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Friendships: different or similar like you?

On 6 February 2024, an Aeon Psyche article posed the following question in its title: “Is it better to have friends who are like you or different from you?“ Before reading its conclusion, I checked my gut feeling. In my view, similar is more likely than different. I was right. There’s an adjacent field: relationships. People often say that opposites attract. Merriam...

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Maybe strongmen aren’t great at running economies (Axios Markets)

Axios Markets: Maybe strongmen aren't great at running economies By: Matt Phillips and Emily Peck Date: 15 August 2023 "In the battle between strongmen and democracies, elected governments are pulling ahead — at least economically, Matt writes. Why it matters: After the financial crisis of 2008 hobbled the U.S. and much of the West, China's strong...

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Russia may be devoured by its neighbours (Telegraph)

Telegraph title: Russia may be devoured by its neighbours Telegraph subtitle: Japan, China, Turkey and even Ukraine could lay claim to Moscow’s territories. Putin may reap what he has sown By: Svitlana Morenets, "a Ukrainian journalist and staff writer at the Spectator"Date: 31 May 2023 "Ukraine’s resistance to Putin’s invasion has demolished the idea of...

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Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? (Economist)

The Economist title: Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? The Economist subtitle: Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is the alliance’s loose cannon Date: 16 June 2022 The Economist "The received wisdom is that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has breathed new life, and a new sense of purpose, urgency and unity into nato. Someone forgot to tell Recep...

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Controlling the narrative

Last week, the line above entered my mind and refused to go. My 2021 blog, Controlling the Data-Information narrative, was on a related though individual or micro level. My current blog title is (probably) on a macro level. The first thing that comes to my mind is a recent FT article about hypocrisy versus lies. Western countries are eager to promote their way of...

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Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is (FT)

Financial Times title: Democracy might be in crisis. But Autocracy certainly is FT subtitle: From the 2008 crisis on, authoritarians were praised for their ‘efficiency’. Their troubles dwarf ours By: Simon Kuper Date: 12 May 2022 “Crisis of democracy” is a cliché of our time. But what about the even more consequential crisis of autocracy? Just watch the meltdowns in...

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