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What happened with Huawei at the G20?

What happened with Huawei at the G20?

Nobody quite knows, but the important thing is Trump reversed his policy. While they can now buy from American suppliers. We don't know why the decision was made but I actually think it's the right decision so let's go with it.

Why is the US building 5G on high-frequency instead of mid-band Spectrum?

Well that's the only spectrum the FCC has made available. It's made available high-band spectrum which can carry lots of information, but can't travel very far. What the FCC needs to do is make available mid-band spectrum, which is what the rest of the world is doing. That will certainly help rural communities and probably all of us.

What is Digital Rights Management?

It is the right to have control of the information you load onto your devices. There's a problem, which we recently saw with Microsoft e-book readers, where if you download a digital book but then the company discontinued the reader you can lose the book. You wouldn't lose a physical book. So a little bit of a controversy this week.

The Rant

Last thing: antitrust. It is so important that we get this right. The tech industry is one of the most important parts of the American economy. Antitrust could either cripple it or help it. So let's do this correctly.

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.

For the world's wealthiest nations, including the United States, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine has been rocky, to say the least. And as a result, much of the developing world will have to wait even longer for their turn. Part of the challenge, World Bank President David Malpass says, is that "advanced economies have reserved a lot of the vaccine doses." Malpass sat down with Ian Bremmer recently to talk about what his organization is doing to try to keep millions around the world from slipping deeper into poverty during the pandemic. Their conversation was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

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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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 GZERO World 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.

Joe Biden wants to move into the White House, but the coast isn't clear. He may need some bleach.

Watch more PUPPET REGIME here.

The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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