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Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Courtesy Reuters)

By Jordan Chandler Hirsch
- via Foreign Affairs    Sep 29, 2014

The Right and Wrong Lessons of the Camp David Accords September 29, 2014 Jordan Chandler Hirsch The Egyptian-Israeli peace deal is the one aspect of the Middle Eastern order that has not fallen apart in recent years. But a new book misinterprets Washington's contribution to the agreement. Far from breaking the shackles of religion, history, and geopolitics that had previously ensnared the parties and prevented them from making concessions, the United States played a much more modest role. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. By LAWRENCE WRIGHT. Knopf, 2014, 368 pp. $27.95.

The Reality of Race

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By Daniel Falkiner
- via Foreign Affairs    Sep 02, 2014

What Evolution Can -- and Can't -- Explain About Culture September 2, 2014 Daniel Falkiner The new book A Troublesome Inheritance confirms that the basic biological facts of race and human evolution are indisputable. But at certain moments, the book ceases to be a scientific inquiry into race and becomes something far more troubling. A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History. By NICHOLAS WADE. Penguin Press, 2014, 288 pp. $27.95.

‘Penguin Highway’: What goes up must come down … in penguin form

By Matt Schley
- via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2018

There’s something about the playful, magical realist novels of Tomihiko Morimi that seems to lend itself to animated adaptations. Those adaptations include TV series like ...

Japanese-style hospitality at the heart of Eurasia

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 28, 2017

Located at the heart of Kazakhstan's financial and cultural center, Rixos Almaty takes in pride in how its own brand of service and makes sure that all its guests, from wherever they visit, feel at...

DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

   Jun 07, 2016

Denver International Airport celebrated a milestone last year with the opening of a Westin hotel connected to its iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

Las Vegas airport gets facelift for the luxury traveler

   Jun 07, 2016

Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport unveiled a multimillion dollar refurbishment aimed at welcoming visitors wanting to experience a revival of its famous entertainment scene.

Dowa Eco-System prevents environmental problems in Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Waste and environmental management becomes a challenge of every industrializing nation. With the early entry of Japan-based Dowa-Eco-System, Myanmar may just do away with the huge and expensive hea...

Virginia: So much more to love

   Feb 25, 2016

A pioneer in tourism promotion, the U.S. state of Virginia hasn't let it guard down, as it widens its offerings beyond historical sites and attractions.

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