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Bryan Hook - Special Assistant to Mike Pompeo

The Washington Post
Amazon chooses New York City & Washington suburb for HQ2 - - The company has decided to move to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, and to the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va., a Washington suburb, the person said.
By Karen Weise


The Washington Post
Trump dreams up another immigrant crisis - - The president turns to an old ploy to justify a new ban on people seeking refuge.
By The Editorial Board


The Foreign Affairs
against identity politics - - The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy
By Francis Fukuyama


The Washington Post
Why Israel tossing a lifeline to Jamal Khashoggis killer - - Ultimately, Netanyahu’s support for Mohammed bin Salman will only damage his country’s relationship with America.
By Jackson Diehl


The Foreign Policy
Two Muslim women are headed to congress. Will they be heard ? - - Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have won, but the battle for a new brand of feminism in the Democratic Party and within Muslim communities has just begun.
By Rafia Zakaria


The New York Times
Saudi close to crown prince discussed killing other enemies a year before Khashoggis death - - During discussions in Riyadh in 2017, Saudi intelligence officials discussed hiring private companies to kill the head of Iran’s Quds force and other Iranian operatives.
By Mark Mazzetti, Ronen Bergman & David D. Kirkpatrick


The Guardian
Dutch man, 69 starts legal fight to identify as 20 years younger - - Motivational speaker Emile Ratelband compares bid to alter age to gender change
By


The Washington Post
Things do not always work themselves out - - We once trusted too much in inevitable progress. We got World War I
By Freed Zakaria


The New Republic
Climate change is aggravating the suffering in Yeman - - Millions are starving in the war-torn country. A Yemeni researcher argues that leading polluters bear some responsibility.
By Emily Atkin


The Economist
The Mid - terms produce a divided government for a divided country - - A recipe for gridlock, poor governance and disenchantment with the political system
By Print Edition


 
Opioids -- Overdose
The Christian Science Monitor
The making of an Opioid epidemic - -
By Chris McGreal

Multiculturalism
The Washington post
Canadian multiculturalism conceals a power struggle waiting to happen - - Amid these fault lines, Canadian liberalism’s greatest compensating asset is confidence
By J.J. McCullough

Latest News
The Christian Science Monitor
The Conservative Christian College where Muslims feel welcome - - Being a tiny minority in a community can amplify differences. But at BYU, a common history of being “the other” leads to a learning atmosphere of empathy.
By Molly Jackson

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
Asharq Al - Awsat
Iran president vows to defy U.S. sanctions - - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Monday to defy the newly re-imposed US sanctions.
By

Analysis
The New Republic
The promise of polarization - - Ideological division was once seen as the solution to America’s political gridlock. What went wrong?
By Sam Tanenhaus

Afghanistan - The Past - The Future
Asharq Al - Awsat
Afghan elections: Good news amid pessimism - - If British and American democracies needed 20 to 30 elections to reach their level of maturity, should we not give the Afghans time and space to go through at least 10 elections?
By Amir Taheri

News Analysis
The Economist
Whats driving Israeli claims to the Golan Heights - - Israel Wants the Region’s Water
By Zena Agha

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
What is at stake for Erdogan in the Khashoggi affairs - - Turkeys Dangerous Game
By Gonul Tol

Plastic Bottles - Road Surface
The Washington Post
Plastic Bottles may become part of roads surface - - Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways
By Ashley Halsey III

Analysis
The Economist
Clever reforms 30 years ago helped Australiss growth - - But can todays politicians make similar, shrewd changes
By Print Edition

America - Anti - Semitism
The New York Times
Anti - Semitism comes to city of tolerance - - . My wife is Polish Catholic from Buffalo. I am a Jew from Boston. In Pittsburgh we found remarkable religious harmony that one terrible act of violence will not break
By David M. Shreliman

Saudi Arabia - Human Rights
The New York Times
The tragedy of Saudi Arabia's war - - Amal Hussain, 7, is wasting away from hunger. The Saudi-led war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of starvation
By Declan Walsh, photos by Tyler Hicks

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Saudis are killing Americas Middle East policy - - Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
By Steven M. Cook

Analysis
The New York Times
Jamal Khashoggi and the competing visions of Islam - - The growing tensions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia after the murder of the Saudi journalist in Istanbul remind us of an older conflict between monarchical and republican Islam.
By Faisal Devji

