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The Foreign Policy
The end of economics - - Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are
By Fareed Zakaria


The Foreign Affairs
Netanyahu's sweet victory - - What’s Next for the Israeli Prime Minister?
By Aluf Benn


The Economist
Warmer temperatures could play HAVAC with crops - - Even in temperate regions crops need future proofing
By Saleemul Hug


The Christian Science Monitor
Bangladesh has an opportunity to take the lead in disaster relief, and more - - See what the global press had to say this week about stories shaping the world.
By Monitor Editors


The Foreign Policy
The United States will be shocked by its future - - The only thing that’s clear about the changing world order is that Americans can shape their role in it—and that they’re likely to mess it up.
By Stephen M. Walt


The Foreign Policy
Separation and a two - state solution aren't the same - - Netanyahu is not the only one who opposes basic Palestinian rights. Almost all Israeli leaders reject the fundamental tenets of sovereignty that would make a Palestinian state genuine and viable.
By Ben White


The New York Times
In Copenhagen, reaction to an anti - Muslim event turns violent - - Arson fires, street fights between protesters and the police, and arrests followed the appearance of a far-right provocateur who insulted the Quran.
By Martin Selsoe Sorensen


The New Republic
The Final battle in big tech's war to dominate your world - - Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google are fighting for unbroken control of American life.
By David Dayen


The New York Times
Tiger Wood and the game of life - - Golf is all about how you react when you get a bad bounce
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Foreign Affairs
Lessons from vietnam on leaving Afghanistan - - There’s No Good Way to End a Bad War, but Some Options Are Worse Than Others
By Geoge C. Herring


 
Friedman - Israel
The New York Times
BIbi Trump and Donald Netanyahu - - They both see the world’s problems as opportunities to cement their hold on power.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Iran - Revolutionary Guards
The New York Times
Trump designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as foreign terrorist group - - The designation is the first one by the United States against part of a foreign government. The Pentagon and C.I.A. oppose the move, citing risks to Americans.
By Edward Wang & Eric Schmitt

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Israel and Hamas need each other - - And a New Round of Conflict Won’t Change That
By Aaron David Miller

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump's Iran policy is 'untethered to history' - - Veteran diplomat William Burns on the U.S. president, Putin, Iraq, and the “militarization” of American diplomacy.
By Robbie Gramer

Opinions
The New York Times
The implicit punishment of daring to go to college when poor - - A documentary to be screened on Capitol Hill next month, in which I am featured, chronicles the experience of low-income students navigating college admissions.
By Enoch Jermmott

Israel - Election
The Christian Science Monitor
In Israeli election, a scramble for swing voters. Who are they - - Guns or butter? To outsiders, it may seem Israel’s elections turn on security. But Israel’s Mr. Security, Benjamin Netanyahu, may be vulnerable among swing voters worried about economic opportunity.
By Joshua Mitnick

Opioid - Purpose - Rehab
The New York Times
want to reduce Opioid deaths ? get people the medications they need - - Drugs like buprenorphine could sharply curb the nation’s opioid overdose crisis. But federal laws make it difficult for people who need such medications to get them.
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The New Republic
A foreign policy without war or corporate power - - To make progress in America, the left needs a coherent international agenda.
By Greg Grandin

Energy - Innovations
The National Review
How natural gas transforms the U.S. economy - - Guess what: Energy production is getting better and cleaner, and not as a result of the fiat of some central-planning committee.
By Kevin D. Williamson

Analysis
The New Republic
The Christianization of U.S. foreign policy - - Behind President Trump's Twitter theatrics, there's a growing theme to American diplomacy.
By Kathryn Joyce

Israel - Golan Heights
The Foreign Policy
Dennis Ross: Trump's Golan giveaway 'makes it harder' to achieve peace - - The president gave away much and got nothing in return, longtime U.S. diplomat says.
By Robert Gramer

Economy - Vision
The Economist
The vision found needs more governance - - A $100bn bet has become a giant problem in transparency and accountability
By Print Edition

U.S. - Southern Border
The Christian Science Monitor
Is there a U.S. border crisis ? depends on how you measure it - - There's no shortage of statistics being tossed around about migration along the U.S. southern border. We thought we'd share some charts so you can make up your own mind about what's happening.
By Henry Gass

Israel - Internal Affairs
The New York Times
Israel is on the brink of disaster. Trump just made things worse - - Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light.
By Michael J. Koplow

Authoritarianism - Hope of Better
The Christian Science Monitor
In age of authoritarian, the world sees glimmers of hope - - Globally, we’re seeing rising threats to democracy. But we’re also seeing the demand for accountability and civil rights gaining momentum, challenging autocracy
By Clarence Leong

