Travel In Italy: Bellissimo Magazine – Winter 2023

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Explore Trentino-Alto Adige, the gorgeous mountainous region in the far northeast of Italy. You’ve probably seen photographs of the mighty Dolomites and maybe you’ve dreamed of exploring these mountains, meadows, and high alpine lakes. And while the region’s natural beauty is unsurpassed, Trentino-Alto Adige is so much more than its famously jagged mountain ranges. As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders. 

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As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders. 

Aerial Views: Antalya In Southwestern Turkey (4K)

World in 4K – Antalya is a Turkish resort city with a yacht-filled Old Harbor and beaches flanked by large hotels. It’s a gateway to Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, known as the Turquoise Coast for its blue waters. Remnants remain from Antalya’s time as a major Roman port. These include Hadrian’s Gate, built to honor the Roman emperor’s visit in 130 A.D and 2nd-century Hidirlik Tower, with harbor views. 

Preview: Foreign Policy Magazine – Winter 2023

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Foreign Policy Magazine – Winter 2023 Issue:

The New Rules of War

Twelve experts on what the world needs to learn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Biden Is Now All-In on Taking Out China

The U.S. president has committed to rapid decoupling, whatever the consequences.

Why Japan Should Join AUKUS

Tokyo has become an indispensable security actor in the Indo-Pacific.

Analysis: Apple’s Supply Chain Shifts From China To India And Vietnam (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal – Apple is facing an uphill battle as it plans to shift its production out of China. Here’s why it’s difficult to replicate Foxconn’s ‘iPhone City’ in Zhengzhou and the company’s finely-tuned ecosystem in countries like India and Vietnam.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – January 7, 2023

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The Economist – January 7, 2023 Issue:

A realistic path to a better relationship between Britain and the EU

The question of Europe has caused a decade of turmoil. Here’s how to use the next ten years better

What the Kevin McCarthy saga means for America’s Congress

Power struggles, public humiliation and a government shutdown may follow

Research Preview: Nature Magazine – January 5, 2023

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nature Magazine – January 5, 2023 issue:

The science events to watch for in 2023

Moon landings, mRNA vaccines and climate finance are among the developments set to shape research in the coming year.

Are we in the Anthropocene? Geologists could define new epoch for Earth

Researchers have zeroed in on nine sites that could describe a new geological time, marked by pollution and other signs of human activity.

The ‘breakthrough’ obesity drugs that have stunned researchers

A class of drugs that quash hunger have shown striking results in trials and in practice. But can they help all people with obesity — and conquer weight stigma?

News: Foreign Fighters On The Front Lines In Ukraine

Luke Mogelson, a contributing writer at The New Yorker, is one of the rare reporters who has seen the war in Ukraine from the front lines. He recently spent two weeks embedded with a group of fighters from around the world who had chosen to travel to Ukraine and join the war against Russia.

In a new story in the magazine, he writes about the sophisticated and incessant violence of the war, and the mentality that keeps these volunteer soldiers there, fighting on behalf of a country that is not their own. He joins Tyler Foggatt to discuss what he witnessed.

Front Page: The New York Times – January 5, 2023

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McCarthy Flounders as G.O.P. Rebellion Paralyzes the House for a Second Day

The House continued a historic floor showdown — the first in a century — prompted by the Republican leader’s failure to secure a majority to become speaker.

Lacking a Speaker, One Part of Government Ceases to Function

Lawmakers in the House have yet to be sworn in. They can’t help constituents or get classified briefings, much less hold hearings or pass laws. And at some point, they may have trouble getting paid.

Russia’s War Could Make It India’s World

The invasion of Ukraine, compounding the effects of the pandemic, has contributed to the ascent of a giant that defies easy alignment. It could be the decisive force in a changing global system.

For Russian Troops, Cellphone Use Is a Persistent, Lethal Danger

Ukrainian artillery targets Russian soldiers by pinpointing their phone signals. Despite the deadly results, Russian troops keep defying a ban on cellphone use near the front.