Lexi Rothschild

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U.S. Strike on Syria Brings Fleeting Hope to Those Caught in Brutal Conflict

ISTANBUL — Six years of war in Syria have ravaged the life of Ebrahim Abbas, 27.<p>Mr. Abbas, a computer technician, was detained for protesting against the Syrian government, besieged in his hometown and shot in the stomach, and watched his brother die in a shelling attack. He escaped, but his …

Middle East

A human rights activist shared these ways you can help make a difference for Syrian refugees

A chemical attack killed at least 72 people, including 10 children, in Syria on Tuesday. Consequently, world leaders, including President Trump and …

'We All Live in Fear': How Climate Change Is Devastating to Refugees

In Somaliland, a crippling drought has driven many women and children from their rural villages and into dangerous and overcrowded refugee camps.<p>"I had 120 animals," Amina Abdul Hussein, a mother of three tells me as we sit inside her ragged cloth tent in Maxamad Mooge camp, temporarily shielded …

Africa

China’s plans to lead the global economy are being foiled by… China

America’s traditional stewardship of the global economy is in limbo. As president-elect Donald Trump sees it, the United States’ role in the world isn’t necessarily to lead it. Sure, the US will still engage with other countries—but only in line with Trump’s guiding principle of “America …

Economics

Paul Krugman Gets His Recessionary Macroeconomics Wrong Again

Robert Skidelsky has a rather “<i>J’Accuse!</i>” piece over at Project Syndicate insisting that economists are the <i>idiots savants</i> of the modern world for their concentration on mere mathematical models and that they don’t look up enough at the real world. This is perhaps even a valid criticism of a certain …

Economics

Tweeting through the apocalypse: Trump’s drive-by foreign policy

“We must as a nation be more unpredictable,”<p>Donald Trumpsaid during the presidential campaign. “We have to be unpredictable!”<p>Mission accomplished. Last week, without warning, Trump announced what sounded like a U-turn in U.S. nuclear weapons policy.<p>"The United States must greatly strengthen and …

Obama is repeating Eisenhower’s mistakes in the Middle East

Over the last five years,<p>President Obamahas placed a big bet on Moscow and Tehran. He tacked away from the United States’ historic allies in the Middle East — Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — to create a space for the Russians and the Iranians in the regional security architecture. Again and …

Qatar sees foreign intervention changing equation of Syria war | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Outside powers need to act fast to protect Syrians because foreign military backing for the government is “changing the equation” of the war, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.<p>People dig in the rubble in an ongoing search for survivors at a site hit previously by an …

Middle East

EU facing an existential threat in the wake of Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, to warn

• EU Commission President says Europe facing a "battle for survival" against nationalism and populism<br>• Suggests UK will not have access to single market when it leaves<br>• Announces creation of 100,000-strong EU "youth corps" to tackle refugee crisis<br>• Uses murder of Polish man in Essex as example of what …

Strategist: If Trump Wins, 'The U.S. Economy Would Take Off in a Big Way'

Financial markets are starting to "wake up" to the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency in the wake of Hillary Clinton's recent health concerns …

U.S. Economy

Cameron Says He’s Quitting U.K. Parliament After Brexit Defeat

David Cameron said he’s quitting the U.K. House of Commons, triggering a by-election in his Witney district, less than three months after resigning …

Conservative Party

Kerry says early reports indicate reduction in Syria violence | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Early reports show some reduction of violence in Syria since a cessation of hostilities brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a press conference with …

Middle East

Syria's Assad Vows to Fight Rebels Despite Cease-Fire

Assad vows to fight on, opposition groups say deal lacks measures to guarantee government implementation<p>BEIRUT—A cease-fire took formal effect across Syria after sundown on Monday amid continued fighting, as the U.S. and Russia sought seven straight days of relative calm to trigger a broader peace …

Middle East

Why Britain’s Path to Free Trade Won’t Be Smooth

Setting relations with the EU is likely to come first, and broader talks would come at a tough time for world trade<p>The U.K. hasn’t handled its own trade negotiations for more than four decades. Now, having decided to leave the European Union, it has a lot to learn, quickly.<p>A few days before his …

Economy

How Brexit Is Already Screwing Over Young People

The UK hasn't even left the EU yet, but the fallout from the vote is already robbing millennials of their prospects.<p>Young people in the UK overwhelmingly didn't vote for Brexit. Because why on earth would they? Hey, undergraduate, want to ruin the economy and prevent yourself from studying abroad? …

United Kingdom

Top US trade official: Rejecting the TPP would hand China the 'keys to the castle' on globalization

The tariff-slashing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has turned into a hot-button topic in the run-up to the Nov. 8 U.S. election, threatening to dampen support from lawmakers needed to pass a deal critics condemn as a job-killer.<p>U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he was still optimistic …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Brexit: 'Sharp slowdown in economic growth' predicted amid post-referendum uncertainty, experts warn

A leading business group has slashed its forecast for economic growth amid predictions the UK faces a “sharp slowdown” following Brexit.<p>The British …

Economics