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The Washington Post
Russia to provide Syria with new S-300 air-defense missiles - - Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria after last week’s downing of Russian plane
By Natalia Vasilyeva


The New Republic
The Origins of Amearicas enduring divisions - - For Jill Lepore, the United States has always been a nation caught between its sunny ideals and its darker realities.
By Michael Kazin


The Foreign Affairs
Climate change is a chronic condition - - And Policymakers Need to Respond to It Accordingly
By Kate Gordon and Julio Friedman


The New York Times
OPEC signals no rush to increase oil output - - President Trump has been pressuring the oil producers to pump more and hold down prices. But the Saudis and their allies say customers have adequate supplies.
By Stanley Reed


The New York Times
Jeff Bezos and the trap of the charitable - industrial complex - - He has promised money for schools. There are several grass-roots efforts to spread the Montessori method that could really use the money.
By Mira Debs


The Foreign Policy
U.N. Brief: Trump to tackle globe drug trade, confront Iran - - U.N. summit clouded by failure to end Middle East wars, America’s retreat from multilateral solutions to the world’s crises.
By Colum Lynch


The Washington Post
Israels first anti - Zionist government - - Netanyahu has undertaken “a profound shift in the state’s identity as a representative of the Jewish people to a state that aims to advance its own expansion through seizure of land, violation of international law, exclusion and discrimination,”
By Dana Milbank


The Washington Post
Trump is not sincere about Iran talks - - I faced two options on May 8, when President Trump announced the
By Hassan Rouhani


The Washington Post
Attack on military event in Iran kills more than 2 dozen - - Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz.
By Erin Conningham & Bijan Sabbagh


The New York Times
Democracy will still surprise us - - Of late, Western democracy has concentrated rather than spread wealth, suggesting it serves injustice. But it is stubborn and adaptable
By Roger Cohen


 
Opinions
The New York Times
Democracy will still surprise us - - Of late, Western democracy has concentrated rather than spread wealth, suggesting it serves injustice. But it is stubborn and adaptable.
By Roger Cohen

Opioids -- Overdose
The New York Times
The Federal agency that fuels the opioid crisis - - The Drug Enforcement Administration has proved itself incompetent for decades.
By Leo Beletsky & Jeremiah Goulka

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Is automation really to blame for lost manufacturing jobs ? - - What the Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong
By Susan N. Houseman

Education Revolution
The Washington Post
How Americans have come to see college as a requirement - - The new “social mobility” metric in rankings signals a third wave in higher education reform
By Paul Glastris

Argument
The Foreign Policy
This is where Iran defeats the United States - - Iraq’s Kurdish kingmakers used to side with Washington. Now, Tehran seems like a more attractive partner.
By Peter W. Galbrith

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Do Palestinians still support the two state solutions? - - Why Israeli Settlements Are the Greatest Obstacle to Peace
By Khalil Shikaki

Opinions
The New York Times
Anonymous is hiding in plain sight - - The G.O.P. crowd who accepted the devil’s bargain is huge.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Is the U.S. using sanctions too aggressively ? - - The Steps Washington Can Take to Guard Against Overuse
By Peter E. Harrell

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The battle for Crazytown - - America’s newest live-streaming reality show features the foreign-policy establishment fighting for its life against Donald Trump.
By Stephen M. Walt

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
How one man helps ordinary people feel a book is written just for them - - Any child can tell you that reading aloud makes a story come alive. One man in Germany has recreated that shared experience for adults, and it's allowing people to learn how to talk and listen to each other and work through their differences.
By Isabelle de Pommereau

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
How we got the Iran deal - - And Why We'll Miss It
By Wendy Sherman

News Analysis
The New York Times
Trump to preside over U.N. security council, prompting anxiety all around - - The president plans to focus on Iran and its malign activity around the Middle East, and people inside and outside the administration worry he will bring reality-TV antics to the world stage
By Mark Landler, Maggie Halberman

India
The Foreign Affairs
Data to the people - - India's Inclusive Internet
By Nandan Nilekani

Social Analysis
The Economist
Lonliness is pervasive and rising, particularly among the young - - Smartphones and social media are blamed, but moderate use can be beneficial
By The Data team

Analysis
The Economist
Lonliness ispervasibe and rising, particularly among the young - - Smartphones and social media are blamed, but moderate use can be beneficial
By

