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Upozit tv - No. 260 Dec. 15/ 2018
VOA - Last Page Dec. 14/ 2018 Mehdi Falahati

The Foreign Affairs
The Stealth superpower -- How China Hid Its Global Ambitions
By Oriana Skylor Mastro


The Economist
Justin Trudeaus climate plans are stuck in Albertas tar sands - - Canada is woefully unprepared for a shift away from fossil fuels
By Print Edition


The New York Times
The secret to winning in 2020 - - It is the populism, stupid.
By David Leonhardt


The Foreign Affairs
How a world order ends - - And What Comes in Its Wake
By Richard Haass


The National Review
America was always diverse - - Just about every race, creed, and culture has played a part in the story of America.
By Jim Geraghty


The Economist
Faint hops of ending the war in Yemen - - Editor’s note (December 13th 2018): After The Economist went to press the government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels agreed on a ceasefire in Hodeida. This story has been updated to reflect those developments.
By Middle East & Africa


The New York Times
The Saudi regimes other victims - - The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has focused attention on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses. We need to remember all of the thousands in prison
By Kathrine Zoepf


The Washington Post
Secularism without humanism - - Today’s consumerism-driven society has become more secular but far less humanistic
By Michael Gerson


The New Republic
Are Gulf countries buying silence with billions in donations to academic institutions - - The political influence can be seen as part of much broader campaign to influence civil society
By Jeet Heer


The Washington Post
Pompeo asks U.N. to bar Iran from ballistic missile testing - - Though the United States has few allies that agree with its decision to leave the nuclear deal with Iran, the White House is seeking to expand punishment against Iran in other spheres.
By Carol Marello


 
Comment
The Foreign Affairs
How a world order ends - - And What Comes in Its Wake
By Richard Haass

Demography
The Economist
Why life expectancy in America is down again - - Better public policy could tackle one of the chief causes
By Democracy in America

Demography
The Economist
The challenge of Japans demography - - How does a country cope if more than half of new babies will be centenarians?
By S.B.

Israel - Middle East Peace
Asharq Al - Awsat
Israel: Trump to unveil - deal of the Century - in 2019 - - We don't know the details of the plan but we know that it's completed,
By

Book Review
The National Review
Myths of Mossadegh - - Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup, by Christopher de Bellaigue
By Amir Taheri

Report
The Washington Post
Trumps family is now a target of congressional inquiries - - Ivanka Trump is under congressional scrutiny over her use of private email for government business. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is also a prime target for Democratic investigators
By Maggie Haberman & Nicholas Fandos

Philanthropist
The New York Times
Why I am giving $1.8 billion for college financial aid - - Let’s eliminate money problems from the admissions equation for qualified students.
By Michael R. Bloomberg

Report
The Foreign Policy
Why Theres no Palestinian protest vote in Jeruselem - - Candidates who ran for local office were subjected to violent threats by fellow Palestinians, but they have vowed to do it again.
By EeTta Prince - Gibson

Amazon
The New Repblic
Climaate change could sink Amazons New York headquarters - - The company's Long Island City offices will be underwater by 2100. The question is whether the tech giant will do anything about it
By Sophie Kasakove

Science - Technology
The Economist
The Kilogram and three other metric units are about to be revamped They are being redefined as the values of physical constants
By

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Why American oil has not been a total game - changer - - The U.S. is now the world’s top producer, but Saudi Arabia still holds the key to crude prices.
By Keith Johnson

Iran - U.S. Sanctions
Asharq Al - Awsat
US Envoy Warns Europe Against Non-dollar Iran Trade - - It is “no surprise” that EU efforts to establish a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for non-dollar trade with Iran were floundering over fear in EU capitals that hosting it would incur US punishment, Hook said, adding: “European banks and companies know that we will vigorously enforce sanctions against this brutal and violent regime.”
By

Opportunity In America
The Economist
The gap between poor and rich neighbourhoods is growing - - And fewer poor Americans are moving in search of a better life
By C. K.

Essay
The Foreign Affairs
Venezuelas suicide - - Lessons From a Failed State
By Moises Naim & Francisco Toro

Marshall Plan
The Foreign Affairs
Divide and invest - -
By Melvyn P. Leffler

Commerce -- Amazon
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

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

News Analysis
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

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

Opinions
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


U.S. - Older Voters
The New York Times
Do not discount older voters. They could decide the White House - - Senior power is the sleeping giant of American politics.
By Frederick R.Lynch

Prejudice - America
The New Republican
The pathology of prejudice - - What neuroscience tells us about the persistence of hatred
By Erica Hayasaki

Afghanistan - Taliban
The Foreign Affairs
The Talibans battle plan - - And Why It’s Unlikely to Succeed
By Michael Semple

Politics
The New York Times
The suburbs are changing. But not in all the ways liberals hope - - Though Democrats dominated the suburbs in the midterms, some of those gains may be fragile.
By emily Badger, Quoctrung Bui & Josh Katz

Report
The Foreign Policy
The APP destroying Irans currency - - Iranians are using the messaging app Telegram to spread fake news about the rial—and make a profit for themselves
By Rohollah Faghihi

Israel - Netanyahu
The Foreign Policy
In Israel, a coalition of the barely willing - - Netanyahu outmaneuvers rivals, heads off early election.
By Neri Zilber

Amazon - Virginia Tech
The Washington Post
For universities in Virginia Amazon HQ2 came at the perfect moment - - Virginia Tech was ready, too. That school’s engineering program was large and growing, and — even more crucially — the university had been nurturing the idea of an innovation campus in Northern Virginia for several years
By Susan Svrlugo

Health - Science
The New York Times
Save the Germs - - With modern medicine killing off whole categories of bacteria and viruses — including benign ones that promote health — scientists propose a way to preserve microbes that may rescue us one day.
By Sarah Schenck

Analysis
The Economist
An election looms in Israel - - A crisis over Gaza threatens Binyamin Netanyahu
By Print Edition

Science - Technology
The Economist
The Killogram and three other metric units are about to be revamped - - They are being redefined as the values of physical constants
By Print Edition

Iran -- IRGC
Asharq Al - Awsat
IRGC doubts impact of sanctions on its regional role - - “What American officials acknowledge in the media is a recognition of the impotence and ineffectiveness of the sanctions mechanism,”
By

Opinions
The New York Times
What a Kenyan slum can teach America about politics - - Don’t put your hope in elected officials. Real change has to start locally.
By Kennedy Odede

Iran - Internal Affairs
The CNBC News
Iran executes two men accused of economic crimes - - One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the “sultan of coins.”
By Reuter

Opinions
The Washington Post
How did America end up raising generation Paranoia - - Saving generation paranoia
By Megan Mcardle

Marshall Plan
The Foreign Affairs
Divide and invest - - Why the Marshall Plan Worked
By Melvyn P. Leffler

Trump - Refugees
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

Opinions
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

Report
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

Opinions
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

Yemen - Human Rights
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



    
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