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  • The Photographer Fighting Visual Clichés of Africa
    Fragments (Aïda Muluneh)In the spring of 2016, the photographer Aïda Muluneh opened a solo exhibition at the David Krut Projects gallery in New York City. The showcase came nine years after Muluneh had returned to her native Ethiopia, which she’d left as a young child in the 1980s, during the height of the country’s punishing Marxist regime. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a series of photographs called The World Is 9, which drew its name from a saying of her grandmother’s: “The world is 9, it is never complete and it’s never perfect.” For an artist whose identity is ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-18
  • The Partisan Divide on How to Read the Intelligence on Iran
    Adam Schiff, the combative chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, didn’t contest the recent intelligence that the Trump administration said was behind its newly aggressive posture toward Iran. Nor did he accuse the White House of misrepresenting it. Instead he returned to a critique that Democrats have made of Trump’s hawkish Iran policy from the start: that it will lead America down the path of an ill-planned confrontation.“It’s not that I think there isn’t intelligence to be concerned about. There is,” Schiff told us in an interview in the Capitol on Thursday afternoon. “But how much of this is a ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-18
  • To China, All’s Fair in Love and Trade Wars
    Just how bad are things between the United States and China? Over an evening beer in Beijing this week, a friend and I debated which prominent American company China would whack first. It’s a serious question—and the answer could be the next ugly step in the escalating economic dispute between the two powers.The standard line from President Donald Trump and those who support his get-tough approach toward Beijing is that because China sells more to the U.S. than the other way around, Washington has the upper hand in its game of tariffs. “China buys MUCH less from us than we ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-17
  • Women in the Gulf
    Research Event 11 April 2019 - 10:15am to 5:15pm Clingendael, The Hague Please note the video above is not a recording of the event itself but a series of interviews related to it.This workshop brings together researchers, civil society, public and private sector representatives from across the Gulf countries for a discussion around women in the region. It examines obstacles and opportunities for women in leadership and the workplace and feminist narratives in the Gulf. Event attributes Chatham House Rule Department/project Middle East and North Africa Programme, Future Dynamics ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Saudi Vision 2030: Balancing Economic Transformation with Youth Expectations
    Invitation Only Research Event 7 June 2019 - 8:15am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Mark C. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Senior Associate Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic StudiesChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 aims to involve the national citizenry as motivated stakeholders in the kingdom’s transition to a knowledge-based economy. The government's blueprint ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-08
  • The Future of Palestine
    Members Event 17 May 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Palestinian National AuthorityChair: Adam Ward, Deputy Director, Chatham House Register Register Register As the current US administration heralds the prospect of brokering a so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ in the Middle East, the foreign minister of the Palestinian National Authority will discuss the future of Palestine.This event will be livestreamed. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Making Sense of Palestinian Logic
    Palestinians do weird things: A few days ago, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which rules most of the West Bank, refused to accept the tax revenues it is owed by the Israeli government. Today, Hamas, which rules all of Gaza, launched more than 200 ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-05-04
  • The Cowardice of Middle East Studies
    It's been ten years exactly since Ryan Gingeras published an extraordinary preface to his book, Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923 (Oxford University Press). I therefore quote it at length:If the truth be ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-05-01
  • Going Out on a Trump Plan Limb
    The Trump plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has prompted enormous speculation – when revealed, what specifics, who gains? – speculation that I confess to having contributed to in a series of articles: "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last." ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-26