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How Much Damage Can Trump Actually Do to Global Climate Efforts?: First, the bad news: The US is very important to the Paris Agreement. If Donald Trump chooses not to enforce Obama’s climate policies, there is very little chance the world will be able to contain global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. Trump’s cabinet appointments so far indicate that he very like...
Turkey in Crisis: Turkey is in crisis. A number of terrorist attacks in recent weeks has rattled Turkish society, there is a persistent and ongoing crackdown on civil society, and President Erdogan is engineering constitutional changes to further consolidate power. On the line with me to discuss recent events in ...
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Labour's leader in European Parliament says Theresa May's Brexit plan will 'make most people poorer': Glenis Wilmott MEP responds to the Prime Minister's speech and describes her plans as 'chaotic'
Chelsea Manning: Why was the whistleblower who exposed some of America's most brutal war crimes serving such a harsh sentence? : In a last minute action, President Barack Obama significantly commuted the sentence of incarcerated whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
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Cyprus: Waiting for Edogan: It would be an excellent thing to reunite the island of Cyprus after 42 years of heavily armed partition, but it’s probably not going to happen this year. They’re all meeting in Geneva this week – President Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus and President Mustafa Akinci of the Turkish...
2016 Year-Ender: The main message of 2016 was that we are entering a period of economic and political upheaval comparable to the industrial revolution of 1780-1850, and nothing expressed that message more clearly than Donald Trump’s appointment of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labour. Even though it’s cle...
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’More important than ever': RT starts broadcasting within UN HQ: RT has joined an exclusive list of news outlets to broadcast on the internal information network at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Read Full Article at RT.com
Australia Day Muslim themed billboard removed after threats: A billboard for Australia Day, featuring two young girls in hijabs, has been taken down in Melbourne after threats were allegedly made to the media company who designed it. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Threatening Anonymous Letter Sent to Martin Luther King Jr. Four Years Prior to His Assassination. Was It From the FBI?: Unknown to the American public and revealed by renowned historian Professor Beverly Gage in  2014 New York Times Magazine article, Martin Luther King Jr. received a hideous and threatening anonymous letter, the purpose of which was to intimidate him. MLK…
Merkel Government Failed to Prevent ISIS Terror Operations in Germany, Intelligence Bodies Received Warnings and Failed to Act: A troubling series of revelations about German failures to prevent Islamic State operations within the country raise questions about their ability and willingness to effectively combat terror. The string of intelligence fiascos in 2016 comes as documents from Wikileaks show…
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Obama Commutes Most of Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence: On Jan. 17 the White House announced that President Obama commuted much of Chelsea Manning’s remaining prison sentence, reports the New York Times. Ms. Manning was slated to be released from prison in the year 2045. She will now be released on May 17. As of Jan. 17, President Obama has granted mo...
New Police Association Policy: Includes De-Escalation, But Permits Warning Shots: On Jan. 17 the International Association of Chiefs of Police released their National Consensus Policy on Use of Force, a model policy for officers in the U.S. to follow when considering use of deadly force, reports The Washington Post. The IACP’s model policy includes de-escalation for the first ...
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Working Together for Asia: Governments across Asia have to address massive challenges — climate change, rapidly aging populations, urbanization and immigration — that often outpace their financial and human capabilities. Collaboration with other sectors is increasingly seen as a way to use additional financial resources, s...
The New Industrial Revolution: The practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business has evolved over the past 50 years. First defensive and charitable, this model was based on legal compliance, risk management and supporting philanthropy and non-governmental organizations. When coupled with a promotio...
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Is Nationalism Bad for Women?: Traditional constructs of nationalism are being revived around the globe with negative impacts on women. In the United States, Europe, and  Turkey, this dangerous trend aims to limit women’s autonomy in hope of preserving national identity. The re-nationalization movement stems from threats – bot...
Did you write a killer paper? Publish it in CGA’s academic journal, Perspectives on Global Issues (PGI)!: PGI is now accepting Op Eds (400-600 words) and longer journal pieces (no more than 4000 words)!   If you’re proud of the writing and thinking you’re doing, share it with your peers and colleagues in the field. Op Eds are accepted on rolling basis throughout the semester. Journal Articles (no mor...
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Facts, and Opinions: Weekend Reads: Inmates and the Mustang Border Patrol, by Reuters Photo-essay American prisoners participating in the Wild Horse Inmate Program train mustangs that will eventually be adopted by the U.S. Border Patrol, providing the agency with inexpensive but agile horses, and inmates with skills and insights th...
Fresh Sheet: Facts, and Opinions: 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 ...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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