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Upozit No. 190 -- June 17/ 2017

The Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabia eports 15,000 Qatari camels - - After the deportation order was handed down, thousands of camels were trapped at the border for days with little food or water
By Bethany Allen - Ebrahimian


The New York Times
Where did - we the people - go - - We're having crises of truth, division and authority.
By Thomas L. Freedman


The New York Times
Saudi king ousts crown prince in favor of his son - - The removal of the crown prince is a stark upheaval in the leadership of the wealthy kingdom, a key ally of the United States and the Arab world’s largest economy.
By Ben Hubbard


The Foreign Affairs
Russias Middle East energy diplomacy - - How the Kremlin Strengthened Its Position in the Region
By James Henderson & Ahmad Mehdi


The Washington Post
Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a -- silent tsunami -- of addicted - - A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family life
By Pamela Constable


The New York Times
Jared Kushner is about to plunge into Middle East diplomacy - - After meeting with technology executives, Mr. Kushner will travel to Israel for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas.
By Mark Landler & Maggie Haberman


The Foreign Affairs
How deep is Irans State -- The Battle Over Khanemeis Successor
By Alex Vatanka, Sanam Valil & Hossein Rassam


The New York Times
President Trump Arab alliance is a mirage - - Tweeting first and asking questions later is not a good way to make policy — especially in the Middle East
By Anthony J. Blinken


VOA -- Lastpage -- May 19/ 2017
 
Opinions
The New Republic
How Trump rebranded the first family - - The president has turned an archaic institution into something worse—an organized racket
By Adele M. Stan

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How to govern under a legal cloud -- A one word strategy emerges - - Robert Mueller’s investigation appears to be widening
By Linda Feldmann

Analysis
The Asharq Al - Awsat
Iran - the Mullahs discomfort with Persian language - - Like in most Indo-European languages, sentence arrangement in the Persian language is based on subject, object, verb or SOV in linguistic code
By Amir Taheri

Trump - Ethical Matters
The New York Times
Taking the presidents self dealing to court - - Two recent lawsuits may be the best chance to call Mr. Trump's bluff on unconstitutional business practices
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Washington Post
When compromise feels immoral - - The Country is frighteningly polarized.  This is why
By Fareed Zakaria

Trump - National Affairs
The Washington Post
Is Trump making America mentally ill - - The only way to process such tortured effusion is to remember James B. Comey. You either profess loyalty or you go back to being a member of the privileged class so abhorred by the very folks Trump tempted at the ballot box
By Kathleen Parker

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Why globalization stalled - - And How to Restart It
By Fred Hu & Michael Spence

Analysis
The New York Times
U.S. cyberweapons, used against Iran and North Korea, are a disapointment against ISIS - - The Islamic State's internet use has proved a more elusive target than missile systems or centrifuges, American officials say
By David E. Sanger & Eric Smitt

Trump - Refugees
The Washington Post
Federal appeals court upholds freeze on Trumps travel ban - - A three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the administration unanimously
By Matt Zapootosky

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How the Marshall Plan emerged from failure - - The Real Roots of a Foreign Policy Success
By Daniel Kurtz Phelan

Report
The MSN News
House Dem. drafting articles of impeachment for Trump - - A House Democrat will soon launch an official attempt to impeach President Trump
By Mike Lillis

Analysis
The Arab News
Rouhani and the - as -if system - - The “as-if” technique was first reflected in the name they chose for the regime they created: The Islamic Republic of Iran. Anyone familiar with history and theology knows there can be no republic in Islam
By Amir Taheri

Renewable Energy
The Foreign Affairs
Saudi Arabias renewables revolution - - How Washington Can Guide the Process
By Sagaton Saha & David Livingston

News Analysis
The New York Times
Undoing all the good work on Cuba - - To spite his predecessor, the president will further isolate America, hurt business interests and impede the push for greater democracy
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
In Arab countries, a delicate test of reintegration - - Can societies with deep-seated cultural biases regarding women learn to see them as individuals with their own sentiments and motivations – both for better and for worse?
By Taylor Luck

Analysis
The Charistian Science Monitor
Refugees from Syria, turned entrepreneurs in Jordan - - Syrian refugees are often cast as a burden, straining a country's security and welfare. And there are serious challenges. But one program in Jordan shows what can happen when an expectation of dependence is turned into the hope of opportunity
By Taylor Luck

Opinions
The New York Times
The Manchurian president - - Why Donald Trumps bizarre Russian romance might be a little more normal that it seems.
By Ross Douthat

