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The Arctic Is the Next Frontier in the New Cold War

Renate Bridenthal Geopolitical Economy
Geostrategically located, with profitable natural resources, the Arctic is rapidly becoming a militarized zone of power politics in the new cold war, contested by the US and Europe, Russia and China.

Forensic Study Finds Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda Was Poisoned

Sam Jones and John Bartlett The Guardian
The toxin clostridium botulinum was in his body when he died in 1973, days after Chile’s military coup. Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda died after being poisoned with a powerful toxin. Neruda was internationally known Communist poet.

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The Problem of Democracy

Jonathan Freedland The Guardian
In this book, author Hamid writes about what he calls a "democratic dilemma" facing U.S. policymakers, who, he says, "want democracy in theory but do not necessarily want its outcomes in practice.”

The US and China Play With Fire

Michael T. Klare Le Monde diplomatique
Long before Speaker Pelosi's plane touched down on, relations between China and the United States had been on a downward spiral. Isn’t it time to set aside the blame game and resume talks on measures that could reduce the risk of violent conflict?

Five Big Questions About Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Zhu Zhiqun Think China
Amid the furore following Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, US academic Zhu Zhiqun answers five questions on everyone's minds about the visit — Does the US Congress follow its own version of China policy? Why has Beijing responded so vehemently?

Cable News Wants War With China Over Taiwan

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
On TV news, a jingoistic discourse is already developing over the Taiwan crisis — and not just on the right. The result could be another disastrous great-power conflict, this time with China.
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