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The New Republican
Freedom shall prevail -- Columnists and politicians decrying the decline of the West can't seem to define what it is they're defending. The entire concept was developed for a very particular historical moment.
By Peter Slezkine


The New Republic
A fitting end to Paul Rayns fraudulent political careet The Republican House of Representatives has become an unruly mob, and the speaker has no one to blame but himself.
By David Dayen


The Foreign Affairs
How Iran will determine the nuclear deals fate - - The Decision-Making Process Is No Simple Top-Down Exercise
By Ariane M. Tabatabai


The Christian Science Monitor
How goal of - regime change - with modifications, is gaining new life - - How to deal with rogue nations? Recent US experiments with "regime change" in Iraq and Afghanistan appeared to delist the policy as an option. But in the latest iteration of the Trump administration, a freshened "troop-less" version is getting a look.
By Howard LaFranchi


The Washington Post
The Banana States of America - - By one key measure, it is now official: This is the most authoritarian Congress in history.
By Dana Milbank


The New York Times
Trump Vs. Department of Justice - - President Trump and his enablers in Congress and the right-wing media are engaged in a dangerous campaign to undermine the foundations of American justice
By The Editorial Board


The Washington Post
Where rigid ideologies go to die - - If Afghanistan is truly the graveyard of empires, then today’s Middle East is where rigid ideologies go to die
By Joe Scarborough


The Washington Post
No one is an animal - - It’s never right to call other human beings “animals.” It’s not something we should even have to debate. No matter how debased the behavior of a given individual or group, no matter how much legitimate anger that genuinely evil actions might inspire, dehumanizing others always leads us down a dangerous path
By E.J. Dionne Jr.


The Foreign Policy
Once upon a time, America supported Palestinians - - The United States is slowly forgetting it was ever committed to Palestinian rights.
By Khaled Elgindy


The Foreign Affairs
The end of the Iran deal could destablize Iraq - - What U.S.–Iranian Rivalry Means for Baghdad
By James Fromson & Steven Simon


 
Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Affairs
Israels costly neglect - - The Political Perils of Ignoring Gaza and East Jerusalem
By Khaled Elgindy

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
The Strategic disaster of leaving the Iran deal - - Trump Is Making the Middle East Less Safe
By Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Nobel Prize
The Economist
The hierachy of countries winning Nobel in the science is shifting - - Nobel-prize data suggest the productivity of American science has fallen
By Economist

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Tell us how this ends What’s distressing about the Iran question is that nobody in this administration seems to have a good answer
By David Ignatius

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
The art of the regime change - - Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has one goal in mind — and no plan to achieve it
By Stephen M. Walt

Analysis
The Economist
Economists focus too little on what people really care about - - The fourth in our series on the profession’s shortcomings
By Print Edition

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Israls costly neglect The Political Perils of Ignoring Gaza and East Jerusalem
By Khaled Elgindy

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The first Saudi - Iranian war will be an even fight - - What happens when the Saudi military's massive budget meets Iran's mastery of asymmetric warfare? Here's a preview.
By Afshon Ostovar

Saudi Arabia
The New York Times
How to save the Saudi Golden Goose - - Ms. Wald is the author of “Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom’s Pursuit of Profit and Power
By Ellen R. Wals

Iran - U.S. Nuclear Deal
The New York Times
Do not scuttle the Iran nuclear deal - - The alternative of no deal at all is far worse
By Boris Johnson

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
The chalenge of reinstating sanctions against Iran - - It’s Not as Simple as Withdrawing From the JCPOA
By Peter E. Harrell

Science - Red Planet
The Washington Post
NASA spacecraft will travel to Red Planet to study Marsquakes - - NASA's newest spacecraft, InSight, is scheduled to launch from California early Saturday on a six-month journey to the Red Planet
By Sarah Kaplan

News Analysis
The New York Times
Israel says secret files detail Irans nuclear subterfugl - - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cited no evidence that Iran violated the nuclear deal, but the accusation may bolster the case for President Trump to pull out.
By David M. Halbfinger, David E. Sanger & Ronen Bergman

Opinions
The New York Times
Trumps war on the poor - - But I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like the collection of petty grifters and miscreants surrounding Donald Trump. Price, Pruitt, Zinke, Carson and now Ronny Jackson
By Paul Krugman

Immigration - Travel Ban
The Washington Post
Muslims await entry - ban ruling as a statement of U.S. values - - The fortunes of millions of noncitizens in the country and outside hang on whether the justices find Trump’s order an overreach
By Abigal Hauslohner

Democracy
The Foreign Affairs
The big shift - - How American Democracy Fails Its Way to Success
By Walter Russel Mead

