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Mining company accused over deadly police crackdown in Sierra Leone

Mining company accused over deadly police crackdown in Sierra Leone | Global Politics | Scoop.it

High court in London hears evidence of company’s alleged complicity in killings, beatings and evictions of villagers by armed police in northern Sierra Leone

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West's rightist politicians exploiting fears of globalisation: UNCTAD

West's rightist politicians exploiting fears of globalisation: UNCTAD | Global Politics | Scoop.it

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The developed north of the world is witnessing the phenomenon of right-wing politicians "manipulating the reality" of globalisation not having delivered its benefits in an equitable manner, which poses the biggest threat to the multilateral trade system, UNCTAD Secretary Gen

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As Trump turns his back on the world, the stage is set for President Xi | Larry Elliott

As Trump turns his back on the world, the stage is set for President Xi | Larry Elliott | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The newly emboldened Chinese leader will exploit US isolationism, writes Larry Elliott, the Guardian’s economics editor
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One viewpoint on the trajectory of China and the US in Great Power terms.
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Denmark reveals €800m tax fraud – the country's biggest

Denmark reveals €800m tax fraud – the country's biggest | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Tax authority alerts police amid suspicion that foreign companies have defrauded its system over past three years Denmark’s tax authority said on Wednesday that it had alerted police after foreign companies appeared to have drained more than 800m...
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Serbia and Kosovo in cooperation deal

Serbia and Kosovo in cooperation deal | Global Politics | Scoop.it
EU announces step towards normality in relationship that has remained volatile since war that was followed by majority ethnic Albanian region breaking away Related: Kosovans risk perils of roads, forests and criminals in chase for better life in...
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A bit of better news from the Western Balkans for a change and a reminder that the EU can deliver important diplomatic action.
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International Affairs Today: Towards Order or Anarchy?

Organised by PSIG with GCSP Chair: Michael Parmly Speakers: Michael Moller, Acting Director General of United Nations Office in Geneva Miguel Angel ...
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Brazilian president under fire as tens of thousands protest in 200 cities

Brazilian president under fire as tens of thousands protest in 200 cities | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Dilma Rousseff faces calls for impeachment and accusations of corruptionDemonstrators take on leaders: ‘We don’t have politicians – we have thieves’ Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to protest against President Dilma...
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Island dispute drags on: Abe's Russian diplomacy draws sneers in Moscow, baffles West- Nikkei Asian Review

Island dispute drags on: Abe's Russian diplomacy draws sneers in Moscow, baffles West- Nikkei Asian Review | Global Politics | Scoop.it
MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking diplomatic risks with little prospect of a payoff in his push to improve Japan's relations with Russia.
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Interesting to see how the shifting power patterns are impacting on the foreign policy of different states.

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Getting Started with Online Teaching


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:43 AM

There are two stages-the development phase and the teaching phase-with plenty of steps provided on how to complete both stages.

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Election result could transform India’s defence industry

Election result could transform India’s defence industry | Global Politics | Scoop.it
INDIA has been trying to establish a robust high-tech indigenous defence industry for many years.
But the 2014 data on international arms transfers recently released by the Stockholm International
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This is interesting.  India's position in the wider power structure is to some extent undermined by its inability to source its own weapons systems.

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How China is affecting Europe's position in the world - The Economist

How China is affecting Europe's position in the world - The Economist | Global Politics | Scoop.it
How China is affecting Europe's position in the world
The Economist
Barack Obama and Xi Jinping both paid homage to the European Union and sought better trade relations with Europe, the world's biggest exporter.
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Interesting piece from both a Great power politics perspective as well as diplomatic culture

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Mexican vigilantes who ousted Knights Templar cartel could bring new violence

Mexican vigilantes who ousted Knights Templar cartel could bring new violence | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Government feels unable to disarm militias without handing back control to the drug gang they helped defeat in Michoacán
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The challenges of sovereignty.

