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The Christian science Monitor
Who will win Israel Tuesday ? Meet the unlikely kingmaker - - Religion and state – it’s an issue mostly sorted out in the U.S. Constitution. Not so in Israel. Now a hard-right politico’s rebirth as a secularist champion is drawing support, and could swing an election.
By Joshua Mitnick


The Washington Post
Saudi Arabia says weapons used to attack its oil used to attack its oil facilities were Iranians - - A Saudi military spokesman dismissed claims of responsibility by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who threatened additional assaults amid U.S. warnings of retaliation.
By Erin Cunningham, Anne Gearan, Steven Mufson & Kareem Fahim


The New York Times
Our children deserve better - - They’re falling behind other countries’ kids. Do the presidential candidates care?
By Nicholas Kristof


The Washington Post
U.S.can begin denying migrants' asylum while legal fight continues, Supreme Court rules - - The justices put on hold a lower court’s ruling that the Trump administration’s rule change could not be enforced pending additional legal action because it likely ran afoul of administrative law requirements.
By Robert Barnes


The Economist
Will Binjamin Netanyahu's vow to annex part of the West Bank work ? - - Israel’s prime minister is trying to sway voters ahead of an election on September 17th
By Middle East - Africa


The Population bust - -
Population bust - - Demographic Decline and the End of Capitalism as We Know It
By Zachary Karabell


The New York Times
Netanyahu, facing tough Israeli election, pledges to annex a third of West Bank - - The move by Israel’s prime minister, who faces an election in a week, would reduce any future Palestinian state to an enclave encircled by Israel.
By David M. Halbfinger


The New York Times
Iran's ' Blue Girl ' wanted to watch a soccer match. She died pursuing her dream - - Women are banned from attending sports events in Iran, but one woman sneaked into a stadium to see her favorite soccer team play.
By Farnaz Fassihi


The New York Times
Why is India making its own people stateless ? - - The Modi government will stop at nothing, it seems, to repress the country’s Muslims.
By K.Anis Ahmad


The Economist
How BRAC, the world's biggest charity, made Bangladesh richer - - Its extraordinary success leaves it struggling to find a new purpose
By Print Edition


 
Argument
The Foreign Policy
Is Iraq the new front line in Israel's conflict with Iran - - Nearly four decades after taking out Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor, Israel once again faces threats emanating from Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
By Amos Yadlin & Ari Heistein

U.S. - China
The New York Times
How Trump abd Xi can both win their trade war - - Each needs to step back for six months and work on a way to get to better, not perfect, or things will turn ugly fast.
By Thomas L. friedman

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

Opinions
The New York Times
Seattle has figured out how to end the war on drugs - - While other cities are jailing drug users, Seattle has found another way.
By Nicholas Kristof

Syria - Re-building
The New York Times
What "victory" looks like: Journey through shattered Syria - - On an eight-day visit, New York Times journalists given rare access to Syria found ruin, grief and generosity. What was missing after eight years of civil war? Young men and a middle class.
By Vivian Yee & Meridith Kohut

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The Global food crisis is here - - It’s not just that climate change is ravaging the world’s agriculture. Agriculture is also ravaging the climate.
By Jason Hickle

New Generation - Free Speech
The New Republic
Who gets to speak freely ? - - A new book takes the concerns of campus activists seriously.
By Jacob bacharach

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The New York Times
How the Palestinian - Israeli peace process became farce - - We have peace plans with no partners and movements with no peace plans.
By Thomas L. friedman

Opinions
The New York Times
Rethinking Ameraica's approach to the world - - It’s time to reverse the reliance on military action rather than diplomacy.
By The Editorial Board

India - Pakistan
The Foreign Affairs
The Gandi - Jinnah conversations - - in the autumn of 1916, representatives of Hindus and Moslems met at Lucknow and concluded what was known as the Lucknow Pact, in an attempt to settle the differences between the two major Indian communities.
By Sir Frederick Puchle

U.S -- Iran
The Washington Post
Gibraltor releases Iranian supertanker despite U.S. plea - - Authorities in the British territory said Thursday they would release the Grace 1 oil tanker after receiving assurances that the vessel would not transport its cargo to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.
By Erin Cunningham

Technology
The Christian science Monitor
Wireless revolution: What 5 G is & how it will affect you - - https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0812/Wireless-revolution-What-5G-is-and-how-it-will-affect-you
By Laurent Belsie

Environment
The Foreign Policy
Who will save the Amazon (and how) ? - - It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
By Stephen M. Walt

Enviroment
The New York Times
It's 2043. We need a new America dream for the A.I. revolution - - The benefits of automation should be broadly distributed through an expanded social safety net.
By Baobao Zhang

