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  • Photos of the Week: Snowy Ladybug, Shattered Lance, Mexican Smog
    Kevin Lamarque / Reuters Engineering fashion in Beijing, a luxury houseboat for rising seas, flooding in Paraguay, father-daughter soccer in Liverpool, murals on the border wall in Mexico, the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Italy, Buddha’s-birthday observations in Taiwan, Lady Macbeth in Greece, skateboarding in Los Angeles, Ramadan in Indonesia, and much more ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-17
  • How I. M. Pei Shaped a Change-Resistant Paris
    PARIS—Here in France, I. M. Pei, who died this week, is best known for one thing: The glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum. When it opened in 1989, two centuries after the French Revolution, it was seen as a revolution of its own—and not necessarily a welcome one. Le Monde’s architecture critic at the time called the structure “a house of the dead” and said Pei was treating the courtyard of the Louvre “like an annex of Disneyland or bringing Luna Park back from the dead.”Architecture is always political. President François Mitterrand, who wanted to leave his ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-17
  • The U.S. System for ‘Skilled’ Migrants Is Broken
    Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel took a winding path to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.She began by studying politics and philosophy in her native Britain, then trained as a singer, before getting a doctoral degree in medieval music and literature. Working with centuries-old French lyrics exposed her to systems that help digitally analyze manuscripts, poetry, and literature. In 2013, Mahoney-Steel was hired by Johns Hopkins to use technology to conduct research in medieval studies and to support other researchers, and arrived in the United States on a visa designed for skilled workers, the H-1B. She moved to Baltimore, met the man who would ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-05-17
  • A Gulf Divided: The Anatomy of a Crisis
    Members Event 6 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Courtney Freer, Research Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSEDr Andreas Krieg, Assistant Professor, King's College LondonJane Kinninmont, Head of Programmes, The Elders FoundationChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register In June 2017, a Saudi-led coalition severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and banned Qatari airplanes and ships from entering their airspace ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-02
  • Book review essay: Peace in Afghanistan
    2 May 2019 , Volume 95, Number 3 Ayesha Siddiqa Read online The peace negotiations between the US government and the Taliban are being watched with a lot of caution in Afghanistan and around the world. While a deal will allow American troops to withdraw from the embattled country, there is a genuine worry in Afghan society about facilitating Taliban back into some form of power. The anxiety is partly because the Taliban cannot be neatly separated from other jihadi organizations ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-02
  • North African Economies: Enhancing Cooperation and Competitiveness
    Research Event 12 December 2018 - 9:00am to 13 December 2018 - 1:00pm Rabat, Morocco Since 2011, there has been broad consensus that to achieve economic stabilization and prosperity across North Africa, a new transformative economic agenda is necessary. An important dimension of this new agenda is exploring areas for cooperation across the region which will help enhance competitiveness of the growing private sector. From addressing the labour market-skills mismatch, to unlocking the potential of emerging industries, many of the region’s challenges can transition into opportunities.This workshop will examine the current state of cooperation across ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-01
  • Academic Malfeasance: Do Moderate Muslims Exist?
    Did you know that that the War on Terror actually "is a war for natural resources – and that terrorism has little to do with it"? So argues John Maszka in his book, Washington's Dark Secret: The Real Truth About Terrorism and Islamic Extremism (Potomac, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-22
  • Anticipating Trump’s “Deal of the Century”
    President Trump's peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict surfaced two years ago and to this day – remarkably – only he and a handful of aides know its precise details. A stream of leaks, however, contains enough internal consistency that their ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-09
  • Harvard’s Communist Uprising, 50 Years Later
    Today marks 50 years of my political education. The events of April 9, 1969, helped make me who I am today and the university what it is. I was a sophomore in college when my fellow students at Harvard University decided that politics, especially the war ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-04-08