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Bill Gates Warns that “America First” Makes the Whole World Vulnerable

In this article from The Atlantic, an interview with Bill Gates explains his position on Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric. Intended to appeal to his hyper-nationalist base, Trump’s message that he will be putting American interests above all global interest was a major component of his campaign. This ideology has made an appearance in his policy as …

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My Thoughts on Trump’s UN Speech

Once again, here’s the link to his speech: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/trump-un-speech-2017-full-text-transcript-242879 So now for my impressions. Overall, there was a semblance of a very strong message. President Trump certainly used strong words and emotional appeals to stun his audience, but he did not propose any necessarily astonishing statements that would be particularly encouraging or useful to actually …

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Kazakhstan Helps Stall Nuclear Proliferation with Uranium Bank

While we have been hearing a lot about more and more countries that want to have their own uranium reserves and nuclear arsenal, Kazakhstan’s new uranium bank may make that not necessary. Check out this article from the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-uranium-bank-just-opened-in-kazakhstan-to-stop-the-spread-of-nukes/2017/08/29/fd19fc9a-8c63-11e7-a2b0-e68cbf0b1f19_story.html?utm_term=.1941706a1947 There seems to be an upwards trend in recent years in the number of …

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A Few Points of Agreement Between Russia and the U.S.

Here is an article I found from the Washington Post about an unexpected relationship between Russia and the U.S.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/space-nuclear-security-polar-bears-russia-and-the-us-still-have-some-shared-concerns/2017/08/24/dbae9f6a-86b5-11e7-96a7-d178cf3524eb_story.html?utm_term=.b7d791317ca4 Contrary to popular belief and perceptions on U.S./Russian relations, we collaborate more than one might expect. Despite the allegations of Trump’s alleged ties to Russian business, there are other ways that the U.S. government relies …

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