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The Foreign Policy
Israel could lose Americas democrats for a Generation - - If the nuclear deal collapses, U.S. liberals will never forgive Israel for its starring role in a catastrophic turn of events
By James Traub


The Foreign Policy
Has the U.S. just sold out the Kurds? - - The most effective ground force against the Islamic State could become collateral damage under a U.S. deal with Turkey
By Dan De Luce


The Foreign Affairs
Africas next hegemon - - Behind Ethiopia's Power Plays
By Harry Verhoeven


The Christian Science Monitor
Moving beyond suspicion, Muslim & Evangelicals seek common ground - - Across the country, a number of evangelical congregations have been engaging Muslim neighbors in new ways, while Muslim charities have reached out to Christian churches during their time of need
By Harry Bruinius


The Guardian
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard set to be released from prison in November - - Former US naval intelligence analyst gave classified information to Israel Life sentence in 1987 has been source of tension between US and its ally
By Ben Jacobs


The Daily Telegraph
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, is dead - - Afghan government investigating reports Taliban's notorious leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has not been seen since 2001, has died
By Andrew Narszal


The New York Times
Hillary Clinton lays out climate change plan - - Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027
By Trip Gabriel


The Foreign Affairs
Sermonizing with Al Shabab - - The Terrorist Group's New Tactic
By Joshua Meservey


           
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News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Israel could lose Americas democrats for a Generation - - If the nuclear deal collapses, U.S. liberals will never forgive Israel for its starring role in a catastrophic turn of events
By James Traub

Africa
The Foreign Affairs
Africas next hegemon - - Behind Ethiopia's Power Plays
By Harry Verhoeven

Report
The Guardian
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard set to be released from prison in November - - Former US naval intelligence analyst gave classified information to Israel Life sentence in 1987 has been source of tension between US and its ally
By Ben Jacobs

Analysis
The New York Times
Hillary Clinton lays out climate change plan - - Focusing on an issue that resonates with Democrats, Mrs. Clinton set a goal to produce 33 percent of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027
By Trip Gabriel

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
If congress rejects nuclear deal, would U.S. & not Iran ba a pariah? - - After 9/11, George W. Bush favored isolation and military action over diplomacy – an approach that didn't win over other countries. Now, the US could again find itself on the outs with others if it rejects the Iran nuclear deal
By Howard LaFranchi

Analysis
The New York Times
Raising floor for minimum wage pushes economy into the unknown - - Researchers have little experience with raises of such magnitude. The effects, especially in areas with low median incomes, could be profound
By Noam Scheiber

Iran - Post Sanction Deal
The Daily Telegraph
Iran safe to visit, says foreign office - - Post nuclear deal, the Foreign Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to most of Iran, citing a less hostile atmosphere under President Rouhani
By Lizzie Porter

Analysis
The Guradian
Huckabee defends claim that Iran deal will, march Israelis to over door - - Republican presidential hopeful joins chorus of hostility to nuclear accord Jewish Democratic body asks other GOP candidates to denounce remarks
By Martin Pengelly

Iran - Intern. Business
The Foreign Policy
Pakistan anticipates massive trade, with Iran following deal - - Striking a notably upbeat tone, a top aide to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif praised the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States on Friday, calling it an agreement that will advance the cause of both peace and economic growth in the region
By John Hudson

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Israels questionable quixote - - What Michael Oren Gets Wrong in Ally
By Martin Indyk

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Obamas critics are the real gamblers on Iran - - when all international sanctions against Iran were in place, it installed 6,000 new centrifuges. Iran’s program has grown through the years with indigenous science and technology, not large-scale reliance on foreigners
By Fareed Zakaria

Environment
The Foreign Policy
The meltdown of the glovbal order - - Rising sea levels. Bigger storms. Withering crops. How climate change is transforming the ground rules of power politics
By Keith Johnson

Iran & Human Rights
The Guardian
Hassan Rouhani urged to follow nuclear deal success with human rights - - Some political prisoners have been released, but activists are unsure if this means Iran is opening up, and want president to bring issue to the fore
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran & Human Rights
The Guardian
Executions in Iran could top 1,000 this year, says amnesty international -- Human rights charity says 694 people have been put to death in the last six months, nearly matching the toll for the whole of 2014
By Claire Phipps

News Analysis
The New York Times
Backing up our wager with Iran - - We can do things to increase the odds that our bet against Iran getting a bomb pays off
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The Sino - Iranian tango -- Why the Nuclear Deal is Good for China
By Michael Singh

Iran - Negotiation Detail
The Washington Post
Choreography of the Iran deal - - A plan of action sets down a complex schedule that stretches out for months and years
By Walter Pincus

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
President Obama is wrong - The Iran deal is transformational - - The big question is, what is actually being transformed?
By David Rothfipf

