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The Foreign Affairs
The self - destruction of American power - - Washington Squandered the Unipolar Moment
By Fareed Zakaria


The New York Times
Lord and Tylor files for bankruptcy as retail collapses pile up - - The department store, which traces its roots to 1826, was struggling before the coronavirus hit. Its owner, the clothing rental start-up Le Tote, also filed for bankruptcy.
By Sapna Maheshwari


The National Review
Help us defend America - - From new ideas to eternal truths, we uphold the vital principles that make our nation unique.
By Dan Mclaughlin


The Foreign Affairs
The overmilitarization of American foreign policy - - The United States Must Recover the Full Range of Its Power
By Robert M. Gates


The Washington Post
The less impossible Israeli - Palestinian peace - - The two-state idea is comatose but not dead.
By Roger Cohen


The National Review
Our summer of cultural suicide - - Sports, movies, and schools go woke. And broke?
By Victor Davis Hanson


The Washington Post
Biden calls for 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 Here's how far we have to go - - States such as New York, California and Maine already have ambitious goals, while Ohio and West Virginia have weakened theirs
By John Muyskens & Juliet Eilperin


The Economist
Turkey is wielding influence all over the Arab world - - Its muscle-flexing worries many
By Middle east & Africa


The New York Times
The future of American Liberalism - - What Biden can learn from F.D.R.
By David Brooks


The Economist
Government must beware the lure of free money - - Budget constraints have gone missing. That presents both danger and opportunity
By leaders


 
Israel - Annexation
The Washington Post
The less impossible Israeli - Palestinian peace - - The two-state idea is comatose but not dead.
By Roger Cohen

Future - of - Universities
The Foreign Affairs
Universities must reassert their values - - Expertise Is Essential, Now More Than Ever
By Johnathan Holloway

Iran - China Relation
The New York Times
When China met Iran - - A growing partnership between Americas main Middle East adversary and Asias rising superpower bears careful watching in Washington.
By Michael Singh

Coronavirus - Vaccine
The New York Times
How a struggling company won $1.6 billion to make Novavax just received the Trump administrations largest vaccine contract. In the Maryland companys 33-year history, it has never brought a vaccine to market.
By Katie Thomas & Megan Twohey

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What Iran wants in Afghanistan - - A nation-centered foreign policy need not neglect unalienable rights.
By Colin P. Clarke & Arieane M. Tabatabai

Analysis
The Economist
How objectivity in journalism became a matter of opinion - - In America, political and commercial strains have led to questions about its value and meaning
By books & arts

Iran - Suicides
The Christian science Monitor
Wy Iranians, rattle by suicides, point a finger at leaders - - The reasons for suicide are complicated, but something is driving an increase in the number of Iranians who take their own lives. Many see rising despair as an indictment of the political establishment.
By Scott Piterson

Analysis
The National Review
Reclaiming the path of moderation in Islam - - Fundamentalists are gaining momentum across the Muslim world, but their conception of Islam relies on a flawed reading of the Koran.
By Mathis Bitton

Iran - Covert Activity
The Economist
A better way to contain Iran's nuclear programme - - Sabotage might set it back. A deal would limit it
By leaders

News Analysis
The National Review
The left,s culture cancels the humble along with the mighty - - Both Sides Think They Are Winningand That Is a Recipe for Miscalculation
By Johnathan S. Tobin

U.S. - Civil War
The National Review
The fragility of the Woke - - Historys ingredients of riot and revolution
By Victor Davis Hanson

Iran - China Relation
The Washington Post
In deep trouble, Iran grabs a Chinese lifeline - - If Iran and China come to terms, it will yet again highlight the failure of the Trump administrations maximum-pressure campaign against Iran
By Jason Rezaian

Analysis
The Economist
What if water shortages destabilise China ? - - The painfully unequal distribution of water in China reawakens intra-regional resentments not seen in decades. An imagined scenario from 2050
By the world if

Renewable - Natural Gas
The New York Times
The next energy battle: Renewables VS. Natural gas - - Utilities maintain that they need to keep using natural gas because the wind and the sun are too unreliable
By Ivan Penn

News Analysis
The Economist
Underestimating the risks of annexation - - The Israeli prime ministers plan to take parts of the West Bank will upset allies and enemies alike
By

Analysis
The Washington Post
New Iraqi leader tries to rein in Iran - backed militias, but task proves daunting - - The arrest of 14 members of Kataib Hezbollah late last month marked the boldest move yet by any Iraqi leader against the Iran-linked militias, which often operate in Iraq outside the law.
By Musta Salim & Louisa Loveluck

Future -of- Retail Business
The New York Times
With department stores disappearing malls could be next - - Brick-and-mortar retail was in the midst of seismic changes even before the pandemic. Analysts say as much as a quarter of Americas malls may close in the next five years.
By Sapna Maheshwari

