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  • The real loser in Barack Obama’s worldview? David Cameron.

    03/11/2016 3:03:15 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 11 at 11:54 AM | Adam Taylor
    The real loser in Barack Obama’s worldview? David Cameron. By Adam Taylor March 11 at 11:54 AM After eight years of often-difficult foreign policy, does President Obama bear any grudges? A lengthy new article based on hours and hours of interviews with the president published by the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg offers a hard look at Obama's thoughts on America's allies and enemies. Some of those thoughts may seem strikingly unorthodox. For example, while Iran comes into the president's line of fire, Obama also complains bitterly about America's Sunni Arab allies, Saudi Arabia in particular. China, perhaps America's most serious competitor...
  • The Russian plan to give Leonardo DiCaprio a (homemade) Oscar

    02/13/2016 12:01:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous and critically respected actor. And yet, rather infamously, he has never won an Academy Award. Now he may have his chance: A group of filmmakers from Russia's far east have hatched a plan to help the Hollywood star finally get his own Oscar. Unfortunately for Leo, the "Oscar" in question it is not an actual Academy Award. Instead, it will be a homemade effort created by the filmmakers themselves, dubbed the "Yakut Oscar" in honor of the region from which it originates (the organizers say they will eventually come up with a better name). The...
  • Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says ‘for Allah’ on it?

    02/05/2016 12:57:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    By Adam Taylor March 18, 2015 Follow @mradamtaylor (Statens historiska museum / Christer Ahlin) In the modern-era, Scandinavian countries have become known for their sometimes awkward embrace of migrants from the Arab and Muslim world. But the history behind that relationship goes back far further than you might expect.Consider the case of a ring discovered in a Viking grave in Birka, a historic trading center in what is now Sweden. The woman in the grave died in the 9th century and was discovered around a thousand years later by the famous Swedish archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe, who spent years excavating...
  • Saudi Arabia’s ‘Islamic military alliance’ against terrorism makes no sense

    12/18/2015 10:40:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/18/2015 | Adam Taylor
    This week, Saudi Arabia announced that it was forming a new "Islamic military alliance" devoted to fighting global terrorism. The plan stemmed from the "keenness of the Muslim world to fight this disease, which affected the Islamic world first, before the international community as a whole," Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman told reporters during a rare news conference.In many ways, this alliance seems designed to calm Western critics who have frequently complained that the Muslim world isn't doing enough to combat terrorism and extremism. However, the details of the planned alliance are more than a little...
  • The walls Europe is building to keep people out

    08/28/2015 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Adam Taylor
    After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria...
  • Is David Cameron Britain’s Netanyahu?

    s David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, heads into a second term as British prime minister after a truly remarkable election, he keeps being compared to another world leader: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. To some ears, that's not an entirely positive comparison, and it's certainly not an obvious one. Cameron, just reelected leader of a European nation and uncontroversial U.S. ally with a majority in Parliament, thanks in part to Britain's first-past-the-post electoral system. It will be Cameron's second term and, thanks to term limits, almost certainly his last. Meanwhile, Netanyahu was elected to his fourth term as leader of...
  • White House and Kremlin seem to have different recollections of Obama-Putin call

    03/28/2014 6:58:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 122 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3-28-2014 | Adam Taylor
    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke on the phone. Given recent tensions over Ukraine and Crimea, dialogue seems like a good thing. However, were the two presidents really talking to each other? After reading the two official statements about the call, it sounds like they got some wires crossed or something.