Africa -- Human Righs
The Christian Science Monitor
Why a dormant African separatist movement stirs - - In his book “The Life of Reason,” George Santayana wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” He was discussing paths to progress – and what might derail them. This next story looks at why, 50 years later, Nigeria is still dealing with an independence movement in its southeast
By Linus Unah - contributor

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Iran after the election - - Rouhani Battles the Shadow Government
By Ariane M. Tabatabai

Opinions
The New York Times
War as political weapon - - On Syria, we would all do well to temper the self-congratulatory war speeches and thrusting of pom-poms
By Charles M. Blow


Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Donald Trump is proving too stupid to be president - - You know, I’m, like, a smart person.” Uh huh
By Max Boot

Analysis
The Washington Post
Americas postindustrial fallout - - Ever since President Trump’s election,It has imposed on the economy a wage structure that systematically generates inequality between the majority of Americans and the upper middle class, roughly defined as the top 20 percent with a threshold income of a bit more than $100,000
By Robert J. Samuelson

Latest News
The New Republic
The War on Leakers is About to Get Worse From the Pentagon Papers to Trump: How Washington gained the upper hand against whistleblowers.
By Margot Susca

Philanthropist
The New York Times
At last, Jeff Bezos offers a hint of his philanthropic plans - - At last, Jeff Bezos offers a hint of his philanthropic plans
By Robert Frank

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The next energy revolution - - The Promise and Peril of High-Tech Innovation
By David G. Victor & Kassia Yanosek

Technology
The New York Times
Verizon completes 4.48 billion purchase of Yahoo ending an era - - Yahoo, founded as a web directory in 1994, lost its way in the mobile world. But Verizon, which is combining Yahoo with AOL, has big plans for it.
By Vindu Goel

Mexico
The Charistian Science Monitor
In Tijuana, embracing a different kind of migrant - - This next story takes a deeper look at the nature of compassion – in this case, how Haitian refugees were warmly received in Mexico. We also examine why some migrants strike a sympathetic chord and some don’t
By Whitney Eulich

Trump - Travel Ban
The Christian Science Monitor
Beyond travel ban, questions about how courts view a predident - - Though Monday brought another court decision against President Trump, the deeper question still looms: Is Mr. Trump acting differently or are courts just treating him differently? That, ultimately, is what the Supreme Court is gearing up to decide. 
By

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Where to go from here - - Rebooting American Foreign Policy
By Richard Haass

Democracy
The Christian Science Monitor
Behind a global rise in direct democracy - - It's easy to throw stones at politicians, metaphorically speaking. But what if citizens made the decisions instead? New experiments in direct democracy in Europe and the United States are forcing voters to be accountable to ... themselves
By Peter Ford

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
U.S. , Iran may be edging toward a showdown in Syria - - When looking at conflict in the Middle East, often you will see the rift between Sunnis and Shiites shaping events. The latest example is in southern Syria – and could put US soldiers in the sectarian crossfire
By Nicholas Blanford

Iran - Report
The CNN News
Iran attacks - twin assaults on parliament and shrine rock Tehran - - Attackers have mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder
By Shirzad Bozorgmehr and Karen Smith

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Suburbia as melting pot -- making diversity work - -
By Mark Sappenfield

Iran - America
The Asharq Al - Awsat
C.I.A names the - dark prince - to run Iran operations, signaling a tougher stance - - Now the official, Michael D’Andrea, has a new job. He is running the C.I.A.’s Iran operations, according to current and former intelligence officials, an appointment that is the first major sign that the Trump administration is invoking the hard line the president took against Iran during his campaign
By Mathew Rosenberg & Adam Goldman

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How the Muslim world was invented - - The Complicated Origins of a Universal Idea
By Anver M. Emon & Daniel Steinmitz-Jenkins

Abusive Power
The New York Times
Oh Dear. The Trumps keep multiplying - - The family is so busy, their government and personal interests are a blur
By Gail Collins

Opinions
The New York Times
Trumps United America Emirate - - America now has a monarchy in the White House, headed by an emir named Donald
By Thomas L. Freidman

Opinions
The Washington Post
Brzezinski undestook what Trump puts at risk - - the institutions of the West. Read more
By David Ignatius

Opinions
The New York Times
With Italy no longer in U.S. focus, Russia swoops to fill the void - - Russia has made a concerted effort to build ties with Italy, which many officials believe is creating a slow but certain tilt toward Moscow
By Jazon Horowitz

Report
The Hill - MSN
Muslim White House staffer quits, slamming Trumps travel ban - - Rumana Ahmed joined the White House in 2011 and said she decided to stay on with the Trump administration in the hope of giving the new president and his aides, a more nuanced view of Islam, and of Americas Muslim citizens
By Olivia Beavers



    
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