California - Constitution - Trump
The New Republic
Trump is on the right side of law, for once - - California wants to require him to release his tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 ballot. His legal team has a convincing counterargument.
By Matt Ford

Afghanistan - Taliban
The Economist
America and the Taliban inch towards a peace deal in Afghanistan - - But the tricky bit will be to get the Taliban talking to the government
By peace in our time

U.S. -- Middle East
The Washington Post
The UAE's ambitions backfire as it finds itself on the fron line of U.S. - Iran tensions - - If hostilities break out, the UAE could be a major target, and it is appealing for de-escalation.
By Liz Sly

Opinions
The New York Times
Your baby boomer report card - - What grade has a generation earned? An A+? A C-?
By David Brooks

Analysis
The Economist
Rich countries must start planning for a cashless future - - Going digital will bring vast rewards but societies are ill-equipped to deal with the side-effects
By Print Edition

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Colombia's historic peace agreement with the FARC is fraying. We talked to 1,700 Colombians to understand why - - We asked more than 1,700 people in the affected regions how the peace is going — and what they want next.
By Helga Malmin Binningshe, Marianne Dahl, Havard Mokleiv, Nygard Abby Steele & Michael weintraul


U.S -- Iran
The Washington Post
If Trump wants to meet Iran's Rouhani, both allies & enenmies will stand in his way - - There is speculation that the two geopolitical rivals might meet on the sidelines of the event in a bid to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran
By Adam Tylor

Insurance - The Poor
The Economist
The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it - - Mobile phones and innovative firms can help
By Print Edition

Israel - Middle East Peace
The Washington Post
Attacks blamed on Israel across three Middle East countries ratchet up tensions - - Strikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq suggest Israel is widening its efforts to curb Iran’s expanding regional reach.
By Liz Sly & James McAuley

Middle East Crisis
The Washington Post
Iran - backed militias in Iraq threaten foreign aircraft, adding speculation Israel bombing Iraq - - Iranian-backed militias in Iraq warned Wednesday that foreign aircraft flying over the country may be treated as “hostile” amid growing suspicions that Israel is responsible for mysterious explosions at militia bases.
By Liz Sly

Turkey - ISIS
The Economist
How Turkey deals with returning Islamic State fighters - -
By Print Edition

Analysis
The Washington Post
Why Italian governments so often end in collapse - - In the last three decades, there have been 13 separate Italian prime ministers.
By Adam T aylor

Philippines - Human Rights
The Foreign Affairs
The Vigilante president - - How Duterte’s Brutal Populism Conquered the Philippines
By Shiela S. Coronel

Trump - Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy
Trump's plan to slash foreign aid puts Humanitarian programs in Jeopardy - - Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
By Robbie Gramer & Clum Lynch

India - Pakistan
The Foreign Affairs
The Gandhi - Jinnah conversation - - in the autumn of 1916, representatives of Hindus and Moslems met at Lucknow and concluded what was known as the Lucknow Pact, in an attempt to settle the differences between the two major Indian communities.
By Sir Frederick Puchle

Iran - American Media Personality
The New York Times
The New York Public Radio names a new leader, Goli Shekholeslmi - - The chief executive of Chicago Public Media succeeds Laura R. Walker, who led WNYC and related outlets for nearly 24 years.
By Ben Sisario

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump and XI sittin' in a tree - - Both men have overplayed their hand and are desperate to be seen as the winner in their trade war.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Technology
The Christian science Monitor
Wireless revolution: What 5 G is & how it will affect you - - The tech industry touts its next-generation cellphone network as a giant leap in capabilities. But the industry jargon does little to explain it to consumers. We look at what “5G” really means.
By Laurent Belsie

Environment
The Foreign Policy
Who will save the Amazon (and how) ? - - It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
By Stephen M. Walt

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
What Russian deal ?. Israel & Jordan cast warry eye toward Syria - - Israel and Jordan are disappointed with a security deal that hasn’t stopped Hezbollah from entrenching itself in southern Syria. Can the U.S. provide positive leadership there?
By Taylor Luck

Opinions
The New York Times
The last great American novelist - - Toni Morrison and the fate of fiction in an age of distraction.
By Ross Douthat

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The enduring American presence in the Middle East - - The U.S. Military Footprint Has Hardly Changed Under Trump
By Daniel Benaim & Wahid Hanna

Europe - Immigrant Cultures
The Economist
Burqa have proliferated in Western Europe - - But public support for such laws may be on the decline
By Print Edition

Climate Change & Future
The Washington Post
Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N.study finds - - Agriculture and other land use accounts for 23 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
By Brady Dennis

Opinions
The New York Times
How Trump & XI can make America & China poor again - - The trade war is heading in a dangerous direction for the whole world
By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Who is Ali Khamenei - - The Worldview of Iran’s Supreme Leader
By Akbar Ganji



    
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