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COMMENTARY
What the China - Brokered Saudi - Iran deal means for South Asia - -

VOA - Last Page - Sept. 26/ 2022 Mehdi Falahati
Upozit No. 397 Sept.. 11/ 2022 Afshin Nariman
President Ronald Regan's farewell address to the Nation
The working children in Iran

The New York Times
Iran just made a big mistake. Israel shouldn't follow - - That would be a dangerous misreading of what just happened and a huge geopolitical mistake by the West and the world at large.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The New York Times
U.S. sends a top General to Israel amid fears of Iranian strickes - - - - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/world/middleeast/israel-iran-hamas-strikes.html
By cassandra Vinograd Eric Schmitt


The Washington Post
Israel braces for Tehran's response after dedly Damascus strike - - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/04/israel-iran-syria-consulate-strike/
By Kareem Fahim, Susannah George, Shane Harris & Suzan Haidamois


The Foreign Policy
The problem isn't just Netanyahu, It's Israeli society - - Despite blaming the prime minister, a large majority of Jewish Israeli citizens support his destructive policies in Gaza and beyond.
By Mairav Zonszein


The Foreign Policy
The U.N. security council's dedfault is deadlock - - Countries have used the bodys impasse over conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine to advance their own interests.
By J. Alex Tarquinio


The New York Times
The tow - state solution is an unjust impossible fantasy - - After 176 days, Israels assault on Gaza has not stopped and has expanded into what Human Rights Watch has declared to be a policy of starvation as a weapon of war. More than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed
By Tareq Baconi


The Washington Post
Israeli strike kills 7 world Central Kitchen workers, group halts aid - - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Israel carried out the strike but said it was unintentional
By Loveday Morris, Kelsey Ables, Gate Brown, Adam Taylor & Claire Parker


The Foreign Policy
Khamenei's strategy to dominate the Middle East. Will outlive him - - Irans aging supreme leader is ensuring that any successor will stay the course.
By Reuel Marc Gerecht & Ray Takeyh


The Washington Post
Scale of destruction in and around al-Shifa hospital Photographs of Gaza Citys al-Shifa Hospital and the area around it after Israeli troops withdrew Monday revealed leveled buildings, charred exteriors and walls riddled with holes underscoring the devastating extent of damage sustained by the facility in fighting
By Leo Sands


The New York Times
A Stork, a fisherman and their unlikely bond enchant Turkey - - Thirteen years ago, a stork landed on a fishermans boat looking for food. He has come back every year since, drawing national attention.
By Ben Hubbard, Safak Timur & Ivor Prickett


 
Iran - Election - Politcs
The Foreign Policy
Iran's new wave of political conservativea is here - - In last weeks parliamentary election, the Iranian political spectrum shifted to include a new group of outsiders.
By Sina Toosi

Architechture - New Communit
The New York Times
An Architect who builds community wins the pritzker price - - Riken Yamamoto of Japan is recognized for modest designs that inspire social connection and both literal and figurative transparency.
By Robin Porebin

Arab American - Biden Re-election
The New York Times
Arab American fury toward Biden - - as a Palestinian American Muslim who voted for Joe Biden in 2020, he feels betrayed bitterly over the administrations position on the war in Gaza.
By Charles M. Blow

Essay
The Foreign Policy
The field of Geopolitics offers both promise and peril - - True or not, the comment was a window into the rabid nationalism that shapes Putins foreign policy
By Hal Brands

Analysis
The Washington Post
Airman who set self on fire grew up on religious compound had anarchest past - - Bushnell, 25, mentioned nothing violent or self-sacrificial, the friend said.
By Emily Davies, Peter Hermann & Dan Lamothe

Analysis
The New York Times
Biden caught in a political bind over Israel policy - - His steadfast support of the Gaza war effort is angering young people and Arab Americans in an election year.
By Aaron Boxerman & Jonathan Weisman

Biden - Gaza policy - Black votes
The Foreign Policy
Is Biden's Gaza policy Alienating Black voters ? - - For decades, despite the diverse politics of the Black community, addressing Black voters concerns with racial and economic domestic issues was enough to solidify the Black American vote behind the Democratic Party. But this is changing.
By Christopher Shell

