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  • A Theatrical Moscow Trial Draws the Ire of Russia’s Cultural Elite
    MOSCOW—Outside a courtroom here in the Russian capital, dozens of people crowded along a narrow corridor, some wearing T-shirts calling for those on trial to be freed, others clad in hipster and designer outfits. In many ways, the scene at the Meshansky District Court of Moscow was much the same as when human-rights activists or opposition politicians have gone before a judge, facing an almost certain conviction for having challenged the authority of President Vladimir Putin.Except this time, the person on trial is not your typical activist. He is the country’s leading modern theater director, and those outside the courtroom ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-14
  • Donald Trump Stars in a North Korean Reality Show
    Editor’s Note: This article is one of 50 in a series about Trump's first two years as president. When historians in the 22nd century search for the moment when reality television was at its most influential, they may well pinpoint June 12, 2018.That was the day entertainment converged with existential danger, low-budget cinematography with high-stakes diplomacy. Less than a year after threatening to unleash “fire and fury” on the leader he called “Little Rocket Man” (and also “short and fat”)—and just a few months after trading threats with him about the size and potency of their respective “Nuclear Buttons”— Donald ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-13
  • The World Isn’t Laughing at Just Trump
    Editor’s Note: This article is one of 50 in a series about Trump's first two years as president. Before The Laugh, there was The Handshake.In May 2017, ahead of a Nato summit in Belgium, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands—and neither would let go. For six seconds, an eternity in handshaking, the two men gripped hands, each wanting to assert his manual superiority. The handshake quickly became a meme, a gif, even the object of a “handshake tracker” in the British press that analyzed Trump’s handshake style. (“Stage #1: The clasp.” “Stage #2: The yank.” “Stage ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-01-13
  • Iraq in 2019: New Leadership, Same Problems?
    Corporate Members Event Nominees Breakfast Briefing Partners and Major Corporates 16 January 2019 - 8:00am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Professor Toby Dodge, Iraq Research Director, Conflict Research Programme, LSEDr Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseSamya Kullab, Senior Correspondent, Iraq Oil Report (via Skype) Iraq’s recent peaceful transition of executive power to a newly formed government has been heralded by some commentators as a positive step towards better governance for a country mired in ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-12-13
  • Lebanon: A Vision for the Future
    Members Event 13 December 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon Register Register The prime minister of Lebanon will discuss his vision for the future of his country and its wider role in the region.This event will be livestreamed. Members Events Team Email ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-11-27
  • Webinar: Can New Leadership Fix Iraq’s Broken Politics?
    Members Event Webinar 11 December 2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Online Professor Toby Dodge, Iraq Research Director, Conflict Research Programme, LSEDr Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House   Over the past few months, the Iraqi parliament has elected a new prime minister, president and parliamentary speaker. But can electoral change bring political change to Iraq? Internal fragmentation within the Shia, Sunni and Kurdish blocs may have complicated the familiar backroom dealing. However, the same political parties and individuals – governed by the muhassasa (ethno-sectarian ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-11-22
  • Shunned by colleagues on the Hill. But at home, support for King runs deep.
    The Iowa congressman has come to encapsulate the heated battles over immigration and race. Before the turmoil over Iowa Rep. Steve King’s white supremacy comments, we sent a reporter to take the measure of the district that elected him nine times. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • In rural America, state laws warp high-speed internet access
    Mississippi relies heavily on electric cooperatives, which aim to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America with millions of new federal dollars meant to expand high-speed internet. But a 77-year-old law could block access to broadband for one of the poorest states. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • After seven years in prison, Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo cleared of war crimes
    The International Criminal Court has acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes, sparking speculation that the controversial politician might return to the country and enter the 2020 presidential race. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Christian Science MonitorPublished on 2019-01-15
  • Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians
    From a practical political point of view, Avigdor Lieberman, Naftali Bennett, and their idea to take a tougher stand toward Hamas just went down to defeat, if not humiliation. That's because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again showed his ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-02
  • In Defense of Europe’s “Far-Right” Parties
    The European political parties called far-right by Establishment politicians and media (but civilizationist by me) are justly criticized for their mistakes and extremism. For example, the Sweden Democrats party in its first years, 1988-95, did have some ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-11-01
  • 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