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The New York Times
The Federal agency that fuels the opioid crisis - - The Drug Enforcement Administration has proved itself incompetent for decades.
By Leo Beletsky & Jeremiah Goulka


The Foreign Affairs
Is automation really to blame for lost manufacturing jobs ? - - What the Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong
By Susan N. Houseman


The Washington Post
How Americans have come to see college as a requirement - - The new “social mobility” metric in rankings signals a third wave in higher education reform
By Paul Glastris


The Washington Post
Munchin resists Trumps Iran strategy - - The Trump administration is drastically increasing pressure on Iran, including by tightening the financial noose on the regime and banks it uses to fund malign activities across the Middle East
By Josh Rogin


The Foreign Policy
This is where Iran defeats the United States - - Iraq’s Kurdish kingmakers used to side with Washington. Now, Tehran seems like a more attractive partner.
By Peter W. Galbrith


The New Republic
What Israel needs fro American Jews - - American Jews once sent money, people, and unconditional support. Now, they must speak up for Israeli democracy
By Gideon Levy


The Foreign Affairs
Do Palestinians still support the two state solutions? - - Why Israeli Settlements Are the Greatest Obstacle to Peace
By Khalil Shikaki


New York Times
Sally Fields talks about her life - In Pieces - - - In a new memoir, the actress reveals a personal history, darkened by abuse and illuminated by grace, that she has never shared before.
By Dave Itzkoff


The New York Times
Anonymous is hiding in plain sight - - The G.O.P. crowd who accepted the devil’s bargain is huge.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Christian Science Monitor
Challenge to U.S. sovereignty ? in polls public accepts constraints on power - - Justice may be seen as a concept that has no geopolitical boundaries. But today we have two stories on global justice, including this one that rejects putting limits on American safety and sovereignty
By Howard LaFranchi


 
Authomation-21st Century
The Foreign Affairs
Is automation really to blame for lost manufacturing jobs ? - - What the Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong
By Susan N. Houseman

Social Analysis
The Economist
Lonliness is pervasive and rising, particularly among the young - - Smartphones and social media are blamed, but moderate use can be beneficial
By The Data team

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Heres how Trump can bring Iran back to the table - - Maximum financial pressure might be enough to force new nuclear talks.
By Richard Goldberg & Jacob Nagel

Iran - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Irans parliament delivers rare rebuke to Rouhani - - Legal experts and analysts, however, said Rouhani is not likely to be ousted before his term ends in three years
By Tamer El-Ghobashy

Obituaries
The Economist
Obituary : John McCain The navy pilot, senator and presidential candidate, died on August 25th, aged 81
By Obituary

Human Rights
The New York Times
The Gravest crimes under international law - - A United Nations panel calls out Myanmar’s persecution of its Rohingya minority and says six top military commanders should be held to account.
By The Editorial Board

Corruption
The Egret News
Corruption: Mideast political gangrene - - Corruption is no longer in just a few places or in this or that power,” he said. “It is everywhere in the executive, the judiciary and even in the legislative organ.
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The Economist
The Dangers of illiberal liberalism - - Liberals who repress speech to prevent harm risk inviting authoritarianism, writes Claire Fox of the Academy of Ideas
By open Future

Analysis
The Egret News
Corruption: Mideast political gangrene - - corruption has always been a major cause of concern in those nations, in fact, throughout the Middle East
By Amir Taheri

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

Genome
The Economist
Revealing the wheat genome could lead to hypollergenic bread - - announcement this week that the genome of wheat has been fully mapped is how long it has taken
By Science & Technology

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

Analysis
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

News Analysis
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

Opinions
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

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

Security
The Foreign Affairs
The strategic thinking that made America great - - Europe First and Why It Still Matters
By Melvyn P. Leffler

Immigration - Opinions
The New Republic
Trumps new strategy to demonize immigrants - - An administration plan to punish legal residents who use public benefits is part of an ugly history of racializing welfare recipients in America.
By Sarah Jones

Iran - Nuclear Negotiations
The Foreign Affairs
Trumps dangerous obsession with Iran - - Why Hostility Is Counterproductive
By Steven Simon and Jonathon Stevenson

Opinions
The Washington Post
Amercas rule of law is in dismeal equation shape - - Don’t worry, he hasn’t done any real damage yet, the institutions have stopped him
By Anne Applebaum


Education
The Washington Post
How Americans have come to see college as a requirement - - The new “social mobility” metric in rankings signals a third wave in higher education reform.
By Paul Glastris

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Muslim Brotherhood - - The Rivalry That Shaped Modern Egypt
By Shadi Brotherhood

Opioid - Purpose - Rehab
The Christian Science Monitor
Finding work - and purpose - in Rust Belt Ohio - - This next story takes us through an inspiring program in Ohio that's helping opioid addicts get clean and get a job. A quote from a former addict stuck with me: “What a lot of people don’t understand is when you get addicted, you’re searching for something.”
By Christa Case Bryant

Analysis
The New York Times
College vs. paycheck - - Working students can’t always choose between a job and an education. Universities shouldn’t make them.
By Rainford Staffer

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A brief history of Iranian fake news - - How Disinformation Campaigns Shaped the Islamic Republic
By Ariane M. Tabatabai

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Three cheers for Trumps foreign policy - - What the Establishment Misses
By Randall Schweller

IRAN
The Washington Post
U.S. court detains California man with serving as agent if Iran, surveilling Americas - - Ghorbani, an Iranian citizen and permanent U.S. resident of Costa Mesa, Calif., and co-defendant Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar, 38, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, were arrested Aug. 9 and indicted Monday on charges of acting as agents of Iran, violating U.S. sanctions, and conspiracy.
By Spencer S. HSu - -

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The New Arab order - - Power and Violence in Today's Middle East
By Marc Lynch

Evalution
The New Republic
How scientists discovered extra steps in evalution - - In Darwin’s theory, parents pass traits down to their children and the best survive. David Quammen’s new book explains a more complicated process.
By Adam Gaffney

Opinions
The New York Times
Life is short - That is the point - - Our mortality is not something to be overcome. It is integral to our humanity.
By Allison Arieff

News Analysis
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

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

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
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

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
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

Opinions
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

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

Turkey
The New York Times
Turkeys Lira crisis tests Erdogans authoritarian approach - - Turks are bracing for more financial turmoil. Economists warn that the problem is broader and deeper than a spat with the United States.
By Carlotta Gall

Turkey
The Economist
Donald Trump has thrown the Turkish Lira under the bus - - But the argument with America is not the only cause of Turkeys economic turmoil
By Turkeys Currency

News Analysis
The New York Times
China seek influence in Europe, one business deal at a time - - A mysterious Chinese company went on a buying binge in the Czech Republic following Xi Jinping’s call for greater sway in the region. What was the cost?
By David Barboza, Marc Santora & Alexandra Stevenson

Lebanon
The Christian Science Monitor
Lebanons complex hashish equation - if farmers gain, who loses - - This isn’t the usual tussle over legalizing cannabis. The story in Lebanon touches on questions of poverty, economic development, and the political future of a region where the powerful Islamist group Hezbollah draws recruits.
By Nicholas Blanford



    
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