Iran - Nuclear Facilities
The New York Times
Mysterious explosion & fire damage Iranian nuclear enrichment facility - - Iran released a photograph showing evidence of what appeared to be a major explosion at the site. Early evidence suggests it was most likely an act of sabotage.
By David E. Sanger, William J. Broad, Ronan Bergman, Farnaz Fassihi

Future - of - Universities
The National Review
Universities sowing the seeds of their own Obsolescence - - The media blitz during these last several weeks revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Coronavirus - Transmission
The New York Times
Most people with Coronavirus won't spread it. Why do a few infect many ? - - Growing evidence shows most infected people arent spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology
By Carl Zimmer


Analysis
The Economist
With oil cheap, Arab states cannot balance their book - - The crisis is an opportunity to move beyond hydrocarbons
By leaders

Oxford Cronavirus vaccine
The Washington Post
Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine safe & promising, according to early Human trials published in the Lancet - - A University of Oxford group and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca reported Monday that their coronavirus vaccine candidate, on which the U.S. and European governments have placed substantial bets, was shown in early-stage human trials to be safe and to stimulate a strong immune response.
By William Booth & Carolyn Y. Johnson

OPEC - OIL
The Economist
Oil giants are dumping the cruddiest & most expensive hydrocarbons - - But finding buyers is hard
By Graphic detail

Israel - Annexation
The Washington Post
Israel's West Bank annexation stalls, for now, amid pandemic & political distractions - - The two governments have not met publicly on the proposal since July 1, when the Trump administrations special representative, Avi Berkowitz, flew back to Washington with no agreement on the scope or timing of annexation.
By Steve Hendrix

News Analysis
The National Review
The State Department's Human-Right's marks a turningpoint in foreign policy - - A nation-centered foreign policy need not neglect unalienable rights.
By Robert Delahunty

Coronavirus - Vaccine
The New York Times
First Coronavirus Vaccine tested in Humans shows early promise - - The vaccine, developed by government scientists and Moderna, a biotech company, appeared safe and provoked an immune response in 45 people in a study.
By Dennis Grady

News Analysis
The Economist
As the economy recovers fiscal policy has to shift - - Is it time to wind down emergency stimulus?
By leaders

Iran - Ukranian Airliner
The Washington Post
Misaligned radar responsible for downing of Ukrainan passener jet, Iran says - - 176 people died in the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran. Here are some of their stories.
By Louisa Loveluck & Amanda Coletta

America - Funding Fathers
The National Review
America's Founding - - Our job is to understand and uphold it
By Richard Brookhiser

Iran - U.S.
The Foreign Affairs
Iran and the United States can't see each other clearly - - Both Sides Think They Are Winningand That Is a Recipe for Miscalculation
By Puneet Talwar

U.N. - Need to Change for 2020
The Economist
The U. N.'s structures built in 1945 are not fit for 2020, let alone beyond it - - " If you didnt have the un you really would have to reinvent it,
By Grand redisign

Climate Change & Future
The New York Times
In parched Southwest, warm Spring renews threat of " megadrought," - - Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesnt necessarily translate into full reservoirs.
By Henery Fountain

Coronavirus - Vaccine
The New York Times
U.S. will pay $1.60 billion to NOVAVAX for Coronavirus Vaccine - - The Maryland-based company, which has never brought a product to market before, just made the biggest deal to date with the Trump administrations Operation Warp Speed.
By Katie Thomas

Analysis
The Economist
America's huge stimulus is having effects on the poor Though severe deprivation is rising, not everyone is worse off Though severe deprivation is rising, not everyone is worse off
By United States

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A Pandemic opportunity with Iran - - Washington Can Trade Humanitarian Relief for Strategic Concession
By Stwart E. Eizenstat & Thomas R. {ocleromg

Coronavirus - Vaccine
The Economist
Oxford University is leading in the Vaccine race - - Governments are pouring money into a more urgent version of the space race
By Cocid - 19

Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
U.S. moves to seize Iranian petroleum abroad four tankers bound for Venezuela in sanction, push to extend arms embargo - - U.S. authorities have moved to seize the cargo of four oil tankers carrying gasoline and fuel products from Iran to Venezuela
By Spencer S. Hsu & Carol Morello

Technology - News
The New York Times
Here come the 4 Horsemen of the techopolypse - - What will happen when the leaders of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon appear before Congress? We are about to find out.
By Kara

Israel - Annexation
The Washington Post
Israe'ls Netanyahu still working out West Bank Annaxation plans - -
By Steve Hendrix

Opinions
The New York Times
Don't cancel that newspaper subscription - - News organizations make mistakes. But shunning them will only hasten the death of journalism itself
By Margaret Renkl



    
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