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The New York Post
The not - so - Islamic State: ISIS's huge debt to the infidel - - Ever since its emergence a few months ago, the declared ambition of the startup caliphate of the Islamic State has been to “wipe out every trace of Infidel influence” in...
By Amir Taheri


The New York Times
Two ideas if Israel - Palestine - - The killing in a Jerusalem synagogue was vile, and predictable. As Jews know, one day the oppressed fight back
By Roger Cohen


The New York Times
John Kerry & Iranian counterpart to leave nuclear talks - - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to consult with Iran’s leaders in Tehran as negotiators in Vienna struggle to reach a deal before Monday’s deadline
By Michael R. Gordon & David E. Sanger


The Foreign Policy
Iran nuclear deal could ease the way for humanitarian trade - - Financial sanctions against Iran hit the country's economy hard, forcing Tehran to negotiate rolling back its nuclear program with the West. But they've also kept Iranians from buying medicine, paying tuition for students studying abroad, and making other purchases -- all activities still allowed
By Jamila Trindle


The Foreign Policy
Senior U.S. official: Deal with Iran hard to reach by deadline - - "Right now, I think it's going to be difficult to get to where we want to go. It's not impossible," Blinken, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of State, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday
By David Francis


The Foreign Affairs
The end of immunity ? - - Foreign sovereign employers often assume that they are immune from U.S. court jurisdiction. That isn't exactly true, and believing it could be a costly mistake
By Rebecca M. Aragon & Jean M. Flannery


Opinions
The Washington Post
America's inherent advantages - - Why the U.S. still has a bright future
By Fareed Zakaria

News Analysis
The New York Times
Two ideas if Israel - Palestine - - The killing in a Jerusalem synagogue was vile, and predictable. As Jews know, one day the oppressed fight back
By Roger Cohen

News Analysis
The Bloomberg
Cheap - oil era tukts geopolitical power to U.S. - - “A new era of lower prices is being ushered in” by the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution, Ed Morse, global head of commodities research for Citigroup Inc. in New York, said in an e-mail. “Undoubtedly some of the geopolitical changes will be momentous.”
By Rich Miller

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iran nuclear deal could ease the way for humanitarian trade - - Financial sanctions against Iran hit the country's economy hard, forcing Tehran to negotiate rolling back its nuclear program with the West. But they've also kept Iranians from buying medicine, paying tuition for students studying abroad, and making other purchases -- all activities still allowed
By Jamila Trindle

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
The four key hurdles in the way of a nuclear deal with Iran - - As John Kerry joins the talks with Iran in Vienna, what are the key stumbling blocks to negotiating a nuclear deal?
By David Blair

Middle East
The New York Times
More than a battle, Kobani is a publicity war - - The fractious Kurdish diaspora has pulled together against ISIS in the hope of creating a homeland in the area that is technically part of Syria
By Tim Arango

U.S. -- Internal Affairs
The Foreign Affairs
The end of immunity ? - - Foreign sovereign employers often assume that they are immune from U.S. court jurisdiction. That isn't exactly true, and believing it could be a costly mistake
By Rebecca M. Aragon & Jean M. Flannery

U.S. - Immigration
The Christian Science Monitor
What's behind Obama's bold move on immigration? - - President Obama's plan to defer deportation for millions of illegal immigrations tests Republicans. Do they go ballistic and hurt themselves? Or can they deny funding for Obama's plan without shutting down the government?
By Linda Feldmann

Middle East
The New York Times
In Jerusalem ' war of neighbors, ' the differences are not nogotiable ' - - The dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over the holy site at the heart of a recent violent escalation in Jerusalem appears to be turning into an outright religious war
By Jodi Rudoren

Afghanistan
The Military Times
Pentagon's economic development in Afghanistan ' accomplished nothing ' - - The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says he is investigating the Pentagon's efforts to spark that country's economic development, which cost between $700 million and $800 million and "accomplished nothing."
By Joe Gould

Terrorism
The Foreign Affairs
Black Market - - To take out al Shabab, one need look no further than charcoal. The United Nations has repeatedly called for countries in the region to disrupt the group’s trade in this environmentally destructive product, but, as the most recent Somalia UN Monitoring Group report revealed, such efforts have been lackluster. With its patience wearing thin, the UN has now taken matters into its own hands by approving a naval intervention
By Tom Keatinge

Pakistan - Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Pakistan death sentences for ' honour killings ' that shocked world - - Four Pakistani men, including victim's father and brother, sentenced to death for bludgeoning to death Farzana Parveen – who was pregnant at the time – outside Lahore high court
By AFP

Opinions
The National Review
A legacy of liberalism - - The current problems facing blacks in America owe more to the Great Society than to slavery
By Thomas Sowell

Science
The New York Times
Researchers announce advance in image - recognation software - - Scientists have created artificial intelligence software able to recognize the content of photos and videos with such accuracy that it can sometimes mimic humans
By John Markoff

Japan
The New Republic
Japan is back in recession - and the U.S. is making the same mistakes - - To understand why the Japanese economy is a warning for the U.S., you have to understand the history behind Japan’s economic malaise
By Danny Vinik

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear talks: What are the chances of agreement? - - Big Question: American and Iranian diplomats – along with those from Britain, Russia and three other world powers – meet this week to start hammering out a comprehensive nuclear agreement, but what are the chances of success?
By Wyn Bowen & Martha Moran

Analysis
The National Review
Iran's war on two fronts - - Between an ambitious India and a North American energy renaissance, Iran’s horizons narrow
By Kevin D. McCarthy

Israel - Settlements
The Daily Telegraph
E.U considering ' sanctions ' against Israel over settlements - - Potential penalties in response to measures that would make a two-state solution impractical are being proposed in a paper prepared in conditons of secrecy
By Robert Tait

