They’re about more than narcissism; they’re also tools for political self-identification. a Q&A with REBECCA L. STEIN, ADI KUNTSMAN, and NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH via STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG, JULY 2015: In 2013 that silver fox of the lexicographical world, the Oxford English Dictionary, proclaimed that “selfie” was the word of the year and recorded that its […]
Joint and Asymmetric Warfare, Missiles and Missile Defense, Civil War and Non-State Actors, and Outside Powers by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, WITH ASSISTANCE OF MICHAEL PEACOCK for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES on JULY 13, 2015: REPORT ABSTRACT: The ongoing confrontation with Iran, the war against ISIL, the instability in Iraq, the Civil war in […]
via THE WHITE HOUSE on JULY 14, 2015: President Obama delivers remarks to announce a historic nuclear agreement that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
via PBS NEWSHOUR on JUNE 24, 2015: For Shirin Neshat, “art became a kind of an excuse to build a relationship, even from a distance,” to her homeland and history. Neshat grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, then came to the U.S. as a student in the 1970s and is now an internationally recognized artist. She […]
WATCH Obama: “The Intl. Community Does Not Believe that Israel is Serious About a Two-State Solution”
compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 4, 2015: Watch excerpts (above) from an interview this week with President Obama on Israeli TV Channel 2 (via Haaretz YouTube channel). Among topics he discussed in the wide-ranging interview: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; Israel’s security concerns and the US commitment to that security; prospects for a two-state solution […]