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The Foreign Affairs
Irans play for Middle Eastern leadership - - Where It Comes From and Why It Can not Last
By Tarek Osman


The New York Times
Amid fistfight, Turkeys Parliament backs a new constitutions - - The proposal, bitterly disputed by opposition parties, would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if approved in a referendum
By Rod Nordland


The New York Times
Obama should not go quietly - - Trump presents an unprecedented threat to American values. Obama should stand up for them
By Robert Dallek


The Foreign Policy
Donald Trump is already tweeting us into war with North Korea - - The next president has managed to put himself on a collision course with Pyongyang. Can he cut a deal to stop it?
By Jeffrey Lewis


The Foreign Affairs
Reconsiderations - The cold war was the Truman Doctrine a real turning point - - Defenders have seen the statement as the moment when Americans abandoned isolationism once and for all, finally accepting, however reluctantly, their full responsibilities as a world power
By John Lewis Gaddis


The New York Times
How the womens march could resurrect the democratic party - - The march shows why - identity politics - are central to the future of the Democratic Party
By Lori Adelman


The New York Times
Donald the unready - - The new president will be corrupt and crazy, but he'll also be incompetent
By Paul Krugman


The New York Times
At least 20 firefighters killed in Tehran High - Rise collapse - - The 17-story Plasco Building, one of the Iranian capital's oldest and most prominent skyscrapers, crumpled into a smoldering heap as millions watched on state TV
By Thomas Erdbrink and Dan Bilefsky


John Kerry speech in regard to two states solution - 12/28/ 2026
 
IRAN
The Christian Science Monitor
As rescue efforts continue, Rouhani calls for investigation of Tehran High-rise fire - - After a fire caused Tehran’s first private high-rise to collapse, hundreds of people are engaged in rescue efforts
By Ellen Powell

Trump - National Affairs
The Washington Post
Will Trump speak for freedom - - So far the president-elect has had little to say on the subject of democracy. He should use his inaugural address to clarify his stance
By Michael McFaul

IRAQ
The New York T imes
Iraqi forces take Eastern Mosul from Islamic State - - The announcement came three months after government troops, aided by American air support and military advisers, began an assault to retake the city
By Rick Gladstone

Turkey
The Christian Science Monitor
At Istanbuls grand bazar, empty shops echo Turkeys deepening strains - -

Merchants long accustomed to crowds of tourists say now they are not sure how they'll stay open. Political turmoil and growing numbers of attacks in urban centers have caused a sharp economic downturn


By

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Here is looking at ou 2050 - - 2050
How a less Christian Europe,
an aging population in the West, and the empowerment of women are going to shape the future

By Paul Taylor and Pablo Delcan

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Scent of an Oman - - The Sultanate Moves Toward the Saudis
By Dina Esfandiary & Ariane M. Tabatabai

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Europe, fracturing from within - - Why Integration Makes Secession More Appealing
By Edoardo Campanella

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Trumps big foreign policy change - looser ties with Europe - - In a weekend interview that shocked European leaders, the president-elect expressed indifference to EU disintegration and reiterated campaign rhetoric that NATO was 'obsolete
By Howard LaFranchi

Middle East
The Washington Post
Mideast conference in Paris directs its message to Trump - - Diplomats from 70 countries said it is not too late for a two-state resolution in the Holy Land
By Carol Morello & William Booth

Opinions
The New York Times
Ivanka Trumps dangerous fake feminism - - She is selling us traditional femininity and support of male power in a feminist bow
By Jill Filipovic

Health
The Washington Post
Rural American are more likely to die from the top 5 causes of death - - New data from the CDC show striking disparities for rural and urban Americans
By Lena H. Sun

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump is going to regret not having a grant strategy - - The president-elect’s unpredictable rise is forcing historians and social scientists to rethink their most basic assumptions about how the world works
By Micah Zenko, Rebecca Friedman - Issner

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Donald Trump is making the great man theory of history great again - - The president-elects unpredictable rise is forcing historians and social scientists to rethink their most basic assumptions about how the world works
By David A. Bell

Analysis
The New Republic
Trump is exactly the monster we feared, and republicans are enabling him - - GOP congressmen will abide his abuses as long as they get what they want
By Brian Beutler

News Analysis
The Foreign policy
Trumps new ambassador to Israel heralds a radical change in policy - - The appointment of David Friedman might be seen as a honeymoon in Jerusalem, but it is a bold divorce from decades of U.S.-Israel policy.
By Aaron David Miller

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
After Rafsanjani - - What the Ex-President's Death Means for Iran
By Alex Vatanka

