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|March 14, 2019
As the nights grow longer at the bottom of the world, the sea around the Nathaniel B. Palmer icebreaker is starting to freeze. On Wednesday, the captain of the Palmer and science team leaders decided to start heading north a few days ahead of schedule after a final study site was blocked by ice and satellite images showed the passageway out of the Amundsen Sea growing narrower. The World’s Carolyn Beeler explores the different kinds of sea ice forming around the Palmer.
Eight years ago this week, a revolution began in Syria. The protests spawned a civil war that has displaced millions, causing one of the largest humanitarian refugee crisis in modern history. Abdulkafi Alhamdo was an English teacher in Aleppo in 2011. “Speak about us so at least the next generations will know that we really just wanted freedom,” he tells The World.
And whatever you might think of President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy, he has done one thing previous presidents have not: He has personally engaged in the conduct of American diplomacy at the highest level. We look at Trump’s track record on foreign diplomacy.
— Anna Pratt, The Scan editor
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