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Mix - Leila Marvdashti

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Economist
Online identification is getting more & more intrusive - - Phones can now tell who is carrying them from their users’ gaits
By Science & Technology


The Foreign Policy
How to prevent an accidental war with Iran - - With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.
By Steven Simon,Richard Sokolsky


The Washington Post
The Trump - Kushner Mideast Peace Plan looks doomed - - 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 Christian Science Monitor
A door for peace in Rising U.S - Iran tensions - - Washington and Tehran have escalated tensions as hard-liners on each side seem to smell victory. Yet behind the posturing remains a chance for mediation by a neutral friend.
By Editorial Board

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
White House reviews Military plans against Iran, in echoesof Iraq war - - last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said
By Eric Schmitt & Julian Ebrames

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The art of new Iran deal - - What the World’s Diplomats Really Think of Trump’s Endgame in Iran
By Sanam Vakil

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Saudi Arabia has big plans in India - - With Saudi Aramco’s bid for a stake in Reliance Industries, the oil giant is looking to establish a permanent foothold in the South Asian country.
By Amir Handjani

Middle East - Future Peace
The Christian Science Monitor
War without end in Gaza: Why Israeli army is battling the government - - Civilian control over the military is essential in democracy, but what happens when the military’s expertise is ignored for political reasons? The Israeli military’s frustration over the costly Gaza conflict is coming to the surface.
By Dina Kraft

Analysis
The Economist
America sees an opportunity to deliver a lethal, decisive blow to Iran -- brinkmanship in the Middle East - - Also, giving voice to the speechless and giving British food its due
By Podcasts

Iranian - American
The Foreign Affairs
What it means to be Iranian in America - - Forgetting the Revolution
By Shervin Malekzadeh

Religion & Freedom
The New York Times
We are taking religious freedom too far - - We have a right to practice our beliefs, but we don’t have the right to discriminate against others, or endanger their lives.
By Margaret Penki

Analysis
The Economist
Foreign policy after Donald Trump - - A few Democrats see a chance for a brave new world
By Print Edition

U.S -- Iran
The New York Times
Citing Iranian threat, U.S. sends carrier group & bombers to Persian Gulf - - “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,”
By Edward Wang

Prespective
The Washington Post
Add to the list of thing that divide Washingtonians: Azeleas - - They’re in full bloom across our region this time of year — to the joy of some and the dismay of many others.
By Theresa Vergas

Opinions
The New York Times
The American family makes this President Trump’s stance on legal and undocumented immigrants could have devastating results.
By Janet Murguia

Economy & Business
The National Review
The Miracle of industrialization - - Why the world stopped having to be poor.
By Marian Tupy

Development - New Visions
The Foreign Policy
We need a new vision in development - - World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Goldberg says equality can’t be an afterthought in plans for economic growth.
By Michael Hirsh

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
The longest wars - - Richard Holbrooke and the Decline of American Power
By George Paker

Japan
The Economist
How Monarchies surve modernity - - As Japan’s emperor hands over to his son and the Thai king is crowned, monarchies are thriving
By Print Edition

Opinions
The New York Times
Has our luck run out - - Most crucial problems today are global in nature and can be dealt with only by a global coalition.
By Thomas L. Friedman

History - Roosevelt
The Christian Science Monitor
What a 9 - year - old saw in Teddy Roosevelt - - His success crystallized my aspirations. If I could only be like Teddy, how sweet life would be.
By Robert Klose

Opinions
The New York Times
An era defined by fears - - The emotional tone underneath the political conflicts.
By David Brooks


U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Seiptical U.S. allies resist Trump's claims of treats from Iran - - Officials said Mr. Trump was aware that Mr. Bolton’s instinctual approach to Iran could lead to war; aides suggested that the president’s own aversion to drawn-out overseas conflicts would be the best hope of putting the brakes on military escalation.
By Helene Cooper & Edward Wang

