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UpoZit - No.221 Feb. 17, 18
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The Foreign Policy
A former peace negotiator muses on Trump and the future of the Israeli - Palestinian peace process - - More than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen what appears to be a fundamental shift in U.S. policy toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
By Shelbie Bostedt


The Foreign Policy
Trump Administration turns away Iranian Christians - - Despite White House promises and U.S. legal protections for religious minorities, Washington rejects appeal for asylum from more than 100 Iranian Christians.
By Dan De Luce


The Foreign Affairs
Iran among the ruins - - Tehrans Advantage in a Turbulent Middle East
By Vali Nasr


The New York Times
Forced confession in Irans house of death - - He helped found the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Iran’s most important environmental organization
By Ervand Abrahamian


The Economist
In solitude what happiness - - Loneliness is silent, invisible and as deadly as a smoking habit. Maggie Fergusson seeks out those beside themselves at being by themselves
By Maggie Fergusson


The Economist
The Importance of rethinking religious education - - To Improve religious awareness in England, religions may have to let go of education
By Erasmus


The Foreign Affair
Testing the legal limits of the war - - Testing the legal limits of the war - -
By Stephen I. Vladeck


The New Republic
Trump cannot kill renewable energy - - Some of his policies may hurt the solar industry, but the markets steady growth shows he has little power over it
By Emily Atkins


 
Opinions
The New Republic
The rising risk of nuclear war under Trump - - https://newrepublic.com/article/146955/rising-risk-nuclear-war-trump
By Jeet Heer

News Analysis
The Economist
China moves into Latin America - - The Asian giant is taking advantage of other powers’ lack of interest in the region
By Print Edition

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Here is where advocates and critics of the Iran deal can agree - - Supporters and detractors alike should see an opportunity in Trump's threats to the accord.
By Michael Singh

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The long shadow of A.Q. Khan - - How One Scientist Helped the World Go Nuclear
By Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz

Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
On the H.N. Human Rights council, quitters are losers - - The United States should stay and fight, not cut and run.
By Keith M. Harper, Stephen Pomper

Opinions
The New York Times
Trumps corruption of the American Republic - - The greatest danger from a man so unerring in his detection of human weakness, so attuned to the thrill of cruelty, so aware of the manipulative powers of entertainment, so unrelenting in his disregard for truth, so contemptuous of ethics and culture, so attracted to blood and soil, was always that he would use the immense powers of his office to drag Americans down with him into the vortex
By Roger Cohen

Democracy
The Economist
Democracy continues its disturbing retreat - - More than half the countries in the latest update of a democratic-health index saw their scores decline
By

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Here is how the U.S. and EU can thwart Iranian missile program - - It's time for both sides of the Atlantic to get tough on Tehran.
By Behnam Ben Taleblu and Richard Goldberg

Opinions
The Washington Post
Rule by conspiracy theory - - Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address is likely to be remembered as the speech before Robert S. Mueller III’s report arrived.
By Michael Gerson

Saudi Arabia & Human Rights
The Washington Post
More Saudi intolerance - - A political prosecution casts a shadow over the crown princes modernization ambitions
By The Editorial Board

Opinions
The New Republic
The steady gaze of Abbas Kiarostami - - In his final film, the Iranian director reached the apex of a career devoted to tender contemplation.
By Josephine Livingstone

Kurd - Turkey
The New York Times
We fought for our Democracy. NowTurkey wants to destroy it - -
By Nujin Derik

Egypt & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Egyps undomocratic election - - Under Sisi’s iron fist, only one candidate is allowed to run
By Sara Khorshid

Opinions
The New York Times
We have met the enemy, and he is us - - The most significant long-term threat to United States national security may be our political polarization
By Susan E. Rice

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Is Trump a normal foreign - policy president ? - - What We Know After One Year
By Elizabth N. Saunders

Justice Denied
The Washington Post
Video shows park police fired nine shots into Virginia mans vehicle, killing him - - Two Park Police officers stood within close range of Bijan Ghaisar as he sat behind the wheel of his stopped Jeep Grand Cherokee, then fired into his vehicle as it slowly veered into a ditch away from the officers, a video recording of the Nov. 17 incident shows.
By Tom Jackman

Analysis
The New Republic
The patriarchy strikes back - - Why the backlash to the #MeToo movement is so depressingly familiar
By Sara Jones

Syria - Human Rights
The Christian Science Monitor
In a Syrian - epicenter of suffering, women model resilience - - Our next story is a remarkable portrait of a group of women in war-torn Syria who chose companionship and joy in response to the scarcity and suffering around them.
By Dominique Soquel & Mayss al - Zoubi

