May 7, 2012 Though many of the protest movements associated with the Arab Spring appeared to be largely secular in nature, Islamist parties have been winning elections across the region, causing unease and uncertainty both domestically and abroad. U.S. policymakers and analysts have been divided thus far in their responses to this turn of events. How should the U.S. deal with the new regimes that bear a distinctly Islamist character? What will be the state of U.S. alliances in the new Middle East and North Africa and how will they affect our core interests in the region? It is critical for Washington to understand the individual groups that are gaining power in the Middle East and North Africa and to define its interests and goals in dealing with these new power holders. These questions will be addressed in FPRIs Panel Discussion, which will bring together recognized policy and academic expertise to examine these challenges and their implications for U.S. foreign policy.
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Russia After Presidential Elections: Putin’s Inauguration and the Future of Russian Opposition | Atlantic Council
Simon Jenkins, Jonathan Freedland and Heather Stewart discuss child benefit, plus why moderate Republicans are a dying breed
Electrons with a twist. In the first episode of It’s Not My Field, a Scientific Britain podcast, we interviewed Jo Verbeeck, a researcher from the EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science) group of the University of Antwerp. In Scotland to present his work in a school seminar at the University of Glasgow, Jo told us about some of the many applications of electrons—one of the basic constituents of matter—in materials science and how twisted electron beams can be produced in a laboratory.
FPRI Senior Fellows Shelley Rigger, Vincent Wang, Terry Cooke and Jacques deLisle assess the elections’ meaning and implications: Why did the winners win and the losers lose? What does the outcome portend for cross-Strait relations during the next four years? What is likely to be the impact on U.S. policy toward, and relations with, Taipei and Beijing? What are the implications for the future of Taiwan’s democracy and for the significant economic, social and foreign policy decisions Taiwan’s government faces in the near term? January 20, 2012
The Tea Party Movement and its contradictions: the story of a street protest movement with elite origins, a maverick movement with loss on its mind, an outsider group with insider claims, a non-political organisation with clear party connections.
Did the Tea Party Movement come into being in February 2009? Or perhaps in response to the civil rights movements of the 1960s, or in the 1840s, or maybe during the French Revolution … And what of its claims to a connection to the Revolutionary War?
As the US moves towards its 2012 Presidential Elections, the Tea Party Movement remains an influential not-quite-third-party force. On Rear Vision today, we try to get a handle on its origins.
Jenny Beth Martin, Cofounder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Clare Corbould, Historian. Larkins Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University
Corey Robin, Associate Professor of Politics, Brooklyn College, New York. Author of The Reactionary Mind.
Geoffrey Dunn, Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Contributor to the Huffington Post. Author of, The Lies of Sarah Palin.
Corey Robin blog - (http://coreyrobin.com/)
Geoffrey Dunn on the Huffington Post - (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn)
Tea Party Patriots - (http://www.teapartypatriots.org/)
Title: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011
Title: The Lies of Sarah Palin: the untold story behind her relentless quest for power
Author: Geoffrey Dunn
Publisher: Scribe, 2011
CD title: Music of the American Revolution: The birth of liberty
Track title: Track 1: The Brickmaker’s March
Artist: American Fife Ensemble
Publishing/Copyright: New World REcords, NY, 1976
CD title: Soundtrack to Liberty: The American Revolution, PBS TV Series
Track title: ‘Johny Has Gone for a Soldier’
Artist: James Taylor & Mark O’Connor
Publishing/Copyright: Sony Classics
CD title: We’ll Never Turn Back
Track title: ‘On My Way’
Artist: Mavis Staples
Publishing/Copyright: ANTI/ Shock Records, 2007