NEWS / RSS FEEDS

Feeds from selected media sources and outlets.
  • Bound for the Moon: Apollo 11 Preparation in Photos
    Ralph Morse / The Life Picture Collection / Getty Building on years of work with Project Mercury and Project Gemini in the early 1960s, NASA’s Apollo program dedicated itself to putting Americans safely on the lunar surface before 1970, fulfilling a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy. The systems, materials, and techniques necessary to do this were nearly all brand new, and required extensive testing and research before they were sent 240,000 miles away from home. The astronauts were new to this as well, pioneers headed to a new world—literally. The world was fascinated with NASA’s progress as ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-07-15
  • Democrats Have Found Their Battle Cry
    U.S. presidential elections used to be about which candidate would best lead the free world. Now Democrats are advancing an unprecedented argument in modern American politics: Elect one of them to lead the free world; otherwise, Donald Trump will irreparably unravel it.By cozying up to dictators and casting aside democratic allies abroad, and mimicking strongmen while undermining institutions at home, Trump is making the world safe for autocracy, the 2020 presidential candidates assert. The defining struggle of our time is between the forces of democracy and authoritarianism, they say, and the leader of the land of the free has strayed ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-07-15
  • Malta’s Fledgling Movement for Abortion Rights
    VALETTA, Malta—Maria Borg stood with five other women outside the prime minister’s office here on a recent day, holding a banner that read: Welcome to Malta, where women and girls are just incubators.The women, part of an abortion-rights collective called Voice for Choice, were welcoming European leaders, including France’s Emmanuel Macron and Spain’s Pedro Sánchez, who were attending a Southern European Union summit. As the women stood in silence under the hot Mediterranean sun for more than two hours, various people stopped by in support—many of them tourists. The demonstration was live-streamed on Facebook and was covered by all the ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-07-14
  • Shared Security Challenges across North Africa
    Invitation Only Research Event 2 May 2019 - 9:30am to 3 May 2019 - 11:00am Tunis, Tunisia Please note the video is not a recording of the event itself but a series of related interviews.This workshop will explore the multifaceted and shared security challenges across North Africa: from countering terrorism and violent extremism to illicit flows and cross-border human trafficking. It will seek to identify policy options for North African policymakers and practitioners to best address these challenges through both security-based and stabilization-oriented approaches while examining potential areas for mutually beneficial cooperation when facing common ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-10
  • Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies
    4 July 2019 Throughout the conflict in Syria, the government has severely restricted how and where aid is delivered for military or political purposes. This paper offers a new framework for international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies to provide assistance to those in need. Download PDF Haid Haid Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @HaidHaid22 2019-07-04-AidSyria.jpg A United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy delivers ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-04
  • Morsi’s Death Will Shake the Muslim Brotherhood
    25 June 2019 Dr Georges Fahmi Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @GeorgesFahmi Competing factions within the movement have lost the one issue on which they could find common ground. 2019-06-25-Morsi.jpg Morsi in the defendant's cage at the police academy in Cairo in 2014. Photo: Getty Images. In the wake of the death of former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, there has been a wave of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-25
  • The Demon in Liberalism
    "Why has Sweden become the North Korea of Europe?" That's what a Dane semi-facetiously asked Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks at a conference I attended in 2014. Vilks unconvincingly muttered about Swedes' partiality for consensus. Now, along comes Ryszard ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-07-14
  • Polish Telephone Books Reveal My Family’s History
    Paper telephone books have virtually disappeared from our lives, but they recorded essential information during the twentieth century. Thanks to a recent visit to my father's hometown of Cieszyn, Poland, plus the discovery of an unpublished Warsaw ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-07-04
  • Telephone Books and My Family’s Polish History
    Paper telephone books have virtually disappeared from our lives, but they recorded essential information during the twentieth century. Thanks to a recent visit to my father's hometown of Cieszyn, Poland, plus the discovery of an unpublished Warsaw ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-07-04