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  • Photos of the Week: Swirling Embers, Solar Challenge, Manhattan Moonrise
    Mirco Lazzari / Getty A weeping Sophora Japonica tree in Versailles, the Zhangye danxia landform in China, a hitchhiking cat in Turkey, continuing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, baseball's National League Championship Series in Washington, D.C., anti-government unrest in Haiti, a flamingo mother and chick in Colombia, an elevated railway in Kenya, chopsticks manufacturing in China, the Los Angeles Comic-Con, and much more. ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season
    Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency / Getty Autumn truly is the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Now it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular foliage. Across the North, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year, maybe more to follow in ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-17
  • There Is No Plan B for ISIS Prisoners
    Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET.The prisoners were an emergency waiting to happen. For months, thousands of suspected Islamic State fighters from some 50 countries languished in makeshift jails in the desert; sometimes, a few broke out. But U.S.-backed Kurdish forces were, for the most part, keeping them locked up.Then President Donald Trump ordered U.S. forces to withdraw from outposts in northeastern Syria, clearing the way for the Turkish assault on America’s Kurdish partners in the fight on ISIS, and destroying the tenuous balance that has helped keep the Islamic State contained. Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement of a five-day pause ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Webinar: Getting to a New Iran Nuclear Deal
    Invitation Only Webinar Research Event 1 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Neil Quilliam, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseDr Sanam Vakil, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Drawing on research from their new research paper Getting to a New Deal: Guidance for Trump, Washington, Tehran, Europe and the Middle East, Neil Quilliam and Sanam Vakil will discuss their findings regarding the prospects of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-10-16
  • The Basra Blueprint and the Future of Protest in Iraq
    8 October 2019 Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Ben Robin-D'Cruz Researcher on Iraqi Politics, University of Edinburgh Tactics that worked for the authorities after protests in Basra last summer are unlikely to be effective in Baghdad. 2019-10-08-Iraq.jpg Protests in Basra on 2 October 2019. Photo: Getty Images. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-10-08
  • Webinar: The Qatar Crisis – Prospects for Resolution?
    Invitation Only Research Event 9 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Nearly two and a half years into the Gulf crisis, the rift between Qatar and three of its Gulf neighbours – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE – remains unresolved despite extensive mediation efforts led by Kuwait and supported by the Trump ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-25
  • Should Israel Invade Gaza?
    As Israeli frustration mounts about violence coming out of Gaza, the idea of a ground invasion, and once and for all to finish with Hamas aggression, becomes more appealing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has endorsed this approach, saying that "There ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-09-23
  • Fifty Years of Fascination
    At the start of my junior year in college, precisely fifty years ago this month, I changed my college major, making the leap from mathematics to Middle East studies. Math had become too hard, the region was too interesting. I wrote about this ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-09-22
  • Augustin de Barruel
    Augustin de Barruel (1741-1820), a French ex-Jesuit and an abbot ... in 1797-98 published the mammoth four-volume Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism....[1] In it, de Barruel made a systematic and well-documented case for secret societies ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-09-10