22 July 2017

The Geopolitical Intelligencer

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Geopolitics & Empire with Tom Secker: How the Pentagon Controls Hollywood

Writer Tom Secker discusses his latest book "National Security Cinema" and how the Pentagon uses Hollywood as a "gigantic engine of propaganda" and a "weapon of psychological warfare".

The Colder War

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Trump says US has alternatives to Qatar’s Al Udeid airbase 

How the Pentagon Uses “Jeopardy” to Train Special Forces

Strengthening Strategic Stability with Russia

China’s underwater defence strategy

The New Silk Road

The New Silk Road will go through Syria

Russia's Sberbank begins physical gold trading on Shanghai exchange

Tales From the New Silk Road

China Buying Up World’s Ports after Announcing “Blue Economic Passages”

Thailand greenlights first phase of $5.5-bln railway project with China

Middle East & Africa

Documents 'reveal Saudi and Emirati crown princes' support for al-Qaeda and IS

Israel: 'If there is a war, we will annihilate Lebanon's infrastructure'

US backs Israel’s closure of Temple Mount, calls for patience


Mexican Journalist Slams Government Spyware Targeting Her Teenage Son

UNODC: Coca crops in Colombia increase over 50% in 1 year

With Release of NAFTA Negotiating Objectives, Infographic Makes Sense of It All

Deep Politics

Haitian Official Set to Testify Against Clintons Found Dead

Man Who Sought Missing Clinton Emails Found Dead

Billions of dollars’ worth of arms via Azerbaijan against Syria

How Chicago “Works”: Graft, Corruption, Political Connections, Bribes, Unions

Cop’s body cam films him planting drugs, he didn’t know it was recording

Financial Crisis

Tech may replace half all low-skilled jobs in the U.S.

77% of 2017 UK university grads will never fully repay student loan debt

Billionaire Investors Backing A Marijuana Boom In 2017

Visa offers $500K for eateries to stop accepting cash

China's strong second-quarter GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

People Keep Getting Charged With a Crime for Selling Bitcoin

Bank Of Italy Warns Citizens Against "Creating Your Own Currency"

BART: Rapes, sexual assaults on the rise

Energy & Environment

Finnish birth rate on course to be among lowest since 1868 famine

The Media and the Antarctica

America sees alarming spike in middle school suicide rate

Surveillance & Technology

Points For "Good Behaviour": Canada Introduces Creepiest App Ever

Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban

DHS says Americans who don't want faces scanned "shouldn't travel"

Here’s what you need to know now about US Customs searches of your phone

Feds Concede Can’t Search Cloud Data at Border for US Citizens

Top European Court To Consider If EU Countries Can Censor The Global Internet

The Five Eyes Agreement Predates the Internet

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

Telecoms don’t protect users from government overreach

Satellite Phone Encryption Calls Can be Cracked in Fractions of a Second

The Military-Industrial Complex’s Secret War for Our Data

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