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The National Review
Iran could still stride back at the U.S. - - The Islamic Republic is too weak to wage a conventional war on the U.S. but that doesnt mean it poses no threat
By Ilan Berman


The Foreign Affairs
The Looming tax war - - A Decaying International Tax Regime Threatens the Global Economy
By Itai Grinberg


The Christian science Monitor
After Soleimani: How the U.S. - Iran clash is changing the world - - The U.S. assassination of Iranian General Soleimani is rippling through the Middle East, Europe, and Washington, upending power relationships and putting a spotlight on President Trumps handling of foreign and security policy
By


The Economist
America's aggressive use of sanctions endangers the dollar's reign - - Its rivals and allies are both looking at other options
By


The Washington Post
In Davos, a search for meaning with capitalism in crisis - - This years conclave of global elites will be the 50th since it was launched in 1971, marking a fitful half century of political turmoil and economic boom and bust.
By Ishaan Tharoor


The Foreign Policy
The killer algorithum nobody's talking about - - Activists fret about armies relying on killer robots, but some forms of artificial intelligence that dont actually pull the trigger could still be a nightmare
By Arthur Holland Michel


The New York Times
Rural Montana had already lost too many native women, then Selena disaperared - - For decades, with little public notice, Native women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered. The disappearance of Selena Not Afraid is showing how much things are changing.
By Jack Healy, Cristina Baussan


The Asharq Al - Awsat
Trumps tells Iran's Khamenei to be 'very careful with his words" - - https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/2088276/trumps-tells-iran%E2%80%99s-khamenei-be-%E2%80%98very-careful-his-words%E2%80%99
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The New York Times
U.S. & Iran are trolling each other - in China - - On Chinese social media, where diplomatic rows rarely break into view, people have watched with fascination as the two countries embassies trade barbs.
By Javier C. Hernandez


Al Sharq Al- Awsat
Downing of Ukrainian Airliner further exposes Iran's political nature - - Nobody argues against Iran playing a role that befits its stature.
By Eyad Abu Shakra


 
Iran -- Protests
The New York Times
New video shows two Iranian missiles hit Ukrainian plane - - Security camera footage verified by The New York Times shows that two missiles fired 30 seconds apart took down Flight 752, killing all aboard.
By Malachy Browne, Even Hill, Logan Mitchell & Barbara Marcolini

Opinions
The New York Times
Donald Trump is a hostage to 1979 - - Why did the president target Qassim Suleimani? Because hes obsessed with Jimmy Carter.
By Stephan Metcaf

Health - Inovation
The New York Times
Grounbreaking Gene therapy for Sickle Cell - - A teenagers breakthrough gene therapy for Sickle Cell disease
By Gina Kolata

News Analysis
The New York Times
Iran says it unintentionally shot down Ukranian airliner - - The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake, President Hassan Rouhani said, as Iran reversed its claims that mechanical failure was to blame.
By Farnaz Fassihi

Analysis
The National Review
Iran, again - - For 40 years, Tehrans philosophy has been simple and direct: Death to America!
By Jim Geraghty

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Will Iran's response to the Soleimani strike lead to war ? - - What Tehran Is Likely to Do Next
By Ilan Goldberg

Analysis
The New York Times
The long battle with Iran - - Qassim Suleimanis death brought vindication for the many American lives he took over the years. But what comes next?
By Ryan C. Crocker

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Petraeus says Trump may have helped ' reestablish deterence ' - - The former U.S. commander and CIA director says Irans very fragile situation may limit its response.
By Lara Seligman

Profile
The Foreign Policy
Iran's deadly puppet master - - In this 2019 profile, Gen. Stanley McChrystal explained exactly why Qassem Suleimani represented such a threat to American interests.
By Stanley McChrystal

U.S -- Iran
The Washington Post
Iran vows revenge after U.S. drone strike kills elite force commander - - The death of Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani could plunge the region into a new cycle of violence. His death in the wreckage of a two-car convoy in Baghdad left U.S. outposts bracing for retaliation. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq warned its citizens to leave immediately.
By Louisa Loveluch

Latest News
The Washington Post
Airstrike kills major Iranian figure in Iraq - - It was not clear who carried out the strike at Baghdad Airport, but the death of Qassem Soleimani, one of Irans most revered military leaders, seems certain to send tensions soaring between the United States and Iran.
By Liz Sly, Mustafa Salim, Missy Ryan & Dan Lamothe

U.S. - Iran
The Washington Post
Potential clash between U.S. & Iran averted as Embassy siege ends - - The Kataib Hezbollah militia told its supporters to leave the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after Iraqs prime minister said he would support efforts to pass a law calling for a U.S. troop withdrawal, according to a militia official.
By Mustafa Salim & Liz Sly

Iran & Iraq Crisis
The Washington Post
Supporters of Iranian-Backed Militia enc siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad - - Kataib Hezbollah agreed to end the siege after Iraqs prime minister guaranteed he would support efforts to pass a law calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, according to a senior official with the group.
By Mustafa Salim & Liz Sly

U.S -- Iran
The New York Times
Trump warns Iran as risk of wider armed conflict grows - - Administration officials say they are restoring deterrence against Iran, but the presidents reluctance to use force in the Middle East may be creating an opening for Tehran.
By Michael Crowley & Edward Wong

Qatar
The New York Times
Welcome to Qatar's Falcon Hospital. Please take a number - - In a corner of Dohas old city, a state-of-the-art facility offers scans, surgeries and a link to a centuries-old pastime. Members of the royal family get to cut the line.
By Tariq Panja