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
The league of Nations - successes and failures - - Founded for the purpose of combating just such tendencies, and to promote international cooperation and safeguard peace
By Edward Benes

News Analysis
The New York Times
The untimely death of an Iranian pragmatist - - Centrists in Iran will have a harder time without Ayatollah Rafsanjani's help
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran after Rafsanjani - what the passing of a pillar of pragmatism means - - Former Iranian President Rafsanjani died Sunday. A power-broker of the 1979 revolution, he supported contacts with the US and helped orchestrate the 2013 victory of President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate
By Scott Peterson

Environment
The Foreign Policy
What it is like to live where it is even safe to breathe - - Locals were once outraged about China's poisonous air — now it’s disturbingly normal
By James Palmer


IRAN
The CNN News
More than 20 firefighters dead in Tehran Building collapse - - Earlier Thursday, Tehran's fire department spokesman Jalal Maleki told IRINN an estimated 20 to 30 firefighters were on the third floor of the high-rise Plasco building when it collapsed
By Shirzad Bozorgmehr & Laura Smith - Spark

Myanmar
The Foreign Affairs
Myanmars road ahead - - Growth, Peace, and U.S. Sanctions
By Aaron L. Connelly

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Obama can strikes one last Iran deal - - The fate of two Americans detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison could hinge on the final days of the Obama administration
By Kim Ghattas

Trump - National Affairs
MSN News
Trump team prepares dramatic cuts - - Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending
By Alexander Bolton

Analysis
The New York Times
Trump entering White House unbent and unpopular - - President-elect Donald J. Trump will take office with less popular support than any new president in modern times, according to an array of polls
By Peter Baker

Iran - America
The Washington Post
Iran says Trumps talk on nuclear deal is - mainly slogans - - Irans president on Tuesday compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to - converting a shirt back to cotton, - and said U.S. President-elect Donald Trumps talk of doing so is mainly slogans
By A.P

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
We are on the verge of darkness - - The global rise of populism is a dangerous threat to democracy and human rights. And if it goes unchecked, the rollback of Western values could be staggering
By Kenneth Roth

Syria
The Washington Post
Distress in Damascus as water pipes go dry - - The Syrian capital is in crisis as at least 4 million people are cut off from the water grid
By

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Is the U.S. opening to Cuba dead in the water - - Obama’s historic normalization with Havana is under threat from Trumps hardline cabal of Castro-haters
By Christopher Sabatini

Trump - Leage of Women
The MSN News
80 busloads of Connecticut women headi;ng to D.C. - - While inaugural revelers are retiring to their hotels from black-tie balls, a marathon day will just be starting for Po Murray
By Neil Vigdor

Analysis
The New Republic
Barak Obama, forever a third - culture kid - - I never expected to see people like myself in positions of power. Then Obama came along
By RYU Spaeth

Israel - Palestinians
The Washington Post
Palestinians - pray that Trump would not move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem - - Palestinian leaders are pleading with President-elect Donald Trump to not follow through on his pledge to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv. They have asked mosques worldwide to offer prayers against the move
By William Booth and Carol Merelo

Trump - News Media
The New York Times
Donald Trump and the state of conflict - - At a news conference, his language is the language of pre-emptive strikes and confrontation — competing, hitting, winning. And the whole world is his stage
By James Poniewozik

Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
Commercial diplomacy in the Middle East - - How It Helps Egypt, Israel, and the United States
By Hisam Hassanein

Analysis
The New York Times
Can Donald Trump and Raul Castro make a good deal ? - - The agreements that the new administration will inherit serve the interests of the United States and Cuba
By Jorge L. Dominguez

Obama Farewell Speech
The Christian Science Monitor
Obama speech signals a post - presidency like no other - -

President Obama exhorted Americans to get involved if they're frustrated by politics. It seems that he will remain involved, perhaps to an unprecedented degree


By Linda Feldmann

Sports - Safety
The New York Times
What happened within this players skull - - detailed and precise window into what was happening within the player’s brain in the milliseconds after the hit in his skull and concussion
By Sam Borden, Mika Grondahl & Joe Ward

Analysis
The New Republic
Dead Center - - Jonathan Chait's new book shows the failure of "grown up" liberalism
By Timothy Shenk

Egypt & Human Rights
The Foreign Affairs
Extrimism under SiSi - - His Repressive Policies Have Worsened the Problem
By Khalil al - Anani

Gun Control in America
The New York Times
The hidden gun epidemic - suicides - - The connection between suicide and easy access to firearms needs to be addressed
By The Editorial Board



    
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