Syria - Trump
The Christian Science Monitor
Flashpoint in Syria shows complexity if a conflicts endgame - - President Trump has signaled that containing Iran is central to his Middle East policy. What happens next in Syria will be a crucial test of the administrations commitment to that vision.
By Scott Peterson

Argument
The Foreign Policy
How to stand up for Human Rights in the age of Trump - - Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
By Kenneth Roth


Saudi Arabia -- Clean Energy
The New York Times
From oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to Renewables - - Riyadh plans to build a $300 million solar farm that would generate enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, an example Saudi leaders hope will have positive consequences.
By Stanley Reed

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
In rural Oklahoma, tracking water loss one leak at the time - - President John F. Kennedy once asked what we can do for our country. One Oklahoman shows how unusual – and how important – that calling can be.
By Christa Case Bryant

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Israel and the Arab states - - A Historic Opportunity to Normalize Relations?
By Moshe Yaalon and Leche Friedman

Analysis
The New Republic
The polluted state of the union - - It's too soon to have data on Trump's impact on the environment, but after his first year, the outlook is clear
By Emily Atkin

SOLAR ENERGY
The Economist
A new type of solar cell is coming to market - - Perovskites have the potential to outshine silicon in solar panels
By Print edition

Immigration
The Christian Science Monitor
An Immigration debate hinges on the meaning of merit - - Everyone wants to be judged on their merits – not some superficial quality such as race, gender, or even sartorial selections. But when it comes to US immigration policy, defining “merit” gets complicated by expected economic outcomes and what values Americans esteem.
By Francine Keifer & Henery Gass

Opinions
The New York Times
Can Crazy still keep the peace between Israel and Iran - - I came to this crowded intersection because it could blow up at any moment. If the confrontations in Syria and Iraq between a broad global coalition and ISIS was the big story of 2017, the big story of 2018 will surely be the brewing confrontation between Israel and an Iranian/Hezbollah/Shiite coalition spanning the Syrian and Lebanese borders with Israel.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinions
TheWashington Post
Rule by conspiracy theory - - Trumps sustained attack on the FBIs credibility - in tatters - he claims) comes in the context of a broad assault on the integrity of American institutions
By Michael Gerson

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Iran is losing its Jihad on tobacco - - The Islamic Republic's anti-smoking campaign is yet another example of the government's shaky control over its population.
By Reebe Erlick

Turkey & Human Rights
The Foreign Affairs
The remarkable scale of Turkeys - global purge - - - How It Became a Threat to the Rule of Law Everywhere
By Nate Schenkkan

Women Rights
The Christian Science Monitor
Elbow grease - Jordanian women break some vocational barriers - - Deeply held notions about which jobs women “ought to be” doing are being successfully challenged in Jordan as in much of the world. This report is about equality, possibility, and power. “A hard day’s work has no gender,” says one tradeswoman, “only results.”
By Taylor Luck

Opinions
The New York Times
Trump leads the world backward - - Trump is a gift to the world’s tyrants in two important ways. First, he doesn’t typically stand up to them. Second, his tweets and outrages suck the oxygen from other important issues worldwide
By Nicholas Kristof

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Israel and the Arab states - - A Historic Opportunity to Normalize Relations?
By Moshe Yaalon and Leehe Friedman

Opinions
The New York Times
We can not win a war we do not understand - - American war aims in Afghanistan are riddled with contradictions. Pakistans spy agency has used that to its advantage
By Steve Coll

Opinions
The New York Times
The U.S. no longer hide from its deep poverty problem - - We might direct assistance to the millions of Americans whose suffering is as bad as that of poor people in Africa or Asia
By Angus Deaton

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Forget the ultimate deal. The Mideast needs the status quo - - Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is fanciful, dangerous, and not going anywhere.
By Shalom Lipner

Latest News
The New York Times
The Crown prince and the new Saudi economy - - Crown prince mohammad bin salmans goal of replacing a corrupt feudal state in Saudi Arabia with a elusive western - orientated market economy is doomed to be ...
By Nicholas Pelham

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How ISIS strategy is evolving - - What the U.S. Can Do to Counter the Groups Shifting Tactics
By Michael Dempsey

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Palestine is a victim of the Iranian, Saudi war - - The two regional powerhouses are more focused on fighting each other than challenging Trumps Jerusalem decision.
By Kim Chattas

India
The New York Times
Why Indias big fix is a big flub - - An ambitious biometric ID project was supposed to bolster welfare and check corruption. It has only created new problems.
By Reetika Khera



    
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