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A woman poses for a photo with a statue of the Winter Olympic mascot Bing Dwen Dwen near the Olympic Green in Beijing on Jan. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Get caught up in the Olympic spirit, but keep your (political) eyes wide open

The Olympics, and all “mega sports,” are inevitably embedded in the political contexts of their times. To dismiss or bypass the political issues that arise seems naïve at best.
Containers are seen stacked at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province on Jan. 14, 2020. STR/AFP via Getty Images

The ‘China shock’ of trade in the 2000s reverberates in US politics and economics – and warns of the dangers for fossil fuel workers

Large-scale job losses in the US due to trade with China will lead to enduring demographic and political aftershocks without the implementation of policies that promote widespread job growth.
U.S. Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure on May 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

After Afghanistan, US military presence abroad faces domestic and foreign opposition in 2022

If the United States expects to sustain its global influence, it will have to navigate increasing international and domestic pressure against its foreign military presence.
A vulnerability in Log4j, a humble but widespread piece of software, has put millions of computers at risk. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is Log4j? A cybersecurity expert explains the latest internet vulnerability, how bad it is and what’s at stake

Log4Shell is the latest hacker exploit rocking the internet, and it’s arguably the worst yet. The vulnerability is in an obscure piece of software used on millions of computers.
The ongoing construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, near Kamloops, B.C., in September 2021. China’s clean energy plans could create problems for Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

What China’s plans to decarbonize its economy mean for Canada’s energy exports

Canada has neglected to keep up with China’s climate politics, putting the future of the country’s fossil fuel exports at risk.
US president Joe Biden and Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi at the G20 summit in October 2021. Photo by Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Biden’s summit for democracy: what Africa needs to bring to the table

Africa can make important contributions to the issues on the agenda: defending against authoritarianism; fighting corruption; and respect for human rights.
China has more solar power capacity than any other country and makes many of the world’s solar cells, but coal is still its top energy source. Yang Min/Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

In the fight against climate change, China is doing more than you think – but still not enough

China has a tendency to underpromise so it can overdeliver. The UN climate summit in Glasgow may have been the crossroad where it chose a more sustainable path.

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