Geopolitics

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam.<p>It is no secret what Egypt thinks about the Grand Ethiopian …

News

Officials Are Digging Into Newly Revealed, Suspicious Payments Between Russia And U.S. Entitites

In the Trump/Russia investigation, Robert Mueller’s team has been given the broad authority to investigate any other crimes that “may arise” from their work. That’s taken them into investigating the past of Paul Manafort, and particularly, into the details of international finance. Now, it’s …

Magnitsky Act

Bannon's Mueller Meeting Looms Large for Trump

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North Korea

How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire

As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal …

International Relations

A nuclear North Korea is bringing back Cold War paranoia

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>Over the weekend, residents of Hawaii received a terrifying emergency alert on their phones: A ballistic …

World News

Long game in Syria

The U.S.’s decision to create a new Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria to defend the areas captured from the Islamic State (IS) could …

Syria

Does the rise of Eurasia herald a new world order?

The fact that you can travel overland from Shanghai to Lisbon seemed irrelevant during the cold war. The Berlin Wall divided Europe. Mao’s China was …

International Relations

These are the biggest risks to the world in 2018 according to the World Economic Forum

The environment, cyber attacks and weapons of mass destruction: these are among the biggest risks to the world in 2018, according to the World …

Economics

Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the Olympics

Katie Couric will return to the Olympics next month.<p>The former "Today" show anchor will co-host the opening ceremony for the Winter Games in PyeongChang, NBC announced Wednesday.<p>"I'm really excited to dive in and start really educating myself about this particular Olympics," Couric told CNNMoney. …

Celebrity News

Davos Elite Fear Cyberattacks and War as Trump Stokes Tension

The threat of large-scale cyberattacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have jumped to …

Business

Time to Close All U.S. Foreign Military Bases

The United States cannot be a moral or ethical country until it faces up to the realities of US empire and the destruction it causes around the …

Liberal View

Cloud computing: Why a major cyber attack could be as costly as a hurricane

The economic costs of a large cyber attack could be as large as the impact of a major natural disaster.<p>The economic damage of a successful major …

Cybersecurity

Julian Assange says Google and Facebook have become an 'existential threat to humanity'

WikiLeaks founder has been critical of two of the world's biggest tech companies.<p>Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that Google and …

Julian Assange

Oil Loses Steam Ahead of Production Reports---Energy Journal

A daily digest of The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of energy companies, commodity markets and the forces that shape them.<p>Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: EnergyJournal@wsj.com<p>Sign up for this newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/EnergyJournalSignup<p>CRUDE EDGES DOWN AHEAD OF U.S., OPEC PRODUCTION …

Oil

The Global Risks Report 2018 | World Economic Forum

Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we …

International Relations

Oil Briefly Weakens But $80 Brent Is Plausible

After a solid rally oil weakened recently but there are likely more gains on the way.<p>Geopolitical risks are weighing on supply and could shave up to …

Business

Sponsorship Spending Expected To Rise In 2018

Brands are likely to amp up their sponsorship spends this year in the U.S. after a tighter-than-expected market in 2017, according to ESP …

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Why countries should break the crippling cycle of hosting big sporting events

All over the developing world, metropolises are rushing to cement their status as “global cities”. These are metropolitan centres that compete to …

FIFA World Cup

Survey finds geopolitical, cyber threats key concerns in '18

GENEVA (AP) — The World Economic Forum says a new survey found more than nine in 10 experts are expressing concerns about worsening economic or political confrontation between world powers, as "charismatic strongman politics" increasingly affects geopolitics.<p>The WEF, perhaps best known as the …

Business

Oil prices slump for 2nd day ahead of trio of global output reports

Crude futures declined on Wednesday, building on the prior session’s losses ahead of the release of data on global crude production in coming …

Oil

The Vancouver summit: Advantage, China

<i>Charles Burton is an associate professor of political science at Brock University and a former counsellor at the Canadian embassy in Beijing.</i><p>If history judges that this week's Vancouver Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula did global tensions more harm than …

North Korea

106 Members of Congress Urge Trump to Call Climate Change A National Security Risk

Since taking office in January 2017, President Donald Trump has veered the United States dramatically off course from how it responded to climate …

Race & Ethnicity

Support the New Poor People’s Campaign

The new poor people’s campaign should get every ounce of support we can find and generate. I say that without the qualifications and caveats I would …

Liberal View

Risk of confrontation between major powers up sharply: survey

Experts and officials around the world are anticipating an increased risk of economic and political confrontations – including military clashes – in …

North Korea

When Geopolitical Conditions And Moral Values Converge

From Alon Ben-Meir Website<p>(Image by Artwork by Sam Ben-Meir and Michael Anderson) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>The geopolitical …

Israel

World to be a riskier place in 2018: WEF survey

The world will see risks related to environment, economy and international relations intensify this year with a majority of stakeholders expecting …

World Economic Forum

FAB's Yasin Says Regions Markets Win With Receding Tension

Mohammed Ali Yasin, FAB Securities CEO, discusses geopolitical risks in the Middle East, and talks about the markets. He speaks on "Bloomberg …

Business

Weekly Market/Macroeconomic Update And Outlook

We provide our near-term outlook for the S&P 500 index.<p>The index is very extended and appears ripe for a pullback.<p>Hedging using VIX calls is …

Business

Delhi confidential: Polls plus talks

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav (File)<p><b>Polls plus talks</b><p>BJP general secretary Ram Madhav may have his hands full these days, what with the party …

India

Wednesday's small-cap stocks to watch

<i>Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.</i><p><b>New Gold Inc.</b> (NGD-T) provided 2018 guidance including gold production of 525,000 to 595,000 ounces, an increase of 30 per cent relative to 2017 gold production. It …

Stocks