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American Council on Science and Health: The Trouble With A Premature Vaccine

Hope is beginning to fade that the world will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the predicted “second wave” arrives. Despite an unprecedented global effort, a deliverable vaccine might still be months away. - Alex Berezow Full story

RealClearWorld: Nothing has Changed With Taiwan

Nearly 40 years after then U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz sent a memo via an American diplomat to the Taiwanese government, the memo has been declassified. GPF's George Friedman on Washington's decision to release the memo and rising US-China tensions: Full story

RealClearWorld: Of Belarus, China and Watching a Perfect Game Pitched

The international system is undergoing a major shift, due to issues unfolding in Belarus and in China, both of which having little to do with COVID-19. - George Friedman Full story

RealClearWorld: Vaccine Nationalism Is an Exaggerated Threat

Following decades of globalization, the pendulum has begun to swing back the other direction, triggering fears that nationalist policies will lead to a breakdown in international cooperation and a destabilization of the world order. Full story

American Council on Science and Health: Vaccine Nationalism is an Exaggerated Threat

When the Soviets beat the U.S. into space with the launch of their first satellite, Americans feared that they had fallen technologically behind the USSR, prompting the formation of NASA. But the space race is not analogous to the COVID-19 vaccine race. - Alex Berezow Full story

RealClearScience: Vaccine Nationalism is an Exaggerated Threat

Following decades of globalization, the pendulum has begun to swing back the other direction, triggering fears that nationalist policies will lead to a breakdown in international cooperation and a destabilization of the world order. - Alex Berezow Full story

Center for Global Policy: Iraq: Caught Between the U.S., Iran, and Itself

After just four months in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is already struggling under the weight of internal and external pressures. - Caroline Rose Full story

Radio New Zealand: George Friedman: The Storm Before The Calm

Dr. George Friedman's latest book focuses on the United States, where he argues that the country finds itself in a cyclical state of crisis every 80 years. In The Storm Before the Calm, Dr. Friedman posits that crunch-time is approaching in the 2020s, bringing with it dramatic upheaval in American society. Full interview

ABC Radio National: The Storm Before the Calm - The Coming Crisis of the 2020s

Geopolitical forecaster George Friedman predicts discord and crisis during the 2020s, and believes we were already headed for this particularly challenging period, because of the convergence of two historical cycles in the institutional and socio-economic spheres. Full interview

RealClearWorld: The EU Opens the Door to More China Trade

After 10 years of negotiation, the European Council earlier this week authorized the EU to sign a trade agreement with China. - Antonia Colibasanu Full story
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