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Affairs
What the World’s Diplomats Really Think of Trump’s Endgame in Iran What the World’s Diplomats Really Think of Trump’s Endgame in Iran
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U.S. - Europe - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
Pompeo crashes Brussels meeting of E.U. Diplomats for Iran Talks - - The unplanned visit pits Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against European foreign ministers who had been meeting to bolster the faltering Iran nuclear deal against a U.S. assault.
By Michael Birnbaum

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Christian Science Monitor
Sanctions, threats, deadlines: How the Iran nuclear deal is faring - - The Iran nuclear deal was a singular accomplishment for Presidents Obama and Rouhani. But for President Trump it’s always been a “bad deal.” Now he’s testing the impact of new sanctions and putting pressure on Europe too
By Scott Peterson

Middle East - Future Peace
The Christian Science Monitor
War without end in Gaza: Why Israeli army is battling the government - - Civilian control over the military is essential in democracy, but what happens when the military’s expertise is ignored for political reasons? The Israeli military’s frustration over the costly Gaza conflict is coming to the surface.
By Dina Kraft

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
U.S. issues new sanctions as Iran warns it will step back from nuclear deal - - The announcement by Iran’s president does not kill the 2015 deal, but it pushes the confrontation between Washington and Tehran into new and potentially dangerous territory.
By David E. Sanger, Edward wong, Steven Erlanger & Eric Schmitt

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
The National Review
Iran begins backing out of nuclear deal - - President Hassan Rouhani announced that the country would begin stockpiling enriched uranium rather than selling it abroad.
By Jack Crowe

Analysis
Asharq Al - Awsat
Iran a tale of two losers - - In its simplest form the main argument was that 40 years after the Islamic Revolution, the clergy-led ruling elite was still behaving like a sect rather than a state, thus preventing Iran from behaving like a normal nation with all its merits and defects.
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
If nobody knows your Iran policy, does it even exist ? - - The Trump administration’s top foreign-policy priority is the Islamic Republic—but it’s unclear to what end.
By Stephen M. Walt

U.S -- Iran
The Foreign Policy
Elias Groll & Lara Seligman White House says it will deploy carrier strike group and bomber task force to counter Tehran
By Elias Groll & Lara Seligman

Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Policy
The false promise of protest - - David Shulman’s diaries of resisting the Israeli occupation show the limits of activism in the face of rampant dispossession and despair.
By Tareq Baconi

Opinions
The New York Times
A Century, America built another kind of wall - - There was a time when even Ivy League scientists supported racial restrictions at the border.
By Daniel Okrent

Opinions
The New York Times
The revolt of the Democratic Elites - - And the surprising strength of the rank and file.
By David Brooks

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor - -
Why Europe is again a battlefield for Iran's internal wars - - Under increasing pressure from the U.S. and regional rivals, the Islamic Republic feels like it is fighting for its survival. One result appears to be the revival of a long-dormant covert war against insurgents based in Europe.
By Scott Peterson

Development - New Visions
The Foreign Policy
We need a new vision in development - - World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Goldberg says equality can’t be an afterthought in plans for economic growth.
By Michael Hirsh

Analysis
The Economist
Don't genetically enhance people improve society - - Genomic technologies widen inequality, says Gulzaar Barn, a philosopher at King’s College, London
By Gulzaar Barn

Iran -- IRGC
The Foreign Policy
Iran's changing of the guards - - The IRGC just selected a new leader. Here’s why—and what it means for Iranian strategy.
By Nader Uskowi & Omer Carmi

Technology
The New Republic
Breaking up Amazon won't solve its climate problem - - The tech giant changed how Americans buy stuff. It will have to do so again—whether it wants to or not.
By Amily Atkin

Africa -- Human Righs
The Foreign Affairs
People power is rising in Africa - - How Protest Movements Are Succeeding Where Even Global Arrest Warrants Can’t
By Zoe Marks, Erica Chenoweth, and Jide Okeke

Lung Cancer
The Economist
Screeningfor Lung Cancer is a controversial idea - - But the evidence now suggests it can work
By Print Edition



    
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