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The Conversation

What options does the UK have before the Brexit deadline?

Yet again, Theresa May’s government is no doubt hoping for just One Perfect Day, but it is not looking likely at the moment.

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Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat plunges UK into complete uncertainty

Theresa May has once again failed to get her Brexit deal through Parliament, leaving complete uncertainty about where the nation goes next
 

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US-Taliban deal is a face-saving measure to conclude a failed American military intervention

The Taliban is making territorial gains and killing hundreds of regime troops each month, and feel that they are on the cusp of victory.

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A US-China trade deal does not slow China’s rise

America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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What does the failure of North Korea-US summit mean for Korean peninsula

South Korean president Moon Jae-in seems stuck between North Korea and the US – neither of whom seem entirely committed to their summit’s success.

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Venezuela crisis: Donald Trump's threats to Nicolas Maduro evoke history of US intervention in Latin America

The US history of interfering in Latin American politics suggests that its military operations generally usher in dictatorship and civil war – not democracy.

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Venezuela stands close to the brink of another revolution

Acute shortages of food and medicine, along with quintuple-digit inflation, has led to an economic crisis.

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Oscars 2019: Yet again, Hollywood shows it thinks film-making is a man thing

Once again, another Academy Awards in which no women were mentioned in the important category of best director.

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Venezuela needs to tackle growing humanitarian and security crisis at the border

Concerns that Venezuela’s instability could extend beyond its borders have already materialised – 3 million citizens have left the country. Most of them are “absorbed” by borderland communities,…

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Shamima Begum: How Europe toughened its stance on women returning from Islamic State

The fear is that women returners, newly recognised as ideologically committed, might also carry out an attack.

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US-China trade conflict: Lack of trust hobbling the ability to reach a deal

The key is to devise an enforcement mechanism that is agreeable to both the U.S. and China. Only then will a resulting trade deal be self-enforcing.

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Venezuela crisis: US-supplied humanitarian aid may have a political motive

Nicolás Maduro contends that these US-supplied aid shipments are a plot to meddle in his country’s internal affairs

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Senate vote could end US complicity in the Saudi-led genocide in Yemen

Besides Saudi Arabia, the coalition attacking Yemen includes the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait and Bahrain.

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Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to pay for the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border, after Congress, in its new spending bill, denied him the full money to build…

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Venezuela crisis: Can Juan Guaido state that Nicolas Maduro is not the president, and seize power himself?

Venezuela requires electoral democracy and political consensus that can genuinely represent the people, deliver development, and reconstruct a sense of citizenship and belonging for its people.…

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