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Upozit No. 312 Feb 8/ 20202
Love Is All T ruth is Forever - Yanni

The New York Times
How a Persian Mystic poet changed my life - - My father recited Rumi to me as I grew up. I finally chose to listen.
By Melody Moezzi


The Washington Post
A glimpse of peace in Afghanistan: With fighting paused, soldiers invite taliban over for chicken - - The reduction in violence appears to be holding, even in Helmand, one of the countrys most volatile provinces.
By Susannah George


The New York Times
9 Children freeze to death in largest exodus of Syrian war - - The Syrian governments assault on a rebel-held province has created one of the worst humanitarian emergencies of a brutal nine-year war.
By Vivian Yee & Hwaida Saad


The National Review
In Iran, an electoral flop - - Irans continued rogue behavior has left the country increasingly isolated.
By Ilan Berman


The Foreign Policy
Hosni Mobarak is dead, and his downfall is his legacy - - Hosni Mubarak had kept a tight grip on his country through three decades of repression, corruption and cronyism, only to be deposed by the military after massive street protests.
By H.A. Hellyyer


The Foreign Affairs
Only Migration can save the welfare state - - Rich Countries Need 380 Million More Workers By 2050
By Lant Pritchett


The National Review
Why institutions are important in economics - - They promote and embody knowledge, practices, and norms that dont show up in statistics.
By Fred Bauer


The Washington Post
Egyptian ruler whose reign reached a bloody climax with Arab Spring dies at 91 - - Hosni Mubarak had kept a tight grip on his country through three decades of repression, corruption and cronyism, only to be deposed by the military after massive street protests.
By Will Englund & T. Rees Shapiro


The New York Times
Iran's deputy health minister has Coronavirus - - Irans deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, who has spearheaded the countrys efforts to contain the coronavirus, has contracted the illness, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, renewing concerns about the spread of the virus in the country.
By


The New York Times
What does the Iranian election tell us ? - - The low turnout and the conservative victory in the parliamentary elections in Iran indicate intense electoral disenchantment and set the stage for the ascendance of a hard-liner as president.
By Mohammad Ayatollahi Taboor


 
Immigration-Demographic Challenge
The Foreign Affairs
Only Migration can save the welfare state - - Rich Countries Need 380 Million More Workers By 2050
By Lant Pritchett

U.S. - Economy
The Economist
What Donald Trump has done with the biggest budget in Washington - - In the first of a series on the presidents record, we look at HHS
By United States

Palestinian - Peace Plan
The Foreign Policy
Palestinian leader responds to Trump's peace plan at t he U.N. - - In New York, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will express opposition to the White House peace proposal, but he wont see a vote on a resolution against it.
By Audrey Wilson

Analysis
The Washington Post
Israeli opposition co - leader: PM makes Trump a 'stunt' - - A leading Israeli opposition figure says that Israels embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had turned a U.S. initiative for ending the conflict with Palestinians into a campaign stunt by pushing for the immediate annexation of West Bank settlements
By Aron Hiller / AP

U.N. - Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
U.N. chief faces internal criticism over Human Rights - - Guterres is said to back down in the face of pressure from powerful member states.
By Colum Lynch

Philanthropist
The Washington Post
The Gates Foundation promises $100 million to fight the Coronavirus outbreak - - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday a new commitment of $100 million toward the global response to the coronavirus epidemic
By Miriam Berger

American Foreign Policy
The Foreign Affairs
The cost of an incoherent foreign policy - - Trumps Iran Imbroglio Undermines U.S. Priorities Everywhere Else
By Brett Mc Gurk

U.S. - China Deficit
The National Review
Is Trump unorthodoxy becoming Orthodox - - Four years later, only a naif believes that. Instead, there is an emerging consensus that Chinas cutthroat violations of international norms were long ago overdue for an accounting.
By Victor Davis Hanson

U.S. - Trade - Deficit
The New York Times
U.S. trade deficit shrinks, but not because factories are returning - - New trade data for 2019 reflects a cooling economy and a year of aggressive trade clashes, particularly with China.
By Anna Swanson

Report
The National Review
The future of development is locas - - The plan calls for more than doubling the area of the West Bank currently under Palestinian control and allows for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.
By Tobias Hoonhout

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
5 Foreign - policy takeaway from Trump's state of union - - The U.S. presidents third State of the Union address was perhaps his most significant. Heres what he saidand didnt sayabout foreign policy.
By Michael Hirsh, Amy Mackinnon & Robbie Gramer

Analysis
The New Republic
Educated fools - - Why Democratic leaders still misunderstand the politics of social class
By Thomas Geoghegan

Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
What makes a strong America ? Strong Americans - - Reaching for hope: An interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
By Mark Sappenfield & Samantha Laine perfas

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Trump - Netanyahu alliance is endangering Americans & Israelis - - The corrupt bond between Israels prime minister and the U.S. president might help them win elections, but it doesnt keep their citizens safe.
By Avner Cohen & Jason Blazakis

America - Mortality
The Foreign Affairs
The epidemic of Despair Will America's Mortality crisis spread to the rest of the world ?
By Anne Case & Angus Deaton

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The only sensible Iran strategy is containment - - The most effective plan against the Islamic Republic has always been the most obviousand the one nobody in Washington seems willing to try.
By Steven A.Cook

