Trump’s Hot Air Far From Greatest Climate Threat, by Andrew Revkin, ProPublica Report
The real risk for climate change in a Donald Trump presidency, according to close to a dozen experts interviewed for this story, lies less in impacts on specific policies like Obama’s Clean Power Plan and more in the realm of shifts in America’s position in international affairs.
Extremist terrorism Germany’s biggest threat: Merkel Reuters Report
German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to improve security from extremist terrorists in her New Year’s address, urged Germans to forsake populism and to lead the effort to solve European Union challenges. Merkel is seen as a liberal anchor of stability and reason in a year that saw the Donald Trump elected as U.S. president, Britain vote to leave the EU and U.S-Russia relations deteriorate to Cold War levels.
After looking into Trump’s soul, Japan’s Abe seeks new allies, by Jonathan Manthorpe Column
There would be a delicious irony if Japan were driven out of the arms of Donald Trump, and into the arms of Vladimir Putin because of Shinzo Abe’s suspicions about the reliability of the man who U.S. intelligence agencies unanimously believe was helped into the Oval Office by Putin’s spy agencies.
In case you missed them:
- Foreign banks in Britain pay fraction of tax rate, by Tom Bergin
- Battle Ends, Bloody Syrian War Grinds On, by Laila Bassam, Angus McDowall and Stephanie Nebehay Report
- Earth on the Docket: Americans join wave of climate litigation, By Mary Wood, Charles W. Woodward, IV, and Michael C. Blumm Expert Witness
- Our Time to Rebel, by Tom Regan, Summoning Orenda Column
- Britain’s tortuous road to “hard” Brexit , by Jonathan Manthorpe, International Affairs Column
- A Tale of Two Crashes, and Their Aftermaths, by Jim McNiven, Thoughtlines Column
- Scandinavia Tackles Fairy Tale Gendering, by Gabrielle Richard, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC)
- Have I Inherited the Trauma of China’s Cultural Revolution? by Shayla Love Magazine
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