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Foreign Policy (March 18)

2020/ 03/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Sorry, America, the full lockdown is coming. Politicians won’t admit it yet, but it’s time to prepare—physically and psychologically—for a sudden stop to all life outside your home.” As borders shut, it’s time to ask, “Where, and with whom, do you want to spend the next six to 12 weeks of your life, hunkered down for the epidemic duration?”

 

Reuters (February 19)

2019/ 02/ 21 by jd in Global News

“With no deal in sight as Britain’s March 29 exit date approaches, supermarkets are stockpiling, working on alternative supplies and testing new routes to cope with an expected logjam at the borders but say they face insurmountable barriers.” One of the biggest is that you simply can’t stockpile fresh produce and other perishables. “Intense competition and slim margins in the British supermarket sector have also made contingency planning more complicated.”

 

The Atlantic (November Issue)

2014/ 11/ 03 by jd in Global News

China is “intensifying efforts to remake the maritime borders of” the South and East China Seas, “just as surely as Russia is remaking Europe’s political map in places like Crimea and Ukraine—only here the scale is vastly larger, the players more numerous, and the complexity greater.”

 

Washington Post (October 9)

2014/ 10/ 09 by jd in Global News

The “Ebola virus is a sobering reminder that we live in a world more connected and fluid than at any time in human history…. Viruses and bacteria do not stop at passport control.”

 

Los Angeles Times (October 3)

2014/ 10/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Fear of China is not a Western machination.” China likes to blame the West for stirring up trouble, but this year’s “massive protests in Taipei and Hong Kong show that fear of China is most acute along its own borders…. It is the inhabitants of greater China—the ones whom Beijing hopes one day to incorporate into a unified motherland—who fear China the most. They are protesting Chinese encroachments in far greater numbers than either the Vietnamese or Japanese.”

 

Financial Times (May 2)

2014/ 05/ 03 by jd in Global News

“First money and low-cost production jumped across borders, now it is creativity and services.” Knowledge intensive flows “are now worth a heady $12.6tn; to set this in context, this is half of all cross-border flows, and almost four-fifths the size of the US economy.” This new “globalisation does not just threaten western manufacturing jobs, but many service jobs too.”

 

Time (October 8)

2012/ 10/ 08 by jd in Global News

“The Arab Spring has indeed been bumpy…. The days when the U.S. could manage events in the region through a network of local autocrats are over.” Looking ahead, one very real possibility is “regional chaos and, ultimately, a redrawing of the national borders that were imagined by Europeans at the end of World War I.”

“The Arab Spring has indeed been bumpy…. The days when the U.S. could manage events in the region through a network of local autocrats are over.” Looking ahead, one very real possibility is “regional chaos and, ultimately, a redrawing of the national borders that were imagined by Europeans at the end of World War I.”

 

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