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
At U.S. college - decision time, some conservatives face tough choices - - For many years, it was simply accepted as a fact about higher education in the United States: A majority of students held liberal political views, as did most of their professors. But for some of today's young conservatives and their parents, that's not a system they're ready to buy into. And they're now finding alternatives.
By Christa Case Bryant

Analysis
The New York Times
How the Human Rights movement failed - - Those who care about vulnerable minorities need to reckon with the economic inequality that leads so many people to vote for authoritarians
By Samuel moyn

Immigration - Opinions
The New York Times
Republicans to the court: Strike down the travel ban -- On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether President Trump’s nationality-based travel ban may continue. The case is important to every American and, indeed, the integrity of the republic
By Thomas H. Kean, John Danforth & Carter Phillips

Immigration - Europe
The Economist
Europeans remain welcoming to immigrants - - Particularly if they live in countries that host some
By Graphic detail


News Analysis
The Washington Post
There is no plan B on Iran - - The Trump administration has no Plan B on Iran beyond “not Plan A."
By Daniel W. Drezner

Argument
The Foreign Policy
What Iran really wants in Syria - - Misperceptions of Tehran’s true intentions could lead to disaster
By Payam Mohseni & Hassan Ahmanian

Invention - Technology
The New York Times
Robert N. Hall , whose inventions are everywhere - He came up with a semiconductor laser used in supermarket scanners, printers and remote controls. His magnetron was adapted for the microwave oven
By Don R. Hecker

Iran Sanctions
The Foreign Policy
The art of regime change Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has one goal in mind — and no plan to achieve it.
By Stephen M. Walt

Water - Drought Condition
The Foreign Policy
How to defeat drought - - Cape Town is running out of water. Israel offers some lessons on how to avoid that fate.
By Seth M. Siegel

Opinions
The New Republic
How America broke its economy - - Unemployment is at a 15-year low, so why aren't wages surging? Because the old rules no longer apply
By David Dayen

Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Affairs
Iraels costly neglect - - The Political Perils of Ignoring Gaza and East Jerusalem
By Khaled Elgindy

Trump - Iran Sanctions
The Washington Post
Trump expected to impede Iran deal, despite warnings - - President Trump is expected to announce that he will not continue to waive sanctions against Iran, according to current and former U.S. and foreign officials, a major step toward ending the nuclear agreement he has called an “insane” deal that “never, ever should have been made.”
By Karen DeYoung, Anne Gearan & David Nakamura

Iran - Nuclear Negotiations
The Foreign Policy
The United States should seize on Irans currency crisis _ _ An anti-regime alliance of rich and poor could be the key to ending clerical rule
By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Richard Goldberg

Analysis
The Economist
In religion and Economics, cause and effect are very hard to prove - - Linking Eastern Christianity with politics and economics
By Erasmus

News Analysis
The New York Times
How Israelis see the world - - Mr. Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and the author of “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.”
By Yossi Klein Halevi

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The end of the Democratic Century - -
By Yascha Mounk & Roberto Stephan Foa

Israel - Abusive of Human Rights
The Washington Post
Shooting to Maim - - Israeli gunfire is taking a severe toll on the lower limbs of Palestinian protesters
By Erin Cunningham & Hazem Balousha

Turkey -- Future
The Foreign Policy
Erdogans motley opponents have united to take him down - - Turkey’s strongman might not be strong enough to survive the early elections he wanted.
By Borzou Daragahi

Iran - Nuclear Negotiations
The New York Times
Trump signals openness to a - New Deal - to constrain Iran - - As he welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Trump also expressed hope for a nuclear agreement with North Korea and called Kim Jong-un “very honorable.”
By Peter Baker & Julie Hirshfeld Davis

Refugees - Human Rights
The Economist
Refugees need not be a burden, if they are allowed to work - - The successes and failures of Uganda’s liberal refugee policy have lessons for elsewhere
By Prented Edition

Israel - Human Rights
The Washington Post
Behind Gaza clashes lies economic misery - - Universities say students are dropping out because they cannot afford the fees. At the Islamic University in Gaza City, a third of the students did not re-enroll this semester. Graduates have little hope of finding work in their specialized fields
By Loveday Morris & Hazem Balousha

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Boltons pick for deputy could roil Pentagon relations - - Mira Ricardel clashed with Defense Secretary James Mattiss team in the early days of Trumps presidency.
By Robbie Gramer, Dan De Luce

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
Political ideas in the twentieth century - - nyone desiring a quiet life has done badly to be born in the twentieth century.--L. Trotsky.
By Isaiah Berlin

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Lost in the Middle East - - The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
By Steven A. Cook



    
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