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The New York Times
The American dream is leaving America - - We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent)
By Nicholas Kristof


The MSN News
Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign - - Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life
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The Daily Telegraph
Iran shells Pakistan border town in retaliation for militant strikes - - Iranian and Pakistani troops traded artillery fire over their border today amid growing tensions over Islamabad’s failure to stop terrorist attacks by Sunni militants
By Dean Nelson


The Washington Post
Iraq and the U.S. are losing ground to the Islamic State - - The Islamic State is overrunning our allies.
By David Ignatius


Education
The New York Times
The American dream is leaving America - - We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent)
By Nicholas Kristof

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Is laziness the cause of economic inequality? - - Americans and the British lean toward moral weakness, but the rest of the world blames government policies
By Bruce Stokes

Tunisia
The Christian Science Monitor
In Tunisia, source of Arab Spring, voters focused on Jobs, not Jihad - - Voters in Tunisia, where an uprising in 2011 triggered the Arab Spring, are headed to the polls Sunday. The country's tough economy, including high unemployment, is the dominant issue
By John Thorne

Iran & Human Rights
The MSN News
Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign - - Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life
By

Opinions
The Washington Post
Iraq and the U.S. are losing ground to the Islamic State - - The Islamic State is overrunning our allies.
By David Ignatius

Science
The New York Times
Ebola vaccine, ready for test, sat on the shelf - - An Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys was not tested in humans until now, after the severe outbreak in West Africa forced governments to step in
By Dennis Grady

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
More small wars - - Washington doesn’t have the luxury of simply avoiding insurgencies, so it needs to figure out how to fight them better. Drawn from more than a decade of war, here are ten lessons for doing so
By Max Boot

ISIS - Middle East
The Christian Science Monitor
Islamic State siege of Kobane: Did Turkey shoot itself in the foot? - - The Iraqi Kurds have agreed to send fighters to help Kobane fend off the Islamic State. Critics say Turkey’s foot-dragging on the siege alienated its allies.
By Alexander Christie - Miller

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Grappling with graft - - The world needs a new international convention to combat corruption -- a global epidemic that erodes government institutions, fuels unrest, and increasingly threatens the stability of the West
By Alexander Lebedev & Vladislav Inozemtsev

Analysis
The New Republic
Good news for late bloomers: Early career success could lead to early death - - This study wasn’t designed to explain the possible link between early achievement and premature death, but McCann has a couple ideas. He thinks the most likely culprit is stress:
By Alice Robb

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 State’s 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 Iraq’s 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


Iraq & Human Rights
The Washington Post
For Iraq's Sunnis, militias pose an extra threat - - “They don’t respect human rights, they arrest anyone,” he said. “They kill, they behead, they burn houses.” He was referring not to the Islamic State but to the government-backed Shiite militias alongside whom the pesh merga are fighting the Sunni extremist group in an uneasy marriage of convenience
By Sarah Margon

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
A nuclear deal might not set off an Iranian business boom - - Discord between the White House and Congress over any potential deal with Tehran could keep foreign companies from racing back into Iran
By Jamila Trindle

North Korea
The New York Times
U.S. commander sees key nuclear step by North Korea - - Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the top American military leader in South Korea, says he believes the North is capable of making a nuclear weapon small enough to fit atop a ballistic missile
By David E. Sanger

Iran - Pakistan
The Daily Telegraph
Iran shells Pakistan border town in retaliation for militant strikes - - Iranian and Pakistani troops traded artillery fire over their border today amid growing tensions over Islamabad’s failure to stop terrorist attacks by Sunni militants
By Dean Nelson

Opinions
The New York Times
The working nation - - There is a clear agenda for job growth that can materially and spiritually reinvigorate America. We just need to be willing to pursue it.
By David Brooks

Opinions
The New Republic
Women don't stick with the science. Here's why - - At each stage of their careers, more women than men leave the most prestigious path
By Rotem Ben - Shachar

Technology
The Daily Teleraph
Drones are going to be a part of your day - to - day life very soon - - We've become so overexposed to technology that the extraordinary is now very, very ordinary
By Willard Foxton

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
Israeli police flood Arab areas after baby dies in Tram attack - - Move is part of a security clampdown against disturbances that have morred "flashpoint" East Jerusalem neighbourhoods
By Robert Tait

IRAN
The New York Times
Thousands in Iran protest Acid Attacks on women - - Demonstrations erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way
By Thomas Erdbrink

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A hard education - - Few would argue that Washington’s approach to the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has been a success worth emulating. So the most important question now is what can be learned from the failures
By Gideon Rose & Jonathan Tepperman

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 they’d 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



    
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