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Tinder, Nato and the Baltic Sea — Trust me, this unexpected combination makes sense

Tinder, Nato and the Baltic Sea — Trust me, this unexpected combination makes sense

The ongoing verbal dispute between North Korea and the United States is obviously something the media and President Trump have paid a lot of attention to. In the meantime, what is going on with the Baltic Sea? Silly question? Well, let’s take a closer look.

Nine countries have shorelines along the Baltic Sea,and of which only Russia, Finland and Sweden are not members of the military alliance NATO.

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An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

An American Dream: Reflections on the WPI Fellowship

  • The 2016 WPI Fellows after a meeting at the White House

 

In the glovebox of a Chicago taxi there is a birthday card from Barack Obama.

The driver, Kenny, doesn’t stick it to the dash, like the photos of his wife and grandkids. He’s worried someone might tear it off.

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The Hispanic Vote in Florida

The Hispanic Vote in Florida

Donald Trump’s controversial proposals for the immigration policy and the bad things he says about immigrants should result in an overwhelming defeat in Florida for the G.O.P.’s Presidential candidate, due to weight of the Hispanic electorate in the Sunshine State. The complexity of the American political system, however, defies the basic logic.

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How to Cover the World’s Biggest Political Event

How to Cover the World’s Biggest Political Event

In about ten days, the most broadcasted political event on earth will take place in Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, on Monday, September 26th. That is when Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s candidate, and Donald Trump, the G.O.P.’s candidate, will face each other in the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election.

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9/11 in New York, 15 Years Later

9/11 in New York, 15 Years Later

Just like that, it has been 15 years since two airplanes were used as missiles by terrorists to hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, in the heart of New York. Last Sunday, September 11th, was a day of grief and remembering in New York.

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Racial Tensions and the Presidential Race

Racial tensions are a focal issue of this year’s Presidential campaign  in the U.S. Donald J. Trump, G.O.P.’s candidate, is trying to gain more votes among African-American voters, who usually vote for the Democratic Party. At the same time, police violence against African-American tend to increase these tensions.

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Go, China

Go, China

       “Miao, it must be hard for you. Everyone talks about China.”

       Marina’s kind comfort during a get-together earlier this week threw me into deep silence. I started missing my country and my people (and my food, just a little bit) as a plain citizen from a “rising power”.

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In Minnesota, Donald Trump May Sound Like Jesse Ventura

Minnesota has had its own Donald Trump-style candidate. Jesse Ventura, a Vietnam veteran, former wrestler, former radio talk show host and former actor, was elected governor in the 1998. Like Trump, Ventura was a non-traditional candidate, more an entertainment figure than a politician.

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Trump and Foreign Policy

The change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns in the U.S. represented by the proposals of G.O.P.’s candidate, Donald J. Trump, is the main point of an interview with Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas. The interview was published on Monday by O Estado de S.Paulo.

Click here to read more in Portuguese.

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Trump Breaks the Foreign-policy Consensus

Since the beginning of his campaign to be the G.O.P.’s candidate in the Presidential election, Donald J. Trump has already suggested to build a wall along the border to Mexico, to increase imports tax, stated that he would fight ISIS and that the U.S. should not defend its N.A.T.O. allies in case of an attack. In the view of Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas, Trump’s proposals represent a change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns.

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