Analysis

STRATFOR GEOPOLITICS ANALYSIS

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BY IAN MORRIS Fifty years ago, the British poet Philip Larkin saw that the world was shifting under his feet. As he described it in his 1967 composition Annus Mirabilis, Sexual intercourse began In nineteen sixty-three (which was rather late for me)— Between the end of the Chatterley ban And…

STRATFOR ANALYSIS

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US President Donald Trump’s first week in office has been a whirlwind of executive action on a number of different policy fronts. Countries around the globe are keeping a particularly close eye on the new leader’s positions on trade after Trump threatened to impose tariffs against several states. For instance,…

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IN Kuwait, a nameless grave containing the body of an innocent Filipino woman, executed for the crime of murder, is shrouded in the silence of the dumbfounded. Here lies Jakatia Pawa, says its invisible epitaph: caring mother, hardworking OFW, and innocent beyond reasonable doubt. I write this so that generations…

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THE penalty should be harsher for offenders who are law enforcers and lawmakers. Even if law-breaking enforcers and lawmakers comprise a tiny percentage in their respective organizations, they tarnish the image of the institution and consequently contribute to a decline in public trust. It gives a perception of a breakdown…

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BEFORE the Constitution of the United States took effect—after the 13 colonies declared independence from the British—there were no immigration laws to control the entry of the unwanted in North America. In fact, there was no United States of America to speak of; the land that the colonists and would-be…

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WELLINGTON: The elevation of an unpredictable billionaire to the helm of nuclear-armed America has given fresh impetus to the idea of remote New Zealand as a bulwark for civilisation in the event of a global catastrophe. The idea has pedigree — British science fiction writer John Wyndham’s 1955 novel “The…

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LISBON: When Portugal was suffering in the depths of the global financial crisis, Marina Pereira followed thousands of her compatriots and took a job in Angola as it rode the wave of an oil boom. But now the collapse in global crude prices has hammered the southwest African country’s economy…

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WASHINGTON: The robots of the future will be coming soon, rolling along at a lumbering pace with those goods you just ordered. The six-wheeled, knee-high robots from startup Starship Technologies are part of a new wave of automated systems taking aim at the “last mile” delivery of goods to consumers.…

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There is nothing in the art or science of governance that our leaders could use as guide/template in dealing with the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Many reasons for this. The first one is that Mr. Trump has been a businessman all his life, then mixed…

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Andres is just one ten years old child and he has lived on the streets of Metro Manila most his life like thousands of other street children. They work as scavengers, market boys or girls and are abandoned and vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse by adults. They are uneducated…

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