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The Foreign Affairs
Democracy in decline - - How Washington Can Reverse the Tide
By Larry Diamond


The Christian Science Monitor
Wikileaks blows up clintons shot at smooth coronation - - Clinton had her work cut out for her even before a scandal that confirmed Sanders' suspicions that the DNC was biased against him. His supporters are set to protest in Philadelphia
By Linda Feldman


The Guardian
Palestinian poet at heart of row on Israeli army radion broadcast - - Rightwing fury after Mahmoud Darwish’s words are aired on army radio
By Peter Beaumont


The New York Times
Europes continuing shame - - The E.U. has failed to develop a coherent plan to deal with the flow of people fleeing violence and persecution in the Middle East and Africa
By The Editorial Board


The New York Times
Hillary Clinton selecs Tim Kaine, a popular senator from a swing state, as running mate - - Mr. Kaine, a former governor of Virginia who is now on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks fluent Spanish and has a strong friendship with Mrs. Clinton
By Amy Chozick, Alan Rappeport & Jonathan Martin


The Christian Science Monitor
In Israel, a bid to make Arabic more of a language in common - - Most Jewish Israelis say it's important to learn Arabic, but only 1 in 10 can speak it. Now a series of YouTube language instruction videos is gaining steam, and praise
By Elhanan Miller


The Asharq Al-Awsat
Iran - blacklisted stars make a comeback - - For more than 30 years the Iranian press has had to observe a black list of names that should never be mentioned in print in the Islamic Republic. A good many of those “forbidden” names belong to pre-revolution film stars who were admired, criticized, loved and hated by millions of Iranian cinema-goers
By Amir Taheri


The Foreign Policy
The Republican party is on the verge of extinction - - A naturalist’s guide to the endangered American Republican elephant
By Rosa Brooks


           
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Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Democracy in decline - - How Washington Can Reverse the Tide
By Larry Diamond

Israel - Abusive of Human Rights
The Guardian
Palestinian poet at heart of row on Israeli army radion broadcast - - Rightwing fury after Mahmoud Darwish’s words are aired on army radio
By Peter Beaumont

Report
The New York Times
Hillary Clinton selecs Tim Kaine, a popular senator from a swing state, as running mate - - Mr. Kaine, a former governor of Virginia who is now on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks fluent Spanish and has a strong friendship with Mrs. Clinton
By Amy Chozick, Alan Rappeport & Jonathan Martin

IRAN
The Asharq Al-Awsat
Iran - blacklisted stars make a comeback - - For more than 30 years the Iranian press has had to observe a black list of names that should never be mentioned in print in the Islamic Republic. A good many of those “forbidden” names belong to pre-revolution film stars who were admired, criticized, loved and hated by millions of Iranian cinema-goers
By Amir Taheri

Opinions
The New York Times
The death of the Republican party - - Donald Trumps acid bath hollows out the G.O.P
By David Brooks

Turkey
Christian ScienceMonitor
Turkish lawmakers give leader Erdogan sweeping new powers - - Parliament voted to approve the national state of emergency, which gives sweeping new powers to Erdogan
By Suzan Frazer & Sarah El Deeb

Analysis
The New York Times
Congress should let the Boeing deal proceed - - Republicans who are out to sabotage the Iranian nuclear deal voted to block the sale of passenger planes to Iran
By The Editorial Page

Analysis
The New York Times
Erdogans reckless revenge - - After a purge that is stunning in its breadth and depth, it remains unclear whether Turkeys fragile democracy can survive the challenges it faces
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Where the Turkish military fails, Egypts succeeds - - Here is Why
By Steven A. Cook

Israel - Abusive of Human Rights
The Guardian
Israeli parliament passes controversial legislation allowing MP expolsion - - Israeli-Arab MPs say they will launch supreme court appeal against new law which they claim is targeted at them
By Peter Beaumont

Turkey
The New York Times
Vast purge in Turkey as thousands are detained in post - coup backlash - - The Interior Ministry fired nearly 9,000 police officers on Monday, officials said, coming after the arrests of 6,000 military personnel and suspensions of nearly 3,000 judges
By Tim Arango, Ceylan Yegnsu & Ben Hubbard

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran deal add - on will relax nuclear restrictions after year 10 - - Some restrictions on Iran's nuclear program will ease in slightly more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press
By George Jahn

Analysis
The New York Times
The counter coup in Turkey - - While Turkish citizens appear to have chosen democracy, the man they kept in power is working hard against a democratic society
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Turkeys next military coup - - How Empowering the Generals Could Backfire
By Gonul Tol

