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The National Review
U.S. reaches partial trade deal with China - - One of the great things about the China Deal is the fact that, for various reasons, we do not have to go through the very long and politically complex Congressional Approval Process
By Tobias Hoonhout


The New York Times
Itís not our brains and itís not our bodies. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/opinion/frederick-douglass-detroit.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
By David Brooks


The Foreign Affairs
Turkey's endgame in Syria - - What Erdogan Wants
By Gonul Tol


The Foreign Policy
A foreign - policy cheat sheet for the Democratic debates - - We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.
By Micah Zenko


The New York Times
An Iranian soccer fan's dream comes true without her - - For years, Zeinab Sahafi disguised herself as a man to slip into soccer matches in Iran. But when the government finally opened stadiums to women, she was left out
By Tariq Panja


The Washington Post
Iran says missiles struck one of its oil tanker in the Red Sea - - The vessel was near the Saudi port city of Jiddah when it was hit, Iranian media reported.
By Erin Cunningham


The Foreign Policy
U.N. Security Council calls emergency meeting after Turkey attacks Syria - - The U.N. Security Council holds a closed-door meeting on Syria today, after Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in the countryís northeast
By Audrey Wilson


The New York Times
When China comes for pooh bear - - President Xi wants to censor the Western world, too.
By Nicholas Kristof


The New Republic
Joe Biden's case for the presidency is collapsing - - The former vice president believes he can restore comity between the parties, but Trump's impeachment is proving him wrong.
By Osita NWANEVU


The Foreign Affairs
The unwanted wars - - Why the Middle East Is More Combustible Than Ever
By Robert Malley


 
Climate Change- Geopolitics
The Foreign Affairs
How to understand the Geopolitics of climate change - - His administrationís decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.
By Joshua Busby

Poverty - How to Eradicate it
The Economist
The best way to eradicate poverty in America is to focus on Children - - This removes the divisive, partisan debate about culpability,
By Idrees Kahloon

Renewable Energy
The Christian science Monitor
Will Hawaii lead the renewable revolution ? - - Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a future free of fossil fuels. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.
By Nolle Swan & Nathan Eagle

Argument
The Foreign Policy
For many Iranians, staying in the nuclear deal no longer makes sense - - Talks have little appeal because Tehran is convinced that Trump canít be trusted to negotiate in good faith. And there isnít much political support for observing whatís left of the deal while Washington wages economic war.
By Saheb Saneghi

Education - Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Who gets ahead in higher education ? - - Knowledge is power. Yet higher edís promise of social mobility remains out of reach for many students. One author argues that Americans have forgotten how education can be a collective good.
By Stacy Teicher Khodaroo

U.S. - Iran - Cyberattack
The Foreign Policy
Trump weighs Cyberattack on Iran - - But Pentagon planners caution such a strike could prompt damaging retaliation.
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman

News Analysis
The New York Times
Iran finds evaporating sympathy at t he U.N. - - The countryís foreign minister, on the defensive after attacks on Saudi oil facilities, says Iran has lost hope that the Europeans will counterbalance American sanctions.
By David E. Sanger & Farnaz Fassihi

Opinions
The New York Times
What's next for Israel ? - - Probably not ďpeace,Ē or a Palestinian state any time soon. But certainly political changes and most likely a lesser role for Benjamin Netanyahu.
By Editorial Staff

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Trump announces new sanctions on Iran - - The sanctions targeting the Iranian national bank add to the pressure on Iran, which the United States accuses of attacking Saudi oil facilities.
By Elleen Sullivan

Israel - Election
The New York Times
Bibi Netanyahu tapped in his labyrinth - - Israelis remind Netanyahu heís a mortal politician, not a king. That may save their democracy and any last chance of peace
By Roger Cohen

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
The Washington Post
Trump Says he has ordered a substantial increase in sanctions against Iran - - It was not immediately clear what the increase in sanctions might entail.
By John Wagner

India - Future
The Christian science Monitor
India Rising: Can a giant democracy become an economic colossus - - Democracies can seem less efficient than their autocratic rivals, but their strength lies in innovation. The key to India realizing its economic aspirations lies with harnessing its diverse and inclusive democracy.
By Howard LaFranchi

Israel - Netanyahu
The Foreign Policy
Annexing the West Bank will destabilize Jordan - - Netanyahuís election promise wonít just hurt Israel, it will create chaos for its eastern neighbor and a diplomatic backlash too.
By Albert B. Wolf

