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The Foreign Affairs
Is there a future for American universities in the Middle East ? - - Why the U.S. Model is More Important Than Ever
By Lisa Anderson


The Economist
The vision found needs more governance - - A $100bn bet has become a giant problem in transparency and accountability
By Print Edition


The New Republic
How to end endless war - - The case against American military supremacy
By Stephen Wertheim


The Christian Science Monitor
Is there a U.S. border crisis ? depends on how you measure it - - There's no shortage of statistics being tossed around about migration along the U.S. southern border. We thought we'd share some charts so you can make up your own mind about what's happening.
By Henry Gass


The Foreign Policy
Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights is illigal and dangerous - - A recent article argued the Golan should remain Israeli forever. That would reward aggression and set a dangerous international precedent.
By Nizar Ayoub & Aaron Southlea


The New York Times
Israel is on the brink of disaster. Trump just made things worse - - Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light.
By Michael J. Koplow


The National Review
The world is becoming more like Israel - - Nation-states are making a comeback against transnational integration
By Vance Serchuk


The Christian Science Monitor
In age of authoritarian, the world sees glimmers of hope - - Globally, we’re seeing rising threats to democracy. But we’re also seeing the demand for accountability and civil rights gaining momentum, challenging autocracy
By Clarence Leong


The Foreign Policy
The geography of Gulenism in Turkey - - As trials against the Gulen movement wrap up, a look at how deep its influence really was.
By Tugba Bozcag


The New York Times
Getting real about rural America -- Nobody knows how to reverse the heartland’s decline.
By Paul Krugman


 
Opinions
The New York Times
Ilhan Omer, Aipac and me - - The congresswoman and I have a lot in common — but not her stance on Israel.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Water
The Economist
Climate change and population growth are making the world's water woes more urgent - - And they are exacerbated by bad management,
By Simon Long

Middle East
The Christian Science Monitor
New Arab military force to reckon with as 'Little Sparta" reses - - The Middle East's leadership seems suddenly in flux: The Saudis have been humbled, and the US posture toned down. Can a tiny, wealthy emirate rebrand itself to fill the void and become a regional power?
By Taylor Luck

Afghanistan - Taliban
The New York Times
Under Peace Plan, U.S. military would exit Afghanistan within five years - - U.S. forces would all but end their decade-long focus on training Afghan troops under the plan, which is being discussed in talks with the Taliban and was devised in part to appeal to President Trump.
By Thomas Gibbons - Neff & Julian E. Barns

Supreme Court Decisions
The Christian Science Monitor
It's 40 feet and concrete. Is 'Peace Cross' a civic or Christian symbols ? - - Is secularism just common sense neutrality when it comes to public spaces, or is secularism one “ideology” competing among many?
By Harry Bruinuius

Egypt & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Worse than Mubarak - - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is bringing a new form of totalitarianism to Egypt.
By Amy Hawthorne & Andrew Miller

Analysis
The National Review
Be careful what you revolt for - - Forty years after Khomeini took power, Iranians are still suffering for their revolution.
By Ray Taeyeh & Reuel Marc Gerecht

Iran - Water Management
The Washington Post
Iran is committing suicide be dehydration - - The Islamic Republic’s corruption is draining the country of its most precious resource: water.
By NIK kowsar & Alireza Nader

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Will Iran lose its last link to the West? - - If accepted, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s resignation may open the door to a new Iranian radicalism.
By Michael Hirsh

Latest News
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Essay
The Foreign Affairs
Building a better nation's place in a Globalized world - - The Nation’s Place in a Globalized World
By Yael Tamir

Opinions
The Economist
A new book argues weakened communities threaten liberal democracy - - Raghuram Rajan’s “The Third Pillar” says that society matters
By Print Edition

Drivers of Change
The Christian Science Monitor
In Nigeria, documentary films spark social change - - Our last story is about how one Nigerian activist stopped a city from demolishing residents’ homes. But more deeply, it’s about how the determination to stand for one’s rights can spread.
By Innocent Eteng

Israel - Human Rights
The New Republic
This is what the beginning of a real Israel debate looks like - - Before Ilhan Omar came to the national stage, Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer tried to discuss pro-Israel lobbying. They were shouted down.
By Ben Ehrenreich

Religion - Economy
The Economist
The little - noticed transformation of Islam in the West - - Western Islam is undergoing a little-noticed transformation. As our special report this week sets out, a natural process of adaptation and assimilation is doing more than any government to tame the threat posed by Islamic extremism
By the politics of religion

