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upozit No. 176 March 18

The Foreign Affairs
Latin Americas murder epidemic - - How to Stop the Killing
By Robert Muggah & Ilona Szabo de Corvahso


The Foreign Policy
Jared Kushner struck out in his first foray into Middle East diplomacy - - But Trump’s son-in-law succeeded in coaxing the U.K., America’s closest ally, into thwarting the Obama administration
By Colum Lynch


The New York Times
What travelers should know about new restrictions on devices - - Who is affected by the flight restriction, and what should you do?
By Brian X. Chen


The Economist
Measuring the cost of living worldwide - - Asia dominates the top of the latest index while Britain plummets down the rankings
By


The Foreign Policy
The race to Raqqa could cost Trump Turkey - - The anti-ISIS fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara, and disrupt the plan to take back the terror groups de-facto capital
By David Kenner and Molly O Toole


The Washington Post
The world is watching as tghe U.S. presidency decline - - It is difficult to overestimate the geopolitical risks of this moment — or the (both disturbed and eager) global scrutiny now being given to the American president
By Michael Gerfson


The Foreign Affairs
The real American jobs crisis - - Having spent heavily to preserve its geopolitical link to Hezbollah, Iran appears to be settling in for a long presence in Syria. That has caught the attention of the US and Israel, which fears a widening of its Southern Lebanon front to the Golan Heights
By Lane Kenworthy


The Foreign Affairs
Trump and Saudi Arabia - - Rethinking the Relationship with Riyadh
By Madawi al - Rasheed


Voice Of America - Last Page Mehdi Falahati
 
Turkey
The Washington Post
Turkish battle over - executive presidency - prompts divisions at home - - The heated rhetoric is a reflection, in part, of how difficult it is to predict the outcome of the vote
By Kareem Fahim and Anthony Faiola

Health - Trump
The New Republic
Anti - poverty warrior Paul Ryan lied about the millions of Americans who will lose insurance under Trumpcare - - CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law
By Brian Beutler

Opinions
The Washington Post
Next steps for the Trump resistance - - The opposition should consider which Trump voters would be open to changing their minds about him
By E.J. Dioone Jr.

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps cuts to US AID would impreril the United States - - President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the U.S. foreign aid budget by 37 percent threatens to undermine U.S. national security
By Mona Yacoubian

Analysis
The New York Times
Man without an ISIS plan - - Trump derided Obama's anti-ISIS strategy as a disaster, though offering none of his own
By The Editorial Board

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Do not label the IRGC - - Clear Costs, Hazy Benefits
By Tyler Cullis

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Repubican Health -Care plan is not about health care at all - - It will provide hundreds of billions of dollars of tax cuts — and make it ... More
By Catherine Rampell

Turkey
The Christian Science Monitor
In Turkey,Erdogan fans an Islamic nationalism to build Ottoman - style influence - - Fifteen years into his rule, Erdošan has gradually turned his country away from the secular tradition of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He has also moved away from democratic norms, complicating ties with the West
By Scott Peterson

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
A day in the life of a disgraceful commander in chief - - From blaming his subordinates for a failed mission to using a slain sailor’s family as a prop, Donald Trump is already proving unfit to lead the military
By Micah Zenko

U.S. -- Saudi Arabia
The Washington Post
Trump administration looks to resume Saudi Arabia arms sale criticized as endangering civilians in Yemen - - The proposal would reverse a decision by the Obama administration
By Missy Ryan & Anne Gearan

Women Rights
The Christian Science Monitor
Not just another womens day - feminist one-day strike brings - edge - to movement - - For the first time, feminists in more than 50 countries are calling an international women’s strike to protest against violence and inequality, in an effort to combat a global tide of male revanchism
By Peter Ford

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Labeling Irans Revolutionary Guard -- Why Trump Should Designate It a Terrorist Group
By Mark Dubowitz & Ray Takeyeh

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Welcome to the post - Human Rights world - - Geopolitical realignments and the rise of populist nationalism have unleashed a global backlash against human rights
By Sebastian Strangio

U.S. -- Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
The Palestinian response to Trump - - Is More Violence on the Horizon?
By Dana El Kurd

Analysis
The New York Times
Do not be fooled,Trumps new Muslim ban is still illigal - - The revisions don't fix the core problem with the executive order: The administration is waging an all-out assault on Muslims
By Farhana Khera and Johnathan Smith

Trump - Ethical Matters
The New Republic
Trump has royally screwed congressional Republicans - - His unfounded claim that Obama wiretapped his phones is forcing the GOP to do exactly what it tried to avoid
By Brian Beutler

News Analysis
The New York Times
When one president smears another - - Mr. Trump has tweeted himself into a corner
By The Editorial Board

Middle East
The Christian Science Monitor
How Netanyahu may benefit from Trumps shift to traditional U.S. stance on Middle East - - The Israeli prime minister meets President Trump in Washington Wednesday. The Trump administration had early indicated it might relax US constraints on Israel, but has since changed its tone
By Joel Greenberg