Essay
The New York Times
The specter of nationalism - - https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/01/03/nationalism-elections-2024-democracy-liberalism/
By Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Israel Genocide - American vetos
The New York Times
U. S. vetos U.N. resolution calling for a cease - fire in Gaza - - For the third time, the United States used its veto on the Security Council to kill a resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Washington has proposed an alternative asking for a halt in fighting as soon as practicable.
By

Pakistan - Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Pakistan can't stop the cycle of discontent - - The country needs reconciliation. The next government will bring more political conflict.
By Husain Haqqani

Israel - Their Nuclear Weapons
The Washington Post
Why the U.S. should strt telling the whole truth about Israeli nukes - - With the Israel-Hamas war, a nuclear Rubicon of sorts has been crossed: Two elected Israeli officials a government minister and a member of parliament not only publicly referenced Israels possession of nuclear weapons but suggested that they be detonated over Gaza.
By William Burr, Richard Lawless & Henry Sokolski

Gaza - Israeli Genocide
The New York Times
Israeli military said it was conducting a 'limited' operation inside the Nawwer Medical complex - - The raid came two days after Israels military ordered displaced people to evacuate the hospital, the largest in southern Gaza and one of the last ones functioning in the enclave, and after warnings by health officials that a military operation there could be catastrophic for civilians.
By

Who can Help bring peace in Gaza
The New York Times
Only Biden and M.B.S. Can redirect the Israeli - Palestinian conflict - - For starters, moving toward a Palestinian state once this war ends is the key for Israel reconnecting with important constituencies around the world
By Thomas L. Friedman

Gaza - Israeli Genocide
The Washington Post
Rafah was Gaza's last refuge. The over crowded city is now a target - - more than half of the Strips total population are sheltering. Many are sick or on the verge of famine, and aid groups say families are sleeping on streets and eating grass to survive.
By Julia Leddur, Adam Tylor , Tayler & Jennifer Hassan

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Is Netanyahu cornered ? - - Israels longest-serving prime minister faces the test of his political life.
By Aaron David Miller & Adam Israelevitz

Israel - Gaza Siege
The Washington Post
Israel says it will expand operations in Rafah, Gazas last refuge - - Rafah, once a small city on the border with Egypt, has become one of the last places of refuge during Israels war in Gaza, quintupling in population as displaced people from the northern parts of the strip sought safety
By Julia Leddur & Adam Tylor

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Bideb walkes a fine line with Airstrikes on Iran - back militants - - https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/02/02/us-strikes-iraq-syria-iran-biden-response/?tpcc=recirc_latest062921
By Daniel Byman

Opinions
The New York Times
Netanyahu is turning against Biden - - It looks as if President Biden will be running in two races this year: one in America against Donald Trump and one in Israel against Benjamin Netanyahu
By Thomas L. Friedman

Biden inhumaine treatment of Palestinian in Gaza
The Washington Post
Bidens Catatrophic cutoff od Palestinian aid is more than inhumane - - the Biden administrations knee-jerk reaction to suspend vital food and health aid to Palestinians across the region will only deepen their suffering, undermine U.S. long-term goals and push more burden onto already struggling allies. Its an inhumane and strategically stupid policy
By Josh Rogin

Obituaries
The New York Times
Fred Chappell, admired but unsung writer of the South, dies at 87 - - He wrote lyrical poetry and novels about life in North Carolinas Appalachian Piedmont and was considered the Souths premier contemporary person of letters.
By Clay Risen


U.S. - flooding ams into Israel
The Washington Post
U.S. floods arms into Israel despite mounting alarm over war's conduct - - Washington has approved more than 100 separate military sales to Israel since its invasion of Gaza, even as officials complain Israeli leaders have not done enough to protect civilians
By John Houdson

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The brutal logic to Israel's action in Gaza - - The Biden administrations delicate, much criticized line recognizes the lack of a coherent alternative strategy.
By Raphael S. Cohen

Gaza - Israeli Genocide
The Washington Post
More than 100 killed in Gaza city, say Israel cities stamped at aid drop - - Israeli forces opened fire on members of the crowd who approached soldiers in a manner deemed threatening, and the military is reviewing the incident, according to Israeli officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
By

