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The Christian Science Monitor
Why Iran views Islamic State fight through a conspiracy lens - - Iran�s top leadership blames the US, CIA, Israel, and America's Sunni allies such as Saudi Arabia for 'creating' the Islamic State as a tool to undermine Iran
By Scott Peterson


The New York Times
A nuclear deal, now or never - - Voting cycles in America and Iran leave only a small window of opportunity starting right after Election Day
By Vali R. Nasr


The National Review
Saudi Arabia & Iran clash - - Their mutual hatred rises, fostering regional chaos
By Tom Rogan


The Foreign Affairs
Don't mistake Russia for Iran - - U.S. policymakers are considering giving global companies a choice: stop providing long-term financing and energy assistance to major Russian companies or be kicked out of the U.S. financial system. Such measures resemble the sanctions the United States placed on Iran a couple of years ago. But Iran was a different problem. And treating Russia the same way would be a mistake
By Eric Lober & Elizabeth Rosenberg


ISIS & World
The Washington Post
Kidnapping shows Islamic State's reach - - The brazen attempt to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raised troubling questions about the Islamic States growing reach into Turkey
By Liz Sly

Afghanistan
The New York Times
Ashraf Ghani races to make his mark on presidency in Afghanistan - - As Mr. Ghani breaks from the courtly style of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, his desire to move fast may put off others in his government
By Azam Ahmed

Iran & Foreign Relation
The Christian Science Monitor
Why Iran views Islamic State fight through a conspiracy lens - - Iran�s top leadership blames the US, CIA, Israel, and America's Sunni allies such as Saudi Arabia for 'creating' the Islamic State as a tool to undermine Iran
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The NewYork Times
China versus America - - How Chinese "harmony" and American "freedom" produce the dangerous clash of two exceptionalisms
By Roger Cohen

Opinions
The National Review
Saudi Arabia & Iran clash - - Their mutual hatred rises, fostering regional chaos
By Tom Rogan

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Don't mistake Russia for Iran - - U.S. policymakers are considering giving global companies a choice: stop providing long-term financing and energy assistance to major Russian companies or be kicked out of the U.S. financial system. Such measures resemble the sanctions the United States placed on Iran a couple of years ago. But Iran was a different problem. And treating Russia the same way would be a mistake
By Eric Lober & Elizabeth Rosenberg

News Analysis
The Washinton Post
The oil bust - - Falling prices put pressure on Russia, Iran & Venezuela
By Editorials

News Analysis
The Washington Post
U.S. isolationism is all - around bad policy - - In recent years, Americans have generally gotten what they wanted on foreign policy issues and they now ruthlessly punish those who implemented their will
By Michael Gerson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How to muddle with Iran - - A comprehensive deal is the least likely outcome to emerge from the Iranian nuclear talks before the November 24 deadline. It would be to both sides' advantage to find a way to muddle through by avoiding any formalized agreement or extension
By Dennis Ross

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Could Iraq's tribes provide the glue that keeps the country from falling apart? Saddam Hussein tapped Iraqs tribes, which cross geographic and ethnic lines, to bolster his regime. Now some tribesmen are offering to help fend off the self-declared Islamic State.
By Dominique Soguel

ISIS - Middle East
The New York Times
ISIS militants in Syria border town begin to retreat after month long battle - - The advance of Islamic State forces on Kobani, Syria, has stalled as the militants have been forced to retreat on several fronts, shifting the month long battle in favor of the Kurdish fighters defending the city.
By Kareem Fahim & Helene Cooper

Interview & Discussion
The Foreign Affairs
Banker to the poor - - The World Bank's president talks to Foreign Affairs about fighting inequality, his reform program, and who should succeed him
By Jim Young Kim

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
When the Ayatollah said no to nukes - - Exclusive: In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program
By Gareth Porter

Israel & Internal Affairs
The New York Times
In exodus from Israel to Germany, a young nation's fissures show - - I cannot see the future here, he said, without a touch of irony at the idea that an Israeli Jew was looking for a better life in Germany. The middle class in Israel is going down. We feel it in our flesh.
By Jodi Rudorren

Analysis
The New Republic
What do people in the Middle East think about the Islamic State? these results will surprise you - - Only 3 percent of Egyptian adults approve of ISIS. (Then again, that's nearly 1.5 million people.)
By David Pollock

Iran Negotiations
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran nuclear talks: Parties officially upbeat, but is failure an easier sell? Despite years of haggling and less than six weeks before a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a deal, negotiators' positions at the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna this week are still far apart
By Scott Peterson

Latest News
The New Republic
The Mormon church is building a family tree of the entire human race - - Even as a large branch of American genealogy sheared off at the turn of the twentieth century into a mad eugenic scheme to reshape the human race, the Mormons got on with their mission to gather and share records
By Christine Kenneally

