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  • The End of All Illusions
    Even Fox News was appalled at President Trump’s performance at his Helsinki press conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. The network, usually only too happy to cheer on the president, responded somewhat differently this time to Trump’s insistence that “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial” of Russian involvement in election interference. Neil Cavuto, a Fox Business Network host, called the press conference “disgusting.” Appearing on Fox, Mary Kissel of the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board said that “President Putin scored a great propaganda victory by standing up with President Trump on that stage.” Newt Gingrich ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-07-16
  • France’s World Cup Victory Is a Win for Emmanuel Macron
    PARIS—When the victorious World Cup–winning French national team arrived on the Champs-Élysées on Monday evening, welcomed home by massive crowds under massive security, it capped weeks during which France didn’t only cheer on its team, but also used the competition as a moment for soul-searching. The introspection was about race, about multiculturalism, about Paris’s banlieues, and about how much has and hasn’t changed in France since it last won the World Cup in 1998, months before Kylian Mbappé, the team’s fleet-footed 19-year-old striker, was born.The son of a father from Cameroon and a mother from Algeria, and a product of ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-07-16
  • Trump Blames Bad Relations With Russia on Everything but Russia
    During his press conference with Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, Donald Trump was given a chance to walk back his tweet from earlier in the day blaming poor U.S.–Russia relations on past American presidents and Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in U.S. politics. The real culprit, according to Trump, was not Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election or illegal annexation of Crimea or support for Syria’s murderous dictator, but rather “many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!” (“We agree,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry tweeted in response to the American president.)“Do you hold ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-07-16
  • Iran and the Region: A Changing Role?
    20 April 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE This one-day workshop brings together policymakers, research analysts and academics to discuss the changing dynamics within Iran, its evolving relationships with its neighbours and the future of its role in the region. Read the meeting summary.  Event attributes Chatham House Rule Department/project Middle East and North Africa Programme, Iran Forum ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-07-09
  • The Reconstruction of Iraq: Lessons from Mosul
    Members 9 July 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE London Event participants Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, United Arab EmiratesDr Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseLouise Haxthausen, Director, UNESCO Office for IraqChair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head of Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House After several years under ISIS rule, the city of Mosul may be liberated but it remains in ruins. The prospects of the post-conflict stage will therefore centre ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-06-27
  • Chatham House Expert Perspectives 2018: Risks and Opportunities in International Affairs
    19 June 2018 In the first of a new annual series, Chatham House experts examine how aspects of the established order in global affairs are shifting. Read online Download PDF Adam Ward (Commissioning Editor) Deputy Director, Chatham House 2017-08-17-chatham-house.JPG Chatham House exterior. Photo: Chatham House, London. There is a sense that the established order in global affairs is shifting. The rules, norms and institutions that have ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-06-14
  • Israel Victory Gains Strength
    TEL AVIV - What do Israelis think of the idea of Israel winning and the Palestinians losing? It's a radical idea, very different from the 50-year-and-counting win-win assumption of "land for peace" that has transfixed governments and monopolized their ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-07-03
  • Poland’s Muslim Ban
    WARSAW – On being designated prime minister of Poland last December, Mateusz Morawiecki made the extraordinary statement that he and his government want to "transform [the European Union], to re-Christianize it." Struck by this grand vision of Poland's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-07-01
  • “He Has Lived”
    My father Richard died peacefully in his sleep early in the morning on May 17, 2018. His physician did not disagree with me when I described the cause of death as old age. His life of drama and accomplishments is recounted both in an autobiography, Vixi: ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-05-30