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Mix - Leila Marvdashti

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 
Analysis
The Foreign Policy
A dangerous game of nuclear brinkmanship - - By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
By Keith Johnson & Colum Lynch

Urban Forest
The Christian science Monitor
How Baltimore is saving urban forests - & its city - - The words “city” and “forest” don’t usually go together. But urban forests can bring striking benefits, from lower crime rates to higher home values.
By Stephanie Hans

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trump weighs military options against Iran - - Officials are reportedly considering a proposal to send as many as 6,000 additional U.S. troops to the region.
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman

News Analysis
The New York Times
In face - off with Iran, escalation may depend on who prevails inside Washington & Tehran - - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/world/middleeast/trump-iran-hard-liners.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
By David E. Sanger & David D. Kirkpatrick

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Iran's Green Movement never went away - - Ten Years On, the Islamic Republic Only Strengthens What It Represses
By Omid Memarian

Philippine
The Foreign Policy
Duterte turns death squads on political activists - - Government-backed vigilantes in the Philippines are targeting farmers and protesters.
By Nick Aspinwall

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
You can't defeat nationalism, so stop trying - - There are deep reasons that imagined communities will always be a powerful reality in international politics.
By Stephen M. Walt

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Affairs
What a war with Iran would look like - - Neither Side Wants a Fight, but That Doesn’t Eliminate the Danger
By Ilan Goldberg

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Hezbollah isn't Iran's favorite proxy anymore - - As tensions with Washington rise, Tehran has discovered the Lebanese militia isn’t up for doing its dirty work.
By Anchal Vohra

Syria - Human Rights
The New York Times
In Syria, even the hospitals are not safe - - Assad attacks medical facilities to break the will of the people — and to destroy evidence of his war crimes.
By Janine di Giovanni

Analysis
The New Republic
Trump's military threats aren't going to keep "America first" - - High defense costs are one of the surest ways to hasten a great power's decline.
By David Kampf

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

Democracy
The Christian science Monitor
Bloch the vote? The battle over ballots & the future of American Democracy - - As partisanship becomes more correlated with demographics, voting itself is once again a crucial front in the battle between the two parties, with Democrats pushing for greater access and some GOP-led states tightening requirements. Eighth in our ‘Democracy Under Strain’ series.
By Peter Grier

Poverty
The New York Times
Cash, food & health care all help the poor, but something's still missing - - In a remote village in Paraguay, indigenous people are gaining hope and leaving poverty. The approach would work in rich nations, too
By Nicholas Kristof

Climate Change & Future
The Economist
How climate change can fuel wars - - Droughts are already making conflict more likely. As the world gets hotter, mayhem could spread
By Print edition

Africa - Millennial Farmers
The New York Times
African Millennials turn to farming, hoping to change minds & furtunes - - Millennials ‘Make Farming Sexy’ in Africa, Where Tilling the Soil Once Meant Shame
By Sara Maslin Nir

India - Future
The New York Times
Narendra Modi, India's "watchman," captures historic election victory - - ' Mr. Modi’s party captured a commanding parliamentary majority for the second time in a row, a feat not achieved for decades
By Jeffrey Gettleman, Vindu Goel, Kai schultz, Raj & Hari Kumar

Iran - U.S.
The Washington post
Faced with relentless American ressure, Iran starts to hit back - - Tehran is seeking to exact a cost for U.S. sanctions that have battered its economy, but it wants to avoid all-out war.
By Tamer El - Ghobashy & Liz Sly

Climate Change - Carbon Offset
The Christian Science Monitor
Cash for trees: Homegrown Carbon Offset program bears fruit - - Depending on whom you ask, carbon offsets might be a vital component of climate action or an ineffective – even colonialist – way to assuage guilt. A Uganda nonprofit may have found the key difference.
By Christopher Bendana & Ryan Lenora Brown