Hunger Crises
The Washington Post
Trumps plan to slash foreign aid comes as famine threat is surging - - Four countries are either in famine or near-famine conditions, with 20 million nearing starvation
By Kevin Seiff

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
As U.S. presures Iran, parallel tensions grow between Israel & Hezbollah - -

A decade of relative calm along the Israel-Lebanon border is being rattled as both Israel and Hezbollah threaten each other. The threats were provoked by the Trump administration signaling an intent to roll back the growing influence of Iran, Hezbollah’s sponsor


By Nicholas Blanford


News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Saudi Arabias failed oil war - - Why Its Days of Market Dominance Are Over
By Nicholas Borroz and Brendan meighan

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trading health care for the poor tax cuts for the rich - - A nonpartisan analysis reveals that President Trump's promise of "insurance for everybody" is hollow
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The Washington Post
Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce - - The president will propose a budget this week that includes cuts in the federal government of a magnitude not seen since the end of World War II, a plan expected to prioritize military and homeland security spending while slashing budgets for a broad spectrum of other federal agencies and programs, economists and analysts said.
By Damian Paletta

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
As U.S. pressures Iran, Parallel tensions grow between Israel and Hezbollah - - A decade of relative calm along the Israel-Lebanon border is being rattled as both Israel and Hezbollah threaten each other. The threats were provoked by the Trump administration signaling an intent to roll back the growing influence of Iran, Hezbollah’s sponsor
By Nicholas Blanford

Trump - Syrian Refugees
The Washington Post - AP
Judge; Revised Trump ban cannot beenforced on Syrian family - - A federal judge on Friday blocked President Trump’s administration from enforcing his new travel ban against a Syrian family looking to escape their war-torn homeland by fleeing to Wisconsin
By Tod Richmond

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps ramped - up bombing in Yemen signals more aggressive use of military - - Air raids in Yemen reflect broader trend as new administration opts for more military action against Islamist militants
By Dan De Luce & Paul McLeary

Palestinian - Internal Affairs
The Foreign Affairs
New blood for Fatah and Hamas - - What the Rise of Aloul and Sinwar Means for Palestinian Politics
By Grant Rumley

Analysis
The NewYork Times
Still fighting and dying, in the forever war - - Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?
By Brian Casner

U.S. -- Foreign Visitors
The Foreign Policy
America is injuring itself by discouraging foreign visitors & giving up on global leadership - - The Trump administration’s current approach will make the United States less rich, less safe, and less informed
By Nina Hachegian

Turkey
The Foreign Affairs
Turkish voters take to the seas - - What It Is Like to Oppose Erdogan's Constitutional Reforms
By Umar Farooq

Opinions
The New Republic
The worst boss in America - - Donald Trump isn't a shrewd executive. He's a workplace bully—and it's undermining his policy agenda
By Jeet Heer

Turkey & Human Rights
the New York Times
Mr. Erdogans jaw - dropping hypocrisy - - The Turkish president was outraged by Germanys barring two of his ministers yet he has worked hard to silence a free press at home
By The Editorial Board

Trump -- Obamacare
The New Republic
Donald Trump is already throwing the GOPs Obamacare replacement under the bus - - House GOP on Monday night dropped the American Health Care Act, access to which previously required the curious to answer three riddles (the answers: Reagan, “Cadillax tax,” Katherine Heigl) to see its fabulous contents (repealed mandates, health-savings accounts, the gutting of Medicaid).
By Alex Shephard

Opinions
The New York Times
Trumps wiretapping claims puncture veneer of presidential civility - - After a cordial transfer of power, President Trump and former President Barack Obama have publicly criticized each other to an unusual degree
By Peter Baker

Trump - Immigration
The Washington Post
Trump signs reversed travel ban aimed at withstanding legal scrutiny - - President Trump signed a new executive order that will ban travelers from six majority-Muslim nations seeking new visas from entering the United States for 90 days. The original order, which came under heavy legal scrutiny, had included a seventh country — Iraq.
By David Nakamura and Matt Zapotosky

Philippine
The Washington Post
False prophet - Duterte, the Catholic church and the fight for the soul of the Philippines - - The president used the Bible to justify mass killings. Now the church is fighting back
By Emily Rauhala

Analysis
The New York Times
A different bargain on race - - Trading affirmative action for reparations
By Ross Douthat

Opinions
The New York Times
Goodbue spin, hello raw dishonesty - - The latest big buzz is about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. It turns out that he lied during his confirmation hearings, denying that he had met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign
By Paul Krugman

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Good foreign policy is invisible - - Why Boring Is Better
By James Goldgier & Elizabeth N. Saunders

Immigration
The Washington Post
Revised Trump immigration order, delayed after speech will not ban citizens from Iraq - - The White House scrapped plans to sign a new order Wednesday afternoon, amid positive reviews of the president’s address to Congress
By Matt Zapolosky & Abigal Hauslohmer



    
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