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The New York Times
As water runs low, can life in the Outback go on? - - In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
By Livia Albe-Ripka


Tundra Tabloids.Com
An English misunderstanding of Iran - - Amir Taheri: Jack Straw’s misunderstanding, perhaps caused by his “absolute infatuation” with his imaginary Iran…….
By Amir Taheri


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


The National Review
Adam Schiff's attack on the free press - - Even if John Solomon’s reporting on Ukraine was misleading or destructive, it wouldn’t warrant being unmasked by the government
By David Harsanyi


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


The New York Times
I was once a Socialist. Then I saw how it worked - - Two cheers for capitalism, now and forever
By David Brooks


The Economist
How to rehabilitate a terrorist - - The region suffers an acute case of the discontent that is sweeping the world
By the America


The National Review
Pentagon denies U.S. is considering deploying thousands of additional troops to Middle East - - The possible deployment of military forces could be intended to counter threats from Iran throughout the region
By Zachaary Evans


The Christian science Monitor
Why tyrants really block the internet - - As global norms against state violence rise, countries like Iran try harder to prevent videos of their police killing protesters. They are, in effect, ashamed of violating international standards.
By The Editorial Board


The Washington Post
China slams House passage of bill backing sanctions on Beijing over mass detention of Muslims - - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill late Tuesday that would impose sanctions on ­senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Muslim Uighur minority
By Gerry Shih


 
Iran - Human Rights
The New York Times
Iran is crushing one country at a time - - Grass-roots movements in Iran, Iraq and other nations continue to push for rights nonetheless.
By Thomas L. friedman

U.S. - Afghanistan
The New York Times
Trump visits Afghanistan and says he reopened talks with Taliban - - Details were unclear. The declaration came on an unannounced trip as the president seeks to highlight a record of achievement while he campaigns for re-election.
By Michael Crowley

Europe - Catholicism
The Economist
Medieval Catholicism nudged Europe towards democracy & development - - Its restriction on marriage within families expanded people’s sense of community to broader society
By Economist

Health
The Washington Post
There is something terribly wrong : Americans are dying young at alarming rates - - Death rates from suicide, drug overdoses, liver disease and dozens of other causes have been rising over the past decade for young and middle-aged adults, driving down overall life expectancy in the United States for three consecutive years,
By Joel Achenbach

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Why impeachment is failing - and Trump may win in 2020 - - The evidence that Trump abused his office in Ukraine is overwhelming. But a flailing Democratic Party shows he is lucky in his adversaries.
By Michael Hirshi

Iran - Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy
Iranian Spy games revealed - - What a trove of leaked Iranian cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.
By

IRAQ
The Foreign Affairs
Iraq's new Republic of Fear - - How Youthful Protests Provoked an Authoritarian Turn
By Renad Mansour

U.S -- Iran
The Foreign Affairs
American's great Satan - - The 40-Year Obsession With Iran
By Daniel Benjamin & Steven Simon

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Don't believe the hype. Russia is losing in the Middle East -- and around the world - - Putin’s apparent victories in spreading Russian influence are mirages, some of which have come at a great cost.
By Rajan Menon

Iran - Secret Documents
The New York Times
In Iran cables: secret documents show how Tehran wilds power in Iraq - - Hundreds of leaked intelligence reports shed light on a shadow war for regional influence — and the battles within the Islamic Republic’s own spy divisions
By Time Arango, James Risen, Farnaz Fassihi, Ronen Bergman & Murtaza Hussein

How to Run for Congress
The Washington Post
How to run for congress - - Almost anyone can do it. But here are some pro tips, if you actually want to win.
By Bonnie Berkowitz & Chris Alcantara

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
California's Latino voters helped turn state blue. Will others catch the wave - - Latino voters in California skew Democratic, driven in part by the politics of immigration. Should that trend repeat nationally, the demographic tide of Latino votes could move more states onto the Democratic ledger.
By Francine Kiefer

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iraqi Nationalism is back - - And the United States should be worried.
By Jeffrey Martini & Ariane Tabatabai

Impeaching President
The Christian science Monitor
Adam Schiff and the credibility of Impeachment - - He wasn’t the obvious choice to become the leading face of the Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry. Here’s a look at why Rep. Adam Schiff of California got that role and how he’s done so far
By Jessica Mendoza

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The United States can't have it all - - The debacle over Syria shows that neither party understands the country’s real goals in the Middle East—or what it would take to achieve them.
By Nick Danforth & Daphne McCurdy

