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Can Congress or the Courts Reverse Trump’s National Emergency?

If Congress does nothing, then the law could become a vehicle for presidential abuse, especially because the act’s language seems to grant the president broad discretion that could insulate an emergency declaration from legal challenge. All eyes should be on Congress.

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In Amazon We Trust: How The Giant Won Everyone Over (Except NYC)

Amazon isn’t immune to politicization, of course. After all, its business model of courting cities for massive tax breaks has drawn outrage from those who see it as a strategy of civic shakedown.

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Bike-friendly Cities Should be Designed for Everyone

Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.

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Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade

By 2030, oil demand growth will zero out as consumption is expected to hit a permanent peak, before falling at a relatively rapid rate thereafter. The main driver of the destruction in demand is the proliferation of electric vehicles. 

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Does Pakistan Need a “New” Policy on Kashmir?

A new “thought” in Islamabad is gaining momentum. This thought from within the military circles certainly reflects a new pragmatism. The thought asks: Why not develop a new strategy that is economic, and not “praetorian”, in its focus?   

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Maghreb’s Changing Politics of Migration

Political challenges and deep inequalities fuel the sharp rise in irregular migration from North Africa.

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View from Europe: In Afghanistan, a Fragile Hope Emerges

Should peace talks succeed, Europeans and other international partners will need to demonstrate staying power in times of peace as well as war.

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Fighting Terrorism: Extraordinary Situations Require Extraordinary Solutions

Legislation and reform take time in Pakistan while the terrorists are already here causing mayhem and murder. Ikram Sehgal argues that to save the country and promote national unity for the time being the motto must remain, ‘extraordinary situations require extraordinary means’.

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Oversold Lithium Could be About to Rally

So far, there is no clear data or evidence that that the lithium demand narrative is about to slowdown, let alone reverse. On the contrary, certain emerging trends in the industry suggest just the opposite.

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Drought and War Bring Afghanistan to Crisis

The slowest snowfall in decades and a continuing insurgency have led to Afghanistan facing the worst drought this century, with little capability to respond.

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