Trumps Mideast Deal
The Christian science Monitor
Trump's Mideast 'deal' four questions on who gets what - - President Trump came into office promising to succeed where so many had failed in formulating a plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. After three years, we get a look at his vision.
By Joshua Mitnick

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump's peace plan is a Trojan horse that aim to make Israel occupation permanent - - The White House initiative is a piece of political malware masquerading as a credible diplomatic initiative. The goal is not peace but the permanent normalization of Israels military rule over millions of Palestinians.
By Khaled Elegindy

Report
The Washington Post
British Journalist detained in Iran - but able to roam the town - tells his story - - Nicolas Pelham of the Economist couldnt leave Iran for seven weeks.
By Sara Dadouch & Asser Khattach

Opinions
The New York Times
Is Trump Bibi's Chump - - The president needs to demand a commitment so he doesnt get played
By Thomas L. friedman


Valentine - Poems & More
The Christian science Monitor
Need a love poem for your Valentine ? - - Poet and reviewer Elizabeth Lund shares her favorite collections of verse, perfect for reading aloud with your sweetheart this Valentines Day.
By Elizabeth Lund

Israel - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Benny Gantz hopes third chance to our Israel's Netanyahu proves to be charm - - During a rare interview before Gantzs third election in a year, the former army general says hes had to grow up fast.
By Ruth Eglash & Steve Hendrix

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Dictator in trouble - - Democracy Isnt the Only System Under Stress
By Thomas Carothers

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A new nuclear deal won't secure the Middle East - - But Regional Cooperation Could, and Washington Should Support It
By Vali Nasr

Middle East Crisis
The New York Times
Was U.S. wrong about attack that nearly started a war with Iran ? - - Iraqi military and intelligence officials have raised doubts about who fired the rockets that started a dangerous spiral of events.
By Allisa J. Rubin

Middle East Gulf - Future
The Washington Post
IMF: Oil - rich Gulf Aarab states may spend savings in 15 years - - The International Monetary Fund is warning that energy-rich Gulf Arab states could burn through all their savings in the next 15 years
By Jon Gambrell / AP

Middle East - Future Peace
The Christian science Monitor
Annaxation: What it means for Israel, the Palestinians, and peace - - Mideast peace initiatives through the years have always had their detractors, and the Trump plan is no exception. Perhaps its most explosive idea is that Israel could unilaterally annex portions of the West Bank.
By Joshua Mitnick

Science - Technology
The Economist
Scientists reveal the most extensive genetic map of cncers ever made - - It shows how hard tumours will be to crack
By advancing oncology

Solar Energy
The Christian science Monitor
Solar and wind energy trounced the forecasts. Can they do it again - - When predicting the future, humans naturally calculate based on what they already know. But that can turn out to be very wrong when both government policies and industry technology are changing fast.
By Timmy Broderick

Especial Report
The Economist
What does Narendra Modi want ? - - Is it bold economic reform or a Hindu state?
By Special - Report edition

Opinions
The New York Times
Mother Nature scoffs at Trump's Mideast Peace plan - - Climate change and other conditions dont respect boundary lines.
By Thomas L. friedman

Middle East - Future Peace
The Foreign Affairs
Trump's unfair Middle East plan leaves nothing to negotiate - - An Imposed, Unrealistic Solution Will Not Hold
By Martin Indyk

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Washington Post
Jared Kushner reportedly angers Netanyahu camp by slowing Israeli annaxation moves - - After the release of the U.S. peace plan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had wanted to bring settlements into Israel proper before March elections.
By Steve Hendrix & Ruth Eglash

Israel - Palestinians
The Christian science Monitor
In Trump plan, Arab Israelis see assault on their identity - - In a region of clashing national identities, Arab citizens of Israel have long occupied a delicate position straddling two worlds. Now a peace plan is seen as challenging their hard-won gains in Israeli society.
By Dina Kraft

Puberty
The Economist
What to do about Puberty bloccker - - Drugs offered to transgender children need to be used more cautiously
By Pill-Pushers

Iran - Ukraine - Plane Crash
The Washington Post
Leaked audio shows Tehran knew missile hit Ukranian passinger jet - - A leaked audio file and transcript were published late Sunday by Ukraines 1+1 television channel and included an exchange between an Iranian air traffic controller and a pilot who said he saw a missile hit Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 on Jan. 8.
By Erin Cunningham & Isablle Khurshudyan

Latest News
The Economist
Trapped in Iran: My summer as a gust of the Revolutionary Guards - - In July 2019 Nicolas Pelham, The Economists Middle East correspondent, received a rare journalists visa to Iran. On the day he was due to fly home, he was detained
By Nicolas Pelham

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Foreign Affairs
Disaster in the desert - - Why Trumps Middle East Plan Cant Work
By Martin Indyk

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump's Mideast plan leaves Palestinians with few options - - The landscape has shifted so much that a proposal that would have been a nonstarter a decade ago has put the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in a bind.
By David M. Halfinger & Isabel Kershner

Impeaching President
The New Republic
The Impeachment trail isn't a legal process. It's a proxy war - - With acquittal a foregone conclusion, Trump's accusers and defenders strive to reach audiences beyond the Senate.
By Osita NWANEVU



    
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