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The Foreign Policy
Trump's plan to slash foreign aid puts Humanitarian programs in Jeopardy - - Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
By Robbie Gramer & Clum Lynch


The New York Times
Rethinking Ameraica's approach to the world - - It’s time to reverse the reliance on military action rather than diplomacy.
By The Editorial Board


The Foreign Affairs
The Gandi - Jinnah conversations - - in the autumn of 1916, representatives of Hindus and Moslems met at Lucknow and concluded what was known as the Lucknow Pact, in an attempt to settle the differences between the two major Indian communities.
By Sir Frederick Puchle


The New York Times
The New York Public Radio names a new leader, Goli Shekholeslmi - - The chief executive of Chicago Public Media succeeds Laura R. Walker, who led WNYC and related outlets for nearly 24 years.
By Ben Sisario


The Washington Post
Gibraltor releases Iranian supertanker despite U.S. plea - - Authorities in the British territory said Thursday they would release the Grace 1 oil tanker after receiving assurances that the vessel would not transport its cargo to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.
By Erin Cunningham


The New York Times
Trump and XI sittin' in a tree - - Both men have overplayed their hand and are desperate to be seen as the winner in their trade war.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Christian science Monitor
Wireless revolution: What 5 G is & how it will affect you - - The tech industry touts its next-generation cellphone network as a giant leap in capabilities. But the industry jargon does little to explain it to consumers. We look at what “5G” really means.
By Laurent Belsie


The Foreign Policy
Who will save the Amazon (and how) ? - - It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
By Stephen M. Walt


The New York Times
It's 2043. We need a new America dream for the A.I. revolution - - The benefits of automation should be broadly distributed through an expanded social safety net.
By Baobao Zhang


The Christian science Monitor
What Russian deal ?. Israel & Jordan cast warry eye toward Syria - - Israel and Jordan are disappointed with a security deal that hasn’t stopped Hezbollah from entrenching itself in southern Syria. Can the U.S. provide positive leadership there?
By Taylor Luck


 
India - Pakistan
The Foreign Affairs
The Gandhi - Jinnah conversation - - in the autumn of 1916, representatives of Hindus and Moslems met at Lucknow and concluded what was known as the Lucknow Pact, in an attempt to settle the differences between the two major Indian communities.
By Sir Frederick Puchle

Environment
The Foreign Policy
Who will save the Amazon (and how) ? - - It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
By Stephen M. Walt

Analysis
The Economist
Are Western democracies becoming ungovernable ? - - Politicians sometimes say so, but mean different things in different countries
By Print Edition

Analysis
The Washington Post
Can the Middle East escape its '1914 moment' ? - - The bubbling tensions between Iran and the United States have brought the Middle East to a dangerous precipice, warns a new report
By Ishaan Tharoor

Iran - illegal Oil Export
The New York Times
Defying sanctions, China & Others take oil from 12 Iranian tankers - - China and other countries are receiving oil shipments from a larger number of Iranian tankers than was previously known, defying sanctions imposed by the United States to choke off Tehran’s main source of income, an investigation by The New York Times has found.
By Anjali Singhvi, Edward Wong & Denise Lu

Iran - World
The Foreign Affairs
Why the Strait of Hormuz is still the world's most imprtant chockepoint - - And Why the United States Should Guarantee Its Security
By Allen James Fromberg

Afghanistan - Taliban
The Washington Post
Thousands of U.S. troops leave Afghanistan under Taliban - - The agreement being negotiated could cut American troops in the country from roughly 14,000 to between 8,000 and 9,000, officials said. The Taliban would agree to a cease-fire and renounce al-Qaeda.
By Dan Lamothe, John Houdson & Pamela Constable

Report
The Washington Post
U.S. sanctions Iran's foreign Minister amid escalating tensions - - Administration accused Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of functioning more as a “propaganda minister.”
By Carol Morello & Karen Deyoung

Energy -- Pofitability
The Economist
Can America utilities profit the energy transition ? - - The monopolists at the heart of America’s shift to cleaner energy place their bets
By

Opinions
The Christian science Monitor
Monday Sunrise brief: Five nations try to salvage Iran nuclear deal - - Here's what happened this weekend (while you were sitting in a kiddie pool staying cool, rowing, or listening to Old Town Road (the Seoul remix) and enjoying an off-line life).
By David Clarck Scott

Iran - Great Britain
The Washington Post
New video from Iran shows guard warning away UK warship - - Iran’s Revolutionary Guard releases new video showing seizure of British-flagged tanker earlier in July
By Amir Vahdat & Aya Batrawy