Iran - America
The MSN - News
Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies - - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that anybody that threatened to wipe Israel out "would put themselves in a similar danger".
By John Irish & Ahmed Rasheed

Opinions
The New York Times
For whom the economy grows - - G.D.P. is only part of the story, and we need to know the rest.
By Paul Krugman

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Heres how Trump can bring Iran back to the table - - Maximum financial pressure might be enough to force new nuclear talks.
By Richard Goldberg & Jacob Nagel

Iran - Internal Affairs
The Washington Post
Irans parliament delivers rare rebuke to Rouhani - - Legal experts and analysts, however, said Rouhani is not likely to be ousted before his term ends in three years
By Tamer El-Ghobashy

Obituaries
The Economist
Obituary : John McCain The navy pilot, senator and presidential candidate, died on August 25th, aged 81
By Obituary


Trump - Iran strategy
The Foreign Policy
The United States finally has an aggressive plan to defang Iran - - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an impressive strategy to counter Tehran and break free from two decades of failed U.S. policy.
By Ray Takeyeh & Mark Dubowitz

Authomation-21st Century
The Foreign Affairs
Is automation really to blame for lost manufacturing jobs ? - - What the Conventional Wisdom Gets Wrong
By Susan N. Houseman

Education
The Washington Post
How Americans have come to see college as a requirement - - The new “social mobility” metric in rankings signals a third wave in higher education reform.
By Paul Glastris

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
The Washington Post
Munchin resists Trumps Iran strategy - - The Trump administration is drastically increasing pressure on Iran, including by tightening the financial noose on the regime and banks it uses to fund malign activities across the Middle East
By Josh Rogin

Analysis
The New Republic
What Israel needs fro American Jews - - American Jews once sent money, people, and unconditional support. Now, they must speak up for Israeli democracy
By Gideon Levy

Profile
New York Times
Sally Fields talks about her life - In Pieces - - - In a new memoir, the actress reveals a personal history, darkened by abuse and illuminated by grace, that she has never shared before.
By Dave Itzkoff

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Challenge to U.S. sovereignty ? in polls public accepts constraints on power - - Justice may be seen as a concept that has no geopolitical boundaries. But today we have two stories on global justice, including this one that rejects putting limits on American safety and sovereignty
By Howard LaFranchi

Opinions
The NewYork Times
Does teacher diversity matter in student learning - - Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers are white women.
By Claire Cain Miller

Opinions
The Washington Post
The global growth story may be ending - - We have to look beyond the madness
By Fareed Zakaria

Analysis
The Economist
Dara Khosrowshahis first year at Uber - - He has not yet steered the ride-hailing giant fully on course
By

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Is the Taliban prepared to make peace ? - - Afghanistan Is Tired of War—But to End It Means Taking the Taliban’s Priorities Seriously
By John Walsh

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The man who actually runs Irans foreign policy - - Tehran’s course is set by a shadowy figure behind the scenes—not the leaders who talk to the West.
By Rohollah Fachihi

Opinions
The New York Times
Crazy poor Middle Easterners - - The Middle East could prosper if it would put its past behind it.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
John McCain and the meaning of courage - - Honoring His Political and Military Legacy Is Vital
By H. R. McMaster

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Planning for the post - Trump wreckage - - When the president eventually exits the White House, the rest of us will quickly have to make sense of the world he's left behind.
By Stephen M. Walt

Analysis
The Economist
Three post - war liberals strove to establish the meaning of freedom - - Berlin, Rawls and Nozick put their faith in the sanctity of the individual
By Rawls Rules

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Muslim Brotherhood - - The Rivalry That Shaped Modern Egypt
By Shadi Brotherhood

Opioid - Purpose - Rehab
The Christian Science Monitor
Finding work - and purpose - in Rust Belt Ohio - - This next story takes us through an inspiring program in Ohio that's helping opioid addicts get clean and get a job. A quote from a former addict stuck with me: “What a lot of people don’t understand is when you get addicted, you’re searching for something.”
By Christa Case Bryant

Analysis
The New York Times
College vs. paycheck - - Working students can’t always choose between a job and an education. Universities shouldn’t make them.
By Rainford Staffer

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
A brief history of Iranian fake news - - How Disinformation Campaigns Shaped the Islamic Republic
By Ariane M. Tabatabai



    
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