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  • Photos of the Week: Metal Bull, First Snow, Raging Wildfires
    Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty A fireworks festival in Burma, a rocket launch in India, political turmoil in Sri Lanka, early Christmas decorations, Central American immigrants trek north through Mexico, observations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, starlings over Rome, an Allosaurus in Paris, wintry scenes in northern China, and much more ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-16
  • Dizzying Heights: Vertical Tourism in China
    - / AFP / Getty In recent years, Chinese developers have opened a series of new tourist attractions in some very lofty places. Glass-bottomed bridges span deep canyons, narrow walkways cling to sheer cliffs, observation decks and “skywalks” top skyscrapers, and massive platforms cantilever out into thin air—all designed to entice the slightly adventurous traveler. Collected below, images of a few of these mountainside and urban destinations. A warning to any readers with a fear of heights: Some of these photos are a bit dizzying. ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-15
  • What Turkey Stands to Gain From the Khashoggi Investigation
    Saudi authorities said Thursday that they charged 11 people in connection with the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Five of the 11 were charged with murder. Turkey’s response? It’s not enough.The journalist’s killing has cast Turkey, which under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stifled dissent, in an unusual role—that of a defender of human rights and a free press. So what does Turkey hope to get out of this? Two main things: the undermining of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and an end to the Riyadh-led blockade of Qatar.Since Khashoggi disappeared last month, Erdoğan has put on a masterful performance: ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Understanding Iran’s Foreign Policy Strategy and Internal Debate
    Invitation Only Research Event 5 December 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Seyed Salman Safavi, Director, International Peace Studies CentreChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Iran is under renewed international pressure due to the imposition of US sanctions alongside a multilateral regional effort to contain Iranian influence. The speaker at this roundtable will discuss the ramifications of these new sanctions and shed light on the internal policy ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-11-07
  • Iran, its clients, and the future of the Middle East: the limits of religion
    6 November 2018 , Volume 94, Number 6 Afshon Ostovar Read online Iran has steadily expanded its strategic influence across the Middle East in large part due to its cultivation of a network of foreign co-religionist militant clients. Those clients have enabled Iran to fight adversaries by proxy in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Iran's growing regional influence is often credited to the shared religious ties and loyalties of its clients. This article challenges that notion by examining Iran's post-1979 track record ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Iran’s New Foreign Policy Challenges
    Members Event 6 November 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Ambassador Seyed M Kazem Sajjadpour, Deputy Foreign Minister, Islamic Republic of Iran; President, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) Register Register The deputy foreign minister of Iran will discuss Iran’s new foreign policy challenges following fresh US sanctions.This event will be livestreamed. Members Events Team Email ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-11-01
  • Remembering Paradise: California town ponders next steps after wildfire
    As California's most deadliest and destructive wildfire continues to wreak havoc around the state, the residents of Paradise, Calif., mourn the loss of homes, businesses, and landmarks and cherish what they loved best about their community.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-11-16
  • Abrams considers a legal challenge in the contested Georgia election
    Georgia officials are on the cusp of certifying Republican Brian Kemp as the winner of the gubernatorial race, but Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to back down. In an unprecedented move, Ms. Abrams and her campaign team may go to court to contest the election.  ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-11-16
  • Reaching
    At a time when questions of identity are front and center, today’s column is a poem that offers a deeper, spiritual sense of what we all are as God’s eternally loved children. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2018-11-16
  • In Defense of Europe’s “Far-Right” Parties
    The European political parties called far-right by Establishment politicians and media (but civilizationist by me) are justly criticized for their mistakes and extremism. For example, the Sweden Democrats party in its first years, 1988-95, did have some ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-11-01
  • Europe’s Civilizationist Parties
    IS EUROPE RETURNING to the horrors of the 1930s? In an assessment typical of the moment, Max Holleran writes in the New Republic that "in the past ten years, new right-wing political movements have brought together coalitions of Neo-Nazis with mainstream ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Why Do You American Conservatives Keep Losing?
    I had no answer when Mária Schmidt, a historian and advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently asked me, "Why do you American conservatives keep losing to liberals?" By conservatives, she and I both understand individuals who respect ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17