Israel - Michigan Democrat - Biden
The New York Times
The war in Gaza turned this longtime Michigan Democrat against Biden - - She knows the stakes. She loathes Donald Trump. But Terry Ahwal says she wont back President Biden in November.
By Jennifer Medina

Israel - Gaza - New settlements
The Washington Post
White House - Gaza - New Settlements The decision was in response to reports that the far-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning further settlement expansion, an official said
By John Hudson and Karen DeYoung

Opinions
The New York Times
Biden is in danger of losing Michigan, and with it the whole election - - Donald Trump has never been a friend to our community, the very bare minimum Biden needs to do is to completely overhaul Americas relationship with Israel, demand a permanent end to hostilities and end American military aid to Israel, at least as long as its war in Gaza drags on.
By Michelle Goldberg

Biden - U.N. Vetos - Election
The Washington Post
Biden faces major challenge on Gaza in next week's michigan primary - - next Tuesday as a warning to President Biden that his support for Israel and refusal to call for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip could cost him the state in Novembers presidential election.
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Isaac Armsderf

Opinions
The New York Times
Trump's G.O.P. is a confedercy of Fakers - - We surrendered Ukraine to Russia, autographed by him and the House and Senate MAGA sycophants hes assembled to deny Ukrainians the weapons they need to stave off Vladimir Putins onslaught.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Banking crisis in America
The Washington Post
Bank failures are looming, let's make sure executive have skin in the game - - While there were disagreements about the role that supervisory lapses and monetary policy played in the failures, there was consensus that these three banks were grossly mismanaged, failing in the most basic lessons of Banking 101.
By Shela Bair and Charles Goodheart

Israel Occupation - U.N. Court
The New York Times
Israel's Occupation of Palestinian territories draws focus of U.N. court - - Dozens of countries are expected to argue before the International Court of Justice about the legality of Israeli actions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
By

Addiction - lack of intrest in Fairfax County, Va.
The New York Times
The addiction recovery story we don't hear enough - - You see, against all odds, this is an uplifting article about Americas curse of addiction.
By Nickolas Kristof

Who can Help bring peace in Gaza
The New York Times
Mediators in Cairo, including C.I.A. chief, renew push for Gaza cease - fire - - Mediators in Cairo, Including C.I.A. Chief, Renew Push for Gaza Cease-Fire
By

Pakistan
The New York Times
Imran Khan's victory speech from Jail shows A.I's peril and promise - - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/11/world/asia/imran-khan-artificial-intelligence-pakistan.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20240212
By Yan Zhuang

Analysis
The New York Times
Pakistan is stunned as early election results look like a real race - - The party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan has withstood a crackdown by the countrys powerful military and put up a fight.
By Christina Goldbaum

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
how China is leveraging the Israel - Hamas war - - The growing divide between Washington and the global south is playing out in Beijings favor.
By Christina Lu

Opinions
The New York Times
The G.O.P bumper sticker: Trump first. Putin second. America third - - Every so often there is a piece of legislation on Capitol Hill that defines America and its values that shows what kind of country we want to be.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Economy - Biden Re-election
The Washington Post
The U.S. economy is booming, so why are tech companies laying off workers? - - Google, Amazon, Microsoft and a raft of others fired thousands of workers in January, continuing a layoff wave that began in 2022.
By Gerrit De Vynck, Danielle Albril & Caroline OConovan

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Biden hasthreatened retaliation, but it's unclear whether Washingtons t hreats will change, Tehran's calculas - - Biden has threatened retaliation, but its unclear whether Washingtons threats will change Tehrans calculus.
By Emma Ashford & Mathew Kaering

Israel Unanwered Atrocities
The Foreign Policy
Unsourced allegations feed Israels masoda complex - - The Israeli public is convinced the world is against it.
By Simon Frenkel Pratt

Analysis of Americas freedom of Thought
The Washington Post
When States try to take away Americans freedom of thoughts - - Argument thrives in a culture of openness, and maintaining that culture ought to be paramount for universities, as well as any institution that wants to shape public policy or debate.
By The Editorial Board



    
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