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interesting read if u like geopolitics/analysis/intelligence/etc. bellingcat consistently puts out quality journalism
President Donald Trump’s idea to buy Greenland may be fantasy, but the US has staked an interest in the island’s resources — in particular, its rare earth minerals. The US recently signed a memorandum to co-operate with the autonomous territory on rare earth mining in order to promote investment in China dominates the global production of these rare earths, a group of 17 metals difficult to commercialise but critical to high-tech applications, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and military technology. More than 70 per cent are mined, and an even higher percentage processed, in China. ...Read More
The mass migrations of Syrian refugees across Europe were one of the biggest movements of people seen in modern history and it was interesting so see Germany's stance on it and how they kept borders open and many refugees flocked there. This wasn't an altruistic act as Germany has once ...Read More
“Each of these three elements—a multipolar system, a general disregard for rule-based constraints on behavior, and dominantly political-military forms of rivalry—is present during periods of great-power competition. Yet none of them accurately describes world politics today.”
This is about super long summers and super long winters. Previous ice age was triggered, according to one theory, by a bacteria infestation that abruptly consumed all CO2 from the atmosphere. Bacteria cannot compete with us in influence as we are about to prove to the universe. But there is There are significant geopolitical consequences of this global process in which humans chose to play a role that before was played by brainless bacteria. ...Read More