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upozit No. 199 Sept. 9/ 2017

The New York Times
When Life asks for everything - - Two models of human development involve self, with one transcending it and the other actualizing it
By David Brooks


The New Republic
Trumps bitter harvest for American farmers - - The presidents protectionist policies and bad trade moves may spell agricultural disaster
By Ted Genoways


The Foreign Policy
Mea Culpa - I said Trump and Bibi would blow up - - But eight months in, the U.S. president is still playing nice with Israel — thanks to a moribund peace process
By Aaron David Miller


The Washington Post
How Trump could save Palestinian statehood - - If the Palestinians were today to accept the deal they were offered nine years ago by then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a state on 94.2 percent of the West Bank, only 20 percent of current settlers would find themselves on the wrong side of the border, Makovsky calculates.
By Jackson Diehl


The Foreign Policy
The U.N. General Assembly gives Trump a chance to confront Iran on American hostages - - President Trump is expected to focus on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian military expansion in the Middle East and the regime’s human rights abuses
By Josh Rogin


The Foreign Policy
Tillerson, Iranian foreign minister to talk nuke deal next week - -
The U.S. Secretary of State will sit down for the first time with Javad Zarif and other key dignitaries as the Trump administration weighs killing the Iran nuclear pact.

By Colum Lynch


The Christian Science Monitor
Why danish schools place an emphsis - on getting along - - - Another page from the dog-eared Scandinavian handbook for living well -  Maybe. But it is hard to argue against instilling a foundational attitude of respect and cooperation in children  - and not just preschoolers
By Sara Miller Llana


The Foreign Policy
On the edge of Afghanistan - -

A decimated economy, a resurgent Taliban, and growing tensions with Iran are driving disenchanted Afghans to seek opportunities abroad. And for many it’s their only option


By Sune Engel Rasmussen


Last Page VOA Aug. 11/ 2017 Mehdi Falahati
 
Morocco - Green Technology
The Christian Science Monitor
Moracco learns the social costs of becoming a green leader - - This story is a portrait of an African nation trying to balance big, long-term investments in energy self-reliance – with short-term economic fairness to the nations poorest.
By Jackie Spinner

Myanmar - Human Rights
The Christian Science Monitor
As Myanmar crisis deepens, a battle rises over Media control - - As the world watches Myanmar, more voices are rising. Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called on Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel laureate and a friend, to speak out on behalf of Rohingya refugees - If the political price of your ascension to the highest office in Myanmar is your silence, the price is surely too steep.
By Laignee Barron

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The case against the Iranian nuclear deal is one big lie - - Theres no reason to trust any of the Trump administrations criticisms of, or plans for replacing, the JCPOA
By Stephen M. Walt

Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Policy
The Iran deal is on thin ice, and rightly so - - The Trump administration has a compelling case that Irans regional conduct makes the JCPOA no longer sacrosanct
By James Jeffrey

U.S. - Foreign Aid
The Foreign Policy
Report - U.S. ranks near bottom in Commitment to Global development - - And it could drop even further under Trump
By Jesse Chase - Lubitz

Analysis
The Washington Post
How Virginia can reconcile its history - - Virginia is the birthplace of American democracy, but it is also the birthplace of American slavery. We often hear our history described as a steady progress toward equality, but in reality, each generation that has pushed for progress has faced violence from those who seek to preserve a system of racial hierarchy
By Tom Perriello

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Historys warnings for the North Korea crisis - - The one thing thats certain when you choose war as a policy is that you do not know how it will end,” says Mark Stoler, a diplomatic and military historian at the University of Vermont
By David Ignatius

Iran - America
The New York Times
Trump may make congress decide future of Iran nuclear deal - - Frustrated certifying Iran's compliance with a deal he abhors, President Trump may kick the decision to Congress, forcing a debate few there want to have
By Gardner Harris and David E. Sanger

Argument
The Foreign Policy
James Mattis just our - Trumped Trump on North Korea - - The U.S. defense secretary has upped the ante on the president's most bellicose rhetoric, making war more likely than ever.
By Emile Simpson

Iran Nuclear Deal
The Foreign Policy
What would U.S. withdrawl from the Iran nuclear deal look like - - The United States must build an international consensus on Iran
By William Tobey

Trump - National Affairs
The Washington Post
We are not his subordinate - John McCains rallying cry to the go persistance - - The Republican senator published a fiery op-ed blasting Trump as - a president who has no experience of public office, is poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct
By Amber Phillips

Immigration - Travel Ban
The New York Times
Challenge that blocked first Trump travel ban is settled - - People who were turned back at airports in January are to get a letter from the government and a fair chance to reapply for entry
By Nicholas Kulish

Opinions
The Foreign Aid
The Foreign Humanitarian Aid How to Make Relief More Efficient 
and Effective
By David Milband and Ravi Grumurthy

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
State Department reorganizatiion eliminates climate, Muslim and Syria envoys - - Rex Tillerson outlines a major State Department reform that promotes business, war on Islamic State, while downplaying African peacemaking and outreach to Muslim world
By Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer

Opinions
The New York Times
Who decides whether Trump is unfit to govern - -  It is better if thats a political verdict, not a clinical judgment.
 

