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Upozit No.180 April - 15

The Foreign Policy
Time to rethink the U.S. - Egypt relationship, experts tell Senate - -

To help fix that, she suggested investment in human development and education instead of huge cash transfers


By Emily Tamkin


The Washington Post
Repealing Obamacare may be illigal - -

Apparently repealing Obamacare could violate internaional law 


By Dana Milbank


The New York Times
The injustice system - -

All Filipinos know that there’s little justice to be had from our criminal justice system


By Miguel Syjuco


The New Republic
We are living in a golden age of reality television - -

The turn toward niche obsessions reflects America in all its humble, variegated glory. But at what cost


By Josephine Livingstone


The Foreign Affairs
The death and life of Social Democracy - -

Why Idealism Eventually Beats Populism


By Pierpaolo Barbieri


The Christian Science Monitor
Hezbollahs defiant signal to Israel, and the U.N. - -

On a press tour of Lebanon's sensitive southern border, the Iran-backed militia Hezbollah performs a seemingly choreographed breach of the UN resolution that helped end its last war with Israel


By Nicholas Blanford


The Washington Post
Israels Netanyahu snubs German foreign minister for meeting activists critical of government - -

German's foreign minister faced a choice: meet with the activists or meet with Israel's prime minister. He chose the activists


By Ruth Eglash


The Christian Science Monitor
Turkeys Erdogan, new powers presents fresh challenges - -

The aftermath of Erdošan's narrow referendum victory – marked by protests, arrests, and divisive rhetoric – is revealing the magnitude of his coming challenges, not least of which is unifying the Turkish people


By Scott Peterson


Mehdi Falahati Last Curtain Farvadin 25
 
News Analysis
The Washington Post
While the U.S. was not looking ARussia and Iran began carving out a bigger role in Afghanistan - - Tehran and Moscow have boosted support for the Taliban, Afghan officials say.
By Erin Cunningham

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Democracy is not dying - - Seeing Through the Doom and Gloom
By Thomas Carothers & Richard Young

Analysis
The New Republic
Trump would fail even worse with Kushners centrism - - http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/10/the-other-dispute-on-the-u-s-mexico-border-trump-wall-bad-hombres/
By Brian Beutler

IRAQ
The Foreign Affairs
Land Grab in Iraq - - The Competition Over ISIS-Freed Territory
By Vera Mironova & Mohammad Hussein

IRAQ
The Foreign Affairs
The dangerous state of Iraqs rivers - - Letter From Abu Ghraib
By Peter Schwartzstein

News Analysis
The New York Times
ISIS new plan: divide Egypt by killing Christians - - Routed in Libya, besieged in Iraq and wilting in Syria, the Islamic State intends to create a new sectarian battleground in Egypt where it can proclaim victory.
By Declan Walsh

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
Irans next supreme leader - - The Islamic Republic After Khamenei
By Sanam Valik & Hossein Rassam

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

Syria - Trump
The New Republic
Donals Trump just learned the quickest way to seem "presidential" is to lob bunch of bombs into another country - - The airstrike marked the first direct action taken by America in Syria’s horrific six-year civil war—and a major escalation of the United States’s long-simmering conflict with Syrian Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian and Russian backers. “
By Alex Shaphard

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Syria policy after the chemical attacks - - Stopping the Gas, Not Toppling Assad, Should Be the Goal
By Sam Heller

Human Rights - Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy
Beware the Ides of leaving the Human Rights council - - Yes, it’s a flawed body. But if Trump abandons the HRC, it will give Russia, China, and Iran a free hand to rewrite the global rules on human rights.
By Suzanne Nossel

Environment - Water
The New York Times
To curb global warming science fiction may become fact - - Geoengineering, providing methods to offset climate change by applying scientific fixes rather than changing old habits, may have found its moment
By Eduardo Porter

News Analysis
The Washington Post
As Trump pursues - America First - China XI sees opening for primacy in Asia - - President Trump’s retrenchment of U.S. global leadership on issues such as free trade, climate change and multilateral alliances has opened the door for an unlikely rival to assert itself — China
By David Nakamura

Analysis
The New Republic
Do not let Trump get away with his latest deception - - The White House says Obama adviser Susan Rice spied on Trump aides. We will all regret taking the claim at face value
By Brian Beutler

Labanon - Refugees
The Christian Science Monitor
Lebanons dual approach to Syrian refugees - The personal and political - - Even as Prime Minister Hariri canvasses Europe for investment to rescue Lebanon's overburdened infrastructure, grass-roots efforts work to improve the quality of individual lives
By Nicholas Banford

Philanthropist
The Washington Post
Omidyar Network gives $100 million to boost Journalism and fight hate speech - - The philanthropy built by eBay's founder said it is responding to “urgent need” around the world to prevent dangerous trends from becoming the norm.
By Margaret Sullivan

