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Mix - Leila Marvdashti

The Washington Post
Trump vows mass migrant arrests starting next week - - In tweets, President Trump appeared to reference a plan to round up thousands of migrant parents and children in a blitz operation across major U.S. cities.
By Nick Miroff & Maria Sacchetti


The Economist
Iran is blowing up ships in the Gulf,says America - - How will the Trump administration respond?
By War jitters in the Strait of Hormoz


The Foreign Policy
A dangerous game of nuclear brinkmanship - - By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
By Keith Johnson & Colum Lynch


The New York Times
Iran tests the resolve of the U.S. and its Allies - - After coming to office vowing to solve two very different nuclear crises, President Trump finds himself in a bind familiar to his predecessors
By David E. Sanger


The Christian science Monitor
How Baltimore is saving urban forests - & its city - - The words “city” and “forest” don’t usually go together. But urban forests can bring striking benefits, from lower crime rates to higher home values.
By Stephanie Hans


The Christian science Monitor
How Baltimore is saving urban forests - & its city - - The words “city” and “forest” don’t usually go together. But urban forests can bring striking benefits, from lower crime rates to higher home values.
By Stephanie Hans


The Foreign Policy
Trump weighs military options against Iran - - Officials are reportedly considering a proposal to send as many as 6,000 additional U.S. troops to the region.
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman


The New York Times
Iran threatens to violate nuclear deal's limits on Uranium enrichment - - Iran announced on Monday that it would soon exceed the limits on the nuclear fuel it is permitted to possess under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal
By Megan Specia & Edward Wong


The New York Times
In face - off with Iran, escalation may depend on who prevails inside Washington & Tehran - - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/world/middleeast/trump-iran-hard-liners.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
By David E. Sanger & David D. Kirkpatrick


The Washington Post
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people - - The formal name of the ailment is chronic wasting disease, or CWD. But its effects on deer, elk and other cervids — weight loss, stumbling, listlessness and certain death — have inspired a creepier colloquial name: zombie deer disease
By Jason Bittel


 
Philippine
The Foreign Policy
Duterte turns death squads on political activists - - Government-backed vigilantes in the Philippines are targeting farmers and protesters.
By Nick Aspinwall

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
You can't defeat nationalism, so stop trying - - There are deep reasons that imagined communities will always be a powerful reality in international politics.
By Stephen M. Walt

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Affairs
What a war with Iran would look like - - Neither Side Wants a Fight, but That Doesn’t Eliminate the Danger
By Ilan Goldberg

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Hezbollah isn't Iran's favorite proxy anymore - - As tensions with Washington rise, Tehran has discovered the Lebanese militia isn’t up for doing its dirty work.
By Anchal Vohra

Syria - Human Rights
The New York Times
In Syria, even the hospitals are not safe - - Assad attacks medical facilities to break the will of the people — and to destroy evidence of his war crimes.
By Janine di Giovanni

Analysis
The New Republic
Trump's military threats aren't going to keep "America first" - - High defense costs are one of the surest ways to hasten a great power's decline.
By David Kampf

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
The last war -- and the next ? - - Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq
By Joe Finer

Democracy
The Christian science Monitor
Bloch the vote? The battle over ballots & the future of American Democracy - - As partisanship becomes more correlated with demographics, voting itself is once again a crucial front in the battle between the two parties, with Democrats pushing for greater access and some GOP-led states tightening requirements. Eighth in our ‘Democracy Under Strain’ series.
By Peter Grier

Poverty
The New York Times
Cash, food & health care all help the poor, but something's still missing - - In a remote village in Paraguay, indigenous people are gaining hope and leaving poverty. The approach would work in rich nations, too
By Nicholas Kristof

Climate Change & Future
The Economist
How climate change can fuel wars - - Droughts are already making conflict more likely. As the world gets hotter, mayhem could spread
By Print edition

Africa - Millennial Farmers
The New York Times
African Millennials turn to farming, hoping to change minds & furtunes - - Millennials ‘Make Farming Sexy’ in Africa, Where Tilling the Soil Once Meant Shame
By Sara Maslin Nir

India - Future
The New York Times
Narendra Modi, India's "watchman," captures historic election victory - - ' Mr. Modi’s party captured a commanding parliamentary majority for the second time in a row, a feat not achieved for decades
By Jeffrey Gettleman, Vindu Goel, Kai schultz, Raj & Hari Kumar

Iran - U.S.
The Washington post
Faced with relentless American ressure, Iran starts to hit back - - Tehran is seeking to exact a cost for U.S. sanctions that have battered its economy, but it wants to avoid all-out war.
By Tamer El - Ghobashy & Liz Sly

