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  • Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is a Test for Britain
    LONDON—When news broke this year that the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had come into contact with the deadly nerve agent Novichok in the English city of Salisbury, the United Kingdom acted fast.Within a week, Prime Minister Theresa May had pointed a finger at Moscow, triggering a coordinated response against Russia’s “unlawful use of force” with the largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers from Britain since the Cold War. London’s allies followed suit, and sanctions eventually followed.  But when reports emerged this month of another attack—Saudi Arabia’s suspected abduction and murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-10-22
  • Photos of the Central American Immigrant Caravan
    Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty On October 13, a group of hundreds of people gathered together to flee their impoverished home country of Honduras in a caravan headed toward the United States, seeking a better life for themselves and their families. That caravan quickly swelled to approximately 7,000 Central American immigrants as it passed north through Guatemala. As of today, most of these men, women, and children have just entered Mexico, yet they remain more than a thousand miles south of the U.S. border. President Donald Trump has called the approaching group a “national emergency,” vowed to cut tens ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-10-22
  • The U.S. Loved the Saudi Crown Prince. Not Anymore.
    Mohammed bin Salman’s vision for Saudi Arabia was impressive even before he became crown prince in June 2017.In the West, he quickly became known for his support of women driving, the opening of movie theaters and comedy clubs, and his plan to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy. Criticism about his alleged role in the brutal war in Yemen, the blockade of Qatar, and the effective kidnapping of Lebanon’s prime minister were brushed aside.But the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, has cast MbS, as he is known, in a different light: no longer the long-awaited reformer, but yet another authoritarian. ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-10-22
  • US Military Policy in the Middle East: An Appraisal
    18 October 2018 Despite significant financial expenditure and thousands of lives lost, a fundamental shift in policy remains unimaginable at present. Read online Download PDF Micah Zenko Whitehead Senior Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House @MicahZenko 2018-10-18-us-military-policy-middle-east.jpg Members of the Petroleum Oils and Lubricants (POL) squadron at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing take a break from replacing a 50,000-gallon fuel bladder in support of Operation ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Deal or No Deal: What Challenges Face the Palestinian People?
    Invitation Only Research Event 1 November 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Naser Al Shaer, Professor of Islamic Law, An Najah University; Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority (2006-07) Chair: Isobel Scott-Barrett, Programme Officer, Forward Thinking The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is defined by a long-standing political impasse, stagnating Palestinian political reconciliation efforts and uncertainty over the Trump administration's actions. In such a context, where do the Palestinian people go from here?At this roundtable, Dr Naser Al Shaer ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Qatar’s Foreign Policy: Balancing New Alliances in a Contested Region
    Members 22 October 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE HE Lolwah R M Al-Khater, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of QatarDr Abdullah Baabood, Director, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar UniversityDr Courtney Freer, Research Officer, Middle East Centre, LSEHelen Lackner, Research Associate, London Middle East Institute, SOASChair: Dr Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House  Register Register Following the Arab Spring, Qatar saw an opportunity to move away ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-05
  • 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
  • Harvard University Memorial Service for Richard Pipes
    For the memorial service program, click here. Unfortunately, the requested recording by Harvard Event technicians was not made. I thank Robert Chung for recording nearly the entire service on his smartphone, with the exception of the musical prelude and ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-03