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  • The Man Who Could Beat Justin Trudeau
    In Toronto this spring, Andrew Scheer, the man seeking to replace Justin Trudeau as prime minister of Canada, made what is perhaps the most important speech of his career. While Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), is no Trudeau—he’s younger, dorkier, and less foppish—his speech, about immigration, sounded at times like something Trudeau would say. Scheer spoke of Canada as a generous, diverse country and denounced “intolerance, racism, and extremism of any kind.” If anybody disagreed, he added, “there’s the door.”But if Scheer was aligning himself, in some ways, with his electoral rival, he was also ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-17
  • Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
    © Yongqing Bao / Wildlife Photographer of the Year The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. This year, the contest attracted more than 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 15 winning images from this year’s competition. The museum’s website has images from previous years and more information about the current contest and exhibition. Captions are provided by the ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-16
  • The Trump Administration Has Only One Move
    Turkey had to have seen this coming.Granted, it didn’t feature in the phone call last week where Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan informed his American counterpart of his intent to launch an offensive against the Kurds in northeastern Syria, resulting in the retreat of U.S. forces from the region; the advance of Syrian, Russian, and Turkish forces into the void; the flight of tens of thousands of civilians; and the stirrings of a reborn Islamic State.But the morning after the call, the threat to “totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey” cropped up like clockwork on Twitter, Donald Trump’s ..... READ MORE
    Source: The AtlanticPublished on 2019-10-16
  • Saudi Arabia’s Economy: Beyond the Abqaiq Attacks
    Invitation Only Research Event 26 September 2019 - 8:15am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE John Sfakianakis, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Gulf Research CenterChair: Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House The 14 September attacks on two major oil facilities run by Saudi Aramco have disrupted the global oil industry and brought political risk premium back on the oil market agenda. At this exclusive breakfast briefing, the speaker will analyse the geopolitical impact of the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-17
  • Between Order and Chaos: A New Approach to Stalled State Transformations in Iraq and Yemen
    9 September 2019 International policymakers have failed to stabilize states such as Iraq and Yemen, partially because of the assumed binary distinction between state failure and success. This paper advocates for a ‘middle–out’ approach that aims to strengthen the connective tissues between the bureaucracy and de facto authorities. Read online Download PDF Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Peter Salisbury ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-04
  • North African Economies: Trade, Investment and Entrepreneurship
    Invitation Only Research Event 10 July 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am Casablanca, Morocco Please note the video above is not a recording of the event itself but a series of interviews related to it.A major obstacle for mutual economic initiatives across North Africa has been the inability to overcome or manage political differences across the region. However, the poor level of regional integration of trade in North Africa continues to adversely impact domestic economies.This workshop examines the current state of cooperation across North Africa while exploring emerging sectors, new and established partners and the potential to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-03
  • China Disrupts the Middle East
    As Vladimir Putin's declining Russia flaunts its power in the Middle East, Xi Jinping's ascending China eludes the attention it deserves. But the Communist Party of China has begun investing money and gaining influence in ways that have vast – and ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-09-10
  • How Trump Put Netanyahu in an Untenable Position
    It was understandable but unfortunate that the Israeli government on Thursday banned a visit by two of its most hostile congressional critics, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). On Friday, the reasons it wasn't a good idea became even ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-08-16
  • Yes to Nationalism, No to Imperialism
    Yoram Hazony's breathtakingly counterintuitive book, The Virtue of Nationalism (Basic Books), corrects a simple but colossal mistake: The Nazi monstrosity, he argues, did not result from nationalism but from imperialism. Hitler aspired not to make ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-08-02