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US abdication in Africa hands political opportunities to China
| FT | by David Pilling

America’s shrinking influence in Africa, the second-largest continent geographically and epicentre of a gathering population explosion, did not begin under Mr Trump. The commitment of Barack Obama, his Kenyan roots notwithstanding, fell short of that shown by George W Bush, whose conversion to African causes — particularly the fight against HIV — made him a hero on the continent.

The sense of US withdrawal has accelerated with this administration. Mr Trump’s threat to cut the US aid budget by 30 per cent signals a massive scaling down of its commitment to a health and poverty-reduction agenda that has enjoyed bipartisan support in Washington for decades. A year into the US president’s administration, he is still without an ambassador to Pretoria or an assistant secretary of state for Africa. ....The US business relationship with Africa is almost exclusively extractive. Oil majors, such as Chevron and ExxonMobil, secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s old company, are the biggest investors....GE, Google and Citigroup are among a handful of non-extractives.....there are non-commercial reasons to think harder about Africa. By 2050, the number of Africans will have doubled to more than 2bn and may double again by the end of the century. Within a generation or so, Nigeria is expected to surpass the US to become the world’s third-most populous country.

The danger is that Africa will become home to a restless, jobless urban youth tempted to join the swelling flow of emigrants to Europe or prone to radicalisation at home. The persistence of Africa-based militant Islamist groups, from Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria to al-Shabaab in Somalia, is a worrying omen.

As the US presence fades, that of China — and, to a lesser extent, of India, Turkey and Morocco — has grown. China’s influence is everywhere: in roads, rail, telecoms, infrastructure and in Djibouti, in a naval base.
Africa  benign_neglect  Chevron  China  China_rising  Donald_Trump  epicenters  ExxonMobil  India  influence  mass_migrations  migrants  Nigeria  population_movements  refugees  South_Africa  threats  Turkey  U.S.foreign_policy  Zimbabwe 
february 2018 by jerryking
Garden Turkey Sandwich with Lemon Mayo -
+bacon + tomatoes + oka/swiss + mayonnaise + Dijon mustard + lettuce
+ red onions + avocado + salt/pepper.
turkey  sandwiches  recipes 
july 2013 by jerryking
The best turkey breast - The Globe and Mail
Lucy Waverman

Special to The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012,
recipes  turkey  Lucy_Waverman 
december 2012 by jerryking
Adjusting to a Dry Market -
March 17, 2003 | WSJ | By PAULETTE THOMAS | Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. How Do You Make Adjustments When Your Market Dries Up?

THE LESSON: It's a new world. Opportunities abound across borders for those who develop the contacts and expertise.
borderless  lawyers  business_development  small_business  immigration  visas  India  Turkey  South_Korea  globalization 
may 2012 by jerryking
Ian Bremmer on Pivot States -
April 27, 2012 | WSJ | By IAN BREMMER.

The Future Belongs to the Flexible
In the emerging global order, the key to a country's success will be courting multiple partners.

We're entering a "G-Zero" world: one in which no single nation (not even the U.S.) or alliance of governments (certainly not the G-7 or G-20) possesses the political and economic muscle to drive an international agenda. In this new decentralized global order, growth isn't enough. A country also must have resilience—the power to pivot....In the years ahead, forget about much-discussed artificial groupings like the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the so-called "Next 11" (N11), a roster of potential powerhouses that includes Turkey and South Korea but also political powder kegs like Pakistan, Nigeria and Iran.

In our emerging G-Zero world, with no single power able to set the agenda, the winners and losers of the next generation will be determined not by the rubrics of the moment but by how well and often they are able to pivot.
Ian_Bremmer  BRIC  Myanmar  Brazil  Turkey  Africa  G-7  Indonesia  Singapore  Kazakhstan  Canada  pivots  G-Zero 
april 2012 by jerryking
Roast turkey stuffed with dried autumn fruits
Dec. 01, 1997 | Gusto Magazine via the The Globe and Mail
turkey  recipes  Thanksgiving  roasted 
october 2011 by jerryking
Roast the perfect turkey
Oct. 01, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Lucy Waverman.
Lucy_Waverman  Thanksgiving  turkey  recipes  web_video 
october 2010 by jerryking
Zakaria: Rising Powers Aren't Acting Like It -
Sept. 25, 2010 | Newsweek | by Fareed Zakaria. The newly
rising powers—China, India, Brazil—rightly insist that they be more
centrally involved in the structures of power & global decision
making. But when given the opportunity, do they step up to the plate
& act as great powers with broad interests? On trade? Energy use?
Climate change? No. Many of these countries seek deference on matters of
regional peace & stability while pursuing their national interests
even more zealously. Perhaps the most egregious e.g. is South Africa,
which has insists that it is Africa’s natural leader. Yet S. Africa has
been shamefully absent in the efforts to rescue the people of Zimbabwe
and Sudan from the tragedies unfolding in their lands. Says Shimon
Peres, “You can call yourself a decision maker, but if you are not ready
to donate, to sacrifice life, to take risks—not because your country is
being attacked but because peace is being put into danger—then it’s
more of a perception than reality.”
Fareed_Zakaria  BRIC  Iran  Ahmadinejad  Turkey  rising_powers  South_Africa  Shimon_Peres  leadership  Zimbabwe  Sudan  rogue_actors 
september 2010 by jerryking
Off the Shelf - A War for Hearts and Minds, Economically Speaking - Review -
June 4, 2010 | NYT | By DEVIN LEONARD. Review of Ian
Bremmer's “The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States
and Corporations?” (Portfolio, 230 pages)
book_reviews  BRIC  South_Korea  Turkey  South_Africa  state_capitalism 
june 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Columnist - When America’s Friends Fall Out -
June 1, 2010 | NYT | By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. Two of America’s
best friends are out of balance and infuriatingly at each other’s
throats. We have got to move quickly to get them both back to the center
before this spins out of control.
Turkey  Israel  Hamas  Gaza  Tom_Friedman 
june 2010 by jerryking
Claire Berlinski on Turkey as a Nation of Conspiracies
MARCH 13, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by CLAIRE BERLINSKI. A Nation of Conspiracies
Coup plots and growing extremism. Why the West can't ignore Turkey's paranoia
Turkey  conspiracies  paranoia 
march 2010 by jerryking
Turkey fix: Soak your bird in a brine bath - The Globe and Mail
December 12, 2007 | Globe & Mail | Keith Froggett. Recipe for an aromatic brine for preparing a turkey.
recipes  Keith_Froggett  Turkey  rubs_sauces_marinades  Thanksgiving 
june 2009 by jerryking 'You're seeing the future'

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

May 15, 2009 at 3:41 PM EDT
travel  Turkey  tourism 
may 2009 by jerryking

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