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  • The World’s Failure in Rwanda Changed Kofi Annan’s Worldview
    Kofi Annan, who died Saturday at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland, will be remembered as the UN’s first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa, a courtly figure who oversaw the global organization during a period of tumult, and as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. But in many ways, Annan’s legacy will be defined as much by his failures, and what he did with them, as by his many successes.Prime among those failures was his perceived inaction to stop the genocide of 800,000 Rwandans in 1994 when he ran the UN’s peacekeeping operations, and, a year later, the Srebrenica ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-08-18
  • Trump and Mexico Need Each Other
    It is no secret that Donald Trump began his presidential campaign with a series of calumnies directed at Mexico, which he painted as a wily enemy, and its émigrés, whom he damned as bearers of drugs and crime. Again and again, he boasted that he would force Mexico to pay for his border wall, a claim that met with ferocious denunciations from Mexicans who had every reason to resent the slight. So it is fitting that for Trump’s nationalist agenda on trade and immigration to achieve durable success, he will have no choice but to secure Mexico’s fulsome cooperation.Over the ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-08-18
  • Can Britain Deal With ‘No Deal’?
    LONDON—For more than a year, the British government has insisted that the only thing worse than leaving the European Union with no deal would be to leave it with a bad one. Implicit in this proclamation was that Britons would have nothing to fear if negotiations between the U.K. and the EU went sour; that while every effort would be made to get the best deal for Britain, Britons would never have to bow to European demands U.K. voters thought unreasonable.But nearly two years on, the forecast for a “no deal” Brexit—in which the U.K. would leave the EU without ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-08-18
  • A Weapon of War? Sexual Violence in the Syrian Conflict
    Members 6 September 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:15pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Charu Lata Hogg, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham HouseDr Rahaf Aldoughli, Lecture, Modern Middle Eastern History, the University of Manchester; Visiting Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSESarah Cotton, Public Affairs and Policy Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Register Register The armed conflict in Syria has resulted in a humanitarian crisis in which the civilian population has suffered daily threats to their lives, dignity and well-being. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-07-24
  • Israeli–Palestinian Peacemaking: What Can We Learn From Previous Efforts?
    24 July 2018 It is important for Israel’s leaders to recognize clearly that their country’s central conflict is with the Palestinians, not with the Arab states (or Iran).  Download PDF Professor Yossi Mekelberg Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme Twitter Greg Shapland Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Iran Nuclear Deal: Can it Survive Without the US?
    Members Webinar 24 July 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Richard Whitman, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham HouseSanam Vakil, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, this webinar will analyse how Europe could develop a response to the reinstatement of sanctions and what the possible implications of this might be for Iran and the wider region. Can the JCPOA survive without the participation of the US or is it likely that that Iran will move away from compliance with the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-07-18
  • Hungary: Not “Submitting to Islam”
    BUDAPEST – No European head of government talks remotely like Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orbán. For example, he recently spoke of building in Hungary a "constitutional order based on national and Christian foundations," thereby avoiding a future in ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Who Are Europe’s Most Important Politicians?
    "Who is the most important European alive today?" I asked in early 2010. Dutch politician Geert Wilders, came my answer, because "he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent." I even raised the prospect of his emerging "as a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-01
  • Conservatism’s Hidden History
    What is conservatism? Before reading an article with this title by Ofir Haivry and Yoram Hazony in a recent issue of American Affairs, I would have replied individual liberty, small government, and a robust foreign policy. Their article taught me a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-07-30