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The Green New Deal and the War on Commercial Aviation

United airlines, cc Flickr ERIC SALARD, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Though we may take it for granted, air travel is still a miracle of modern society.

How Belt and Road Is Upending the Beijing Consensus

Coal plant in Wyoming, cc Greg Goebel from Loveland CO, USA ,modified, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dave_Johnson_coal-fired_power_plant,_central_Wyoming.jpg

When it comes to coal, Beijing is preaching water but drinking wine.

The Road Ahead: Examining South Africa’s New International Strategy

Ramaphosa, cc Flickr, ITU Pictures, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It’s time for President Ramaphosa to break with recent past and reassert the moral and multilateral imperatives in South African foreign policy.

Great Power Politics Comes to Venezuela

MaduroPutin, CC Kremlin.ru, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/18446

The Kremlin will be looking to duplicate its recent Syrian success by propping up the Maduro regime in Venezuela. But just like with Bashar al-Assad, support comes at a price.

In the Long Haul, Vanadium Will Prove Durable

Local elected officials, key Vandenberg leaders, base affiliates and local media came together for the 28 megawatt solar photovoltaic array dedication, April 10, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The ceremony included representatives from SunPower, the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and the Secretary of Air Force Environment, Safety and Infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Clayton Wear/Released)

Investors take note: the vanadium market of tomorrow may look nothing like what we’re seeing today.

Why I Never Use the Word “Palestine”

Palflag, cc Flickr Heinrich Böll Foundation Palestine & Jordan, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The word describes a sovereign entity that simply doesn’t exist.

NATO’s Make-or-Break Moment

NATO Dragoon Ride 2016 Latvia, cc Flickr Kārlis Dambrāns, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

There’s a much more cost-effective option than pursuing an EU army: boosting defense budgets under the auspices of NATO.

Vietnam offers Model Economy for Second Trump-Kim Summit

Rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, cc Flickr M M, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

As a country with a similar past, Vietnam’s historical experience offers Pyongyang a path back to the global mainstream.

10 Years on, Tymoshenko’s Ill-fated Deal Still Haunts Ukraine’s “Gas Princess”

Tymoshenko, cc Flickr European People's Party, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Even a decade later, a woeful gas deal with the Russians still looms over the campaign of presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko.

Trump is Right on Syria

TrumpGage, cc Flickr, Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

It may be hard admit given the US president’s woeful foreign policy record, but Trump is right on Syria: it’s time for the United States to get out.

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