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Arctic permafrost thawing quicker than before and sea ice melting fast: NOAA report

via The Japan Times    Dec 13, 2017

An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland, near the Arctic Circle i n2005. A new report finds permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever before. The annual report card released Tuesday also finds water is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. | AP

Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever, according to a new report released Tuesday.Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at ...

Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?

via The Japan Times    Dec 11, 2017

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is photographed at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in February 2015. | AP

Some women, and men, worry the same climate that’s emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of ...

Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani chooses Los Angeles Angels

via The Japan Times    Dec 09, 2017

Shohei Ohtani has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Angels his agent announced on Friday. | KYODO

Shohei Ohtani has decided he’s on the side of the Angels.The two-way Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters star announced Friday he will sign with the Los ...

On Jerusalem, Trump seen delivering to evangelical backers at home in moment of ‘rhetorical boldness’

via The Japan Times    Dec 08, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens during a meeting with congressional leadership in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Thursday. | BLOOMBERG

President Donald Trump’s move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president ...

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

By Joseph S. Nye Jr.,Zachary Laub
- via Foreign Affairs    Mar 30, 2017

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Josep...

Will Trump Carry Out His Foreign Policy Pledges?

By Claire Felter,Zachary Laub,James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jan 30, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treat...

At a Glance: Implementing the Trump Foreign Policy Agenda

By Claire Felter,Zachary Laub,James McBride
- via Foreign Affairs    Jan 26, 2017

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treat...

The Biggest Issue That Carried Trump to Victory

By Edward Alden
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 10, 2016

CFR’s Edward Alden argues that trade is the biggest economic issue to lead to Donald Trump’s election.

U.S. Has Failed to Ease Adjustment to Globalization and Free Trade, Says Alden in New Book

via Foreign Affairs    Nov 03, 2016

In Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Council on Foreign Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden explains why the political consensus in suppor...




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