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Peru: Tarnished Gold

Peru: Tarnished Gold

Gold - The Metal of Gods

Gold has been the standard for valuation of wealth and power since ancient times. At the individual level, gold remains attractive as a hedge against inflation.  Industrial use of the precious metal has added to its demand. The high-tech industry saw a massive surge in demand, consuming nearly 335 tons annually. An iPhone, for example, contains 0.014 grams of gold.

Gold's value comes from its rarity. According to...

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President Trump’s Palestine Solution

President Trump’s Palestine Solution

The Announcement & Reaction On Tuesday 28 January 2020, President Donald Trump standing alongside PM Benjamin Netanyahu, at the White House, announced the anticipated US plan for a solution to the Palestine conflict. In summary, the plan envisages a Palestinian state, in exchange for recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed West Bank settlements. While Jerusalem would remain Israel’s capital, a village in East Jerusalem (Abu Dis) was designated to become the future Palestinian capital. The Palestinians have...

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US-Philippines Defence Ties – Pulling Apart

US-Philippines Defence Ties – Pulling Apart

The Historical ConnectA shared security outlook has been the hallmark of the US- Philippines relationship. Both have over a century of a common military legacy, stretching from the Spanish-American War of 1898 to the death struggle against the Japanese occupation of WWII. The foundations of the  Subic Bay and Clarks military bases were laid as far back as 1901. After the United States...

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