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withdrawal from the nuclear deal,Iran faces a major test in managing Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr a formidable opponent who beat Tehran’s longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq’s parliamentary election But if Tehran overplays its hand by squeezing Sadr out of a coalition government dominated by its allies it risks losing influence by provoking conflict between Iranian-backed Shi’ites and those loyal to Sadr Populist Sadr swept Iraq’s parliamentary election by tapping into growing public resentment directed at Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite that has failed to help the poor But Iran is unlikely to relinquish influence in Iraq its most important ally in the Middle East and will push for a coalition that will preserve its interests "Iran will do everything in its power to remain strong in Iraq and to apply pressure" said independent Iraqi analyst Wathiq al-Hashimi "It’s a very critical situation" Before the election Iran publicly stated it would not allow Sadr’s bloc – an unlikely alliance of Shi’tes communists and other secular groups – to govern For his part Sadr has made clear he is unwilling to compromise with Iran by forming a coalition with its main allies Hadi al-Amiri leader of the Badr paramilitary group and perhaps the most powerful man in Iraq and former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki After the election results were announced he said he would only cooperate with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Kurds and Sunnis IRAQI POLITICS Iran has manipulated Iraqi politics in its favour in the past notably following the 2003 US-led invasion that overthrew its enemy Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein In the 2010 election Vice President Ayad Allawi’s group won the largest number of seats albeit with a narrow margin but he was prevented from becoming prime minister He blamed Tehran which manoeuvred Maliki into power On that occasion Tehran overplayed its hand Critics said Maliki pursued a sectarian agenda which alienated Sunnis and created conditions which enabled Islamic State to seize one third of the country Blocking Sadr would also carry grave risks His campaign resonated with millions of impoverished Iraqis especially in his strongholds in Baghdad and Shi’ite heartlands Sadr derives legitimacy from a dynasty of Shi’ite religious scholars He made his name leading two violent uprisings against US troops following the invasion in 2003 while in 2016 he mobilised tens of thousands of supporters to storm Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone NO FOREIGN INTERFERENCE Lawmaker Dhiaa al-Asadi who heads Sadr’s bloc in the outgoing parliament said they would seek alliances to counter any Iranian interference in attempts to form a government and ruled out deals with Amiri or Maliki ? "We don’t conceal our fear that there will be some intervention and meddling either by internal or external powers and Iran is one of them" he said He hoped political leaders had learned not to let Iranian interference dictate the election’s outcome Asadi said Sadr’s bloc would exert pressure through legal and democratic channels rather than in popular protests should Tehran try to influence the make-up of the government There is already bad blood between Sadr and Maliki who as prime minister in 2008 cracked down on Sadr’s Mehdi Army militia in the southern city of Basra in a violent Shi’ite feud More than 200 people were killed Sadr had pulled out of Maliki’s government the year before when the prime minister refused to set a deadline for US troop withdrawals Renad Mansour research fellow at Chatham House said Iran would try to maintain its influence by working behind the scenes though allies such as Maliki and Amiri Iran may rely more heavily on Amiri who spent two decades in Iran in opposition to Saddam and speaks Farsi Through his Badr organisation he controls key positions in the interior ministry and security forces Sadr is likely to try and loosen the grip of Iran’s allies on the security services and other government institutions and seek a major government role Portraying himself as an Iraqi nationalist Sadr has long opposed foreign interference whether by American invaders or Iranian proxies Strife could be avoided if Sadr enters into an alliance with Iranian-backed parties which would offer him a cabinet post former foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said "He might be given a major ministry like interior or foreign in return for stepping back Sadr would meanwhile form an opposition bloc in parliament" Zebari said But that seems unlikely and it is unclear how Sadr will use his election victory Always unpredictable he opposed Iranian influence but went into self-imposed exile there Then in 2003 he appeared out of the blue and assembled a militia to fight the Americans A Western diplomat described him as "very hard to read" (Reporting by Michael Georgy and John Davison; Editing by Giles Elgood) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed New Delhi: Condemning the violence on the Aligarh Muslim University campus the Delhi chapter of the AMU Old Boys Association (AMUOBA) has demanded a time-bound judicial inquiry and immediate arrest of persons involved in the 2 May incident In a meeting held in New Delhi on Sunday the Delhi chapter of the alumni association also passed a resolution to be submitted to President Ram Nath Kovind with their demands File image of Aligarh Muslim University amuacin Violence broke out on the AMU campus on 2 May after a row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait on the campus triggered a right-wing protest At least six persons were injured when police lobbed teargas shells to disperse AMU students who