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upozit No. 176 March 18

The Foreign Policy
Pentagon weighs more support for Saudi - led war in Yemen - - As the administration debates how to confront Iran, some in the Pentagon favor ratcheting up support for Saudi Arabia’s campaign against Tehran-backed Houthi rebels
By Dan De Luce


The Christian Science Monitor
After ISIS: for Iraqis reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging and vital - - The goal of post-ISIS reconciliation in multi-ethnic Mosul is to avoid the sectarian fighting and Sunni disenfranchisement that helped spawn the jihadist movement and spread its reach in the first place
By Scott Peterson


The New York Times
The Bolsheviks versus the deep state - - One hundred years ago, Russias communist insurgents faced a stiff challenge from an intransigent bureaucracy
By Anne O Donnell


The Washington Post
Rep. Steve King is half - right. Immigrants really do change Americas culture - - 'Somebody else's babies' don't threaten our civilization. But they have shaped it in important ways throughout American history
By Tom Gjeltern


The Foreign Policy
The power struggle for the throne and the Saudi reset with Trump - - Intrigue and war could complicate the budding romance between Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration.
By Simon Henderson


The New Republic
Why lying is easy for Trump - - For New York developers, blatant deception isn't just good for business—it's completely legal
By Ben Adler


The Foreign Affairs
Why Europe is floating Egypts navy - - The Promise and Pitfalls of Arms Deals With Cairo
By Mohamed Soliman


The New York Times
Trump administration orders tougher screening of visa applicans - - The order, sent to all American embassies, would make it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States, marking the first sign of the president's "extreme vetting."
By Michael D. shear


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Iran - U.S.
The Washington Post
Irans navy - harassing - ships in key strait - - Pentagon says Iranian vessels harass Navy ship, as Iran tests missile defense system
By Reuters

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A vision of Trump at war - - How the President Could Stumble Into Conflict
By Philip Gordon

Immigration
The New York Times
President Trumps reckless shame game - - Forcing local authorities to help round up unauthorized immigrants is wrong on both practical and constitutional grounds
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Jared Kushner struck out in his first foray into Middle East diplomacy - - But Trump’s son-in-law succeeded in coaxing the U.K., America’s closest ally, into thwarting the Obama administration
By Colum Lynch

Analysis - World Economy
The Economist
Measuring the cost of living worldwide - - Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings
By

News Analysis
The Washington Post
The world is watching as tghe U.S. presidency decline - - It is difficult to overestimate the geopolitical risks of this moment — or the (both disturbed and eager) global scrutiny now being given to the American president
By Michael Gerfson

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Trump and Saudi Arabia - - Rethinking the Relationship with Riyadh
By Madawi al - Rasheed

Analysis
The foreign Policy
Can women really revolutionize with protests - - From Poland’s ‘Black Monday’ strike to women shedding the compulsory hijab on social media, there is power in sisterhood and solidarity
By FP Staff

Persian Nowruz
The New York Times
Travel ban dampens Persian New Year celebration - - For hundreds of Iranian-Americans in Southern California, long-held plans and family gatherings have been disrupted because of uncertainty over the ban
By Jennifer Medina

Trump - Immigration
The New York Times
Revised travel ban is blocked nationwide - -
  • Hours before President Trump’s second attempt to ban travel from parts of the Muslim world was to take effect, a federal judge in Hawaii froze it.
  • A second judge, in Maryland, separately blocked the order’s core provision.
  • “This ruling makes us look weak,” Mr. Trump said of the Hawaii directive at a rally.

By Alexander Burns

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A future of the English - speaking people - - Lie Back and Think of the Anglosphere
By Edoardo Campanella & Marta Dasu

Turkey
The Washington Post
Turkish battle over - executive presidency - prompts divisions at home - - The heated rhetoric is a reflection, in part, of how difficult it is to predict the outcome of the vote
By Kareem Fahim and Anthony Faiola

Health - Trump
The New Republic
Anti - poverty warrior Paul Ryan lied about the millions of Americans who will lose insurance under Trumpcare - - CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law
By Brian Beutler

Opinions
The Washington Post
Next steps for the Trump resistance - - The opposition should consider which Trump voters would be open to changing their minds about him
By E.J. Dioone Jr.

