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Are Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin in a new superpower bromance?

Are Xi and Putin in a new superpower bromance?

No. No, they're not. They both dislike the West and the United States for different reasons. But China is actually aligned with global stability. They see themselves as increasingly the world's new superpower. The Russians are in decline. They are angry at the United States. They are revisionist and want to break things internationally. Plus they don't really trust each other so over time that relation becomes more challenging.

Will President Trump impose tariffs on Mexico?

Well he says he's going to but the Mexicans are not taking the bait. They're going to do everything possible to try to come up with a deal on immigration. Make Trump feel like they're listening. They get hurt massively if the Americans put tariffs on them much more vulnerable than the Chinese are. Maybe you get the 5 percent. I'd be really stunned if we actually move towards the 25 percent. I think we'll get through this.

Is this the end of Netanyahu?

It's real close. I mean you're now going to have a prime ministerthat has to run again in elections and this time around he's going to be sitting with an indictment on him. He's not going to be able to push that off. He has undermined a lot of his own coalition party members by offering, when he was you know really concerned, cabinet positions for the left even. I think he's burned a lot of bridges. I think it's going to be harder for Netanyahu to do well come September.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

Here are the basic facts:

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If former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could give incoming Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas advice, what would it be? "Well, first I would say, 'Ali, I'm glad it's you, not me.'" His conversation with Ian Bremmer was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Listen: For the first time in twenty years extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on the podcast to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Does Cuba belong back on the US's State Sponsors of Terrorism list? The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board showed their support for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision on this issue in a recent opinion piece, "Cuba's Support for Terror." But in this edition of The Red Pen, Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group analysts Risa Grais-Targow, Jeffrey Wright and Regina Argenzio argue that the WSJ's op-ed goes too far.

We are now just a few days away from the official end of Donald Trump's presidency, but the impacts of his latest moves in office will obviously last far beyond Joe Biden's inauguration. There's the deep structural political polarization, the ongoing investigations into the violence we saw at the Capitol, lord knows what happens over the next few days, there's also last-minute policy decisions here and abroad. And that's where we're taking our Red Pen this week, specifically US relations with Cuba.

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