Category Archives: Foreign Affairs and U.S.ForeignPolicy

Opinion | Macron’s Moment of Truth – By Sylvie Kauffmann – The New York Times

By Sylvie Kauffmann Ms. Kauffmann is the editorial director of Le Monde. Dec. 6, 2018 225 Image President Emmanuel Macron, center, inspecting the damage from protests over a planned fuel tax increase in Paris this month.CreditCreditEtienne Laurent/EPA, via Shutterstock “PARIS … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Macron’s Unwanted New Title: ‘President of the Rich’ – By Adam Nossiter – NYT

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 1, 2017 34 “PARIS — From the all-powerful president with the infallible touch, Emmanuel Macron has become the “president of the rich,” an elitist dispensing fiscal goodies to the wealthy. At least that is what parliamentarians, … Continue reading

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Opinion | Cuba’s Slow Rebirth – The New York Times

By Ruth Behar Dec. 4, 2018 Idania del Río, the owner of the graphic design shop Clandestina, in Havana.CreditCreditYamil Lage/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Turning Point: Raúl Castro resigns as Cuba’s president. “It was yours,” my mother announced. She held … Continue reading

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Opinion | You Don’t Understand Tariffs- Man – Editorial- The New York Times

Not long after claiming victory in the midterm elections in which his party lost at least 39 House seats, President Trump kept up his winning streak this past weekend, this time on the world stage. At the Group of 20 … Continue reading

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How Tariffs Work- and Why China Won’t See a Bill – The New York Times

By Jim Tankersley Nov. 29, 2018 President Trump frequently promotes the idea that when the United States places a tariff on an import from another country, that other country directly pays the bill. He’s wrong, but he keeps saying it. … Continue reading

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Opinion | France’s New Protest Movement Is Tailor Made for the Macron Era – By Agnès C. Poirier – The New York Times

By Agnès C. Poirier Ms. Poirier is a writer and political commentator. Nov. 28, 2018 A member of the Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests movement, at a protest against rising fuel taxes, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday. Credit … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil- Guns and Morals – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Nov. 20, 2018,   666 President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday. Credit Tom Brenner for The New York Times Image President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times “I … Continue reading

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As Slums Teeter in Marseille- a Poverty Crisis Turns Deadly – By Adam Nossiter – The New York Times

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 19, 2018,     9 comments “MARSEILLE, France — The red-helmeted marine firefighter was firm. “Right,” he told the anxious families gathered around him, “we’re closing up the building.” Bewildered and frightened, they climbed the darkened, rickety … Continue reading

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Brexit for the Non-Brit: What Is It- and Why Can’t They Get It Done? – by Stephen Castle – The New York Times

Why Is a Compromise So Elusive? The Achilles’ heel of a Brexit deal is the border between Ireland, a member of the European Union, and Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. For years, this border was militarized because of … Continue reading

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Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News – By Adam B. Ellick- Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel – The New York Times

Meet the KGB Spies Who Invented Fake News By Adam B. Ellick, Adam Westbrook and Jonah M. Kessel via Breaking News, World News & Multimedia – The New York Times David Lindsay: This is an excellent video piece about the … Continue reading

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