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Hong Kong’s clouded future

As the world struggles to come to terms with the potentially monumental geopolitical changes Donald Trump’s election threatens to unleash, it’s easy to lose sight of the fate of the small fry. Few places…
China’s President Xi Jinping at the podium at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. AP Photo/Michel Euler

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership

Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
Devastation in Sichuan province after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, thought to be induced by industrial activity at a nearby reservoir. dominiqueb/flickr

Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk

A new project tracks earthquakes accidentally induced by human activity. It suggests the problem is bigger than some scientists thought.
German stock market after US election, November 9, 2016. Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Trump: Where we might end up

As candidate, Trump promised protectionist trade policies and denigrated international agreements. Now, as president of the United States, how far can he go?
A Trump administration raises many questions about how America’s relationships with other world powers will play out. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Loose-cannon Trump enters the tinderbox of US-Russia-China relations

Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.

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