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  • Radio Atlantic: Is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Past Solving?
    The decades-old dispute between Israelis and Palestinians seems to be at a new low these days. Two American-born writers – an Israeli author and a Muslim journalist – join editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg and global editor Kathy Gilsinan to grapple with the bleak state of affairs. Yossi Klein Halevi is the author of the new book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. Wajahat Ali recently traveled to the West Bank to write “A Muslim Among Israeli Settlers” for the June 2018 issue of The Atlantic. The four discuss how we got here and what paths forward remain.Links - “A Muslim Among Israeli ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Photos of the Week: Jedi Academy, Small Moon, Royal Wedding
    Danny Lawson / AFP / Getty A giant glowing puppet in Australia, a cat rescued in Colombia, lava flows in Hawaii, Ramadan observed in India, devastation in Damascus, a balanced taxi in New York City, biking into the river in Germany, bats in India, and much more. ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Trump’s and Bolton’s Instincts Form a Toxic Combination
    Why did the Trump administration cancel its much-hyped nuclear summit with North Korea? And why the confusing semi-backtrack the following day, in which Trump embraced North Korea’s “warm and productive statement” regretting the cancellation, and left the door open to a meeting he’d ditched barely 24 hours before? The answer lies in the toxic interplay between Donald Trump’s instincts and John Bolton’s. Each man’s foreign-policy views are dangerous enough in and of themselves. Put them together and you have the perfect cocktail for the decimation of American power.Bolton is a Manichean in the tradition of his hero, Barry Goldwater. He ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2018-05-25
  • The intra-GCC crises: mapping GCC fragmentation after 2011
    4 May 2018 , Volume 94, Number 3 Cinzia Bianco and Gareth Stansfield Read online If shared security perceptions were the foundation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), 2011 might be analysed as the watershed year in which the GCC began to fragment from within. Both the 2014 and 2017 intra-GCC crises were manifestations of conflicting security perceptions, formed across the GCC countries in and since 2011. Through an in-depth analysis of the events and of the subsequent reaction of the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-05-04
  • What authoritarianism is… and is not: a practice perspective
    4 May 2018 , Volume 94, Number 3 Marlies Glasius Read online This article highlights three main problems with current conceptualizations of authoritarianism: they constitute a negative or residual category, focus excessively on elections and assume that authoritarianism is necessarily a state-level phenomenon. Such ‘regime classifications’ cannot help us comment intelligently on public concerns that politicians like President Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Viktor Orban or President Donald Trump are essentially ‘authoritarian’ leaders. This article proposes that, in ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-05-04
  • The Politics of Personality in the Middle East
    Members 21 May 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE London Anshel Pfeffer, Journalist, Ha'aretz; Correspondent, The EconomistFurther speakers to be announced. Register Register From Trump, Modi and Xi to Putin, Orban, Sisi and Duterte, ‘strongmen’ leaders appear to be enjoying a political resurgence. At a time when the international system is in flux, styles of leadership around the world are both adapting to this change while simultaneously altering the established dynamic of foreign relations.The ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2018-05-02
  • The Sound of Debate in Austria
    VIENNA – Something unprecedented took place in Austria in December 2017 – and hardly anyone outside the country noticed: For the first time in Western Europe, a government took power that advocates anti-immigration and anti-Islamization policies. The ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-04-04
  • Why Palestinians Need an Israel Victory
    [Australian title: "Israeli victory essential for Middle East peace"] The moment is right for fresh thinking in order to dispatch the old and stale Palestinian-Israeli conflict. With Arabs focused on other issues – the Iranian nuclear weapon build-up, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-03-23
  • Anatomy of a Media Error
    Which is worse, academic sloppiness or fake news? Hard to say, for both present a challenge to a functioning democracy. I've so often documented the outlandish errors that leftist and Islamist academics make about me, I even have a bibliography on the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-03-07