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Lima Charlie News Politics has news, opinion and analysis of U.S. and global politics, elections, the White House, the U.N and much more.

Image China's President Xi is not an emperor, he’s a planner [Lima Charlie News]

China’s President Xi is not an emperor, he’s a planner

On February 25th, China’s official press agency, Xinhua News, announced a proposal by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress to make a series of amendments to the constitution. The most substantial of these changes would remove term limits, first introduced by Deng Xiaoping… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie Weekly Review: U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics – March 3, 2018. U.S. Domestic Politics On Friday, President Donald Trump announced impending tariffs on steel and aluminum, leading many to consider the national and geopolitical… Keep Reading

Image In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China [Lima Charlie News]

In Mao’s shadow, Xi Jinping rules absolutely over China

Xi Jinping will soon remove one of the last remaining obstacles to his presidency. Almost certain to be passed by China’s National People’s Congress this week, a legal reform that removes the term limitation on the office of the president, will effectively transform President Xi into… Keep Reading

Ethiopia returns to a state of emergency [Image: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]

Ethiopia returns to a state of emergency

Last month it looked like Ethiopia had escaped from its cycle of political and ethnic unrest, when it moved to release political prisoners and close a notorious detention facility. However, on Thursday Ethiopia implemented a state of emergency, which signals a return to the policies… Keep Reading

Image U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks [Image Reuters]

U.S. markets prepare for inflation and politicized central banks

Last week January’s jobs report sent markets into a spiral. This week all eyes are on January’s Consumer Price Index on Wednesday and on Thursday’s Producer Price Index. These reports give investors the latest data, and, with a .5% increase in consumer prices in January, are confirming… Keep Reading

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Lebanon cracks down on media over criticism of Saudi Arabia

Lebanon’s judiciary has begun cracking down on Lebanese media personalities for their critiques on Saudi Arabia; this comes in the wake of a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. On Jan. 26, Lebanon’s Public Prosecutor Ghada Aoun ordered a lawsuit against Hicham Haddad, a prominent… Keep Reading

Image: Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries

Slovenia and Croatia standoff over naval boundaries

Despite the strong admonition that countries should resolve border disputes before joining the European Union, Slovenia and Croatia failed to reach an agreement regarding the Bay of Piran before becoming a part of the EU. Tensions over the two countries’ boundaries have been on the… Keep Reading

Image Has there been a shift in Europe's balance of power? [John MACDOUGALL / AFP]

Has there been a shift in Europe’s balance of power?

In 2017, several noteworthy elections occurred across Europe. Arguably, the two most significant were the French presidential and German federal elections. The results hold the potential to revive Europe’s drive towards greater integration by shifting the balance of influence within the European Union. In the… Keep Reading

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