Category Archive for: What We’re Reading

Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist

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Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist   David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari   The divisive discourse on many American campuses threatens to doom Jewish and Muslim student leaders to the mistakes of the past, but bringing them together for mock negotiations is a proven way of…



Washington Post: The mysterious absence of women from Middle East policy debates

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Washington Post: The mysterious absence of women from Middle East policy debates   By Tamara Cofman Wittes and Marc Lynch   Last year, six leading Washington think tanks presented more than 150 events on the Middle East that included not a single woman speaker. Fewer than one-quarter of all the speakers at the 232 events at those…



Politico: My Journey To Brussels’ Terrorist Safe Haven

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A former U.S. counterterrorism official says a recent visit to Molenbeek shows why ISIL is thriving in Europe. Politico: My Journey To Brussels’ Terrorist Safe Haven   By Matthew Levitt   BRUSSELS—The office of the mayor of Molenbeek municipality sits alongside a picturesque, typically European cobblestone square. Across the square, within plain view of the…



The Atlantic: The Obama Doctrine

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The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.   The Atlantic: The Obama Doctrine   By Jeffrey Goldberg   Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered…



On Methane

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Methane leakage from natural gas is having a previously unrecorded impact on our warming planet. The drumbeat on methane and natural gas is getting louder. Read this article penned by Bill McKibben today in The Nation to learn more.



On the Clean Power Plan

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The Clean Power Plan is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, the largest single source of carbon pollution. The plan is a national strategy and ruling put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency with flexibility to support emissions reductions in each state, according to its individual energy mix. Recently, the Supreme Court of…



On the Paris Agreement

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In December 2015, the US led the negotiations for international greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was the result of the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This historic agreement is a critical moment in our global potential to combat climate change. Read…



On the Green Climate Fund

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a top priority for Jewish environmental advocacy. The fund helps developing and vulnerable countries address the challenges and negative impacts of climate change like flooding, sea level rise, drought, and decreased crop production. More than 30 countries have pledged $10.2 billion to get the fund up and running. Last…



Brookings: Opportunity, Responsibility, Security

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This recent report from the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) discusses poverty in the United States and how we can address it.  The report is written by leading scholars at a universities and think tanks from both progressive and conservative perspectives.