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VOA Last Page - June 8/ 2018
Upozit No. 238 June 15/ 2018 Afshin
Il Volo -- Delilah

The Washington Post
Trumps America -- The rouge superpower - - Trump is not merely neglecting the liberal world order; he is milking it for narrow gain, rapidly destroying the trust and sense of common purpose that have held it together and prevented international chaos for seven decades
By Robert Kagan


The New York Times
What is sadness, and what is depression - - We don’t have a good way of talking about the difference between them.
By Jennifer Finney Boylan


The Economist
Donald Trump andKim Jong Un signed the blandest of agreements - - All the details are left to underlings to sort out
By


The Foreign Policy
North Korea is following the Saddam Hussein playbook - - The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too.
By James Traub


The Economist
How Ralph Northam struck a deal with Republicans - - Virginia’s new governor has won a four-year battle to expand Medicaid
By Democracy in America


The Foreign Policy
U.S. - backed catastrophe brewing in Yemen - - A Gulf-led coalition is preparing to assault a key Yemeni port, risking a fresh humanitarian crisis.
By Keith Johnson, Colum Lynch & Robbie Gramer


The Washington Post
Will we finally end the silence around suiside - - The stigma surrounding mental illness and treatment ends in nearly 45,000 deaths a year. We need to change that.
By Petula Duorak


The New Republic
Jeff Sessions shuts the door on asylum for women escaping domestic abuse - - the attorney general ruled that domestic-abuse survivors and people fleeing criminal gangs couldn’t claim asylum on those grounds alone
By Matt Ford


The Foreign Policy
Reclaiming global leadership -- The Right Way to Put America First
By John Kasich


The New York Times
Why we are so vulnerbale to charlatans like Trump - - We may laugh at how people in the past fell for phony remedies — but we can fall for the same tricks.
By John Ganz


 
Essay
The Foreign Affairs
Reclaiming global leadership -- The Right Way to Put America First
By John Kasich

Opinions
The New York Times
Trump tries to destroy the west - - There’s only one explanation that fits his behavior: He wants to break up the alliance that has dominated the past century.
By David Leonhardt

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Bullies do not win at diplomacy - - President Donald Trump is learning that, just because the United States is powerful, that doesn’t mean it can push other countries around.
By Stephen M. Walt

Inovation & New Ideas
The Christian Science Monitor
In India, turning air pollution into talk- provoking art - - Sometimes big problems can be hard to see. A company in India is illuminating air pollution by transforming it into ink.
By Asia London Palomba

Education
The New York Times
Top colleges are cheaper than you think - unless you are rich - - - At elite colleges, poor families pay $6,000 per year on average, Very affluent families pay $69,000
By David Leonhardt

News Analysis
The Economist
Europe and America part ways when it comes to - religious freedom - - It used to be easier to agree about persecution, and whom it afflicts
By Erasmus

Opinions
The New York Times
Intellecturals, politics and bad faith - - Don’t let the right-wingers grind you down.
By Paul Krugman

Law & Justice
The Washington Post
Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a guy couple - - In an opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the court held that a Colorado commission had not adequately taken into account the religious beliefs of baker Jack Phillips.
By Robert Barnes

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iran wants to stay in Syria forever - - Russia and Israel are ramping up pressure on Iran to withdraw. But Tehran is intent on recouping its investment of blood and treasure.
By Borzu Daragahi

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How new U.S. stance on Iran is resonating Tehran - - It's hardly surprising that US ultimatums directed at Iran have been answered in kind, with Iranians saying they will not be intimidated into constraining their regional ambitions. But listen closely, and you'll also hear more pragmatic voices.
By Scott Peterson

Organic - Agriculture
The Washington Post
Imagining a clean, green future - - Tiny Indian stte, an organic pioneer,hopes to lead other agricultural region to its pesticide - free promised land
By Annie Gowen

Opioids -- Overdose
The Washington Post
Unseen face of the Opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows - -
By Joe Davidson

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Modi needs to show India has teeth - - Asia is ready for India to step up as the U.S. withdraws.
By Atman Trivedo & Amy Searight

Water - Drought Condition
The Christian Science Monitor
Adapting for an arid era, Texas farmers scratch crops from dust - - Farmers stymied by drought often tap underground aquifers. In Texas, they're trying to mitigate the long-term consequences of that short-term solution.
By Henry Gass