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Myth of the Modernizing dictator - - Authoritarians will do authoritarian things. It is a perilous and self-serving fantasy to believe otherwise
By Robert Kagan

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Myth of the Modernizing dictator - - Authoritarians will do authoritarian things. It is a perilous and self-serving fantasy to believe otherwise.
By Robert Kagan

Science - Technology
The New York Times
Before arguing about DNA tests, learn the science behind them - - Our genetic code cannot be treated as a matter of simple fractions
By Carl Zimmer

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Should America cut off low - skilled immigration - - The Right and Wrong Arguments for Restrictionism
By Noah Smith

Iran - Terrorism
The Washington Post
Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe - - The foiled plot has sparked growing anxiety in France, Germany and several other countries, including the United States and Israel, that Iran is planning audacious terrorist attacks and has stepped up its intelligence operations around the world
By Shane Harris, Souad Mekhennet & Joby Warrick

Saudi Arabia - Human Rights
The Washington Post
After Journalist vanishes, focus shifts to charming Saudi Prices dark, bullying side - - The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi has thrown a spotlight on the authoritarian rule of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Turkish authorities allege the self-exiled Saudi journalist was killed and gruesomely dismembered earlier this month by Saudi agents inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
By Karen DeYoung & Kareem Fahim


Education
The New York Times
Getting into Harvard is hard. Here are 4 ways applicants get an edge - -
By Anemona Hartocollis

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The Foreign - Policy establishment reeks of desperation - - After years of failure, elites have only name-calling left.
By Stephen M. Walt

Iran Sanctions - World
The Economist
America turns the screw on Iran - - Europe cannot save Iran from the pain of oil sanctions
By Print Edition

Opinions
The New York Times
What we have to fear - - Before the midterms, a trip to Hungary shows the dangers facing the United States.
By David Leonhardt

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Saudi Arabias empty oil threats - - Riyadh Would not Sabotage Trumps Iran Policy
By Andrew Miller & Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

Opinions
The Washington Post
The Broken promise of America - - I saw myself then — and see myself now — as an American, whose fundamental religion is Americanism
By Robert J. Samuelson

Opinions
Foreign Policy
What would Reagon do on Iran? - - If Washington wants to pressure Tehran, the White House should stop alienating allies, empowering hard-liners, and harming regular Iranians.
By Simon Miles and Farzan Sabet

Israel - American Jews
The New York Times
What Israel owes American Jews - - The nation-state of the Jews must recognize Conservative and Reform Judaism.
By Michael B. Oren

Plastic Bottles - Road Surface
The Washington Post
Plastic Bottles may become part of roads surface - - With China refusing to be the world’s garbage dump, landfills absorb the plastic waste.
By Ashley Halsey III

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The New Arab order - - Power and Violence in Today's Middle East
By Marc Lynch

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The next Arab uprising - - The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East
By Marwan Muasher

Analysis
The Washington Post
Khashoggi is a beacon for change - - But the crown prince doesn’t seem to understand that a united, peaceful Europe was possible only because it had a shared culture of freedom and tolerance
By David Ignatius

Analysis
The Washington Post
The Saudi royal family circles its wagons - - People who think there’s going to be any change in the succession are wrong
By David Ignatius

Globalization
Asharq Al - Awsat
From Truman to Trump: the rise and fall of a paradigm - -
By Amir Taheri

Immigration - Skill Level
The Foreign Affairs
Should America cut off low - skilled immigration - - The Right and Wrong Arguments for Restrictionism
By Noah Smith

Saudi Arabia & Human Rights
The New York Times
more insulting lies from Saudi Arabia -- What we face now is a test for President Trump and America itself.
By Nickloas Kristof

Iran - America
The Foreign Affairs
Confronting Iran - - The Trump Administration’s Strategy
By Michael R. Pompeo

Climate Change - World
The Economist
The latest report on global warming makes grim reading - - And what hope it does offer risks being frittered away
By Print Edition

News Analysis
The New York Times
My fiance Jamal Khashoggi was a lonely patriot - - His ideas will reverberate from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and beyond. Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins
By Natice Cengiz

Analysis
Asharq Al - Awsat
From Truman to Trump: the rise and fall of a paradigm - - “We fully realize today that victory in war required a mighty united effort. Certainly, victory in peace calls for, and must receive, an equal effort. Man has learned long ago, that it is impossible to live unto himself. This same basic principle applies today to nations. We were not isolated during the war. We dare not now become isolated in peace. “
By Amir Taheri



    
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