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Is Trump an ‘effective leader’?

Asia Times SCOTT COWEN No matter how much chaos and disruption US President Donald Trump causes – to trade, business, and even America’s core alliances – his supporters regularly insist that Trump is a leader who gets things done. While Arkansas Senator and almost-CIA director Tom Cotton regards Trump as …

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Chaos in Brexit Britain

What does the recent political turmoil in the UK mean for the future of Theresa May’s government and for Brexit itself? Al Jazeera Anand Menon Just when you thought this island had finally calmed down after a referendum that shocked the world and an election result no one had predicted, …

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Future of Nato depends on Britain

With Trump giving the definite impression that he is no longer interested in the trans-atlantic alliance stakes are high for London The Telegraph Con Coughlin I’ve lost track of the number of times Nato has found itself in the last-chance saloon, facing existential questions about its relevance, as well as …

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Sharif’s conviction a major turning point

Gulf News Farhan Bokhari Friday’s conviction of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a ten-year prison term by an anti-corruption court, marked no less than a landmark event in a country where the rich have often considered themselves beyond the reach of law. The conviction followed a case related …

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Demonising children at US and European borders

Al Jazeera Lewis Turner On June 30, thousands marched in 700 cities across the United States to demand the end of the Trump administration’s deplorable immigration policies. The protests came after images and audio recordings of small children being separated from their parents and being kept in cages were circulated …

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