1. The World Bank demanded that Taiwanese staff get Chinese passports
  2. The rise of Vladimir Putin | DW Documentary
  3. A.I. Is Making it Easier to Kill (You). Here’s How. | NYT
  4. U.S. Shale Drillers Are Booming. A Tidal Wave of Debt Could Threaten the Sector.
  5. Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security
  6. The Changing State of Israel's Peace Plans
  7. Is China Planning To Incite A "People's War" To Dominate The South China Sea?
  8. US Pacific Commander Says China Seeks to Intimidate Region
  9. An alliance between Russia and China is the next military threat
  10. The Christian Withdrawal Experiment
  11. The False Romance of Russia
  12. Crisis Is Rocking Latin America. Peru Is an Island of Uneasy Calm.
  13. Are Student Loans The Next Mortgage Crisis?
  14. China’s Companies Binged on Debt. Now They Can’t Pay the Bill.
  15. Jitters Over China’s Local Defaults Start to Spread Offshore [Contagion risk.]
  16. China: Fissures in the Facade
  17. The World After 2020 (video / 10:58 length)
  18. Samsung: China smartphone factory closure leaves local community counting the cost [Thanks to Trump]
  19. Why a War with North Korea Is Still the Least Bad Option
  20. Iran building new underground tunnel [in Syria] to house missiles: intelligence sources
  21. North Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US
  22. ‘Social credit score’: China set to roll out ‘Orwellian’ mass surveillance tool
  23. Chained to Globalization
  24. How US-China trade war is becoming a battle for global tech supremacy
  25. Newly identified jet-stream pattern could imperil global food supplies, says study
  26. How to Bypass Virtually Every News Paywall