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‘Not Enough Has Been Done’: US Election Security Still Vulnerable To Russia Heading Into 2020 – Even With New Funding, Experts Warn

quoting Andrew Grottovia Independent
Sunday, September 29, 2019

With just under five months until voting begins in the run-up to 2020, election security experts warn that last-minute election security funding in the Senate may not be enough.

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Xi’s Historic Power Grab Has Cost China A Great Deal Of Stability

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia CNBC
Saturday, September 28, 2019

This isn’t the outcome President Trump anticipated, now 15 months into his trade war with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping this Tuesday will stage the mother of all military parades through central Beijing, celebrating not only the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic — but also underscoring his quest for “national rejuvenation” and global leadership.

Analysis and Commentary

Boris Johnson Can Beat Bercow's Surrender Parliament - By Staging A Government Strike, Writes Historian Andrew Roberts

by Andrew Robertsvia Daily Mail (UK)
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Parliaments have traditionally been given nicknames to distinguish them from one another.

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Trump's Former Defense Secretary Says Whistleblower Probe Just A 'Raucous' Period For U.S. Democracy

featuring General Jim Mattisvia CBC News (Canada)
Friday, September 27, 2019

Former U.S. defense secretary James Mattis says the whistleblower complaint threatening U.S. President Donald Trump with impeachment is the "normal heave and ho of democracies." "Democracies go through raucous periods and you see some of that going on right now — and by the way, you see it going on in Germany and France and the United Kingdom especially, and certainly very much so here in Washington, D.C., right now," said Mattis, who served as Trump's secretary of defense from January 2017 to December 2018, but resigned over a series of policy disagreements with the president.

Analysis and Commentary

On Climate Change, Humanity Is Not ‘Evil’

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Globe and Mail
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Speaking at the United Nations, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said that if humanity really understands the science of climate change and still fails to act, we’re “evil.” This is because climate change means “people are dying.” Helpfully, she also told us what we must do to act correctly: In a bit more than eight years, we will have exhausted our remaining allowance for carbon emissions, so we must shut down everything running on fossil fuels by 2028.

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Lanhee Chen: Policy Expert: China Believes They Can 'Wait Out' Trump On Trade Talks

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, September 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses trade tensions between the US and China.

White House at night
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Impeachment Comes With A Foreign Policy Silver Lining

quoting John Yoovia Bloomberg Quint
Friday, September 27, 2019

Even before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pulled the trigger on an investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, there were fears and complaints that impeachment proceedings would dangerously compromise U.S. foreign policy. Beyond just stifling the president’s communications with foreign leaders, wrote former Justice Department official John Yoo, Congress “would seize the upper hand in foreign affairs, which has produced disasters.”

While The U.S. Snoozes, Putin And Xi Are Having A Bromance And Flexing Their Global Muscle | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, September 26, 2019

America is looking inward, resembling a sullen, sometimes confused navel-gazing couch-potato. It’s tired of going outside and bored with the world.

In the News

President Trump’s Ukraine Call And The Dangers Of Personal Diplomacy

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 26, 2019
President Trump’s comments in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July have prompted the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment inquiry.
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Welcome to the End of the Process

by Tony Badranvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Speaking to reporters in August, President Trump said he would likely wait until after the Israeli elections in September to unveil his peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. Although this plan has been long in the making, with the exception of the proposal to allocate investment funds to the Palestinian territories and neighboring countries, its details have remained unknown; and that’s a good thing. 

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