Israel - Palestinians
The Foreign Policy
Gazans are protesting their economy, not Israels existance - - The most important motive for the “Great March of Return” has been anger at Gaza's terrible conditions for daily life.
By Omar Shaban

Turkey -- Future
The Foreign Policy
Erdogan is failing economics 101 - - Turkey’s president has made a huge bet that he's right and all of the world’s economic experts are wrong.
By Borzou Daragahi

Opinions
The Washington Post
What the GOP got for selling out - - Few things in politics are black and white, but for members of Lincolns party, opposing Trump should have been one of them.
By Joe Scarborough

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Regime change for dummies - - A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments.
By Stephen M. Walt

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
How far is Trump willing to go to change Irans behavior - - The Trump Team has shown it is commitment to curbing Tehran — but remains stingy with the details
By John Hannah

Analysis
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


North Korea
The Foreign Policy
How North Korea can strike it rich - - Pyongyang's path to prosperity starts in Singapore.
By Stephan Haggard

Human Rights
The New York Times
North Korea, Trump and human rights - - No other country has managed to use technology, propaganda and the police to control a people so tightly
By Nickloas Kristof

Opinions
The New York Times
The price of anincompetent president - - The Post reported, “Military officials have not been able to explain where Trump got such a figure.”
By Michelle Goldbert

India
The Economist
People in India often despair of their democracy - - They should look at the big picture
By Asia

Analysis
The Washington Post
A day that changed everything - - We all wish history made more sense, both as it happens, and afterwards. Maybe someday it will.
By Charles Lane

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The world wants youy to think like a realist - - From Europe to Iran to North Korea, the world doesn't make sense anymore — unless you put all your illusions aside.
By Stephen M. Walt

America - Election
The Economist
What may happen in Novembers mid - term - - Later this year Americans will vote in elections for both houses of Congress. What will determine the outcome? Later this year Americans will vote in elections for both houses of Congress. What will determine the outcome? Later this year Americans will vote in elections for both houses of Congress. What will determine the outcome?
By

Middle East - Climate
The Economist
Cliamate change is making the Arab world more misrable - - Expect longer droughts, hotter heatwaves and more frequent dust storms
By Middle East & Africa

Opinions
The Washington Post
An oval office without integrity - - The esteem with which I held the presidency was dealt a serious blow when Donald Trump took office
By John Brennan

Opioids -- Overdose
The Washington Post
Imagining a clean, green future - - Tiny Indian state, an organic pioneer
By Annie Gowen

Africa
The Foreign Affairs
How Africa is bucking the isolatinist trend - - The Continent Is Promoting Free Trade and Free Movement
By Landry Signe

Opioids -- Overdose
The Washington Post
Unseen face of the Opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows - - The face of the nation’s opioid epidemic increasingly is gray and wrinkled. But that face often is overlooked in a crisis that frequently focuses on the young.
By Joe Davidson

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Why Trumps for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect - - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/05/30/why-trumps-plans-for-regime-change-in-iran-will-have-the-opposite-effect/?utm_term=.b4e25b562957
By Michael McFaul & Abbas Milani

Analysis
The New York Times
Is the United States losing its humanity - - Ms. Richard was an assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration.
By Anne C. Richard

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
The priest who chronicles religious persecution of all faiths - - Justice is not bounded by a particular faith, or place, or even the expanse of time. Our reporter looks at how a French Roman Catholic priest was led to address injustices found in Iraq
By Sara Miller - Llana

Opinions
The New York Times
Sounding red code: Electing the Trump resistance - - It’s a choice between letting Trump retain control of all the key levers of political power for two more years, or not.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Saudi Arabia - Human Rights
The New York Times
Reform in reverse in Saudi Arabia - - All to the good, right? Not so fast. Over the past two weeks, the prince reversed course, unleashing and then expanding a crackdown on the very activists who had promoted the right of women to drive.
By The Editorial Board

Iran - Trump
The Foreign Policy
How far is Trump willing to go to change Irans behavior - - The Trump Team has shown its commitment to curbing Tehran — but remains stingy with the details.
By John Hannah

Analysis
The New York Times
Hamas, Netanyahu ahd mother nature - - So this idea that we can just get out of Gaza, throw away the key and forget about it is a total illusion
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
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



    
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