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
EU protests against Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian village - - European foreign ministers join US in warning against ‘harmful and provocative’ demolition or evictions in West Bank village of Khirbet Susiya
By Peter Beaumont

News Analysis
The New York Post
What U.S. leaders have never understood about iran - - “American rulers have always dreamed of forcing us to change our behavior, and failed,” Iran’s “Supreme Guide,” Ali Khamenei, said Saturday. “Five US administrations took that dream to their graves....
By Amir Taheri


News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Has the U.S. just sold out the Kurds? - - The most effective ground force against the Islamic State could become collateral damage under a U.S. deal with Turkey
By Dan De Luce

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Moving beyond suspicion, Muslim & Evangelicals seek common ground - - Across the country, a number of evangelical congregations have been engaging Muslim neighbors in new ways, while Muslim charities have reached out to Christian churches during their time of need
By Harry Bruinius

Afghanistan
The Daily Telegraph
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, is dead - - Afghan government investigating reports Taliban's notorious leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has not been seen since 2001, has died
By Andrew Narszal

Terrorism
The Foreign Affairs
Sermonizing with Al Shabab - - The Terrorist Group's New Tactic
By Joshua Meservey

Iran - Future Intrn. Trade
The Daily Telegraph
Iran minister says nuclear deal will create, opportunities to work with U.S. against Islamic state - - Iran's deputy foreign minister tells the Telegraph that counter-terrorism is one possible area for future cooperation - but everything depends on implementing the nuclear deal
By David Blair

Terrorism
The Foreign Policy
Al - Shababs reselient insurgency - - African Union troops are having their "worst year" in Somalia since 2011. Can they still mount a final offensive against the al Qaeda-linked group?
By Ty McCormick

Iran & Foreign Investments
The Christian Science Monitor
Today Iran, tomarrow the world? nuclear deal fires up enterpreneurs - - Foreign investors and Iranian business leaders and entrepreneurs are flush with optimism as they line up to cash in on the relaxation of economic sanctions under the nuclear deal
By Scott Peterson

Israel - American Pub. Opinions
The Washington Post
How Israel may be damaging the alliance between blacks & Jews - - This is beneath the Michael Oren I thought I knew. It has come to this: racially charged affronts to the president of the United States from, of all places, Israel
By Colbert I. King

Editorials
The New York Times
Helping patients & doctors talk about death - - Doctors soon may be reimbursed by Medicare for talking with patients about end-of-life treatments. It's a change in policy that's long overdue
By Editorial Board

Analysis
The Daily Telegraph
Iran nuclear deal: New generation dares to dream of brighter future - - David Blair, the first British reporter to visit Tehran since the nuclear deal, finds a young generation eager to end their isolation
By David Blair

Iran & United States
The New York Times
Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal before skeptical senate - - If the deal is not put into effect, the secretary of state said, Iran will get a "a great big green light" to go forward with its nuclear program
By Jonathan Weisman & Michael Gordon

Environment
The Christian Science Monitor
Secret weapon in fight against climate change: mayors - - Sixty big-city mayors from around the world gathered at the Vatican this week to discuss their role in addressing climate change. Mayors often play an unheralded role in reducing carbon emissions
By Harry Bruinuis

Iran - U.S. Senate
The Daily Telegraph
Iran side deal, fuel opposition to nuclear deal in congress - - Republicans raise questions about confidential deals between Iran and IAEA as Congress accuses Mr Obama and Mr Kerry of being “fleeced” by Iranian negotiators
By Peter Foster

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The nuke deal to end the revolution - - A nuclear accord could be just what the mullahs in Tehran need to turn into responsible actors
By James Trub

Analysis
The New York Times
ISIS transforming into functioning state that uses terror as tool - - The Islamic State is gaining a capacity to govern. But while the group still relies on brutality, its shift may have the West rethinking a military-first strategy
By Tim Arango

Israel & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Israel introduces controversial 20 years jail sentences for stone throwing - - Long sentences could be meted out to culprits proven to have intended to cause harm while lesser offenders could face up to 10 years in prison
By Robert Tait

Opinions
The National Review
Is the Iran deal the worst political blunder of all time? - President Barack Obama has been following opposite policies, and they are likely to lead to opposite results
By Thomas Sowell

U.N. - Iran Negotiation
The New York Times
U.N. moves to lift Iran sanctions after nuclear deal, setting up a clash in congress - - The resolution, required for the nuclear accord to become effective, sets up a potential showdown over the accord in the United States Congress
By Somini Sengupta

Analysis
The Washington Post
The limits of engagement --
By Jackson Diehl

Iran - Intern. Business
The New York Post
Hedgies ready for business in Iran - - Corporate America will lead the next round of deals with Iran
By Michelle Celarier



    
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