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The Foreign Policy
Pompeo creates new team to pressure Iran - - The new unit will be led by one of the State Department’s most powerful officials.
By Robbie Gramer & Colum Lynch


The Foreign Affairs
Against identity politics - - The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy
By Francis Fukuyama


The Economist
Americans perceptions of their countries allies and enemies are hard to change - - Despite the presidents best efforts, they see Mexico as a friend and Russia as a foe
By Graphic detail


The Foreign Policy
Iran is throwing a tantrum but wants a deal - - Despite its defiant warnings, Tehran will eventually negotiate with Donald Trump—as long as Vladimir Putin mediates.
By Dennis Ross


The Washington Post
The Unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East - - I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once did.
By David Ignatius


The Washington Post
U.S. sanctions on Iran has an uninntended target - ordinary Iraqis - - U.S. sanctions on Iran reverberate in Iraq - -
By Tamer El-Ghobashy & Mustafa Salim


The New York Times
What if mother Nature is on the ballot in 2020 - - Democrats could have a strong issue to run on if the extreme weather persists and President Trump continues to dismiss climate change.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Foreign Policy
The reincarnation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - - The former president was excommunicated from Iran’s political elite—but he’s using grassroots economic populism to revive his career.
By Roholloh Faghihi


The Washington Post
Cruelty without consequence - - People are a part of the natural world, not distinct from it
By Elizabeth Bruenig


The Economist
American sanctions bring more agony to Irans dysfunctional economy - - But no one has a plan for what comes next
By Print Edition


 
Iran - Oil Export
The Foreign Policy
Energy security is the real way to put America first - - Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
By John Hannah

News Analysis
The New York Times
Just a little wave of disgust among Republican moderates is all that is needed to turn several key states from red to blue. Just a little wave of disgust among Republican moderates is all that is needed to turn several key states from red to blue.
By Thomas L. Friedman

News Analysis
The New York Times
Can I ruin your dinner party - - One of the two pillars of the West is in jeopardy
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The real history of the Liberal Order - - Neither Myth Nor Accident By Michael J. Mazarr
By By Michael J. Mazarr

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
How to strike a missile deal with Iran - - Tehran will never give up all of its ballistic missiles, but a compromise is possible.
By Michael Elleman & Mark Fitzpatrick

Climate Change
The Foreign Affairs
Warming World - - Why Climate Change Matters More Than Anything Else
By Joshua Busby

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump and allies seek end to refugee status for million of Palestinians - - In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians
By Colum Lynch & Robbie Gramer

AIDS
The Foreign Policy
Welcome to the next deadly Aids pandemic - - The world thought it had fought the HIV virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear
By Laurie Garrett

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Why increased U.S. presure on Iran appears to be backfiring - - President Trumps escalation of anti-Iran rhetoric and increased US pressure against the Islamic Republic have been a boon to Irans noisy minority of hard-line, America-obsessed flag burners.
By Scott Peterson

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Trump says he is willing to meed Iranian leaders anytime they want - - Trump said he would meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions
By Anne Gearan, Karen KeYoung & Felicia Sonmez

Liberal World
The New Republic
Liberal World - - Resilient World
By Daniel Deudney & G. John Ikenberry

Iran - America
The Washington Post
Iranian general lashes out at Trump on war - - The combative remarks by Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, chief of the Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds force, suggest Iran is willing to stoke tensions with the White House.
By Erin Cunningham & Kareem Fahim

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How the U.S. is empowering Iran in Yemen - - Washingtons Policy Is a Strategic Blunder and a Humanitarian Disaster
By Daniel Byman

Health - Inovation
The New York Times
New Alzheimers drug shows big promise in early trail results - - The drug may be the first to successfully attack both the brain changes and the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Further research will be needed to know if it’s truly effective.
By Pam Belluck

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
How Venezuela struck it poor - - The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
By Keith Johnson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Will China undermine Trumps Iran strategy - - Tehran Is Hedging Against International Isolation
By Dina Esfandiary & Ariane M. Tabatabai

Opinions
The New York Times
America first or Trump first - - Why do they so freely sacrifice their own reputations and their own integrity to defend a man with no integrity, a man who would sell each and every one of them down the river the second he decided it was in his interest? It is inexplicable to me.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Economist
Breaking point - December 20202 - - After the euro crisis and Brexit, Poland and Italy could open up new fissures within the EU. A report from 2020 imagines how
By Print Edition

Israel - Covert Activity
The New York Times
How Israel in dark of night,torched its way to Irans nuclear secrets - - The Israeli government showed three reporters, including one from The Times, documents indicating that the Iranian nuclear weapons program was larger and more sophisticated than once suspected.
By Savid E.Sanger

Analysis
The Economist
Arab states losing the race for technological development - - Though rich, Gulf oil producers score poorly on key measures of innovation
By Data Team


Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Science meets history - sorting the sage of the first Americans - - The story of human history is in many ways one of migration. But that tale isn’t always easy to tell. Sometimes we need science to teach us.
By Eva Botkin - Kowacki

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
The path to renewed oil sanctions on Iran - - How Trump Can Significantly Reduce Tehran's Exports
By Peter E. Harrell

Report
The New Republic
The Rick Gates - Paul Manafort show everyone cheating everyone - - As described by Gates, he and Manafort were accomplices but Manafort was also Gates victim.
By Jeet Heer

Immigration - Opinions
The Economist
Anti - Immigration like pro-Immigration is a legitimate political position - - A book excerpt from “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” by Yuval Noah Harari
By Yuval Noah Harari

Analysis
The New York Times
Clouds darken Trumps sunny economic view - - There are more signs of a slowdown as the tax cuts’ stimulus proves weak, temporary and maybe even counterproductive.
By The Editorial Board

Opinions
The New York Times
President Dumb and Dumber - - Donald Trump tends to criticize the intelligence of blacks and women, above and beyond any other faults he finds with them.
By Charles M. Blow

Trump - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
U.S. to restore Iran sanctions lifter under nuclear deal - - The U.S. will restore sanctions, increasing pressure on Iran while deepening a divide with Europe.
By Gardiner Harris

Analysis
The Economist
On tyranny, populism -- and how best to respond today - - A book excerpt and interview with Madeleine Albright, former American Secretary of State and author of “Fascism: A Warning”
By Open Future

Clean Energy
The New York Times
Can Mexico run on clean energy - - Its new president can help his country and the world by tackling climate change through sustainable development
By Lisa Viscidi & Nate Graham

Immigration - Opinions
The New York Times
In my Iowa town, we need immigrants - - Some state Republicans were for building a border wall before Donald Trump gave it a thought. But in many rural areas, immigrants are keeping the place alive.
By Art Cullen

Facial Technology
The New Republic
Amazons facial recognation technology falsely identified 28 Congressman as criminal - - surveillance tool called Rekognition to law enforcement agencies, promising that it can allow police to compare video footage with mug shot databases in order to quickly identify criminals
By Jeet Heer

Inovation & New Ideas
The MSN.COM
Mark Cuban says this skill will be critical in 10 ears & Elon Musk agrees - - Research shows that one million U.S. jobs are expected to disappear by 2026 and one-third of U.S.workers could be jobless by 2030 — all due to automation
By Ruth Umoh

Strategy and Conflict
The Foreign Affairs
Standing up for Democracy - - American Values and Great Power Competition
By Richard Fontaine & Daniel Twining

Venezuela
The Foreign Policy
How Venezuela struck it poor - - The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
By Kheith Johnson

Analysis
The Economist
Amid tensions with America. China is turning to Europe - - It may not get the comfort it seeks
By Print Edition

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Has new law tilted Israel away from democratic values - - In the decades since its creation, leaders of Israel have sought to preserve a balance between its "two nonnegotiable identities": Jewish and democratic. A new law, critics say, has upset that balance.
By Joshua Mitnick

Analysis
The New Republic
The Twilight of free speech liberalism - - As the ACLU has transformed itself from a nonpartisan protector of civil liberties into one of Donald Trump’s most bitter political foes, it’s been forced to grapple with fundamental questions about its role in American society. By MARIN COGAN July 16, 2018
By Marin Cogan

Robots - Future Care
The Foreign Policy
Who will care for the carers - - As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?
By Sarita Gupta Al - Jen Poo

Opinions
The Washington Post
Our allies need a plan B - - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/europe-needs-to-start-planning-for-a-future-without-the-us/2018/07/12/33a7cb7e-8601-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.2319a7eb4b25
By Anne Applebaum

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump needs to close deal in the Horn of Africa - - A lasting peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea would be an enormous strategic win for the West.
By Daniel Runde



    
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