U.S -- Iran
The Washington Post
Tehran rules out talks with U.S. as Trump hesitates to blame Iran directly - - Iranís supreme leader said that if the United States returned to the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers, then it could take part in negotiations along with the agreementís other signatories.
By Kareem Fahim, Erin Cunningham & Shane Harris

Saudi Arabia - Iran
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 Yemenís Houthi rebels, who threatened additional assaults amid U.S. warnings of retaliation.
By Erin Cunningham, Anne Gearan, Steven Mufson & Kareem Fahim

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

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

Iran - Human Rights
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

Bangladesh - BRAC
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

India - Future
The Christian science Monitor
India rising: Can a great democracy become an economic colossus ? - - Democracies can seem less efficient than their autocratic rivals, but their strength lies in innovation. The key to India realizing its economic aspirations lies with harnessing its diverse and inclusive democracy.
By Howard LaFranchi


Climate Change- Geopolitics
The Foreign Affairs
How to understand the Geopolitics of climate change - - Why Climate Change Matters More Than Anything Else
By Joshua Busby

Climate Change
The Foreign Policy
How 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

Climate Change & Future
The Economist
The past, present & future of climate change - - Climate issue: Replacing the fossil-fuel technology which is reshaping the climate remains a massive task
By Print edition

Climate Change
The Washington Post
Climate change will lead to extreme coastal flooding in some areas every year, new U.N. report finds - - Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are fueling monster storms, deadly heat waves, harm to coral reefs and record losses of Arctic sea ice, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
By Chris Mooney & Brady Dennis

Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Who gets ahead in higher education ? - - Knowledge is power. Yet higher edís promise of social mobility remains out of reach for many students. One author argues that Americans have forgotten how education can be a collective good.
By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

Israel - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Israeli president summons Netanyahu and his rival Gantz to work out a deal - - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin summoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival Benny Gantz to a joint meeting at his official residence Monday night in hopes of brokering a deal that would weld their two closely divided parties into a unity government
By Steve Hendrix & Ruth Eglash

Opinions
The Washington Post
U.S.to send more troops to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities - - Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the deployments were in response to requests from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help protect ďcritical infrastructure.Ē
By Karen DeYoung, Missy Ryan & Paul Sonne

Veterans - Suicide
The New York Times
Program to prevent Veterans suicide earns bipartisan support - - More than 6,000 veterns took their own lives each year between 2008 - 2017, & roughly 20 a day since 2014, according to new statistics
By Jennifer Steinhauer

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Can Pompeo rally allies to counter - - The Secretary of State is in the Middle East this week, but may find allies reluctant to take on Tehran
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman

U.S. -- Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Policy
Trump team debates response to strikes on Saudi oil - - Pentagon is cautious as Riyadh requests additional U.S. forces.
By Lara Seligman & Elias Groll

Iran - United Nations
The New York Times
Iran's president may skip U.N. meet ing, blaming U.S. obstacles - - Iranís president and other officials might not attend a United Nations gathering in New York next week because of obstacles raised by the United States, an Iranian state news outlet reported on Wednesday.
By Richard Perez - Pena

India - Future
The Christian science Monitor
India Rising: Can a giant democracy become an economic colossus - - Democracies can seem less efficient than their autocratic rivals, but their strength lies in innovation. The key to India realizing its economic aspirations lies with harnessing its diverse and inclusive democracy.
By Howard LaFranchi

U.S -- Iran
The New York Times
Withoil under attack, Trump's deference to Saudi Arabia - - After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia, Trump seemed to suggest he was ready to stroke back
By Peter Baker & David E. Sanger

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

Opinions
The New York Times
Our children deserve better - - Theyíre falling behind other countriesí kids. Do the presidential candidates care?
By Nicholas Kristof

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

Israel - Palestinians
The New York Times
Netanyahu, facing tough Israeli election, pledges to annex a third of West Bank - - The move by Israelís 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

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

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The United States' perpetual war in Afghanistan - - Why Long Wars No Longer Generate a Backlash at Home
By Tanisha M. Fazel & Sara Kreps

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
How to make a lasting deal with Iran - - Maximum pressure wonít make Tehran capitulate. Letting it enhance its conventional military capabilities could convince it to rein in proxies and curb its nuclear and missile programs.
By Mahsa Rouhi



    
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