Philippine
The Foreign Affairs
Noy Noy stumbles - - How Aquino Lost His Way
By Richard Javad Heydarian

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The dark knight rises - - For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
By Siobhan O' Grady

Pakistan
The New York Times
The Taliban didn't build these worthless schools. The government did - - The Taliban didn't build these worthless schools. The government did
By Mosharraf Zaidi


Opinions
The New York Times
Putin and the Pope - - Two leaders with a lot of influence who matter in very different ways
By Thomas L. Friedman

Afghanistan
The New York Times
Ashraf Ghani races to make his mark on presidency in Afghanistan - - As Mr. Ghani breaks from the courtly style of his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, his desire to move fast may put off others in his government
By Azam Ahmed

Latest News
The Daily Telegraph
Three teenage Colorado girls try to join Isil - - The teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, are back with their parents in Denver after being apprehended at Frankfurt airport
By Nick Allen

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
A nuclear deal, now or never - - Voting cycles in America and Iran leave only a small window of opportunity starting right after Election Day
By Vali R. Nasr

Middle East
The New Republic
There's a worrisome amount of support in Jordan for the Islamic State - - In recent months, Jordan has arrested dozens of IS supporters, and just weeks ago Jordan witnessed its second pro-IS demonstration
By David Schenker

Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Turkey allows Kurdish forces to join the fighr - - Following a US weapons drop to Kobane and mounting international pressure, Turkey agreed to allow Kurdish forces to cross its border into Syria
By Ruth Sherlock & Richard Spencer

News Analysis
The New York Times
Obama sees an Iran deal that could avoid congress - - The Iranians have signaled that they would accept a "suspension" of the stringent sanctions that have cut their oil revenues and terminated their banking relationships with the West
By David E. Sanger

Opinions
The New Republic
Obama's former Muslim advisor assesses whether he's live to his Cairo speech - - What is the one thing the U.S. could do to improve relations with a Muslim majority world? And over and over theyd say, Show greater respect. Muslims around the world want a relationship based on partnership, not paternalism. So it has to be about mutual interests, it has to be about treating them as equals.
By Jassica Schulberg

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
' Solve the Israel - Palestinian issue Israeli officials have reacted angrily after John Kerry suggested that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians would help the campaign to defeat the Islamic State
By Robert Tait

Pakistan - Human Rights
The Washington Post
For Pakistan's impereld Christians, a final indignity: No burial sits - - Leaders of the religious minority say their cemeteries are being seized, and efforts to secure new land are being rejected because Muslims cannot be buried near people of other faiths
By Tim Craig

Latest News
The Christian Science Monitor
Islamic State: would three old Migs make an air force? - - Unconfirmed reports took flight Friday that former Iraqi air force pilots were training Islamic State fighters to fly captured Soviet-era jets at an air base in northwestern Syria
By Michael Holtz

Latest News
The Daily Telegraph
Next train to Iran: British firm lunches ' new orient express ' - - "Jewels of Persia" express leaves Budapest for Tehran, taking 70 passengers on fortnight journey emulating the Orient Express
By Mathew Day

Opinions
The New York Times
The case for low ideals - - The idealism of President Obama's 2008 campaign seems foolish now. But idealism, a different kind, still has a place in American politics
By David Brooks

Opinions
The National Review
The thirty year' war - - What this country needs is a war of attrition against the welfare state and entrenched incompetency
By Kevin D. Williamson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Come home, Europeans - - As they struggle to save the continents common currency from ruin, European policymakers must also confront what could be an even bigger economic problem. Europes economy is on the brink of a catastrophic skills shortage
By Edoardo Campanella

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
' Substantial work ' said to remain in Iran nuclear talks - - It is not realistic to complete a comprehensive agreement by Nov. 24, said Robert Einhorn, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former senior State Department official. He added, The best outcome at this point would be to get agreement on key elements, especially on the enrichment capacity issue
By Michael R. Gordon

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Who has contributed the most in the coalition against the Islamic State? - - The U.S. State Department currently lists more than 60 nations as members of the "Global Coalition to Degrade and Defeat ISIL." But the bar for appearing on that list is apparently fairly low
By Justine Drennan

Iran Negotiations
The Daily Telegraph
The problem with Iran's nuclear talks in 7 graphics - - Iran and the US are spearheading efforts to seal a deal that would freeze large parts of the country's nuclear programme in return for suspension of sanctions
By Damien McElroy

Opinions
The New York Times
A pump war - - The decline in oil prices is no accident. What's really playing out here?
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The New York Times
A british message to Israel - - Lawmakers of one of Israels most stalwart allies are telling Israel that it needs to work harder toward a peace agreement
By The Editorial Board



    
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