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Can America's prisoner-turned-prime minister learn to govern - - The Economist declared Armenia the 2018 “country of the year” for its nonviolent transition of power. But can the charismatic opposition leader who led his country’s sudden turn toward democracy bring lasting change?
By Felix Farnz

Opinions
The New York Times
A Nation of weaver - - The social renaissance is happening from the ground up
By David Brooks

Iranian Director - Multi-Oscar
The Washington Post
A director's eye for detail - - How an Iranian Oscar winner made film that feels so thoroughly Spanish
By Elahe Izadi

Iran - Cyber Attack
The New York Times
Chinese and Iranian hackers renew their attacks on U.S. companies - - Recent Iranian attacks on American banks, businesses and government agencies have been more extensive than previously reported
By Nicole Perlroth

Climate Change - Glaciers
The Christian Science Monitor
Nearly 2 billion people depend on Himalayan glaciers. What if they melt - - Polar glacial melt has become one of the hallmarks of global warming. But what happens when glaciers disappear from more densely inhabited regions?
By Peter


News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Javad Zarief returns - to a foreign ministry still out in the cold - - Iran’s Top Diplomat Vies for Authority
By Mehrzad Borojerdi

Education
The Christian Science Monitor
How one woman is taking an after school program to the big leagues - - Giving children opportunities to learn outside of school is a known key to their future success. One teacher’s efforts to keep her own students off street corners has now grown to reach 3,000 D.C.-area kids.
By David Kara

Report
The Foreign Policy
Will Israelis say Bye - Bye to Bibe ? - - The Israeli leader faces possible corruption charges weeks before a key election.
By Joshua Mitnick

Poverty - Justice
The New Republic
The crime of parenting while poor - - New York City's child welfare agency has a reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color. Can it change?
By Kathryn Joyce

America & Foreign Policy
The Economist
American foreign policy is being tested on four fronts - - Mike Pompeo is more visible than Rex Tillerson was. But American foreign policy is still all about the president
By

Iran - Water Management
The Foreign Policy
Iran is committing suicide by dehydration - - The Islamic Republic’s corruption is draining the country of its most precious resource: water.
By NIK kowsar & Alireza Nader

Opioids -- Overdose
The Economist
Tens of thousands of Americans die each ear from opioid overdoses - - The federal response remains sluggish and inadequate
By Print Edition

Opinions
The New York Times
A.I. still needs H.I. (Human Intelligence), for now - - Chatbots and other computers are learning, but we still have skills they don’t.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Veterans - Desperate Protest
The Washington Post
A final, desperate protest - - Some Veterans are taking their lives in VA parking lots, intersifying calls for better calls for better care
By Emily Wax-Thibodeaux

Education
The Christian Science Monitor
When transfer students knock, more colleges are opening the door - - More community college students are making their way to four-year universities – and helping schools meet enrollment and diversity goals. What might that mean for college affordability?
By Nobel Ingram

Opioids -- Overdose
The Economist
Tens of thousands of Americans die each ear from opioid overdoses - - The federal response remains sluggish and inadequate
By Print Edition

PC Culture
The National Review
Changing reality with words - - Radical changes in vocabulary are usually admissions that reality is unwelcome or indefensible.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Opinions
The New York Times
Is America becoming a four party state ? - - Fractures are growing among both Democrats and Republicans.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Social Justice - Hucksters
The National Review
Social - Justice hacksters and the dumb, blind media - - Despite a long history of fake-noose incidents, the enabling continues
By Michelle Malkin

Opinions
The New York Times
Is America becoming a four party state ? - - Fractures are growing among both Democrats and Republicans.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Educate to Liberate - - Open Societies Need Open Minds
By Carla Norrlof

Opinions
The New York Times
A Nation of weaver - - The social renaissance is happening from the ground up.
By David Brooks

Israel - Democratic Party
The Washington Post
The Democrats have an Israel problem -- and it's not Ilham Omar - - The Israeli prime minister has openly embraced the Republican Party and has helped create a partisan divide in the U.S.
By Jackson Diehl

Analysis
The Economist
The 30 million Muslims have had a significant presence in the West for three generations, says Nicolas Pelham. Though both sides remain wary, they are getting closer
By Print Edition

Opinions
The Foreign Policy
All this should remind you of the run - up to the Iraq war - - The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.
By Steven A. cook



    
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