THE POLAR EXPRESS: The Northern Sea Route might not be the next Suez Canal, but it’s at the heart of Moscow and Beijing’s play for the high north, Reid Standish and FP’s Keith Johnson report.
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DANGER ZONE: The front-runner to lead Europe’s central bank seems to think modern central banking might be Satanic, Simon Tilford writes.
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STEELING FOR A FIGHT: Trump’s threatened tariffs won’t hurt China. They’ll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won’t end well for anyone, Philippe Legrain writes.
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BUNGLED BUREAUCRACY: The Trump administration’s petty corruption will have a clear legacy: more red tape for years to come, Shadow Government’s Daniel Baer writes.
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