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Trump Effect; China to Create Farmland

Trump Effect Deborah Elms, Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre in Singapore, writes in the Nikkei that President Trump’s demand that more countries give up their classification as “developing” countries will “be a legacy that long outlasts the Trump administration.” NATO members are obligated to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense in support of the security organization but only five Continental European nations do so. Defense spending by Germany, the largest economy in Europe, has been falling and instead of hitting 2 percent by 2024 will only spend 1.24 percent in 2023. However, after much naming and shaming by President Trump, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer now says the cou...

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