Analysis
The New York Times
Getting real about rural America -- Nobody knows how to reverse the heartland’s decline.
By Paul Krugman

Essay
The Washington Post
The strongmen strike back - - Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as well as strategic, challenge. And we have no idea how to confront it.
By Robert Kagan

Human Rights - Iran
The New York Times
Her crime? Defending women's rights in Iran - - Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for defending women who removed their head scarves.
By The Editorial Board

Turkey -- Future
The New York Times
Turkey enters reccessin, a blow fpr Erdlgan as elections near - - Turkish government figures show two consecutive quarters of declining growth amid falling investor confidence, shrinking investment and rising prices.
By Carlotta Gall

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
In a polorizing world, signs that the center may rally - - What is a centrist? It sounds desirable amid a heated political moment. But centrism’s definition and practicality all depend on where you are standing.
By Peter Ford


Opinions
The New York Times
Iran should reconcile with America - - Isn’t it time to abandon the policies that have kept the people of Iran and the United States apart since 1979?
By Brian H. Hook

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
World politics in the age of deceptively easy answers - - The idea that solutions to the complex problems facing democracies may require time often doesn't resonate. That’s boosting an appetite for “quick fixes.”
By Ned Temko

Climate Change - Small Farms
The New Republic
Climate Change & the death of the small farm - - The catastrophic flooding in the Midwest is forcing more farmers to consider a stark choice: quit or consolidate.
By Emily Atkin

Israel - Golan Heights
The National Review
Pompeo casts Golan Heights move a rejection of conventional wisdom - - After announcing the historic decision via Twitter, Trump was immediately criticized for making an impulsive decision that might provide a pretext for other countries with territorial ambitions to act aggressively.
By Jack Crowe

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
The New York Times
As U.s. tightens Iran sanctions, militant groups & political allies feel the pain - - Iran’s financial crisis, exacerbated by American sanctions, appears to be undermining its support for militant groups and political allies who bolster Iranian influence in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere
By Ben Hobbard

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
America's Islamophobia is forged at the pulpit - - White evangelicals’ apocalyptic fantasies are driving U.S. policy.
By Christopher Stroop

Insects
The Economist
Is insectgeddon imminent ? Not yet. But precautions are needed
By Print Edition

Egypt & Human Rights
The Washington Post
; It's completely on congress': Human Rights activists urge U.S. lawmakers to scrutinize Egypt - - Under the newly amended constitution, he would be eligible for two more six-year terms after his second is up in 2022. The amendments would also designate the military the “guardian and protector” of Egypt.
By Emily Tamkin

Analysis
Foreign Policy
Medi's Middle East deals snub Iran - - India's newly aggressive strategy puts Gulf money and Israeli weapons first.
By Harsh V. Pant & Hassan Alhassan

Trump - Netanyahu
The Christian Science Monitor
Trump - Netanyahu: true bromance, or marriage of convenience ? - - President Trump has expressed affection for several world leaders but seems to share more than just mutual interests with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. What has made their relationship so durable?
By Howard LaFranchi

U.S. Education - Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
Is there a future for American universities in the Middle East ? - - Why the U.S. Model is More Important Than Ever
By Lisa Anderson

Analysis
The New Republic
How to end endless war - - The case against American military supremacy
By Stephen Wertheim

Israel - Golan Heights
The Foreign Policy
Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights is illigal and dangerous - - A recent article argued the Golan should remain Israeli forever. That would reward aggression and set a dangerous international precedent.
By Nizar Ayoub & Aaron Southlea

Analysis
The National Review
The world is becoming more like Israel - - Nation-states are making a comeback against transnational integration
By Vance Serchuk

Turkey & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
The geography of Gulenism in Turkey - - As trials against the Gulen movement wrap up, a look at how deep its influence really was.
By Tugba Bozcag

Aging Population
The Washington Post
Why Americans must rise to the challenge of an aging population - - As ancient societies knew, we have much to learn from our elders
By Christopher M. Bellitto

Iran - Final Frontier
The Foreign Policy
Iran is Mastering the final Frontiers - - Tehran’s military is advancing ever farther into outer space—and the threat is bigger than Washington is letting on.
By Kevin Lim & Gil Baram

America & Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy
America's polarization is a foreign policy problem too - - The fact that Democrats and Republicans hate each other is making the United States weaker.
By Stephen M. Walt

Geopolitics
The Economist
This time, the winners could be Africans themselves - - This time, the winners could be Africans themselves
By Print Edition

Farming - Elephants
The Christian Science Monitor
Problem with elephants? call the beekeeper - - Recovery of species can come with unexpected challenges. In Uganda, rebounding elephants are trampling crops. Local farmers have found a surprising solution that keeps the beasts at bay and turns a bit of profit.
By John Okot



    
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