Category Archives: Foreign Affairs and U.S.ForeignPolicy

Opinion | Can I Ruin Your Dinner Party? (Italy Libya and the EU) – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

But the European pillar of this community of democracies has never been more under assault — so much so that for the first time I wonder if this European pillar will actually crumble. From Italy you can see all the … Continue reading

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The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution – Book Review By Steve Negus – NYT

By Steve Negus Aug. 7, 2018 INTO THE HANDS OF THE SOLDIERS Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East By David D. Kirkpatrick 370 pp. Viking. $28. People versus power: This is how most of us remember Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers – By Robert Leonard – NYT

By Robert Leonard Mr. Leonard is the news director for the radio stations KNIA and KRLS. July 26, 2018 A farm near Amana, Iowa.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images “KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at … Continue reading

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Opinion | Resign- Mike Pompeo. Resign- John Bolton. – by Bret Stephens – NYT

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, showed both qualities when they resigned from the Nixon administration during … Continue reading

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Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them? – By HENRY FOUNTAIN – NYT

The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress. By HENRY FOUNTAIN OCT. 20, 2017 GUNNARSHOLT, Iceland — With his flats of saplings and a red planting tool, Jon Asgeir Jonsson … Continue reading

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Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon – by Anne Barnard and Josh Haner – NYT

Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief for the past six years, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, went to Lebanon’s cedar forests to see how the trees are today. JULY 18, 2018 BAROUK CEDAR FOREST, LEBANON — … Continue reading

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How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending- Not Tariffs – by Farhad Manjoo – NYT

One program, Made in China 2025, outlines a road map for China to become a world leader in advanced manufacturing (things like robotics, aircraft and machine tools). Another plan calls for China to achieve dominance in artificial intelligence. Based on … Continue reading

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How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India – By Vindu Goel, Suhasini Raj and Priyadarshini Ravichandran – NYT

In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April. One of the first to be killed was a 65-year-old woman named Rukmani. She and four family … Continue reading

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Opinion | For Trump Failure Is the Only Option – by Paul Krugman – NYT

So Donald Trump went to a NATO summit, insulted our allies, then made the absurd demand not just that they increase defense spending — which they should — but that they raise it to 4 percent of G.D.P., much higher … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Art of Containing Trump (and Putin) – By Stephen Sestanovich – NYT

Divided administrations produce incoherent diplomacy. That’s why President Trump’s meeting next Monday in Helsinki, Finland, with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, is unlikely to go well. In their preparations for the summit, Mr. Trump and his advisers appeared to recognize the … Continue reading

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