One of Trump’s ‘America First’ Speeches Was Edited By a Foreign Government

Though Broidy wielded influence from behind the scenes, Barrack’s role was more pronounced, to the point that, as the report details, he sought an administration post, either as ambassador to the UAE or special envoy to the Middle East. He continued to push his connections to the Middle East as the head of the inaugural […]

Bay Briefing: ‘This is a blessing’

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Ex-Senior Royal Meghan Markle Opens Up About Recent Miscarriage

“Sitting in a hospital bed, watching my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold the shattered pieces of mine, I realised that the only way to begin to heal is to first ask, ‘Are you OK?’”, Meghan, who presented herself in the by-line as “a mother, feminist, and advocate”, continued. Meghan and Harry, who […]

Covid reckoning looms: Rishi Sunak unveils multi-billion pound package to protect jobs and ‘level up’ as he reveals government will borrow £394bn this year as GDP plunges 11.3% – with a permanent £40bn hole in the finances

Foreign aid spending has more than doubled in the past decade, with the Government reaching the 0.7 per cent target for the first time in 2013, before enshrining it in law two years later. The budget rose £645million to reach £15.2billion for the first time last year.

Rishi Sunak is set to slash £4bn from foreign aid: Chancellor eyes first cut to oversease budget in almost a decade as he struggles to tackle coronavirus-linked financial black hole

They are facing long jail terms on charges of unlawful assembly. Joshua told me recently: ‘What I fear most is not if I will be thrown into China’s dark jails but whether this security law will crush my city’s democratic movement – and whether the world will remain silent when tyranny silences dissent.’

Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

The strategy the US will take on digital engagement internationally could also go a number of different ways. Lately, a lot of attention has been paid to the idea that democracies should band together to battle technologically infused authoritarianism; it was certainly a theme at the Halifax Security Forum this past weekend, where Senator Chris […]

Sign accords but talk peace

According to Hal Sanders, from the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue and the Kettering Foundation, “Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn. Each makes a serious effort to take others’ concern into her or his own picture, even […]

How Biden and Harris can overturn Trump’s misogynistic agenda

In democracies, strongman leaders on the rise typically find favor after periods of progress on issues of gender, racial, and class equity, when anxieties about (White) male authority and status are at a peak. Trump was no exception. During President Barack Obama’s two terms in office, for example, the US military committed to implementing full […]

Biden to Discuss ‘Shared Sacrifices’ in Pre-Thanksgiving Day Message

Biden picked former Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman and a 35-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service who has served on four continents, as U.S. envoy to the United Nations. Biden elevated her role to a seat in his Cabinet, a rank past presidents have also occasionally given the high-profile position.        

At last, a game that is 100% about the aesthetic

I have unlimited respect for Godfall on this basis (on other bases, it is fine; the combat is fun and I like the different movesets for smashy hammers and stabby swords, but the world feels very empty compared to e.g. Destiny and I’m mostly going back to it to walk slowly through environments going “Woah.”). […]