Israel - Abusive of Human Rights
The Guardian
West Bank Ambassadors protest at Israels confiscation of shelters - - Israeli military accused of breaking international ‘humanitarian law’ by seizing Bedouin shelters funded by Europe
By Peter Beaumont

Analysis
The Washington Post
Presidents need to be able to do nothing. Donald Trump can not do it - - His drive to act could escalate minor provocations into major crises
By J. Peter Scoblic

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Do not fear Muslim Immigrants - - They Aren't the Real Problem
By Claire L. Adida, David D. Laitin & Marie - Anne Volfort

France
The Guardian
France stunned after truck attacker kills 84 on Bastille Day in Nice - - Investigators search local apartment after man believed to be 31-year-old French Tunisian turns celebration into carnage
By Angelique Chrisafis, Sofia Fischer & Mrtin Rice - Oxley

Opinions
The New York Times
When law is not justice - - Rule of law may be good for business, but in many parts of the world it's not enough to ensure basic rights
By Brad Evans & Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The Iran deal worked - - Here's How to Make It Even More Effective
By Trita Parsi


Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Wikileaks blows up clintons shot at smooth coronation - - Clinton had her work cut out for her even before a scandal that confirmed Sanders' suspicions that the DNC was biased against him. His supporters are set to protest in Philadelphia
By Linda Feldman

Analysis
The New York Times
Europes continuing shame - - The E.U. has failed to develop a coherent plan to deal with the flow of people fleeing violence and persecution in the Middle East and Africa
By The Editorial Board

Israel
The Christian Science Monitor
In Israel, a bid to make Arabic more of a language in common - - Most Jewish Israelis say it's important to learn Arabic, but only 1 in 10 can speak it. Now a series of YouTube language instruction videos is gaining steam, and praise
By Elhanan Miller

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Republican party is on the verge of extinction - - A naturalist’s guide to the endangered American Republican elephant
By Rosa Brooks

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Britain, the six and the world economy - - When France and Germany, with Italy and the three Benelux countries, made it clear that they were really going to form a customs union, they forced the British government to face a decision it had hoped to avoid
By William Diebold, Jr.

Afghanistan
The Foreign Affairs
Good news from Afghanistan - - Kabul's Economic Reforms Take Shape
By Javid Ahmad

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
This is Europes last chance to fix its refugees policy - - The EU’s piecemeal solutions are coming apart. Only a surge of financial and political creativity can avoid a catastrophe
By George Soros

Latest News
The New York Times
How Melania trumps speech veered off course and caused an uproar - - Two veteran Republican speechwriters had created a draft last month. But inside Trump Tower, it turned out, Ms. Trump began tearing it apart
By Maggie Haberman & Michael Barbaro

Turkey
The Christian Science Monitor
As post - coup purge intensified, a vision of Erdogans Turkey - - More than 18,500 people have been detained or suspended, cutting deeply into ranks of police, Army, and judiciary and further reshaping the country
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Washington Post
The GOPs coronation of a charlatan - - The GOP is about to nominate a dangerously unfit man for the most important job in the world
By Eugene Robinson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Why coups fail - - The Outcome in Turkey Was No Surprise
By Brian Klaas

Marshlands
The Guardian
Iraqi Marshlands named as Unesco world heritage site - - The area named “is made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq,” Unesco said
By AFP

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The holes in the Iran deal - - And How to Plug Them
By Sahand Moarefy

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How the military coup attempt may change Turkey - -

The violent bid to oust President Erdošan has exposed weaknesses in his divisive rule – and could test Turkeys stability at a time of unprecedented threats at home and in the region


By Scott Peterson

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Erdogan must resist the urge to double down on authoritarianism - - Turkeys democrats backed the president in the coup attempt. If he does not stop crushing dissent, instability will ensue
By The Editorial Board

Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Policy
How Donald Trump and the GOP dropped the Two - States solution for Mideast peace - - Days before the Cleveland convention, Republicans have just abandoned Washington’s decades-long call for an independent Palestine
By Molly O Toole

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Year after nuclear deal, Irans high expectations not met - - To sell Iranians on the nuclear deal, President Rouhani promised a new era. But the consensus is it has yet to materialize, and many blame the US
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
The world after the Iran deal - better or worse - - One year later, it appears the historic nuclear agreement is a success. But that doesn’t mean the world is a safer place
By David Rothkopf

Analysis
The New York Times
Iran sticks to terms of nuclear deal, but defies the U.S. in other ways - - not come to pass, but very little outside the strict confines of the agreement has improved
By David E. Sanger

Middle East
The Guardian
Syrian rebels stunned as Turkey signals normalisation of Damascus relations - - Apparent policy shift could spell end to rebellion against Bashar al-Assad’s rule in Syria
By Kareem Shaheen & Martin Chulov



    
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