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The E.U.s other migration problem - - Brain Drain in Central and Eastern Europe
By Tej Parikh

Egypt & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Egypts coming revolt of the poor - - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has exploited an IMF agreement to squeeze the lower classes and enrich a small clique of former generals
By Zeinab Abul - Mago

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The case against immigration - - Why the United States Should Look Out for Itself
By Steven Camarota

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Fighting famine in Yemen vs. aid for Saudi. Does the U.S. have to choose? - - Amid calls for immediate US famine relief, or a cessation of US assistance to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, other experts say the military aid could be used as leverage to press for a political solution and more secure food delivery.
By Howard LaFranchi


Africa -- Human Righs
The New York Times
Another degree of suffering in Libya - - The revelation that some migrants are being sold as slaves adds to the urgency of an international solution to the suffering in the country
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The New York Times
Is it too late for Turkeys democracy ? - - Whether this Sunday's referendum succeeds or fails, there's little hope for the country
By Elmira Bayrasli

Mexico - U.S.
The Foreign Policy
The other dispute on the U.S. - Mexico border - -

In 1848 the United States invaded and forced Mexico to cede almost half its territory. Now some Mexicans want their land back.


By

Art & Culture
The Foreign Policy
The urgency of Art in a dangerous, rapidly changing world - - With the first Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, Foreign Policy seeks to highlight the power of collective imagination as a force for good
By David Rothkopf

Syrian Refugees - U.S.
The New York Times
After the missiles, remmber the Syria refugees - - President Trump reversed himself in ordering a missile strike on Syria. Now he should rethink his opposition to bringing Syrian refugees to America
By Jon Finer & Becca Heller

News Analysis
The Washington Post
The Next battle in Syria - - The U.S. has a crucial role to play
By Josh Rogin

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
What is next after the Syria strike -- preventing a wider conflagration - - Now that the Trump administration has taken a military step, it is important not to get lost in the weeds of tactics and political dimensions of the debate
By Brian Katulis

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Trump might be going to war. But he has no plan for establishing peace - - Does the president really know what he's getting into?
By Ilan Goldenberg & Nicholas Heras

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
How will we choose to leave our earth for future generations? - - David Rothkopf sits down and speaks with one of FP’s Global Thinker Lifetime Achievement Award winners Dr. Jane Goodall
By David Rothkoph

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump raises the stakes for Russia and Iran - - The strike on Syria delivered a necessary message on chemical weapons. It will have a wider strategic impact, too
By Dennis E. Ross

Population - World
The New York Times
Muslim babies likely to outnumber others by 2035, reports say - - For years, more babies were born to Christian women than to women of any other religion, but not for much longer: Islam is expected to take the global lead by 2035,
By Miraj Chokshi

Science & Thechnology
The New York Times
Training your brain so that you do not need reading glasses - - A monthslong regimen can compensate for what eye muscles no longer can do
By Austin Frakt

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Democratizing U.S. foreign policy - - Bringing Experts and the Public Back Together
By Daniel Bessner and Stephen Wertheim

U.S. -- Middle East
The Foreign Policy
Sit Rep - U.S. sells more weapons to Gulf Kingdoms, General warns of more civilian casualties Trump out - Drones Obama - - The move is another indication that the Trump administration is placing a priority on supporting Sunni-led states in the Gulf region as a bulwark against Iran, which the administration is looking to confront in the region
By Paul McLeary

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Trump faces test as boeing announces deal to sell jetliners to Iran - - Boeing said the agreement to sell up to 60 737s, which requires U.S. government approval, would create 18,000 American jobs
By Rick Gladstone

America & Foreign Policy
The Washington Post
What Trump should ask Sissi - - The president should apply his ‘America First’ principles to the case of Aya Hijazi
By Jackson Diehl

News Analysis
The New Republic
Will Donald Trump cost republicans the House ? - -

The party of the president almost always loses seats in the midterm but one historical analysis published over the weekend suggests that Republicans may be facing a looming catastrophe.


By Grahm Vyse

Analysis
The New York Times
Trump aides disclosures reveal surge in lucrative political work - - As cash has flooded Washington from a variety of groups, even the anti-establishment activists and operatives who sided with President Trump have been enriched
By Steve Eder, Eric Lipton & Andrew W. Lehren

United States - U.N.
The Foreign Policy
Nikki Haley threatened to withhold backing for U.N.s Congo mission, then blinked - - In search of savings, the Trump administration targets the U.N.’s largest and costliest peacekeeping missions for cuts
By Colum Lynch & Ty McCormick

Israel - Settlements
The New York Times
Israel approves first new settlement in decades - - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved ahead with a new West Bank project despite a request from President Trump to hold off on new settlements
By Israbel Hershner



    
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