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James Belich - An Approach to Global History - History Hub

James Belich - An Approach to Global History - History Hub | Global Politics | Scoop.it

James Belich is one of New Zealand’s foremost historians. He is currently based at Oxford where he is Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History. His early work examined the history of New Zealand in a global context.

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PressTV-UN reaffirms support for Iraq’s territorial integrity

PressTV-UN reaffirms support for Iraq’s territorial integrity | Global Politics | Scoop.it

The UN Security Council has reaffirmed support for Iraq’s territorial integrity, and called on Baghdad and Kurdish leaders to hold negotiations.

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Unsurprisingly states are still very committed to the norm of territorial integrity.
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Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal - BBC News

Ceta talks: EU hopes to unblock Canada trade deal - BBC News | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The EU Parliament president says he is optimistic that a trade deal between the EU and Canada can be signed despite last-minute obstacles.
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Australia must face up to cost of carbon reductions – European climate expert

Australia must face up to cost of carbon reductions – European climate expert | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Former European commissioner Connie Hedegaard agrees with Tony Abbott that wind turbines are not ‘beautiful’, but calls power plants ‘visually awful’ The former European commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard has urged countries to...
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North Korea steps back from war footing after South halts border propaganda

North Korea steps back from war footing after South halts border propaganda | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Military postures to be rolled back by both sides and South Korea will halt loudspeaker broadcasts at the border, calming days of heightened tensions North and South Korea reached agreement early on Tuesday to end a standoff involving an exchange...
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North and South Korea have both agreed to step back from a standoff. Their exchange involved North Korea agreeing to end its "semi state of war."

 

This new development is inherently important to international relations. First, this is an excellent example of reciprocity, as both countries are gaining something out of the deal. Also, tensions between North and South Korea not only affect them, but also their allied countries. Both countries agreed to rollback heightened militaries on their borders, which shows a newfound cooperation between the two.

 

Personally, I feel this development is really important. The two countries have been fighting each other for so long, it is a relief that they are finally starting to compromise. With both countries backing down their militaries, the threat of nuclear war also goes down, which is always a plus.

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Donald Trump, Human Bias, and the Art of the Deal

Donald Trump, Human Bias, and the Art of the Deal | Global Politics | Scoop.it
Tomorrow morning, I teach a seminar on “Perception, Cognition, and Biases” as part of our introductory Think, Decide, and Communicate course.
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How do politicians attempt to influence our thinking about them and their political positions?

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Japan's economy shrinks by 0.4% in a blow for 'Abenomics' growth plan

Japan's economy shrinks by 0.4% in a blow for 'Abenomics' growth plan | Global Politics | Scoop.it
The second quarter of the year saw output contract by 0.4% despite prime minister Shinzo Abe’s huge stimulus programme to reverse years of poor growth Japan’s economy shrunk 0.4% in the second quarter of the year, official data showed on Monday,...
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An added variable to consider in the current development of Japanese foreign policy.

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Protesters from Pacific islands hit by climate change vow to block coal exports in Australia video

Protesters from Pacific islands hit by climate change vow to block coal exports in Australia video | Global Politics | Scoop.it
A group of protesters from islands across the south Pacific have arrived in Australia pledging to block coal exports from the NSW port of Newcastle.
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Russia, Europe, and the new international order | European Council on Foreign Relations

Russia, Europe, and the new international order | European Council on Foreign Relations | Global Politics | Scoop.it
ECFR conducts research and promotes informed debate across Europe on the development of a coherent and effective European foreign policy.
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Racism row Austrian MEP told to quit

Racism row Austrian MEP told to quit | Global Politics | Scoop.it
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Some Eurosceptic parties are more extreme than others.

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US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest and undermine government

US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest and undermine government | Global Politics | Scoop.it
USAid started ZunZuneo, a social network built on texts, in hope it could be used to organize 'smart mobs' to trigger Cuban spring In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a US government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to...
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