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps cuts to US AID would impreril the United States - - President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the U.S. foreign aid budget by 37 percent threatens to undermine U.S. national security
By Mona Yacoubian

Analysis
The New York Times
Man without an ISIS plan - - Trump derided Obama's anti-ISIS strategy as a disaster, though offering none of his own
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Do not label the IRGC - - Clear Costs, Hazy Benefits
By Tyler Cullis

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Repubican Health -Care plan is not about health care at all - - It will provide hundreds of billions of dollars of tax cuts — and make it ... More
By Catherine Rampell

Turkey
The Christian Science Monitor
In Turkey,Erdogan fans an Islamic nationalism to build Ottoman - style influence - - Fifteen years into his rule, Erdošan has gradually turned his country away from the secular tradition of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He has also moved away from democratic norms, complicating ties with the West
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
A day in the life of a disgraceful commander in chief - - From blaming his subordinates for a failed mission to using a slain sailor’s family as a prop, Donald Trump is already proving unfit to lead the military
By Micah Zenko


Opinions
The New Republic
Amazi;ng disgrace - - How did Donald Trump—a thrice-married, biblically illiterate sexual predator—hijack the religious right?
By Sarah Posner

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
After ISIS : for Iraqis reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging, and vital - - The goal of post-ISIS reconciliation in multi-ethnic Mosul is to avoid the sectarian fighting and Sunni disenfranchisement that helped spawn the jihadist movement and spread its reach in the first place
By Scott Peterson

Human Rights - World
The Foreign Affairs
Latin Americas murder epidemic - - How to Stop the Killing
By Robert Muggah & Ilona Szabo de Corvahso

Airline Restrictions
The New York Times
What travelers should know about new restrictions on devices - - Who is affected by the flight restriction, and what should you do?
By Brian X. Chen

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The race to Raqqa could cost Trump Turkey - - The anti-ISIS fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara, and disrupt the plan to take back the terror groups de-facto capital
By David Kenner and Molly O Toole

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The real American jobs crisis - - Having spent heavily to preserve its geopolitical link to Hezbollah, Iran appears to be settling in for a long presence in Syria. That has caught the attention of the US and Israel, which fears a widening of its Southern Lebanon front to the Golan Heights
By Lane Kenworthy

Israel - Settlements
The Washington Post
The little NGO that managed to move an Israeli settlement - - The international community has tried for years to stop Israeli settlements. This organization prevailed.
By Ruth Eglash

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Has Iran success in Syria made it an arena for longer-term conflict - - Having spent heavily to preserve its geopolitical link to Hezbollah, Iran appears to be settling in for a long presence in Syria. That has caught the attention of the US and Israel, which fears a widening of its Southern Lebanon front to the Golan Heights
By Nicholas Banford

Iran - Missile Test
The Christian Science Monitor
Amid arising tensions, Iran tests Russean - built missile system - - Iran says that it has successfully test-fired an S-300 air defense system, which has a range of up to 125 miles, as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate.
By Amanda Hoover

Trump - Immigration
The Washington Post
Federal judge halts Trump travel banhours before it was to take effect - - In a blistering opinion, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of Hawaii pointed to the president’s own comments and those of his close advisers as evidence that his order was meant to discriminate against Muslims and declared there was a “strong likelihood of success” those suing would prove the directive violated the Constitution. At a rally in Nashville, Trump called the ruling “terrible.”
By Matt Zapolosky, Kalani Takase & Maria Schrtti

Persian Nowruz
The New York Times
The Verdant food of Iran Entices at Persian new year - - During Nowruz, the holiday table abounds with vibrantly flavored dishes dense with herbs and symbolism
By Samin Nosrat

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Saudi Arabias failed oil war - - Why Its Days of Market Dominance Are Over
By Nicholas Borroz and Brendan meighan

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trading health care for the poor tax cuts for the rich - - A nonpartisan analysis reveals that President Trump's promise of "insurance for everybody" is hollow
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Washington Post
Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce - - The president will propose a budget this week that includes cuts in the federal government of a magnitude not seen since the end of World War II, a plan expected to prioritize military and homeland security spending while slashing budgets for a broad spectrum of other federal agencies and programs, economists and analysts said.
By Damian Paletta

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
As U.S. pressures Iran, Parallel tensions grow between Israel and Hezbollah - - A decade of relative calm along the Israel-Lebanon border is being rattled as both Israel and Hezbollah threaten each other. The threats were provoked by the Trump administration signaling an intent to roll back the growing influence of Iran, Hezbollah’s sponsor
By Nicholas Blanford

Trump - Syrian Refugees
The Washington Post - AP
Judge; Revised Trump ban cannot beenforced on Syrian family - - A federal judge on Friday blocked President Trump’s administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family looking to escape their war-torn homeland by fleeing to Wisconsin
By Tod Richmond

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps ramped - up bombing in Yemen signals more aggressive use of military - - Air raids in Yemen reflect broader trend as new administration opts for more military action against Islamist militants
By Dan De Luce & Paul McLeary

Palestinian - Internal Affairs
The Foreign Affairs
New blood for Fatah and Hamas - - What the Rise of Aloul and Sinwar Means for Palestinian Politics
By Grant Rumley

Analysis
The NewYork Times
Still fighting and dying, in the forever war - - Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?
By Brian Casner

U.S. -- Foreign Visitors
The Foreign Policy
America is injuring itself by discouraging foreign visitors & giving up on global leadership - - The Trump administration’s current approach will make the United States less rich, less safe, and less informed
By Nina Hachegian



    
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