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  • North Korea’s Kim will not be intimidated, To get a read on North Korea, watch the US, not China, Why Pope Francis didn’t say ‘Rohingya,’ Can Zimbabwe’s new president be ‘born again’?, Don’t ignore the EU’s role in Libyan migrant slavery

    “North Korea continued its defiance of the international community with the test of yet another ballistic missile [Nov. 29],” states an editorial. “In response to this latest outrage, concerned governments continue to try to muster a concerted effort to constrain North Korean behavior.... Still, flaws in the strategy to do so remain unfixed and must be remedied.... The challenge is for the U.S. and partners like Japan to articulate a diplomatic settlement that Pyongyang can support.

    Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:03 -0500
  • Readers write: Seeing the other side, more Lebanon coverage, investigation recap, uranium story presentation

    Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the Nov. 6 Monitor Daily article “Lebanese departure shows Saudi response to Iran’s rising role”: Please continue covering Lebanon. Regarding the Nov. 13 Monitor Daily article “Mueller investigation: what we’ve learned, and what comes next”: This article summarized weeks of speculation, opinion, and partisan reporting.

    Sat, 09 Dec 2017 06:00:01 -0500
  • After many days in court, travel ban nearing final resolution

    President Trump’s efforts to restrict entry to the United States for citizens from eight countries came a few steps closer to a final resolution this week. Two federal appeals courts heard arguments on whether the latest version of the travel ban, which would effect 150 million mostly-Muslim people, should be allowed to go ahead. The week began with the Supreme Court allowing Mr. Trump’s latest proclamation – the third iteration of the travel ban – to go into effect pending the decisions from the two appeals courts.

    Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:42:40 -0500
  • Taiwan lets go a symbol of ancient days

    On Dec. 6, lawmakers in Taiwan voted to rid the island of a prominent symbol of the country’s past. The law, coming 30 years after Taiwan moved toward democracy, shows how far a people will go to free themselves from a cultural legacy that may hinder progress in individual rights and equality before the law. Chiang’s harsh rule of Taiwan was based on Confucian-style autocracy, or a belief that only a natural social hierarchy with a strong ruler can bring stability.

    Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:09:06 -0500
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