News and Analysis (2/2/17)

Trump’s desire to tear up the nuclear agreement Iran may explain his administration’s saber-rattling over a missile launch that it agrees didn’t violate  the nuclear deal …

… but what explains his “acrimonious telephone call with Australia’s prime minister” accusing the American ally “of trying to export the ‘next Boston bombers'”:

Dangers to American science & tech include effect of travel restriction on conferences, the large number of immigrant scientists and engineers and the need for high-skilled foreign workers in computer science:

“The launch of the probe … follows calls from Illinois senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin earlier this week for a ‘comprehensive investigation’ into the ‘chaotic execution’ of the administration’s order”:

What causes Western Muslim youth to join militant jihadist groups? What causes them to leave them? A moving and meticulous documentary goes to the heart of the problem:

“Both kids were hoisted on their fathers’ shoulders for a better view, holding cardboard signs of support for those stranded by the new US president’s surprise [travel] ban”:

“[L]awyers at LAX and airports across the nation … have been offering free legal counsel to travelers who say they have experienced heightened problems with immigration authorities following the immigration ban”:

“Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr follows decisions by federal judges in at least four other states that also limited the executive order Trump issued on Friday”:

“President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily freezing immigration from seven predominantly Islamic countries would affect only about 12% of the world’s Muslims”:

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