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FRANCESCO FIMIANI WRITES — Why should Middle East analysts and anyone else interested in the region’s economy and geopolitics be concerned about the tiny nation of Lebanon? Because, in shambles as it is now, it provides yet another theatre for proxy war in the region. The country is facing its worst crisis since the 40 year-long civil war that rage...
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Tackling the Threat of Zoonotic Diseases

In recent decades, scientists have identified dozens of new, potentially deadly pathogens that originated among other animal species but have the capacity to infect humans. SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is one such zoonotic virus, and humankind’s vulnerability to them is increasing as a result of population growth, globali...
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Opinion | Why Trump is Booing American Athletes

But to come out actively against them? It might seem a little strange or unpatriotic to tee off on the athletes representing your country (not to mention racist, in the case of the slaps at Biles and the “woke” NBA players), but it’s not even close to being against the “spirit of the Olympics.” In fact, it’s consistent with the politicization of t...
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The Utah connection to a bizarre Texas political story

Good Wednesday morning Utah! Thanks for reading “The Rundown”.👂 I’m listening! Do you have a news tip to share or maybe just some feedback on this newsletter? Send me an email or find me on Twitter @SchottHappens.Get this newsletter delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up for free here.The Utah connection to a bizarre Texas political...
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A New Environment for Humanity — Valdai Club

According to SIPRI, global defence spending in 2015 amounted to $1,676 billion. These funds are sufficient to yield the full implementation of the programme to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Let's say programmes to eradicate poverty and hunger would account for 15% of this defence spending. The mo...