demanded the arrest of the protesters who had earlier barged into the campus “The association is deeply aggrieved by the partisan role played by the Aligarh police and the brutal lathi-charge on AMU students who were protesting the police inaction More than a dozen students were seriously injured” the Delhi chapter of AMUOBA which was formed in 1973 said in a statement on Monday “The association demands immediate arrest of those who tried to attack former vice-president Hamid Ansari and barged into the campus brandishing weapons and shouting provocative slogans thereby leading to an extremely volatile situation “A time-bound judicial inquiry is also among the foremost demands AMUOBA also demands action against the policemen who were complicit in what appears to be a coordinated and politically motivated attack on the university” it said The Delhi chapter an offshoot of the 1899-formed AMOUBA also demanded that the cases against AMU students be withdrawn “The said demands must be met the soonest if the (Aligarh) district administration wants to restore the confidence of the AMU community in the administration and peace to prevail” the statement added Amid a major protest by the students and boycott of academic activities which has resulted in the postponement of the examinations that were scheduled to begin today the AMOUBA appealed to the Aligarh district as well as the AMU administration to ensure that academic activities and annual exams are resumed as soon as possible “We request the media particularly the TV news channels to present the facts regarding AMU with fairness and without any bias” it requested in the wake of purported video clips on social and broadcast media showing students raising slogans of ‘Azadi’ (freedom) The university officials? saying she had also met the Russian leader. The letters were being considered as evidence in the investigation and the police could not further describe the contents, The chief minister said, The clashes in parts of Shillong were given a communal colour by vested groups and a section of the media outside the state,15 megawatts on roughly 25, Prayers are important but they are not enough. Contact us at [email protected] political and manpower development as attested by many, Iverson decided to donate a large chunk of her collection to the church.

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is the single most powerful actor in the global economy The Chinese authoritarian-capitalist model wasn’t supposed to survive in a global free market let alone thrive As recently as five years ago there was consensus that China would one day need fundamental political reform for the state to maintain its legitimacy and that China could not sustain its state capitalist system Today China’s political and economic system is better equipped and perhaps even more sustainable than the American model which has dominated the international system since the end of World War II While the US economy remains the world’s largest China’s ability to use state-owned companies to boost the party’s domestic and foreign influence ensures that the emerging giant is on track to surpass US GDP in 2029 according to the Center for Economics and Business Research The US is hardly irrelevant The dollar remains the global reserve currency an exorbitant privilege that will likely last for years to come Wealthy Chinese continue to invest in US real estate and send their kids to US schools But the pillars of US power–its military alliances its trade leadership and its willingness to promote Western political values–are eroding At the same time the leaders of other emerging powers–not just Russia but also democracies like India and Turkey–are following China’s lead in building systems where government embraces commerce while tightening control over domestic politics economic competition and control of information This process has been in motion for many years but China now has its strongest leader in decades and the US has its weakest Americans and Europeans have always assumed that the long arc of human development bends toward liberal democracy What if they’re wrong There’s an old likely apocryphal story that during a visit to China several decades ago economist and free-market fundamentalist Milton Friedman visited a site where workers were building a canal When he asked his host why the workers were using shovels and wheelbarrows rather than modern equipment like tractors he was told that the project’s purpose was to create jobs If it’s jobs you want Friedman asked why not give the workers spoons instead of shovels Times have changed since then but not all that much–the reality remains that it is far easier for Xi to command Chinese officials to create and protect jobs than for example it was for Barack Obama to persuade Republican lawmakers to bail out the US auto industry in the wake of the US financial crisis Beijing offers direct financial and political support for its strategic industries 365 days a year The government protects Chinese companies charged with stealing the intellectual property of foreign firms It provides direct funding for strategic sectors It writes laws designed specifically to help them grow And it engages in industrial espionage and cyberattacks against foreign competitors This level of protection is especially important in an age when the most important variables globally will be the pace and scale of technological change Automation has already upended labor demographics in the developed world; 878% of manufacturing jobs lost in the US between 2000 and 2010 were the result of automation and improved technology according to a 2015 study by Ball State University Technological upheaval is now poised to displace hundreds of millions of workers in the developing world including many who have only recently