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Change in the State Department Requires Change in the White House
by William Burke-White Yes.  It was time to get rid of Rex Tillerson.  The State Department is in disarray and the U.S. has undermined its credibility globally to the point where it has little diplomatic capacity.  But, President Trump’s plan to replace Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo cannot rebuild what…

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Affordable Housing Key to Sustainable, Inclusive Cities
Organized under the critically important theme of “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda,” the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum is in progress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The global convening focuses on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving the Agenda 2030…

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Oh Man! United Arab Emirates to Oman – and Back: Notes from a Border Crossing
Oh Man! United Arab Emirates to Oman – and Back Notes from a Border Crossing, 1 Feb 2018: UAE/Oman border crossing at Shikla:  24°12'52.95"N, 55°57'18.58"E Only five roads link the UAE with Oman, its neighbor to the south and east, to form official border crossings. If you are an ‘ex pat’…

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Urban Sound and Habitability
by Naomi Waltham-Smith I In December 2017,   I was honored to be invited to contribute to Perry World House’s workshop on Advancing the New Urban Agenda in a Shifting World. Alongside policy makers and practitioners, urban planners, lawyers, and political scientists, one wonders exactly what a musicologist might have to add…

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