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News You Really Need To See: “Iran Deal More than a Nuclear Issue”

“Iran Deal More than a Nuclear Issue” The Middle East Eye, December 7, 2014 http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/iran-deal-more-nuclear-issue-1767492686 “The dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme was never just about centrifuges or breakout capabilities.  It has always been a symptom of a larger geopolitical contest between … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Investors Recruited to Restore Farmland”

“Investors Recruited to Restore Farmland” The New York Times, December 8, 2014, p.A10 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/world/americas/investors-recruited-to-restore-farmland-.html “Conservation groups announced plans on Sunday to restore degraded land across Latin America with financing from private investment funds.  The project, announced at a conference on climate … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Oman’s Succession: After the Sultan”

“Oman’s Succession: After the Sultan” The Economist, December 6-12, 2014, p.A60 http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21635473-can-peaceful-and-prosperous-nation-stay-way-after-sultan “On an average day a resident of Muscat, Oman’s seafront capital, is likely to drive down Sultan Qaboos road, pass Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and perhaps Sultan Qaboos port, too.  He … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Israel Election Opens Way for Rightward Shift”

“Israel Election Opens Way for Rightward Shift” The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2014, p.A12 http://online.wsj.com/articles/israel-sets-date-for-new-elections-1417606461 “Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, voted by a wide margin to dissolve itself Wednesday and set a date for elections next year, a day after the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Pace of Antarctic Melt Sets Off Alarm”

“Pace of Antarctic Melt Sets Off Alarm” The Washington Post, December 5, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/research-casts-alarming-light-on-decline-of-west-antarctic-ice-sheets/2014/12/04/19efd3e4-7bbe-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html “For two decades, scientists have kept a close watch on a vast, icebound corner of West Antarctica that is undergoing a historic thaw.  Climate experts have … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose Overseas Threat”

“‘Superbugs’ Kill India’s Babies and Pose Overseas Threat” The New York Times, December 4, 2014, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/world/asia/superbugs-kill-indias-babies-and-pose-an-overseas-threat.html?_r=0 “A deadly epidemic that could have global implications is quietly sweeping India, and among its many victims are tens of thousands of newborns dying … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “French Far Right Gets Helping Hand With Russian Loan”

“French Far Right Gets Helping Hand With Russian Loan” The New York Times, December 2, 2014, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/world/europe/french-far-right-gets-helping-hand-with-russian-loan-.html “France’s far-right National Front party has taken an $11.7 million loan from a Russian bank to help finance various campaigns — money, officials … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Rage in Jerusalem”

“Rage in Jerusalem” London Review of Books, November 21, 2014 http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n23/nathan-thrall/rage-in-jerusalem “What the government of Israel calls its eternal, undivided capital is among the most precarious, divided cities in the world.  When it conquered the eastern part of Jerusalem and the … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests”

“Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests” The New York Times, December 1, 2014, p.A6 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/russian-money-suspected-behind-fracking-protests.html “Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of this destitute village in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when the American energy giant Chevron showed up here … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “A Dangerous Road Ahead”

“A Dangerous Road Ahead” The Washington Post, November 30, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/highway-through-hell-the-truckers-who-haul-vital-goods-into-islamic-state-territory/2014/11/29/426a71f2-6f4e-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html “It might be the most hairy truck route in the world — a nail-biting, long-haul, ‘Mad Max’-style endurance race from the Jordan border through the black heart of Islamic … Continue reading

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