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Sputnik — Russian Space Chief Banned on Facebook Over Online Spat With Former US Envoy

Censorship watch.Facebook has banned Dmitry Rogozin's account after the head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency wrote a post criticising the former US envoy to Russia, Michael McFaul.In his post, Rogozin warned McFaul against meddling in Russian affairs after the former ambassador gave his two cents on the state of the Russian democracy and the protests supporting Alexei Navalny that swept across the country on Saturday. McFaul said the Russian blogger should be free after his arrest last...

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Four Ways Biden Can Boost the Global Economy — Jayati Ghosh

The US is nowhere near as economically dominant as it was even a decade ago. Yet President-elect Joe Biden can take several relatively simple steps that would have far-reaching benefits for the US economy, the American people, and the rest of the world....Project SyndicateFour Ways Biden Can Boost the Global EconomyJayati Ghosh | Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi

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Slouching Toward Post-Journalism — Martin Gurri

The New York Times and other elite media outlets have openly embraced advocacy over reporting....The opposite of censorship, which amounts to silencing opposition, is advocacy, which amounts to propaganda. It used to be called "yellow press" although that term seems to have lapsed into history.While this is chiefly about politics, advocacy and censorship affect not only politics but also economics. As always, follow the money and power.City-JournalSlouching Toward Post-JournalismMartin...

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The One Big Problem With A Central Asian Energy Corridor — Alan Mammoser

Update on Pipelinestan, here largely natural gas.It's all about controlling territory and both stocks and flows of resources with some big players (China, Russia, Turkey) involved along with the little players, the "stans." Turkey, especially, is an emergent power in the region.OilpriceThe One Big Problem With A Central Asian Energy CorridorAlan Mammoser for Oilprice.com

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Sputnik — CFR Says Trump Was Right to Press China on Trade, Urges Biden to Do the Same in Concert With Allies

Confronting China is easier said than done. That vessel has already put to sea.The problem is that no one knows just what to do that could possibly work to achieve specified objectives, you know, like drawing up a feasible plan that can get agreement. Why? For one thing, because of different and often competing interests. There are costs as well as benefits, and they are not evenly distributed. As I keep saying, without a systems approach, there will be unintended consequences, and dealing...

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World Economic Forum — Who’s who at Davos Agenda Week 2021

More than 2,000 leaders will join the virtual Davos Agenda under the theme of "A Crucial Year to Rebuild Trust” from 25 - 29 January.Twenty-five heads of state and government will join to address urgent need for global cooperation.Six-hundred global CEOs to represent the private sector in 140 sessions live-streamed to the public.Civil society leaders, academia, arts and culture, as well as youth, will be represented....“Rebuilding trust and increasing global cooperation are crucial to...

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