The Globalist

The G20 by Population

More than half of the global population is represented at the annual G20 summit.

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Battery Production: Low-Risk Lithium (and Nickel)

Stable and secure countries produce most of two key metals for battery production.

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Energy Extraction Politics in the Renewable Age

Emerging market economies in a post-oil era might find themselves in the same traps when mining for the necessary metals.

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Cobalt for Batteries

Cobalt is the rechargeable battery component that is most geopolitically risky to obtain.

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Japan’s High-Speed Rail

While pioneering Japan is no longer home to the biggest high-speed rail network in the world, it remains premiere.

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Europe’s High-Speed Rail Leaders

Spain, France and Germany have the largest high-speed train networks after China and Japan.

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The State of US High-Speed Rail

The fledgling network does not compare well to other countries with high-speed trains.

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China’s Massive High-Speed Rail Network

From zero to leader in a decade.

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Trump Role Models in History: Take Your Pick

Far from being a unique phenomenon, Trump actually shares striking characteristics with a host of historical figures.

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Why Trump Holds Such a Grudge Against Germany

It isn’t just about Angela Merkel or Trump’s general misogyny. The current U.S. President’s negative attitude toward Germany is rooted in his grandfather’s murky personal biography.

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