Ex-MI6 head: Technology is now as important to the world as politics

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The populist state of Western politics is curbing nations’ willingness to work together, Sawers warned
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The populist state of Western politics is curbing nations’ willingness to work together, Sawers warned

Sir John Sawers warned that China is rising as a new global superpower, and the West is not in a position to address it

The rising populism and nationalism that define contemporary geopolitics are just symptoms of the themes shaping the modern world, said Sir John Sawers, former head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6),...

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