Iran - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Iran jude disbarred over protester deaths - - Saeed Mortazavi, an ally of former hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has also been barred from all government positions for five years, ISNA reported late Saturday
By A,P

Turkey
The Foreign Policy
The Turk has no friend but he Turk - - According to a survey published earlier this year, Turks dislike Israel the most: 86 percent of Turks said they disliked Israel, followed by Iran with 75 percent. The United States and Russia shared third place, with both scoring a 73 percent disapproval rating
By Berivan Orucoglu


Latest News
The New York Post
The not - so - Islamic State: ISIS's huge debt to the infidel - - Ever since its emergence a few months ago, the declared ambition of the startup caliphate of the Islamic State has been to “wipe out every trace of Infidel influence” in...
By Amir Taheri

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
John Kerry & Iranian counterpart to leave nuclear talks - - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to consult with Iran’s leaders in Tehran as negotiators in Vienna struggle to reach a deal before Monday’s deadline
By Michael R. Gordon & David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The myth of the Caliphate - - Western pundits and nostalgic Muslim thinkers alike have built up a narrative of the caliphate as an enduring institution, central to Islam and Islamic thought between the seventh and twentieth centuries. In fact, the caliphate is a political or religious idea whose relevance has waxed and waned according to circumstance
By Nick Danforth

Israel - Palestinians
The Chrisian Science Monitor
Is the Israeli - Palestinian conflict dissolved into a religious war? - - Halting the slide into religiously fueled conflict lies with the Israelis and Palestinians, regional analysts say. But neither of the leaders of the two sides appears inclined to redirect energies toward a renewed peace effort
By Howard LaFranchi

Iran Negotiations
The Foreign Policy
Senior U.S. official: Deal with Iran hard to reach by deadline - - "Right now, I think it's going to be difficult to get to where we want to go. It's not impossible," Blinken, President Barack Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of State, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday
By David Francis

Israel - Palestinians
The Washington Post
Palestinian attackers kill 5 at Herysakem synagogue, including 3 Americans - - Many Israelis were especially stunned by the sense of violation created by the attack, in which two Palestinians armed with cleavers and a gun stormed a synagogue in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem and killed four rabbis: a Briton and three Americans, including a member of two of Orthodox Judaism’s most prominent families
By Ruth Eglash & William Booth

Iran - Internal Politics
The Christian Science Monitor
An Ahmadinejad comeback? why rumors are a warning shot for Iran's Rouhani - - The possibility that Iran's controversial former president could again become a political force may be minimal, but just the idea of it, analysts say, is a tool to keep President Rouhani in check
By Scott Peterson

South America
The Washington Post
Taps run dry in Sao Paulo drought, but water company barely shrugs - - The biggest city in South America has been stuck in a spiraling water crisis since the summer rains failed to fall last December and January — the driest summer in 84 years. An exceptionally dry winter since then has compounded the problem
By Dom Phillips

Opinions
The New York Post
How the republican congress can reassure America's allies - - With Republicans winning control of Congress, some US allies, disappointed in President Obama’s rudderless foreign policy, are hoping for change of direction on a number of issues. With few exceptions,...
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The New Repulic
How to fix America's foreign policy - - What Obama should learn from Kissinger's new book
By Anne - Marie Slaughter

Israel
The Christian Science Monitor
Rabbis killed at Synagogue: religious tinge of Jerusalem crisis deepens - - The attack by two Palestinian men in West Jerusalem poses a challenge to leaders on both sides. Three of the four rabbis killed were American immigrants to Israel, the fourth was born in Britain
By Christa Case Bryant

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
Drone commander: I make agonising life & death calls in seconds - - Exclusive: Israeli drone commander who served throughout the last three Gaza wars tells The Telegraph that he has made some 'wrong calls' but has 'learnt to live' with life and death dilemmas .
By David Blairs

Opinions
The New York Times
Obama in winter - - Why has the Obama administration been behaving so strangely since the midterms?
By David Brooks

Opinions
The National Review
Poverty doesn't cause crime - - Progressives won’t admit that Judeo-Christian values, not economics, determine moral behavior
By Dennis Prager

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Embrace the chaos - - U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline
By Rosa Brooks

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Nuclear deal with Iran runs into obstacles, testing Obama - - As negotiations resume this week, there is skepticism among leaders in the United States and many of its allies that a deal can be struck
By David E. Sanger, Steven Erlanger & Jodi Rudoren

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Saudi Arabia's nuclear envy - - As Iran moves closer to receiving international recognition for its nuclear program, Saudi Arabi's nuclear aspirations seem to have stalled completely. Fortunately, there are steps that the United States can take to push its nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia out of their rut
By Sigurd Neubeauer

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
Final effort in U.S - Iran nuclear talks could settle 35 years of enmity & help - - Diplomats meet on Tuesday seeking a comprehensive agreement to ensure Iran never produces the ultimate weapon – though Barack Obama could still expect a fierce battle over the issue with both houses of Congress
By David Blair

Middle East
The Washington Post
U.S. may escalate CIA plan to arm Syrian fighters - - The move is aimed at accelerating covert U.S. support to moderate rebel factions while the Pentagon prepares to establish its own training bases, U.S. officials said
By Greg Miller & Karen DeYoung

North Korea
The Foreign Affairs
North Korea's real hunger - - In that relentless vacuum, nothing moved. No news came in or out. No phone calls, no emails, no letters, no ideas not prescribed by the regime. Thirty missionaries disguised as teachers and 270 male North Korean students and me, the sole writer disguised as a missionary disguised as a teacher. Locked in the prison disguised as a campus in an empty Pyongyang suburb, heavily guarded around the clock, all we had was one another
By Suki Kim



    
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