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Friday, April 17, 2020

By David L. Phillips

Columbia University has been facilitating a “humanitarian dialogue” between Kurds in Iraq and Syria. Bayan Abdul Rahman, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in DC and Sinam Sherkany Mohammed, representative of the Syrian Democratic Council in DC, exchanged information on humanitarian conditions during a zoom call hosted by Columbia and Refugees International on April 8, 2020.

Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By David L. Phillips

The United States is the most powerful and wealthiest country in the world. Yet, COVID-19 has brought America to its knees. 

Monday, March 30, 2020

By David L. Phillips

By David L. Phillips
Monday, March 16, 2020
President Donald J. Trump addressed the American people from the Oval Office amidst widening fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 11. It was a prime time opportunity for Trump to offer assurance and provide policy direction. He failed.
The American people expect their President to inspire confidence in times of crisis. Trump spoke for eleven minutes, unnerving his audience and rattling markets. 
Though Trump used a teleprompter, he could barely read the speech. His message was muddled and confused, incoherent at times.
Sunday, March 1, 2020

By David L. Phillips

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