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President Obama addresses the British Parliament May 25/ 2011

The Washington Post
From Iran, defiance after tanker capture and a message: It could happen again - - The seizure of the British ship suggests a new front in Tehran’s resistance to expanding sanctions by the Trump administration.
By Liz Sly


The New York Times
Hey, college gratuates: Don't dismiss rural America - - You don’t have to live in a big city to succeed economically and socially.
By Samuel J. Abrams


The Foreign Policy
Dear President Trump, let's talk about Iran - - An open letter to the U.S. president on how to deal with the Islamic Republic—and his own administration.
By Stephen M. Walt


The Asharq Al - Awsat
Iran's Trojan army faces challenge in Iraq - - By the end of July, Iraq is set to face what may be the biggest challenge it has faced in its post-liberation history: the full integration of Shiite militias into the regular national army. But, will that actually happen?
By Amir Taheri


The New York Times
Trump's going to get re-elected, Isn't he ? - - Voters have reason to worry.
By Thomas L. friedman


The Washington Post
76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic - - America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control
By Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz & Steven Rich


The New York Times
Trump's going to get re - elected, isn't he ? - - Voters have reason to worry.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Washington Post
UAE oil tanker disappears in Iranian waters in the Strait of Hormuz - - The Panama-flagged Riah stopped transmitting its position late Saturday and was last shown off the coast of Iran’s Qeshm island in the Strait of Hormuz
By Erin Cunningham


The Washington Post
Doing these things cold decreases your risk of Alzheimer's by 60 percent, study says - - The report focuses on five lifestyle habits including eating healthier and refraining from smoking.
By Hannah Natanson


The New York Times
India's terrifying water crisis - - To survive the climate emergency, India needs the collective power of small-scale, nature-based efforts.
By Meera Subiramanian


 
Opioids -- Overdose
The Washington Post
76 billion opioid pills: Newly released federal data unmasks the epidemic - - America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control
By Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz & Steven Rich

Alzeirmer
The Washington Post
Alzeirmer's research is getting a reboot at small companies focused on the immune system - - The possible reinvention of a three-decade-old off-patent drug is among alternative approaches receiving fresh attention after broad failures by major drug companies.
By Christopher Rowland

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
Iran has breached Uranium stockpile limit, state news agency reports - - The Iranian foreign minister’s announcement comes as Europe struggles to maintain the 2015 nuclear accord after the United States abandoned the deal last year.
By Loveday Morris

Israel - Middle East Peace
The New York Times
Jared Kushner's Middle East development project - - His conference in Bahrain hears of big dream plans divorced from reality.
By The Editorial Board

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
U.S. tells Europe: choose between U.S. & Iran - - A U.S. envoy spoke on the topic as European countries made a last-ditch effort to prevent Iran from breaching the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, a move which could add to soaring tension in the Persian Gulf
By Loveday Morris

Opinions
The New York Times
Dems, please don't drive me away - - The dynamic pulling the party leftward.
By David Brooks

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
The last war -- and the next ? - - Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq
By Jon Finer

Analysis
The New York Times
This is not about Iran. It's about China - - Whether or not Trump realizes it, the current standoff in the Middle East is about something much bigger than the Gulf.
By Robert D. Kaplan

News Analysis
The Washington Post
As threats & insult fly, options for avoiding comflict between the U.S. & Iran narrow - - Any prospect of easing tensions between the countries is seeming increasingly remote.
By Karen DeYoung

Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
For U.S. friends and rivals, vexing questios about Iran endgame - - The outcome of the standoff between the U.S. and Iran may depend as much on what their allies and enemies do as the two countries themselves. But the course of action forward remains unclear.
By Ned Temko

News Analysis
The Washington Post
With sanctions on Iran'ssupreme leader, Trump targets both a religious authority and an economic empire - - The latest round of U.S. sanctions on Iran are unlikely to have a major financial impact, but that may not be the point
By Adam Tylor

Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
When water demand rises, this Montana town invest in forests - - Whitefish, Montana, employs a counterintuitive yet well-established method for cleaning its water supply: It spends money on forest preservation.
By Doug Struck

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Iran warns U.S. it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Gulf - - Iran’s navy chief made the remarks amid a diplomatic push by the Trump administration to rally regional allies in an anti-Iran coalition.
By Erin Cunningham

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Dear President Trump, let's talk about Iran - - An open letter to the U.S. president on how to deal with the Islamic Republic—and his own administration.
By Stephen M. Walt

Opinions
The New York Times
How Trump can avoid war with Iran - - His process of ordering and then canceling military strikes was a mess. But he now has an opening to restart talks on Iran’s nuclear program.
By Susan E. Rice

