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Iran's Water Myths -- Kaveh Madani
Upozit No.204 Oct.14/ 2017
The Last Page - Mehdi Falahati

The Economist
The right way to help declining olaces - - Time for fresh thinking about the changing economics of geography
By


The New York Times
F.D.A. approves second Gene - Altering treatment for Cancer - - The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkins lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patients own cells to fight cancer
By Denise Grady


The Christian Science Monitor
In Philippines, a new opponent of Dutertes war on drugs - - Do the ends justify the means In the Philippines, religious figures are saying no – raising their voice in moral opposition to the presidents violent - solution - to a social scourge
By Florian Neuhof


The Washington Post
Is the president a patriot - - he hemmed and hawed about letters he had written to the families of the dead soldiers (but not yet sent), before adding that he might call the families, too, if he has time
By David Von Drehle

The Christian ScienceMonitor
Living with Assad - a region struggling to come to terms - - With ISIS losing the capital of its - caliphate - in Syria on Tuesday, the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad looks increasingly secure. Now, neighboring nations, especially Lebanon, must figure out what reengagement with him looks like.
By Nicholas Blanford


The Foreign Policy
Haider al - Abadi is succeeding at the worlds hardest job - - The Iraqi prime minister has held his country together amid war and financial crisis. His next battle is to win re-election
By Sajad Jiyad


The Economist
What is Chinas 19th communist party congress and why does it matter - - This quinquennial gathering will indicate the strength of Xi Jinpings authority
By


The New York Times
The G.O.P. is no party for honest men - - Republicans on taxes: the most dishonest selling job in U.S. political history.
By Paul Krugman


 
Trump -- Iran Nuclear Deal
The Foreign Policy
The sliippery - spirit - of nixing the Iran deal - - Obama's JCPOA terms actually give the White House sound legal footing for decertification. But now Trump owns the consequences
By Yishai Schwartz

Trump - Obama Legacy
The New York Times
Trump chieftain of Spite - - Trump can not hold a candle to Obama, so he is taking a tiki torch to Obamas legacy.
By Charles M. Blow

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
What divide between Trump and his cabinet means for foreign policy - - It is no secret that President Trump is sharply at odds with his top advisers. But what does that mean for the direction of US foreign policy
By Linda Feldmann

Trump -- Iran Nuclear Deal
The New Republic
The process behind Trumps decision to decertify the Iran deal is terrifying - - the Iran deal is working—and decertifying it would send a chilling message that America will not honor nuclear agreements to North Korea
By Alex Shephard

Trump - Iran Revolutionary Guards
The Foreign Policy
Trump is inching toward war with Irans Revolutionary Guards - - Decertifying the nuclear deal is not the most dangerous decision about Iran the president will soon make.
By Homan Majd

Trump -- Iran Nuclear Deal
The Washington Post
Trumps - fit - over Iran deal forcedc aides to scramble - - A retooled approach to Iran that the president is expected to announce this week is the result of an all-out effort by White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster to accommodate the president’s loathing of the nuclear deal without killing the agreement outright
By Anne Gearan

Iran -- Trump
The New York Times
Trumps Iran derangement - - Senator Bob Corker,compared Trumps White House to “an adult day care center”
By Roger Cohen

Report
The Foreign Policy
As U.S. retreats from world organizations, China steps in to fill the void - - Beijing is trying to repurpose abandoned international agencies like UNESCO to serve its strategic interests — such as controlling the internet.
By Colum Lynch, Elias Groll

Analysis
The Washington Post
Time is running out for nonviolence - or Trump - to save Tibet - - The window for striking a deal might be closing.
By Josh Rogin

Analysis
The New Republic
What is so - inscrutable - about Kazuo Ishiguro - -

The author has now won the Nobel Prize. But critics are still struggling to understand him


By Josephine Livingston

Africa -- Migrant Challenge
The Christian Science Monitor
West Africas would-be migrants find a new challenge back - home - - Turned back at Europes gates, some find themselves positioned to take frontline roles in helping to heal the root problems that led them to leave
By James Courtlight

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Europeans move to counter U.S. rebuff of nuclear accord - - European officials are encouraging companies to keep up investments in Iran even as the U.S. president takes aim at the 2015 nuclear accord.
By Erin Cunningham

Opinions
The Asharq Al - Awsat
When Mullahs and Generals forget their duties - - Iran today has an even larger number of mullahs, and a great number of them like to expound any and all subjects under the sun
By Amir Taheri

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
Abandoning Iranian nuclear deal could lead to new wave of cyberattacks - - If Trump walks away from the pact, Tehran could see - retribution against Western targets -
By Kate Brannen

Analysis
The New Republic
The NRAs new scare tactics - -

With Trump in the White House, the gun lobby has transformed into a right-wing media outlet


By Laura Reston

Opinions
The New York Times
Republicans, trapped by their flimflam - - Fraud keeps catching up with the fraudsters, first on their health plans, now on taxes
By Paul Krugman

Iran Sanctions
The foreign Policy
If the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran, allies will follow - - Their arguments ring as hollow today as they did in the past. European and Asian businesses will oppose the reimposition of sanctions on Iran right up until the point they are reimposed
By Richard Goldberg

