Category Archives: Foreign Affairs and U.S.ForeignPolicy

Trump- Israel and the Art of the Giveaway – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

  I’m contemplating writing a book on the first year of President Trump’s foreign policy, and I already know the name: “The Art of the Giveaway.” In nearly 30 years of covering United States foreign policy, I’ve never seen a … Continue reading

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Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice – The New York Times

“Even where this conservation strategy seems to work, however, some critics question the contradiction inherent in hunting threatened and endangered species. “Any trophy hunting of an endangered species is by definition unsustainable, as it cannot sufficiently contribute to the survival … Continue reading

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Madeleine Albright: How to Protect the World From North Korea – The New York Times

“Turning Point: North Korea tests advanced ballistic missile technology. When the two met in the Oval Office soon after the 2016 election, Barack Obama reportedly told Donald Trump that the Democratic Republic of North Korea, or D.P.R.K., would be the … Continue reading

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We’re All Part of Trump’s Show – by Brett Stephens – NYT

Originally posted on Inconvenient News
“This is why there’s a Colosseum in Rome, and why public spectacle, theater, cinema, TV and now the internet have always been handmaids of dictators. In Russia, it’s all about casting the president…

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Germany and the Age of Political Absolutism – by Anna Sauerbrey – The New York Times

“When asked during a news conference on Monday afternoon why he dropped out of the talks, Mr. Lindner listed areas where the negotiations didn’t yield the results his party wanted. The other parties would agree only to a gradual elimination … Continue reading

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Steve Bannon Is Bad for the Jews – by Brett Stephens

“The Zionist Organization of America feted Stephen K. Bannon at a gala dinner in New York on Sunday night. What a disgrace. What a mistake, too. It’s a disgrace because no organization that purports to represent the interests of the … Continue reading

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Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum – The New York Times

“LONDON — More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, a team of researchers disclosed on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

There is a saying — “When you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there” — and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China’s President Xi Jinping and President Trump. Xi has been brilliant at playing … Continue reading

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In Antarctica- Two Crucial Glaciers Accelerate Toward the Sea – by Jugal Patel – NYT

“Two of the frozen continent’s fastest-moving glaciers are shedding an increasing amount of ice into the Amundsen Sea each year. The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are among the most critical in the world. They are currently holding back ice … Continue reading

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Trump- Niger and Connecting the Dots – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Barbut, as I reported, reinforced her point by showing me three maps of Africa with dots concentrated in the middle of the continent. Map No. 1: the most vulnerable regions of desertification in 2008. Map No. 2: conflicts and food … Continue reading

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