Source: Le Monde diplomatique

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Will AI make society obsolete?

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality And Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil (Allen Lane); Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Y...   [ continue reading...]

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Empire of destruction

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully id...   [ continue reading...]

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A Fairy tale from 2050

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them...   [ continue reading...]

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The demolition of U.S. global power

The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump's first days in office, news of the damage to America's international stature has come ha...   [ continue reading...]

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Preparing for doomsday

Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States? If that's a thought that hasn't crossed your mind, maybe it's because...   [ continue reading...]

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The insult wars in Washington

I don't tweet, but I do have a brief message for our president: Will you please get the hell out of the way for a few minutes? You and your antics are blocking...   [ continue reading...]

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The enemy of my enemy Is my...?

The Middle East. Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea? Not likely. The planet's two leading nuclear armed powers backing battlin...   [ continue reading...]

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NBA giants, born to be great

American basketball promotes the myth that it's a way out of poverty and a hard life. But that's no longer true. The odds are genetically stacked and favour tho...   [ continue reading...]

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A strict dress code

The NBA was getting a bad press late in the 1990s. Star players had been involved in fights or accused of rape or using cocaine, stadiums were only half full, a...   [ continue reading...]

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The politics of no politics

Emboldened by an electoral victory secured with three million fewer votes than his competitor, President Trump chose Saudi Arabia as the venue to lecture Iran f...   [ continue reading...]

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Picking a quarrel with Qatar

There has long been tension and rivalry, but why did Saudi Arabia suddenly lead the rest of the Gulf in a diplomatic and PR offensive against Qatar? Saudi Arabi...   [ continue reading...]

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Socialised healthcare American-style

The US healthcare battle is heating up: if the Republicans manage to replace Obamacare, 26 million Americans will lose health insurance. Yet socialised medicine...   [ continue reading...]

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London, whose city?

The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower and killed so many who lived there made clear what many have felt for years: London has become a city for capital not peo...   [ continue reading...]

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After the fall

Much ink has been spilt recently on the ouster of Travis Kalanick, erstwhile CEO of Uber Technologies, from the ride-hailing service he co-founded in 2009. Sinc...   [ continue reading...]

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Trouble in the Gulf: the view from Tehran

Throughout the Gulf region people are talking about the rift between Saudi Arabia (and its allies) and Qatar and the unexpected appointment on 21 June of Muhamm...   [ continue reading...]

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Nobody to negotiate with

South Sudan has comprehensively failed as a state in barely six years, with severe famine and a massive internal, and external, refugee problem. The causes go b...   [ continue reading...]

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South Sudan issues

Sources: Michael Izady, gulf2000.columbia.edu; UNHCR; Unocha; Usaid; ECOS Online; Land Matrix - Africa / Password, Map, 2017/07 - South Sudan   [ continue reading...]

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America's Saudi lobby

Why did Donald Trump pivot from condemning Saudi Arabia as a sponsor of terrorism to making it his first presidential foreign destination? Saudi Arabia had reas...   [ continue reading...]

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South Africans' long wait for a better life

The ANC is being challenged for corruption and failure to deliver its social and economic promises, except to a rich few. Unrest and protests against Jacob Zuma...   [ continue reading...]

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Anger in the Rif

Protests that began last autumn in the Rif may go nationwide as Moroccans demand jobs, infrastructure that works and reform. But will the king listen? There hav...   [ continue reading...]

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