India
The New York Times
As protests rage, India moving closer to becoming a Hindu nation? - - Several people have been killed as unrest spreads to new corners of the country. Many see the passage of a new law as anti-Muslim. Video
By Jeffrey Gettleman & Maria Abi-Habib

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
The real story behind a charred Iraqi Shrine: resentment of Iran - - Is Irans power waning in Iraq? Measured by its perceived influence over Iraqi politics, perhaps not yet. But popular resentment toward Iranian overreach is growing, as the violence at a Najaf shrine showed.
By Scott Peterson

Democrats - Impeachment
The National Review
Dem leaders expect a group of swing state lawmakers to defect on Impeachment vote - - Moderates who initially voiced support for impeachment have been worried over a lack of increased support for impeachment in polling after public hearings
By Tobias Hoonhout

Analysis
Tundra Tabloids.Com
An English misunderstanding of Iran - - Amir Taheri: Jack Straws misunderstanding, perhaps caused by his absolute infatuation with his imaginary Iran.
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The National Review
Adam Schiff's attack on the free press - - Even if John Solomons reporting on Ukraine was misleading or destructive, it wouldnt warrant being unmasked by the government
By David Harsanyi


Opinions
The New York Times
Donald Trump is a hostage to 1979 - - Why did the president target Qassim Suleimani? Because hes obsessed with Jimmy Carter.
By Stephan Metcaf

Iran - Internal Protest
The New York Times
Iran cracks down as protests over downing of airliner grow - - Remarkably, some criticism is coming from some within the governments hard-line power base.
By Farnaz Fassihi & David D. Kirkpatrick

Analysis
The Washington Post
Iran Admits to downing airliner amid calls for justice, transparency - - Protests flared in Tehran, where student-led rallies decried the missile mistake and called on military chiefs to resign.
By Erin Cunningham & Isablle Khurshudyan

Analysis
The National Review
Iran's options in a showdown with America are all bad - - After losing its top strategist, military commander, and arch-terrorist, Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian theocracy is weighing responses. One, Iran can quiet down and cease military provocations. After attacking tankers off its coast, destroying an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia, shooting down a U.S. drone, and ..
By Victor Davis Hanson

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Why U.S. assassination of Soleimani is unlikely to deter Iran - - The decision by President Trump to launch the strike that killed a top Iranian general is being seen as an acute escalation, raising questions about what the administration expected. Was there a disconnect?
By Scott Peterson

News Analysis
The Washington Post
The disturbing history behind Trump's treat to target Iranian cultural sites - - Such attacks have been condemned as cultural cleansing by Irina Bokova, a former director general of the U.N. UNESCO
By Rick Noack & Claire Parker

U.S - Immigration - Iranians
The New York Times
U.S. stops dozens of Iranian - Americans returning from Canada - - More than 60 people were held for additional questioning in Washington State, according to advocacy groups and accounts from travelers.
By Zolan Kanno - Youngs, Mike Baker & Mariel Padilla

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump kills Iran's most overrated warrior - - Suleimani pushed his country to build an empire, but drove it into the ground instead.
By Thomas L. friedman

Analysis
The Washington Post
Iran invested in proxies across the mideast. Here's where they stand after Soleimani's death - - The killing of Soleimani increases the likelihood of Irans network of proxy forces posing a more direct threat to potential U.S. targets.
By Claire Parker & Rick Noack

Latest U.S. - Iran News
The New York Times
Attack at Baghdad airport is major escalation in U.S. - Iran - - Suleimani was planning attacks on American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the Pentagon statement said.
By Falih Hassan & Alissa J. Robin & Michael Crowley

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The New China - - Why America Shouldnt Panic About Its Latest Challenger
By Fareed Zakaria

Latest News
The New York Times
Protests at U.S. Embassy show the influence of Iran in Baghdad - - Irans ability to deploy militias to attack the American Embassy, with Iraqi support, made clear how much power it wields in Iraq.
By Falih Hassan & Alissa J. Robin

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The world didn't change much in 2019. That's is bad news for 2020 - - Several important events occurred this year, but few did anything to significantly alter global trends.
By Stephen M. Walt

Iran - Syria
The New York Times
U.S. launches airstrikes on Iranian-backed forces in Iraq & Syria - - The strikes were a response to a rocket attack that killed an American contractor.
By Julian E. Barnes

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
India's militant pipeline From being jailed for throwing stones to joining terrorist groups, the history of radicalization in Kashmir shows that the region wont stay quiet for long.
By Fahad Shah

Israel
The Foreign Policy
Benjamin Netanyahu is bleeding Israel's foreign ministry to death - - Deep funding cuts and the gutting of Israels diplomatic service is undermining the prime ministers ambitious foreign-policy agenda.
By Sam Sokol

U.S. China Trade
The Foreign Policy
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - - At least the United States will avoid more tariffs, but if the deal actually happens it will skirt the real issues and have little to do with Trumps campaign promises.
By Keith Johnson

Water - Drought Condition
The New York Times
As water runs low, can life in the Outback go on? - - In Australias vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. Were starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like, one scientist said.
By Livia Albe-Ripka

Iran - Hostage taking
The New York Times
In prisoner swap, Iran frees American held since 2016 - - Xiyue Wang was a graduate student at Princeton who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on two charges of espionage that U.S. officials have called groundless.
By Michael Crowley

Iran - Internal Protest
The Washington Post
U. S. says Iran may have killed 1,000 protesters - - As the Trump administration weighs increasing U.S. military presence in the Mideast, a State Department official said the United States has received video that shows troops firing machine guns mounted on trucks at protesters in one incident
By Carol Morello & Missy Ryan



    
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