Turkey
The National Reviwe
White House threatens new Turkey sanctions over Russian military aid - - There’s no place in NATO for the S-400. There’s no place in NATO for significant Russian military purchases
By Tobias Hoonhout

Immigration - Trump
The New York Times
How to beat Trump on Immigration - - A generous vision of a multicultural world.
By David Brooks

Health - Suicide
The Washington Post
A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic - - America’s suicide problem has now reached crisis levels. Every year since 1999, the country’s suicide rate has increased, climbing 33 percent in the past two decades. More than 47,000 people now kill themselves every year, and more than a million attempt to do so
By William Wan

Opinions
The New York Times
The billionairse are getting nervous - - Bill Gates and others warn that higher taxes would lead to lower growth. They have their facts backward.
By The Editorial Board

China - Demography
The Economist
China's median age will soon overtake America's - - Demography may be the Chinese economy’s biggest challenge
By Print edition


Iran - - Human Rights
The New York Times
What Iran did not want you to see - - In the wake of an internet shutdown, one human rights researcher sifts through video evidence of atrocities.
By Raha Bahraeini

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The source of Chinese conduct - - Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?
By Odd Arne Westad

Europe - Catholicism
The Economist
Medieval Catholicism nudged Europe towards democracy & development - - Its restriction on marriage within families expanded people’s sense of community to broader society
By Economist

New America
The Economist
Voters in Hong Kong deliver a powerful snub to Beijing - - Pro-democracy politicians sweep district-level polls
By

Venezuela
The Economist
Venezuela's paper currency is worthless, so its people seek virtual gold - - The law of supply and demand is ignored in Venezuela, but not online
By fantasy economics

Constitutional Amendments
The National Review
Americans should remember the Ninth Amendment - - It protects rights that are not listed in the Bill of Rights.
By James T. Knight II

Iran - Internal Affairs
The Foreign Policy
Iran grapples with major unrest - - The swift crackdown on protesters suggests Iran's leaders are unsettled by the widespread anger.
By Audrey Wilson

News Analysis
The National Review
The Impeachment clock - - Time is not on Adam Schiff’s side.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Opinions
The New York Times
' 1984 ' in China - - Communist leaders engage in modern-day totalitarian brainwashing, bizarre lies and industrial-level indoctrination to suppress Muslims.
By The Editorial Board

Congress
The Washington Post
How to run for congress - - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/15/how-run-congress/?arc404=true
By Bonnie Berkowitz & Chris Alcantara

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
How to tell if you are in a good alliance - - Not all allies are made equal. But who’s worth the commitment, and who’s not?
By Stephen M. Walt

Analysis
The National Review
What happened to California Republicans ? - - After three decades of radical progressivism, California residents are tiring of one-party straitjacket rule.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Latest News
The New York Times
Cities worldwide are reimagining their relation with cars - - The immediate motivation is clear: City dwellers want cleaner, healthier air and less traffic. The long-term payoffs can be big: Curbing transportation emissions, which account for nearly a fourth of all greenhouse gases,
By Somini Sengupta & Badja Popovich

Education - Analysis
The Economist
American business schools are reinventing the MBA - - The next business revolution
By Business

State Of Virginia - Politics
The New York Times
From Pariah to powerhouse: Ralph Northham's unlikely rebirth in Virginia - - Nine months after a racist picture in his medical school yearbook sparked widespread demands he resign, Mr. Northam will govern with Democrats controlling both houses of the legislature.
By Trip Gabriel

Saudi Arabia - Internal Affairs
The Foreign Policy
Mohammad Bin Salman is having a fire sale of his political power - - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.
By Steven A.

Health - Suicide
The Washington Post
A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic - - America’s suicide problem has now reached crisis levels. Every year since 1999, the country’s suicide rate has increased, climbing 33 percent in the past two decades. More than 47,000 people now kill themselves every year, and more than a million attempt to do so
By William Wan

Philippine
The Economist
"The kingmaker" documents the rise, fall & The former first lady of the Philippines is a colourful and controversial character
By prospro

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The Middle East's lost decades - - Development, Dissent, and the Future of the Arab World
By Maha Yahya

U.S. Election
The National Review
Poll: Majority of voters believe Trump will be reelected - - A majority of registered voters believe that President Trump will win the 2020 presidential election,
By Zachaary Evans



    
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