Timothy Keener

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How the West must share the blame for Aleppo's day of horror

The fall of Aleppo will have great resonance in Syria’s savage civil war. Apart from its symbolic value, it will mean that the regime now controls …

Middle East

Will Obama regret not doing more for black Americans?

The racial double standard that Obama has faced is real, but so are the challenges African-Americans face daily<p>Does Barack Obama owe African-Americans anything? My friends like to toss this question around. My answer is no. He’s a politician, and politicians do what politicians do: play that …

EU Citizens Must Be Immediately Guaranteed Right To Stay After Brexit, Lords Tell Theresa May

'The Government is under a moral obligation'<p>Jonathan Brady/PA Wire<p>European Union nationals living in the United Kingdom should immediately be …

Russian Hacking: 8 Tough Questions the U.S. Government Is Not Answering | Inc.com

President Obama and various members of Congress have called for an investigation of Russian hacking and its impact on the 2016 presidential election. During the campaign, the Democratic National Committee was hacked, and many of its emails leaked via WikiLeaks -- an act that some elements within …

Bernie Sanders

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

European citizens living in UK should remain under jurisdiction of EU law after Brexit, radical new plan proposes

European citizens living in Britain after Brexit should remain under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, according to remarkable proposals tabled by senior European Commission negotiators, the Telegraph has learned.<p>The radical idea - which is certain to be rejected by Britain - was …

Judiciary

This Is How Bad New Delhi's Air Pollution Is

Brexit will undermine London's legal standing, barristers warn

Brexit could undermine London’s status as a highly profitable international legal centre, according to the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales.<p>The warning comes as lawyers seeking to prevent the UK from leaving the single market by upholding the right to remain in the …

Conservative Party

Trump’s Russia pivot is part of a ‘Lou Reed’ foreign policy

When the book is written about the lost generation of American foreign policy, the nation-building in Iraq, the precipitous withdrawals, the lines in …

Geopolitics

Brexit legal challenge live: British citizens will lose rights through EU withdrawal, Supreme Court told

The case will begin today at 11am, with Government lawyers outlining their arguments that Theresa May can trigger Article 50 without MPs<p>We're …

United Kingdom

Obama’s final speech to US troops slammed Trump without ever mentioning his name

Late on Tuesday afternoon, President Obama flew down to Tampa Bay, Florida, to speak at MacDill Air Force Base in what would be his final address to a uniformed military audience as their commander in chief. The speech was billed as an address on his counterterrorism legacy — and for the most part, …

Climate change could render Sudan 'uninhabitable'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sudan's ecosystems and natural resources are deteriorating.<p>Temperatures are rising, water supplies are scarce, soil fertility is low and severe droughts are common. After years of desertification, its rich biodiversity is under threat and drought has hindered the fight against hunger.<p>This …

One of Europe's most influential business people confirms Brexit has killed appetite to invest in London

Swedish investor Jacob Wallenberg has a family foundation that holds massive stakes in companies such as pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and reformed automaker and now defence group Saab. The stakes generate around $130 billion (£102.9 billion) in revenue.<p>In an interview with the Financial Times, …

Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

To Kill a Mockingbird and Huckleberry Finn banned from schools in Virginia for racism

A US school district has banned To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after a parent complained about use of racist language.<p>The books were removed from classrooms and school libraries in Accomack County, Virginia.<p>It came after Marie Rothstein-Williams, the mother of a mixed …

Bill Clinton or Donald Trump: Who said it?

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The Democrats, still reeling from their White House loss, are blaming everyone but themselves.<p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager …

Black people, Trump is getting ready to take away your voting rights

Expect to lose your right to vote under a Trump administration, if you are not ready and willing to fight for it.<p>Donald Trump may be unstable and …

Britain's Trade And Aid Policy After Brexit - Neo-Liberalism Goes Mad

A picture is emerging of likely British trade and aid policies towards developing countries after Brexit. That picture is just as disturbing as two …

Passage of bill to evacuate one settler site while retroactively recognising others meets with condemnation from UN and US<p>Israel’s parliament has voted to retroactively legalise thousands of illegitimate settler homes in outposts built on private Palestinian land, in a highly controversial move …

Israel

Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest | Investopedia

<b>[OPINION: The views expressed by Investopedia columnists are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the website]</b><p>The fine …

Standing Rock: Native American's Version of Gandhi's 1930 Salt March

Today was supposed to be the deadline for thousands of protesters encamped to prevent completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline across Lake Oahe on …

U.S. Army Denies Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a …

The Fake News That Will Take Us to War With China

By <b>John Pilger / The New Internationalist</b><p>The New Internationalist<p>When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It …

Edward Snowden points out that David Petraeus “shared information that was far more highly classified than I ever did”

Edward Snowden denounces the “two-tiered system of justice” that allows Petraeus to be considered for sec. of state<p>Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked tens of thousands of documents revealing that the American government has spied on its own citizens, …

Trump’s cabinet and staff choices indicate a revival of the ‘clash of civilizations’ worldview

President-elect Donald Trump has never been shy about invoking Islam, the religion of 1.6 billion people around the world, as a threat to American society.<p>In a March interview with CNN, Trump told Anderson Cooper that he thinks “Islam hates us.” Asked by Cooper whether he was referring to radical …

White House: The US has reassured China that it is adhering to the 'One China' policy

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. officials reiterated "our country's continued commitment to a one-China policy."<p>The policy has been in place for 40 years and is focused on promoting and preserving peace and stability in the strait separating China and Taiwan, which is in U.S. …

No One Knows What Ben Carson Will Do as America's Housing Boss

The former neurosurgeon has an inspiring life story, but it's hard to say what qualifications he'll bring to the table as Donald Trump's secretary of housing.<p>On Monday morning, Donald Trump announced that he was officially nominating neurosurgeon Ben Carson as head of the Department of Housing and …

Trump Advisors Aim to Privatize Untapped Oil Reserves on Native American Reservations

Native American reservations cover just 2% of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal …