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  • Built to Separate: Border Barriers Around the World
    Ilya Terentyev / Getty The current debate in the United States about building up and reinforcing the border wall with Mexico may have distinctly American roots, but the problems, and the controversial solutions, are global. Growing numbers of immigrants, terrorist activity, continued drug trafficking, and protracted wars have sparked the construction of temporary and permanent border barriers in many regions worldwide. Our own Uri Friedman wrote in his 2016 article “A World of Walls,” “Of the 51 fortified boundaries built between countries since the end of World War II, around half were constructed between 2000 and 2014.” Below, a look ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-15
  • The Brexit Deal’s Historic Defeat
    LONDON—The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal just got a whole lot higher—and Prime Minister Theresa May is largely to blame.On Tuesday, British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted against May’s negotiated agreement with the EU, delivering a damaging (albeit foreseeable) blow to her Brexit strategy. The deal, which outlines the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and paves the way for the next phase of negotiations that will decide their future trade relationship, was reached by negotiators late last year. But it still needs to be ratified by both the British and European Parliaments before it can ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Hungary’s Workers Are the Victims of a Policy That Limits Migration
    BUDAPEST—Viktor Orbán has found himself in something of a bind: Hungary’s growing economy has given him cover to dismiss his detractors, who rail against his moves to weaken the country’s institutions and his anti-immigrant rhetoric. But that same economic boom, paired with a dearth of workers—both homegrown and from abroad—is counterintuitively uniting a political opposition against him.Orbán has been criticized for what critics say has been his authoritarian dismantling of democratic institutions, as well as for his stance against immigrants. But he has consistently been able to fend off opponents, thanks in large part to Hungary’s economy: The country’s gross ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-14
  • The Role of Iraq’s Parliament: A Conversation with Mohammed al-Halbousi
    Invitation Only Research Event 29 January 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mohammed al-Halbousi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Republic of Iraq Chair: Renad Mansour, Chatham House Following last summer’s elections, protests and prolonged government formation, Iraq now has a new prime minister, president and speaker of parliament. Yet – and despite an improved security situation following victory over ISIS – the country faces challenges in re-building state institutions, reconstructing recently-liberated areas and moving past the 15-year cycle of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Yemen in 2019: A Look Ahead
    Members Event 23 January 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Farea Al-Muslimi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseGhaidaa Alrashidy, Assistant Researcher, Sanaa Center for Strategic StudiesPeter Salisbury, Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Under increased international pressure, the Houthis and the government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi agreed to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-10
  • The Future of Syria: Towards Inclusive Peacebuilding
    Invitation Only Research Event 15 March 2019 - 8:45am to 6:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE The Syrian conflict’s continuation reveals the level of complexity in finding a road map to achieving sustainable peace, while Syria rapidly loses its human, social, physical, financial and natural assets. The international community’s efforts focus mainly on the balancing of power between fighting parties and on short-term stabilization instead of negotiating an inclusive peace agreement.This conference brings together policymakers, experts, academics and civil society leaders to identify ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-01-08
  • Iran’s Syria war blockbuster: cinema in the service of politics
    Can pop culture move politics? The war movie ‘Damascus Time’ represents the fruit of a long effort by Iranian conservatives to gain supportive voices in the arts. But its impact may be limited. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • How museums are learning from kids
    The idea of making museums interactive for children has been around for decades. Now experts in the field say the idea of a more hands-on experience for museumgoers is spreading to institutions not just aimed at pint-size patrons. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • With May’s monumental defeat, no end in sight for Brexit
    The vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan was perhaps the most important in Britain’s modern era. Parliament’s sweeping rejection almost assures that Brexit will require an extension beyond its March 29 deadline. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • My Biggest Hits of 2018 – and Why
    Looking at statistics at DanielPipes.org finds that these ten are my most read writings of 2018, in ascending order: 10. Melbourne's Petite, Shy, Honors-Student Jihadi9. German and Austrian Media Outrage Me8. Conservatism's Hidden History7. Venezuela's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-30
  • Tectonic Shifts in Attitudes toward Israel
    As Arabs and Muslims warm to Israel, the Left grows colder. These shifts imply one great imperative for the Jewish state. On the first shift: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently pointed out "a great change" in the Arab world which has a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-26
  • If Trump Wants to Divide Jerusalem into Three
    Ben Caspit in Al-Monitor has leaked details of the Trump administration's "ultimate deal" to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Citing an anonymous "senior diplomatic source," he writes that the Trump plan includes a clear partition of Jerusalem ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-20