Globalization

Australia Could Play Bigger Role In Supplying U.S. Military With Rare Earth Minerals
Dep. of Defense
Australia Could Play Bigger Role In Supplying U.S. Military With Rare Earth Minerals
2019-08-27 19:38:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With trade tensions between U.S. and China still on a high boil, Australia stands poised to become the Defense Department's primary supplier of Rare Earth metals, a department official said Monday. Rare Earth metals are a collection of... Read More

How Macron Pulled A Fast One On Trump With a Gamble Over Iran
Foreign Affairs
How Macron Pulled A Fast One On Trump With a Gamble Over Iran

BIARRITZ, France — In a break in summit talks on Sunday afternoon, cameras caught British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating his French host on his handling of a tense dinner the night before. “Well played,” Johnson told Emmanuel Macron, breaking,... Read More

China to Raise Tariffs on $60 Billion in US Goods Starting June 1
Trade
China to Raise Tariffs on $60 Billion in US Goods Starting June 1
2019-05-13 21:59:46
by Dan McCue

The U.S.-China trade war escalated Monday with Beijing signaling it plans to raise tariffs on about $60 billion in U.S. goods on the heels of the United States slapping new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods last week. Some... Read More

Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
In The News
Unique Gathering at United Nations Asks, 'Are You A Responsible Leader?'
2019-05-10 20:48:51
by Dan McCue

Bawa Jain sounded as if he had still not quite come back down to Earth. A week removed from co-hosting the inaugural Responsible Leaders Summit at the United Nations in New York, the indefatigable secretary general of the World Council... Read More

China’s Xi Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Corruption to Calm Belt and Road Initiative Criticism
Geopolitics
China’s Xi Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Corruption to Calm Belt and Road Initiative Criticism
2019-04-26 20:22:43
by HJ Mai

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged transparency and zero tolerance for corruption in an attempt to alleviate criticism for his country’s Belt and Road Initiative from the United States that described the massive infrastructure project as a debt trap for poorer... Read More

US Trade Deficit Narrows to Eight-Month Low in February
Economy
US Trade Deficit Narrows to Eight-Month Low in February
2019-04-17 21:08:57
by Dan McCue

The U.S. trade deficit dropped 3.4 percent to $49.4 billion in February, driven by a sharp decline in imports from China and a surge in exports of commercial aircraft, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The combined $2.2 billion in sales... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Khashoggi’s Friends Are Being Watched. The US Can Do Little About It

For years, Ali Al-Ahmed felt grateful to be in the United States, enjoying a safe life, much like his friend, the slain writer Jamal Khashoggi did. Now the dissident Saudi says he is “freaked out.” Al-Ahmed feels hounded even in ... Read More

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