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In Davos, Trump frames climate change as global culture war: Peter Apps

22 Jan 2020

LONDON In Davos on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pledged the United States to a major global project to plant a trillion trees worldwide in the next decade. In almost any previous administration, that announcement would have been the centerpiece of the president's speech to the World Economic Forum, focusing this year on climate change amid Australia's wildfires and faster than expected progress toward renewable energy generation.

COLUMN-In Davos, Trump frames climate change as global culture war: Peter Apps

22 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 22 In Davos on Tuesday, President Donald Trump pledged the United States to a major global project to plant a trillion trees worldwide in the next decade. In almost any previous administration, that announcement would have been the centrepiece of the president's speech to the World Economic Forum, focusing this year on climate change amid Australia's wildfires and faster than expected progress towards renewable energy generation.

COLUMN- From Taiwan to Moscow reshuffle, Xi and Putin face their limits: Peter Apps

20 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 20 From rumours that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was lesbian to coordinated videos and website comments and a show of force with an aircraft carrier, China's government appeared to be pulling out all the stops when it came to influencing Taiwan's election early this month. It was, it seems, a complete failure. Taiwanese voters rejected Beijing's local political allies, reinstalling the current government with a heavily beefed-up mandate.

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

14 Jan 2020

LONDON As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, their divisional commander gave a simple order. All personnel entering the region were told to leave smartphones and personal devices in the United States.

COLUMN-In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

14 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 14 As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, their divisional commander gave a simple order. All personnel entering the region were told to leave smartphones and personal devices in the United States.

REFILE-COLUMN-Where does Gulf crisis go after limited Iran strikes?: Peter Apps

08 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 8 Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani would have been devastated to learn his surviving colleagues at the top of Iran's government considered the firing of 20 missiles at U.S. bases a "proportionate response" to his assassination.

Column: Where does Gulf crisis go after limited Iran strikes?

08 Jan 2020

LONDON Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani would have been devastated to learn his surviving colleagues at the top of Iran's government considered the firing of 20 missiles at U.S. bases a "proportionate response" to his assassination.

Column: Soleimani strike will be felt well beyond Middle East

03 Jan 2020

LONDON In killing Iran's Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an air strike near Baghdad's international airport, Donald Trump has taken a geostrategic risk it is almost impossible to imagine from any other U.S. president. Its hugely unpredictable impact is already being felt well beyond the Middle East – and right now, no one can really know what that will mean.

COLUMN-Soleimani strike will be felt well beyond Middle East: Peter Apps

03 Jan 2020

LONDON, Jan 3 In killing Iran's Major-General Qassem Soleimani in an air strike near Baghdad's international airport, Donald Trump has taken a geostrategic risk it is almost impossible to imagine from any other U.S. president. Its hugely unpredictable impact is already being felt well beyond the Middle East – and right now, no one can really know what that will mean.

Column: Legacy of 2010s will be growing international and political divisions

02 Jan 2020

LONDON As a new decade begins, the first century of the new millennium will already be a fifth over. The last 10 years have seen the world's most powerful states increasingly at loggerheads, with rising political divisions in almost every country on earth.

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