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China responds to Trump's security speech

Director of the China National Association for International Studies Victor Gao discusses the potential impact President Donald Trump's national security strategy could have on relations with China.

Donald Trump

Trump’s tough talk can’t hide the incoherence of his foreign policy

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>On Monday, President Trump delivered what his administration billed as a landmark address on national</b> …

What's left of the ancient Etruscan civilization

A major exhibition at the Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe sheds light on the mysterious Etruscan civilization, one of the most ancient in present-day …

Robert Reich: The Three Big Lies About Trump’s Tax Plan

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Here are the three main Republican arguments in favor of the Republican tax plan, followed by the …

The Mad King and the Secret History of Hanukkah

The story behind the holiday of Hanukkah is full of palace intrigue and rebellion.<p>This week Jews the world over have been celebrating Hanukkah, the …

Cairo, Vibrant and Budget-Friendly, Is Ready Again for the World Stage

Omar pulled up in his red Toyota on the edge of the traffic circle in Tahrir Square, where just six years earlier, he and tens of thousands of other Egyptians had converged to protest the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. I hopped in and we sped north up the Nile Corniche, windows down, taking in the …

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It

Hello and welcome to another roundup of the top education stories. It has been a long week, and a lot has happened. Here is our recap.<p><b>The FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations</b><p>The Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era rules that …

Battle Over Broadband: What’s Next for Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — Robert McDowell, a Republican former FCC commissioner, on Friday tweeted out a comment: “Testing. Testing. Just wanted to make sure that …

Net Neutrality

Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius

Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in history<p>In 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella d’Este employed a friar to act as go-between. The friar met …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Mysterious ‘handbags of the gods’ spotted in ancient sculptures around the world

You may think that handbags are a modern obsession.<p>But it’s been claimed that ancient sculptures from several different cultures show deities …

Sculpture

30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist

An old Norwegian legend tells of a village that was left utterly depopulated by the Black Death, forgotten, and soon overgrown by moss and trees. …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Vikings in Ireland

In early Medieval Europe, a prime subject of frightening tales-come-true were the famously marauding and pillaging Vikings, spilling out of their …

Archaeology

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

Ancient Roman Family Life

Whether there was a king, a consul, or an emperor that stood supreme over Rome and its territories, the one constant throughout Roman history was the …

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice

In July, 1947, while at summer camp in Oak Bluffs, on Martha’s Vineyard, a fourteen-year-old Sylvia Plath wrote a letter to her mother, Aurelia Schober Plath. “I am very busy, but not too much to write regularly to you,” she writes. “Last night I had three big helpings of potatoes (mashed) and …

Literature

The US Has Screwed Up in the Muslim World for 36 Years

Beginning with the Carter Doctrine, the US has aggressively injected itself into the Muslim world but with little to show for it besides a record of …