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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 
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

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

Earthquake
The Washington Post
Magnitude 5 earthquake strikes Southern Iran - - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan on Wednesday,
By Associated Press

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Amid political chaos, a chance for Israel's Arab minority - - Seeking to form a government, Benny Gantz is meeting with the Arab Joint List. What does that mean for the political future of its constituency?
By Eetta Princ - Gibson

Saudi Arabia - Yemen
The Washington Post
Yemeni government, Southern separatists sign peace deal - - The deal was hailed by the Saudi government and Western powers as paving the way to finding a broader political solution to end Yemen’s nearly five-year-long civil war.
By Sudarsan Raghavan

China - U.S. Intellectual Properties
The New York Times
Scientists with link to China may be stealing biomedical research, U.S. says - - Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.
By Gina Kolata

Secularism - Religious Liberty
The National Review
The First Freedom fades - - Religious liberty’s fate in a secularizing country
By Ramesh Ponnuru

Iran - Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Lebanon has suffered from sectarianism for too long - - Mass protests could put an end to the ethnic clientelism that has empowered corrupt leaders. But demonstrators must stand their ground or risk being co-opted like those who rose up in 2005.
By Sune Haugbolle

News Analysis
The Economist
What it's like to bring up a baby in a war zone - - When Waad al-Kateab decided to start a family with her husband, her friends told her she was crazy. It was 2015 and they were living in Aleppo
By Print edition

Health - Inovation
The Washington Post
Long awaited Cystic Fibrosis drug could turn deadly disease into a manageable condition - - The new drug significantly improved patients’ lung function and showed clear signs of targeting the genetic root of the disease, instead of just alleviating symptoms.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson

Biography - Books
The New York Times
Overlooked no more: Sanmao, wondering writer, who found her voice in the desert - - Her book, “Stories of the Sahara,” has endured for generations of young Taiwanese and Chinese women yearning for independence from conservative social norms.
By Mike Ives & Kathrine Li

Analysis
The Washington Post
Three big questions after Baghdadi's death - - Attention shifts to where the Islamic State goes from here and how the raid may impact President Trump's plans in Syria.
By Ishaan Tharoor

Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Adam Schiff & 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

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Yes, Trump has Joe McCarthy - like tendencies. So do some Democrats - - Smearing candidates and ill-conceived boycotts show that the left is also capable of forgetting what it should stand for.
By Jonathan Turley

Eulogy
The New York Times
Eulogy - Georgette Elgey A former journalist, she spent nearly 50 years producing an acclaimed six-volume work on the Fourth Republic. Her own life held plenty of drama of its own.
By Melissa Godin

Iran - Jewish Refugees
The Foreign Policy
When Iran welcomed Jewish refugees - - In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.
By Michael Dekel


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

U.S. - Immigration
The Foreign Policy
Trump turns U.N. visas, travel restrictions into foreign policy cudgel - - If you’re deemed hostile to U.S. interests, you may face travel limitations, arbitrary visa denials, sudden airport checks, and other forms of harassment, diplomats say.
By Colum Lynch

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Why Latin America was primed to explode - - Economic Malaise, More Than Foreign Meddling, Explains the Outpouring of Rage
By Moises Naim & Brian Winter

News Analysis
The Economist
Why are so many countries witnessing mass protests ? - - Blame economics, demography, a sense of powerlessness...and social media
By international

Analysis
The New York Times
Iraqis against a reviled occupier: Iran - - The Islamic Republic’s heavy-handed interventions in regional affairs are provoking growing resentments, particularly in Shiite-led Iraq.
By Alissa J. Rubin

Analysis
The New York Times
The happy, healthy capitalists of Switzerland - - Forget Scandinavia. Switzerland is richer and yet has a surprisingly equal wealth distribution
By Ruchir Sharma

Iraq Crisis
The Economist
Protests in Iraq are met with violence - - As the authorities lose control, another Arab leader looks set to fall
By Print edition

News Analysis
The New York Times
Impeach Trump. Then move on - - Stop distracting from the core issue, elite negligence and national decline.
By David Brooks

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The secret of the Sheikhs - - Why Are the Gulf Monarchies So Stable?
By Allen James Fromberg & Javier Gurado Alonso

News Analysis
The Christian science Monitor
Why Trump's withdrawal from Syria has Israel on edge - - President Donald Trump has billed himself as a staunch friend of Israel, but the Syrian withdrawal has refocused Israelis on their primary desire – for the U.S. to remain active in the region.
By Dina Kraft

News Analysis
The New York Times
The Most pressing issue for our next president isn't medicare - - The 2020 campaign is obsessed with the wrong issue.
By David Leonhardt

Report
The New York Times
The man who feeds ants - - And other tales of pollution in Karachi.
By Mohammad Hanif

Analysis
The Economist
What an impeachment trial of Donald Trump might look like - - Will senators put party aside, and meet Alexander Hamilton's expectations?
By trying time

Analysis
The New York Times
What is going to happen to us ? inside ISIS prison, children ask their fate - - A rare inside look by New York Times journalists exposes an enormous legal and humanitarian crisis, one that the world has largely chosen to ignore.
By Ben Hubbard & Ivon Pricket

Latest News
The Washington Post
Is Mount Everest shrinking ? Nepal is on a mission to measure the world's tallest mountain - - The two-year, $1.3 million effort is driven both by patriotism and scientific inquiry.
By Joanne Slater

Poverty
The New York Times
Paul Polak, entrepreneur for those living on $2.00 a day, does at 86 - - A former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water
By Donald G. McNiel Jr.



    
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