Feeds from selected media sources and outlets.
  • It Took 17 Years to Catch the Unabomber, but 5 Days to Find Cesar Sayoc
    The man law enforcement believes briefly terrorized the country with a series of mail bombs appeared in court on Thursday, pleading not guilty to a 30-count indictment including charges of mailing weapons of mass destruction. What he’s accused of was perhaps the largest attempted mass political assassination through the mail since anarchists mailed more than 30 bombs to public figures in 1919.What it wasn’t, however, was sophisticated. None of the bombs actually went off; more than one were incorrectly addressed; the packages were nearly identical, with the word “Florida” conspicuously misspelled as “Florids” on all of them. The Justice Department ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Brexit Crisis. Theresa May in Trouble. Rinse. Repeat.
    Less than 24 hours after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet backed the text of her provisional Brexit deal, the walkouts began. On Thursday morning, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab submitted his resignation, noting he could not “in good conscience” support the government’s Brexit deal. Through the course of the day, six others followed.The string of departures from May’s cabinet reaffirm what is already widely known: Her negotiated deal is deeply unpopular among lawmakers both within and outside her ruling Conservative party. Even with her cabinet’s approval, the likelihood of the agreement gaining enough support in Parliament seemed uncertain. Now, it ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-15
  • The Ubiquity of Smartphones, as Captured by Photographers
    Charles Platiau / Reuters According to reports issued by several market-research firms, including Forrester Research, the total number of smartphone users worldwide will reach 3 billion this year—40 percent of the human population. For many, these versatile handheld devices have become indispensable tools, providing connections to loved ones, entertainment, business applications, shopping opportunities, windows into the greater world of social media, news, history, education, and more. And of course, they can always be put to use for a quick selfie. With so many devices in so many hands now, the visual landscape has changed greatly, making it a rare event ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Russia-Saudi Arabia Relations and the Fallout from the Skripal and Khashoggi Cases
    Invitation Only Research Event 16 November 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Nikolay Kozhanov, Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham HouseChris Miller, Director, Eurasia Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Assistant Professor of International History, Fletcher School, Tufts UniversityNicholas Trickett, Editor-in-Chief, BMB Russia, Eurasia Researcher, AKE InternationalDr Sanam Vakil, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Despite numerous differences between the two countries, the state-authorized murder ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-26
  • US Military Policy in the Middle East: An Appraisal
    18 October 2018 Despite significant financial expenditure and thousands of lives lost, a fundamental shift in policy remains unimaginable at present. Read online Download PDF Micah Zenko Whitehead Senior Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House @MicahZenko 2018-10-18-us-military-policy-middle-east.jpg Members of the Petroleum Oils and Lubricants (POL) squadron at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing take a break from replacing a 50,000-gallon fuel bladder in support of Operation ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Deal or No Deal: What Challenges Face the Palestinian People?
    Invitation Only Research Event 1 November 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Naser Al Shaer, Professor of Islamic Law, An Najah University; Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority (2006-07) Chair: Isobel Scott-Barrett, Programme Officer, Forward Thinking The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is defined by a long-standing political impasse, stagnating Palestinian political reconciliation efforts and uncertainty over the Trump administration's actions. In such a context, where do the Palestinian people go from here?At this roundtable, Dr Naser Al Shaer ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Harvard University Memorial Service for Richard Pipes
    For the memorial service program, click here. Unfortunately, the requested recording by Harvard Event technicians was not made. I thank Robert Chung for recording nearly the entire service on his smartphone, with the exception of the musical prelude and ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-03
  • German and Austrian Media Outrage Me
    Europe's mainstream media has reached a point of distorted frenzy about what it calls the "far-right" and "neo-Nazis." I know. I have just experienced this first hand. Allow me, please, to tell my tale. Ezra Levant of Canada is a brilliant conservative ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-09-18
  • Hints of Trump’s Forthcoming Palestinian-Israeli Plan
    I recently argued at "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last," that Trump has some unpleasant surprises in store for the Israelis. This blog updates and attempts to flesh out what his Palestinian-Israeli plan will be. In an interview with Israel Hayom's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-09-14