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
Iran tries Russian - style disinformation with U.S. electorate, researches say - - Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s warning that Russia and “many more countries” were likely to target disinformation at U.S. voters in 2020 echoes the findings of a broad range of independent researchers.
By Craig Timberg & Tony Romm

Journalism - Its Future
The New Republic
How to save Journalism - - The biggest threat to the health of the media industry is Silicon Valley. And the antidote might just be organized labor.
By Clio Chang

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
The U.S. & Europe are pursuing sharply different plans for patrols in the Persian Gulf - - Washington’s proposal has less backing than one conceived by London, but Tehran opposes both.
By Adam Taylor & James McAuley

Analysis
The Economist
A society's values & beliefs matter for its economy - - And cultural change can unlock the economic potential of people and ideas
By Finance & economics

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
New Pentagon chief says U.S. will 'escort' American flagged ships facing Iranian threats - - Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the initiative doesn’t necessarily mean every U.S.-flagged ship going through the Strait of Hormuz will have a destroyer behind it.
By Paul Sonne

Iran - Great Britain
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

Trump - Iran Sanctions
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
Trump's going to get re-elected, Isn't he ? - - Voters have reason to worry.
By Thomas L. friedman

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


Technology
The Christian science Monitor
Wireless revolution: What 5 G is & how it will affect you - - https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2019/0812/Wireless-revolution-What-5G-is-and-how-it-will-affect-you
By Laurent Belsie

News Analysis
The New Republic
The Second -Amendment case for gun control - - It's a myth that the Founders opposed the regulation of deadly weapons.
By Saul Cornell

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Friend's with caveats - - Will Israel and the Gulf States Form a United Front Against Iran?
By Yoel Guzansky & Daniel Shapiro

News Analysis
The New York Times
El Paso shooting suspect's manofesto echoses Trump's language - - The suspect wrote that his views “predate Trump,” as if anticipating the political debate that would follow the blood bath
By Peter Baker & Michael D. Shear

Amazon Forest
The Economist
Deathwatch for the Amazon - - Brazil has the power to save Earth’s greatest forest—or destroy it
By Print Edition

American Election - Candidates - Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy
Where do the 2020 candidates stand on foreign policy ? - - Find out how the Democrats agree and differ on key global issues.
By Feature / FP Staff

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
U.S,Sanctionson Foreign Minister unite Iran's fraction elite - - Iranian officials reacted with unified irritation on Thursday to the Trump administration’s decision to sanction Iran’s foreign minister
By Vivian Yee

Analysis - Demographic
The Foreign Affairs
Wih great demographics comes great power - - Why Population Will Drive Geopolitics
By Nicholas Eberstadt

Analysis
The Economist
Employee happiness & business success are linked - - What explains the connection?
By Business

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
What a war with Iran could look like - - Neither Side Wants a Fight, but That Doesn’t Eliminate the Danger
By Ilan Goldberg

Opinions
The New York Times
A recession id coming (eventually). Here is where you will see it first - - Economists don’t know when the decade-long expansion, now the longest in American history, will end. But here are the indicators they will be watching to figure it out.
By Ben Casselman

U.S - Iran Sanctions
The New York Times
Iran fired a medium - range missile in what appeared to be part of a carefully calibrated effort at escalation - - Iran fired a Shahab-3 medium-range missile on Wednesday, a United States military official said, playing it down by saying that it did not pose a threat to American or other Western shipping or military bases in the region
By Eric Schmitt & David E. Sanger

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Restraint isn't isolationism and it won't endanger America - - Critics of offshore balancing claim a more restrained U.S. foreign policy will breed insecurity. They’re wrong, and their arguments are easily debunked.
By Stephen M. Walt

America - Beacan of Hope
The Christian science Monitor
Why America remains a beacon of hope for Liberian refugee - - Maddie Collins, a Liberian refugee who has become a pillar of her community in Helena, Montana, believes the U.S. will surmount its current divisions. Part 4 in a series on people who are successfully navigating America’s most intractable challenges.
By Christa Case Bryant

News Analysis
The Washington Post
With Borris Johnson in chrge, will the U.K. face escalating international crisis ? - - Here’s what we know about new leaders and the risk of military conflict.
By Scott Wolford

Analysis
The New York Times
Netanyahu won the election. Why is Israel doing it over ? - - Because Israeli politics is ready for new rivalries.
By Shmuel Rosner

Opinions
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

Analysis
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

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

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



    
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