The fear is that the coronavirus is spreading, and will lead to more widespread slowdowns in the economy as people are pulled out of economic activity as they’re stuck at home, discouraged from going to restaurants, afraid to visit malls, and more.
We will be asked to decide: Was our president questioning US support for a country that is known for its corruption? Or, was he corruptly asking for help to fight an opponent in our upcoming presidential election?
The US pulled out of the Iran Nuclear deal and applied “maximum pressure” on the Iranians, including re-imposing economic sanctions and cutting off Iranian access to oil exports (and the money they generate). Since then, aggressiveness from Iran has increased.
The Association of New Zealand Advertisers and the Commercial Communications Council asks, “if site owners can target consumers with advertising in microseconds, why can’t the same technology be applied to prevent this kind of content being streamed live?”
On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed minutes after takeoff killing all 157 passengers and crew on board. On October 29, 2018, Lion Air flight 610 crashed minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 on board.
For decades, the US has dropped the same deal on the table for North Korea: give up your nukes, and we’ll lift our sanctions. And, for decades, North Korea’s response was: lift all sanctions FIRST, and then we’ll give up our nukes.
China is very good at collecting data on its citizens, and it’s experimenting with using it to tally a moral score for each person–a move that is not necessarily unwelcome in a society that yearns for a return to a more moral social order.
China and Russia are competing more intensely with the United States and its traditional allies and partners in technology and military superiority. They are also more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s and their relationship is likely to strengthen.