U.S -- Iran
The Foreign Affairs
A Path to war with Iran - - How Washington’s Escalation Could Lead to Unintended Catastrophe
By Philip H. Gordon


News Analysis
The New York Times
Iran tests the resolve of the U.S. and its Allies - - After coming to office vowing to solve two very different nuclear crises, President Trump finds himself in a bind familiar to his predecessors
By David E. Sanger

Urban Forest
The Christian science Monitor
How Baltimore is saving urban forests - & its city - - The words “city” and “forest” don’t usually go together. But urban forests can bring striking benefits, from lower crime rates to higher home values.
By Stephanie Hans

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Iran threatens to violate nuclear deal's limits on Uranium enrichment - - Iran announced on Monday that it would soon exceed the limits on the nuclear fuel it is permitted to possess under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal
By Megan Specia & Edward Wong

Animal
The Washington Post
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people - - The formal name of the ailment is chronic wasting disease, or CWD. But its effects on deer, elk and other cervids — weight loss, stumbling, listlessness and certain death — have inspired a creepier colloquial name: zombie deer disease
By Jason Bittel

Middle East Crisis
The New York Times
Oman, raising fears ofwider conflict - - The early morning attacks escalated tensions in an already tense region, where Iran has long been at odds with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
By Richard Perez-Pena, Stanley Reed & David D.Kirkpatrick

Opinions
The New York Times
The age of aquaruis, all over again - - Belief in astrology and the occult is surging.
By David Brooks

Gun Control
The New York Times
After another mass shooting, another Virginia governor tries to change gun laws - - Gov. Ralph Northam called a special legislative session to address gun violence after a gunman killed 12 people on Friday at the municipal center in Virginia Beach
By Campbell Robertson

Book Review
The New Republic
Learn the right lessons from Naomi Wolf's book blunder - - Expertise matters. But lane-policing is counterproductive.
By Philip Cohen

Latin America
The Economist
Why Latin America's economies are stagnating - - Exporting more is the way to buck the trend
By the America

Analysis
The Washington Post
Pompeo delivers unvarnished view of Trump's Middle East peace plan - - “I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an recording of a private meeting with Jewish leaders obtained by The Post.
By John Houdson & Loveday Morris

U.S. Visa
The New York Times
U.S.requiring Social Media information from Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that took effect on Friday.
By Sandra E. Garcia

Iran - Trump
The Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy - - New negotiations could be Tehran’s only option.
By John Hannah

Opinions
The New York Times
When trolls & Crybullies rule the earth - - How technology reshapes consciousness.
By David Brooks

Global Problem In Future
The Foreign Policy
Be afraid of the world, be very afraid - - Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better
By Stephen M. Walt

Opinions
The New York Times
The Welfare State is broken. Here's how to fix it - - A social entrepreneur in Britain shows the way.
By David Brooks

Opinions
The New York Times
It's taken 5 decades to get the PhD. Her abusive professor denied her - - In 1967, a dream was derailed. But it never died.
By Nicholas Kristof

Israel - Palestinian Peace Plan
The Washington post
The Trump - Kushner peace plan looks doomed already - - A bid to push economic development, rather than a political solution, has been rebuffed by the Palestinians.
By Ishaan Tharoor

Climate Change - Carbon Offset
The Christian Science Monitor
Cash for trees: Homegrown Carbon Offset program bears fruit - - Depending on whom you ask, carbon offsets might be a vital component of climate action or an ineffective – even colonialist – way to assuage guilt. A Uganda nonprofit may have found the key difference.
By Christopher Bendana & Ryan Lenora Brown

Analysis
The New York Times
Was that Rallph Northam in blackface ? an inquiry ends without answers - - An inquiry into a racist photograph on the medical school yearbook page of the Virginia governor could not determine whether he himself appeared in the image.
By Alan Blender

Socialism
The New Republic
Socialism in no Country - - Why the revolutionary left has always been bad news for democracy
By Win McCormack



    
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