risen from poverty But the Chinese government’s finer control of its economy will help absorb some of the shock that will have bigger effects elsewhere Take China’s big three oil companies CNOOC PetroChina and Sinopec have each benefitted from large infusions of cash from the state via state-owned banks Similarly the heavily indebted state-owned chemical giant ChemChina was able to acquire Swiss firm Syngenta and its biotech assets for $43 billion only because the Chinese government made clear that food security in China is a strategic priority–and that the state would guarantee ChemChina’s financial stability Private firms benefit too Telecoms firm Huawei is poised to dominate the global deployment of fifth-generation mobile infrastructure particularly in developing countries thanks to a hefty credit line from China Development Bank which lends in support of the Chinese government’s policy agenda Trump can only envy the Chinese government’s ability to use policy and subsidy to decide which companies will win and which will lose–and the power that that reflects on the ruling party But jobs and industry are not the only ways that China’s leaders ensure political unity They also use technology to bolster the ruling party’s political control in ways that Western governments can’t As we embark on the world’s biggest social experiment ever–entire generations interacting with society primarily through smartphones–we’ll see enormous power for institutions that have the means to control those interactions and the data they produce In the West companies use algorithms to expand profitability while citizens use them to become better-informed consumers In China companies use algorithms at the behest of the government to ensure that citizens remain within the rules of order set by the political leadership There is no better example of this than the “social credit system” that China is developing a system that allows state officials to assess a person’s financial data social connections consumption habits and respect for the law to establish the citizen’s “trustworthiness” Imagine a credit report that reveals whether you’ve ever committed a crime been caught cheating on a test been drunk in public missed an alimony payment been fired from a job signed a petition visited undesirable websites been photographed at a protest or written something on the Internet that led administrators to question your loyalty to the state A good social credit score could lead to a promotion a raise a better apartment admission to a good school access to state-approved dating websites better stores better doctors the right to travel a more generous pension and important opportunities for your children A bad score could put you in jail The potential for intrusion into 14 billion personal lives is unprecedented Published information on the plan by China’s State Council says it is intended as a safeguard against among other things “conduct that seriously undermines … the normal social order” and “assembling to disrupt social order [and] endangering national defense interests” The plan’s ultimate purpose according to Chinese officials is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step” For Westerners this is a shocking abuse of state power and an unthinkable invasion of personal privacy In China these are the tools officials will use to build a more “harmonious society” China’s largest dating site Baihe already allows users to display their credit scores in their dating profiles But China’s most important ambitions are in artificial intelligence This is the space race of the 21st century but one with a much more direct impact on the lives and livelihoods of citizens The biggest technological breakthroughs in AI will demand the kind of planning and investment that the US once poured into the Manhattan Project or the race to the moon However the US government no longer has the political will to muster this kind of sustained long-term commitment and has outsourced innovation to Silicon Valley US tech firms will have the advantage if the race to develop AI depends mainly on experimentation and innovation in multiple areas at once But China is the better bet to win if the decisive factor is depth of commitment to a single goal and the depth of pockets in pursuing it The one certainty here is that Washington–and the representative democracy and free-market capitalism it champions–is not in the race To argue that China’s system is better able to withstand the shocks of today’s world is not to claim that it’s better for those who live within it Political repression and the lack of rule of law in China create injustice at every level of society As local governments and companies in China struggle with debt the state’s ability to bail them out is not inexhaustible Despite its investments in new technologies automation and machine learning will displace large numbers of Chinese workers over time creating long-term risks of social unrest But for the foreseeable future China is likely to remain strong and stable Its international presence will continue to grow and it is not short of ambition In October Xi said it was time for China to “take center stage in the world” The China striding into that spotlight is not guaranteed to win the future In this fragmenting world no one government will have the international influence required to continue to set the political and economic rules that govern the global system But if you had to bet on one country that is best positioned today to extend its influence with partners and rivals alike you wouldn’t be wise to back the US The smart money would probably be on China Contact us at [email protected] This appears in the November 13 2017 issue of TIME Last week, said Maureen Schumann, but you adjust. 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