Climate Change - Carbon Offset
The Christian Science Monitor
Cash for trees: Homegrown Carbon Offset program bears fruit - - Depending on whom you ask, carbon offsets might be a vital component of climate action or an ineffective – even colonialist – way to assuage guilt. A Uganda nonprofit may have found the key difference.
By Christopher Bendana & Ryan Lenora Brown

U.S -- Iran
The Foreign Affairs
A Path to war with Iran - - How Washington’s Escalation Could Lead to Unintended Catastrophe
By Philip H. Gordon

Science - Technology
The Economist
Online identification is getting more & more intrusive - - Phones can now tell who is carrying them from their users’ gaits
By Science & Technology

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Washington Post
The Trump - Kushner Mideast Peace Plan looks doomed - - A bid to push economic development, rather than a political solution, has been rebuffed by the Palestinians.
By Ishaan Tharoor

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Getting real about Iran - - It’s Not an Existential Threat or an Ally in the Offing
By Kian Tajbakhsh

U.S -- Iran
The New York Times
Is war cooming with Iran ? We are already in one - - And Yemenis are paying the price.
By Nickloas Kristof

Technology
The Economist
To understand the tech lords, look to their libraries - - Science fiction has left an indelible mark on some of the world’s richest people
By Leaders


Opinions
The New York Times
The age of aquaruis, all over again - - Belief in astrology and the occult is surging.
By David Brooks

Gun Control
The New York Times
After another mass shooting, another Virginia governor tries to change gun laws - - Gov. Ralph Northam called a special legislative session to address gun violence after a gunman killed 12 people on Friday at the municipal center in Virginia Beach
By Campbell Robertson

Book Review
The New Republic
Learn the right lessons from Naomi Wolf's book blunder - - Expertise matters. But lane-policing is counterproductive.
By Philip Cohen

Latin America
The Economist
Why Latin America's economies are stagnating - - Exporting more is the way to buck the trend
By the America

Analysis
The Washington Post
Pompeo delivers unvarnished view of Trump's Middle East peace plan - - “I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an recording of a private meeting with Jewish leaders obtained by The Post.
By John Houdson & Loveday Morris

U.S. Visa
The New York Times
U.S.requiring Social Media information from Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that took effect on Friday.
By Sandra E. Garcia

Iran - Trump
The Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy - - New negotiations could be Tehran’s only option.
By John Hannah

Opinions
The New York Times
When trolls & Crybullies rule the earth - - How technology reshapes consciousness.
By David Brooks

Global Problem In Future
The Foreign Policy
Be afraid of the world, be very afraid - - Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better
By Stephen M. Walt

Opinions
The New York Times
The Welfare State is broken. Here's how to fix it - - A social entrepreneur in Britain shows the way.
By David Brooks

Opinions
The New York Times
It's taken 5 decades to get the PhD. Her abusive professor denied her - - In 1967, a dream was derailed. But it never died.
By Nicholas Kristof

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Washington post
The Trump - Kushner peace plan looks doomed already - - A bid to push economic development, rather than a political solution, has been rebuffed by the Palestinians.
By Ishaan Tharoor

Climate Change - Carbon Offset
The Christian Science Monitor
Cash for trees: Homegrown Carbon Offset program bears fruit - - Depending on whom you ask, carbon offsets might be a vital component of climate action or an ineffective – even colonialist – way to assuage guilt. A Uganda nonprofit may have found the key difference.
By Christopher Bendana & Ryan Lenora Brown

Analysis
The New York Times
Was that Rallph Northam in blackface ? an inquiry ends without answers - - An inquiry into a racist photograph on the medical school yearbook page of the Virginia governor could not determine whether he himself appeared in the image.
By Alan Blender

Socialism
The New Republic
Socialism in no Country - - Why the revolutionary left has always been bad news for democracy
By Win McCormack

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Policy
How to prevent an accidental war with Iran - - With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.
By Steven Simon,Richard Sokolsky

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Iran's othr generation gap, 40 years on - - Among the Revolutionary Faithful, the Young Seek Confrontation While Their Elders Embrace Change
By Nargas Bajoghli

Persian Recipes
The New York Times
Samin Nosrat's 10 essential Persian recipes - - Persian cuisine is, above all, about balance — of tastes and flavors, textures and temperatures
By Samin Nosrat

Report
The New York Times
Trump tells pentagon chief he does not want war with Iran - - For now, an administration that had appeared to be girding for conflict seems more determined to find a diplomatic off-ramp.
By Mark Landler, Maggie Haberman & Eric Schmitt

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Where is Trump headed on Iran ? - - Lawmakers and American allies are growing skeptical toward the White House’s efforts to counter Tehran
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman



    
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