Iran - Human Rights
The New York Times
Afghan Teenagers recruited in Iran to fight in Syria, group say
By

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Americans biggest Southeast Asia ally is drifting toward China - - Thailand has been slipping into Beijings orbit for decades. It is time for Trump to make a counter-offer
By Benjamin Zawacki

Libya
The Washington Post
Past militants helping shape Libias future - - Abdulhakim Belhadj and other leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are helping reshape the war-torn North African country
By Sudarsan Raghavan


Trump - Travel Ban
The Christian Science Monitor
Travel ban, take three - breakthrough or court fatigue - - This is the third time that courts are being asked to consider a Trump administration travel ban. Should that matter No. But it raises questions about justice. For example, can an administration get what it wants through repetition
By Henery Gass

Analysis
The Washington Post
Trumps Iran trap for congress - - Trump will get what he has always wanted: an excuse to pull out of the deal altogether and point the finger at someone else
By Josh Rogin

Trump -- Iran Nuclear Deal
The Washington Post
Trump sets new conditions for U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal, tossing issue to congress - - Trump detailed his dissatisfaction with what he sees as gaps and failures in the agreement within a larger reframing of U.S. policy toward Iran.
By Anne Gearan and Abby Phillip

Trump -- Iran Nuclear Deal
The Washington Post
The defining mistake of Trumps foreign policy - -  It seems clear that Trump disdains the Iran nuclear deal, at least in part, because it is a signature accomplishment of the Obama presidency — a legacy perhaps second only to the Affordable Care Act in its symbolic significance.
By Vali Nasr

Analysis
The Economist
Scrapping the deal with Iran could embolden its hardliners - - An unlikely alliance against Islamic State may unravel
By

Israel - New Settlements
The Washington Post
Israel approves plan for thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank - - Activists say the Trump administration has signaled a more accommodating stance on new construction
By Ruth Eglash & Loveday Morris

Trump - U.S. Senators
The New York Times
Corker told the truth about Trump. Now he should act on it - - If Senator Bob Corker believes Donald Trump can not be trusted with the power he holds, should not he be trying to take that power away?
By Michelle Goldberg

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
In Liberia, a raucous democracy, but one that works - - The West African country has held two peaceful elections (same victor) since the end of its civil wars a decade ago. It now appears set to deliver a third, this time with a transfer of power. Why -  Liberians are demanding stability
By Ryan Lenora Brown

ISIS
The New York Times
ISIS fighters, pledged to fight or die, surrender en masse - - More than 1,000 militants turned themselves in after the latest in a string of humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria. Many claim to have been only cooks or clerks.
By Rod Nordland

Congress - Trump
The Foreign Policy - -
Congress is dropping the ball on Trumps obstruction of justice - - And six other things we have learned about the Senates Russia investigation.
By Susan Hennessey & Benjamine Wittes

Trump - U.S. Senators
The Washington Post
Trump attacks Corker, claiming he lacks - Guts - senator hits hard at the president - - The presidents Twitter tirade came after Bob Corker, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, suggested last week that the president needs his national security team to provide him with adult supervision. The Tennessee Republican responded.  It is a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
By Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjan

Analysis
The Washington Post
Trumps Iran decision imperils vital alliances with European allies - - President Trumps 7s decision to decertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal could start a chain of events that would sharply divide the United States from its closest traditional allies in the world. Britain, France and Germany have each said publicly that they will not renegotiate the agreement.
By Karen DeYoung & Carol Morello

Virginia Election -- Governor
The New Republic
How Ed Glillespie became a Trumpist - - The Republican candidate for governor in Virginia is establishment through and through. His turn toward Trumpism is a dire omen for the party
By Alex Shephard and Sarah Jones

Iran Negotiations
The New York Times
Mattis contradicts Trump on Iran deal ahead of crucial deadline - - Pressed by lawmakers, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated his view that the Iran accord is working, a quiet break with President Trump.
By Thomas Gibbons - Neff and David E. Sanger

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The Nobel Peace Prize is not about peace

At some point in its history, the Nobel Peace Prize became a lifetime achievement award for human rights, and betrayed its founders intentions.


By Richard Evans

News Analysis
The New York Times
If only Stephen Paddock were a Muslim - - What happens when the killer was only a disturbed American armed to the teeth with military-style weapons that he bought legally or acquired easily because of us and our crazy lax gun laws
By Thomas L. Friefidman

Environment
The Christian Sceince Monitor
Cooling tech may speed rise of - zero energy - homes - - It turns out, we might be able to cool our homes and offices in the future by shooting the excess heat into space. Seriously
By Joseph Dussault

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Keep the deal, attack the regime - - Blowing up the nuclear deal would be a big step backward in the fight against Tehran
By Max Boot

Analysis
The Washington Post
A clue to Trumps foreign policy - - The hardest challenge in following this chaotic White House is separating actual policy from the “House of Cards” backbiting that surrounds the president
By David Ignatius

News Analysis
The New Republic
The return of Fascism - - From Germany to Greece, far-right nationalists are attacking migrants, raiding mosques, and winning elections
By Seya Benhabib & Espen Rasmussen



    
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