Turkey & Human Rights
The Foreign Affairs
What Istanbul's new mayoral elections mean for Turkey's future - - No Matter Who Wins, a Crisis Looms
By Nate Schenkhan

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Democrats who think the United States can reenter the Iran deal are fooling themselves - - It is time for the candidates to come up with a realistic Plan B.
By Ariane Tabatabai & Elisa Catalan-Ewers

Analysis
The New York Times
Trump approves strikes on Iran, but then pulls back - - Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.
By Michael D.Shear, Eric Schmitt, Michael Crowley & Maggie Haberman

News Analysis
The National Review
U.S. holds all the cards in the showdown with Iran - - What worked during the Obama administration may not work now.
By Victor Davis Hanson

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Iran shoots down a U.S. drove, escalating tensions - - Iranian officials said that the drone was over Iran, which the American military denied
By Daniel Victor & David D. Kirkpatrick


Science - Health
The New York Times
New weapons against cancer: Millions of Bacteria programmed to kill - - Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.
By Carl Zimmer

Israel - Middle East Peace
The Foreign Policy
Why Israel's generals are taking on Netanyahu - - Almost all of them believe the prime minister is destroying Israel’s democratic values and sacrificing the Zionist dream by avoiding a two-state solution.
By Neri Zilber

U.S. - China
The Washington Post
Trump details revived negotiations with China - - President Trump said he will allow U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei and promised farmers they would win from revived China talks. Trump expressed hope that the measures would lead to a large trade deal with China, though major issues remain and it’s unclear whether a long-term detente is within reach.
By Damian Paletta, David Nakamura & Simon Denyer

U.S -- Iran
The Economist
As America and Iran inch closer to war, new talks are needed - - Negotiation, not confrontation, is the way to stop the mullahs from getting the bomb
By Print edition

Argentina
The Foreign Policy
Operation Ayatollah moneybags - - The Trump administration’s decision to target Iran's supreme leader with sanctions makes perfect sense.
By Alireza Nader

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
The last war -- and the next ? - - Learning the Wrong Lessons From Iraq
By Joe Finer

News Analysis
The Washington Post
On Europe's to - do list: Save the Iran deal, prevent a war, avoid Trump's wrath - - But its influence with both Tehran and D.C. is limited.
By Michael Birnbaum & Rick Noack

Fighting Rats in Canada
The Foreign Policy
How Alberta won the rat race - - One Canadian province has virtually eliminated its vermin—and shows how others can too.
By James Palmer

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Economist
An underwhelming start to the "ultimate" Israeli - Palestinian deal - - Americans and Arabs discuss an unrealistic economic proposal—without the parties to the conflict
By Half a plan

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Trump takes on China and Persia at once. What's to worry about ? - - He’s imposed pain. Now, if he only had defined plans and goals.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Stuck in the middle with Iran - - Under Pressure, Baghdad Might Not Choose the United States
By Alex Vatanka

Artificial Intelligence
The New York Times
How artificial Intelligence can save your life - - The machines know you better than you know yourself.
By David Brooks

Opinions
The Economist
Texaformia dreaming - - America’s future will be written in the two mega-states
By Print Edition

Turkey & Human Rights
The New York Times
Turkey's president suffers stinging defeat in Istanbul election redo - - Voters were outraged that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a redo of the same election two months ago after his party lost control of Turkey’s largest city.
By Carlotta Gall

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Bolton warns Iran not to 'mistake U.S. prudence and discreation for weakness - - Tensions between the two countries had brought Mr. Trump to the brink of ordering a retaliatory strike over explosions on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the Iranian downing of an American surveillance drone.
By David M. Halbfinger

News Analysis
The New York Times
For Trump, judgement time is coming on how to respond to Iran - - With its economy crumbling, Iran was always prone to lash out, forcing Mr. Trump to choose between war and peace
By Peter Baker

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Iran must escape the American chockhold before it becomes fatal - - perhaps an Iranian attack that kills Americans and triggers a harsh U.S. retaliation. The Trump administration doesn’t want such a war — at least, not yet — because officials know that with every day of sanctions, Iran becomes weaker.
By David Ignatius

Cybersecurity - Hackers
The Washington Post
Florida city will pay hackers $600,000 to get its computer systems back - - Riviera Beach’s records have been held hostage for three weeks
By Rachel Siegel

Middle East - Future Peace
The Foreign Policy
Don't dismiss the Bahrain conference. It can help Palestinians - - Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s peace plan may not be the deal of the century, but there are interim steps that U.S. officials and Arab leaders could take to help stabilize the West Bank and Gaza.
By Dennis Ross

Egypt & Human Rights
The New York Times
Mohammad Morsi died in a soundproof cage - - What six years of deliberate and sustained cruelty tell us about el-Sisi’s Egypt.
By Mona Eltahamy



    
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