By Peter D. Kramer, Sally L. Satel

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
What North Koreas Kim wants, and what it means for us - - North Korea is famously driven by a philosophy of self-sufficiency and a desire to be taken seriously on the global stage. The question is whether it can get what it wants by ramping up a powerful weapon in its arsenal: unpredictability
By Michael Holtz

Europe -- America
The Foreign Affairs
Pay up, Europe - - What Trump Gets Right About NATO
By Michael Mandelbaum

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The roots of the Barcelona attack - - In Catalonia, Salafist Terror Is No Surprise
By Lorenzo Vidino

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Does Trump intend to thwart Irans ambitions in Syria - - Does the Trump administration intend to thwart Iran’s dangerous ambitions? The short answer is: We just don’t know
By John Hannah

Opinions
The New York Times
From Kabul to Baghdad, my bird - eye view - - But the rank hypocrisy of this man — who has done so much to divide us in recent months to satisfy only his - base — using our troops as a prop to extol the virtues of national unity made me sick to my stomach.
By Thomas L. Friedman


U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Trump can make the most of a bad Iran deal - - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month that United States policy toward Iran should not begin and end with the nuclear deal
By Michael Singh

Obituaries
The New York Times
Loti Zadeh, father of mathermatical - Fuzzy Logic - dies at 96 - - Professor Zadeh sought to apply mathematics to the ambiguous ways people talk, think and interact with the world
By Cade Metz

Inovation & New Ideas
The Christian Science Monitor
A boom in high - tech Technology is bridging the seeing and visually impaired worlds. New apps are giving blind users a boost while also revealing to sighted people just how capable the visually impaired are.  
By Joseph Dussault

Analysis
The New York Times
The problem of - living in the present - - Taken literally, it is just bad advice. But philosophy can redeem this self-help cliché
By Kieran Setiya

Europe - Refugees
The Christian ScienceMonitor
Europe begins to curb its migrant crisis - but at what cost - - When statistics show a crisis waning, it’s worth checking whether the measures being used to drive change are tempered by compassion. 
By

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
My summer holiday to the forever war - - America's military is scattered around the world fighting a battle they can't afford to lose — and do not have the resources to win
By Max Boot

Analysis
The New Republic
Trump might try to pull a DACA on the Iran nuclear deal - - Trump could pass the buck to Congress, hoping it will settle the issue
By Jeet Heer

Opinions
The Washington Post
Ivanka Trump has learned well from her fathers cons - - The game is to say whatever needs to be said to part a mark from her money, and then move on.
By Cathrine Rampell

Israel - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
New arrests in Israels submarine scandal, and new questions on Netanyahu - - The arrest of another once-close associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted questions about what he knew, or should have known
By Isabel Kershner

Iran - Human Rights
The MSN News
Iran says jailed U.S. student, dual nationals lose spying appeal - - Iran confirmed on Sunday that an appeals court had upheld 10-year jail terms against a U.S. citizen, two Iranian-Americans and a U.S. resident from Lebanon who had been convicted on spying charges
By The Reuter

Analysis
The New York Times
The urban revival is over - - People are no longer pouring into Americas cities. And that's bad news for everyone
By Timothy Egan

Trump - DACA Program
The New Republic
Trump is about to make good on one of cruelest promises - - News reported Thursday afternoon that the Trump administration will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
By Sara Jones

Agriculture
The Washington Post
Weed keller meant to help farmers is out of control - - The man-made disaster raises serious questions about the state of U.S. agriculture.
By Caitlin Dewey

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
What a harder U.S. line on Pakistan could bring - - Ever since 9/11, the US has tried to get Pakistan to stop harboring Islamist terrorists, including the Taliban. Now, the Trump administration is warning Islamabad. Why might that work this time
By Howard LaFranchi

Afghanistan - The Past - The Future
The New York Times
The empire stopper - - Foreign powers have tried to control Afghanistan for three centuries. It has not gone well for them. Now the U.S. is digging back in.
By Rod Nordland

Report
The Washington Post
Uber chooses a surprising new leader, An Iranian Immigrant - the Former CEO of Expedia - - After fleeing the Iranian Revolution, this family became highly successful in America
By Elizabeth Dwoskin

Analysis
The New York Times
Hezbollah - Irans Middle East agent, emissary and Hummer - - The - Party of God - has evolved from a Lebanese militant group into the spearhead of an international militia network led by Tehran
By Ben Hubbard

Egypt & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
In policy reversal, U.S. withholds aid to Egypt - - The United States is delaying $195 million in military aid and cancelling $95.7 million in other aid to Egypt over human rights concerns, and in particular over a new law that regulates NGOs
By Emily Tamkin

Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Apple, citing U.S. sanctions, removes popular apps in Iran - - The American technology company has no official presence in Iran, but millions of Iranian iPhone users have relied on local apps that are now blocked
By Thomas Erdbrink and Vimdu Goel

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
What the West got wrong in Syria - - As President Bashar al-Assad tightens his grip over the country, it's time for those who tried to topple him to take stock of where they went wrong.
By Nicholaos Van Dam



    
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