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The Winners and Losers in the 2020 EU Budget

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George Friedman’s Thoughts: On Viewing Rembrandt’s ‘Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer’

Last weekend I was in New York City, with a rare moment for indulgence. I chose to visit an old love, one who taught...

North Korea Would Like Your Attention

Pyongyang has set a deadline. Does it really mean anything?

The Pressure on China

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has begun minor operations to try to quell the unrest in Hong Kong. This is a step that the...

How Iran Lost Its Hold Over Iraqi Shiites

Iraqi Shiites understand that Iran wants their country to remain weak and fragmented.

Washington’s Chinese Tech Conundrum

The U.S. has a Chinese tech problem, but it’s stuck on how to fix it.

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Last weekend I was in New York City, with a rare moment for indulgence. I chose to visit an old love, one who taught...

Daily Memo: South Korea and Japan, the US in the South China Sea, Israel in Chaos

South Korea stalls on pulling out of an agreement with Japan, and the U.S. conducts freedom of navigation operations in disputed waters.

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Anadolu Agency - Istanbul Summit to Discuss Digital Technology

How will digital technology change the future of businesses? The Visionary'19 Summit in Istanbul will discuss this on Nov. 27. George Friedman, the founder of online publication Geopolitical Futures, and Dirk Ahlborn, the co-founder of Hyperloop, will deliver speeches at the event. Full story

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