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    Primary Primers: No matter who wins the Democratic primary, an end to ‘Forever War’ is unlikely

Primary Primers: No matter who wins the Democratic primary, an end to ‘Forever War’ is unlikely

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Since 2001, the US has been engaged in a global campaign of counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Tom Watts writes that if a Democrat is elected to the White House in 2020, the ‘Forever/Endless War’ is unlikely to end. As presidential candidates, both Barack Obama and Donald Trump pledged to change how transnational terrorist organisations were fought, […]

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory was an outlier. Here’s how to encourage more Latino candidates to run for office.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory was an outlier. Here’s how to encourage more Latino candidates to run for office.

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Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made international headlines by unseating 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley for the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th US House District. In new research, Angela X. Ocampo and John L. Ray find that Ocasio-Cortez’s example is an unusual one: because of limited party support, Latinos are generally far less likely to run for […]

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    Trump’s reckless bludgeoning of the Iranian economy won’t force it to capitulate but shows that America still wields massive power.

Trump’s reckless bludgeoning of the Iranian economy won’t force it to capitulate but shows that America still wields massive power.

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In recent weeks President Trump has put increasing pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, with the Persian Gulf nation responding by shooting down a US drone and harassing shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. Christian Emery writes that President Trump’s ability to harm the Iranian economy through sanctions, over the objections of China and the EU, illustrates that […]

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    Workers would give up half their hourly wages in exchange for a steady job

Workers would give up half their hourly wages in exchange for a steady job

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Freelancers, gig workers and the self-employed like flexibility, but they would much prefer job security, writes Nikhil Datta.

The past two decades have seen a large increase in the number of workers engaged in “atypical” work arrangements. This type of work includes employment like zero-hour contracts (ZHCs), gig work such as driving an uber or taskrabbiting, and various types of […]

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