerns.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/china-russia-beijing-and-moscow-sign-joint-space-agreement
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Stratfor
The deal's ambitions include lunar and deep space exploration, with a possible manned moon landing.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2017/10/20/weekend-roundup-whoever-dominates-ai-will-put-their-stamp-on-the-social-order/
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Washington Post
What matters is who makes the choices behind what intelligent machines do.
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https://nypost.com/2020/07/11/the-fallacy-of-white-privilege-and-how-its-corroding-society/
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New York Post
White people are now one-dimensionally seen as an undifferentiated mass of privilege and wealth whereas minorities are seen as powerless victims.
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https://qz.com/611644/we-talked-to-five-experts-about-what-it-would-take-to-actually-institute-universal-basic-income/
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Quartz
Free monthly checks for all sounds like a wonderful proposal, but how feasible is UBI to implement in reality?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydPqKhgh9Mg
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Bloomberg QuickTake
In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can't use cash or credit cards, only your smartp...
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https://thecorrespondent.com/466/the-neoliberal-era-is-ending-what-comes-next/61693368132-4c252cee
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The Correspondent
In a crisis, what was once unthinkable can suddenly become inevitable. We’re in the middle of the biggest societal shakeup since the second world war. And neoliberalism is gasping its last breath. So from higher taxes for the wealthy to more robust government, the time has come for ideas that seemed impossible just months ago.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiESisEL43c&feature=youtu.be
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The Rubin Report
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Milo Yiannopoulos (conservative pundit, Breitbart journalist) about his controversial views on feminism and feminists...
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https://www.reddit.com/r/geopolitics/comments/dozm4v/security_goals_for_japan_in_the_future/
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Reddit
14 votes, 10 comments. Let’s discuss security goals of japan in the future in regards to the US-Japan Alliance
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/17/china-backs-turkey-to-overcome-its-economic-crisis.html
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CNBC
China is the latest country to offer some comforting words to President Recep Erdogan, as Turkey experiences a currency meltdown and a tariff spat with the U.S.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611815/who-needs-democracy-when-you-have-data/
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Technology Review
In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated by a computer named Multivac. The machine took this data and calculated the results of an election that therefore never needed to happen.…
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-gun-control-measures-ban-1.5552131
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CBC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday a ban on some 1,500 models of military-grade "assault-style" weapons in Canada, a ban that takes effect immediately.
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https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/07/25/the-eus-relationship-with-turkey-is-failing
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The Economist
What Europe does now will be a test of its foreign-policy seriousness
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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/04/what-is-green-infrastructure-and-how-do-we-include-it-in-urban-planning
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WE Forum
Urban planners tend to be wary of green infrastructure, but changing mindsets could bring environmental and social developments.
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https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/how-america-has-fought-iran%E2%80%99s-wars-middle-east-81556
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National Interest
From Saddam Hussein's Iraq to ISIS and the Afghan Taliban, the United States has taken it upon itself to destroy Iran's enemies.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTsEzmFamZ8
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Powerful JRE
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https://thewire.in/political-economy/can-india-compete-with-china-in-the-post-covid-19-world
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The Wire
The RSS/BJP ideologues must unlearn their ‘cultural nationalism’ and re-learn ‘productive nationalism’ with a massive focus on the dignity of labour.
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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/04/forget-far-right-populism-crypto-anarchists-are-the-new-masters-internet-politics
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The Guardian
More worrying than the internets role in the rise of far-right populism is the digital tsunami poised to engulf us: AI and and crypto-anarchists are radically restructuring life  and politics  as we know it
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/south-africas-leader-hopes-payoff-his-gamble
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Stratfor
President Cyril Ramaphosa could sacrifice short-term investor confidence on the altar of populism if it helps him win South Africa's elections next year.