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The Case Against the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is One Big Lie

There’s no reason to trust any of the Trump administration’s criticisms of, or plans for replacing, the JCPOA. Foreign Policy Magazine STEPHEN M. WALT Imagine we were back in 1948. Suppose Joseph Stalin offered to halt the Soviet Union’s efforts to develop its own atomic bomb for up to 15 …

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Dalai Lama calls on Suu Kyi for peaceful end to Rohingya crisis

The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Myanmar and expressed concerns about violence that has led around 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to flee the Buddhist-majority country. The top Buddhist leader wrote to Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader, a fellow Nobel …

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Violence Erupts on Desperate Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’

New York Times AZAM AHMED | KIRK SEMPLE At dawn, people began to gather, quietly planning for survival after Hurricane Irma. They started with the grocery stores, scavenging what they needed for sustenance: water, crackers, fruit. But by nightfall on Thursday, what had been a search for food took a more …

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Global power is shifting to Asia

From China to North Korea, this region is on the rise and EU can compete only by sticking together The Guardian Natalie Nougayrede In 2012, McKinsey analysts, using data from the University of Groningen, released a striking map showing how the global economic centre of gravity has shifted since AD1. …

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A disaster in the making: Pakistan’s population surges to 207.7 million

Washington Post Pamela Constable For years, Pakistan’s soaring population growth has been evident in increasingly crowded schools, clinics and poor communities across this vast, Muslim-majority nation. But until two weeks ago, no one knew just how serious the problem was. Now they do. Preliminary results from a new national census …

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A nuclear slap on China’s face

Pyongyang, not Beijing, is controlling the security agenda in Northeast Asia and it will cause profound changes that redound to China’s disadvantage Washington Post William Tobey According to Christine Lu, “If you understand that dealing with people in China is all about face — giving face, getting face, saving face …

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The US must talk to North Korea — not threaten war

The Guardian Michael H. Fuchs The United States and North Korea need to talk. Despite ongoing provocations and sabre-rattling, the US must continue to work with allies to strengthen deterrence and ramp up the pressure on North Korea — but it must also push for diplomacy. Negotiations are the only …

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Bad News, World: China Can’t Solve the North Korea Problem

New York Times MAX FISHER After each North Korean provocation, a soothing mantra echoes through the halls of government and think tanks in the United States. China, it is frequently said, could solve this seemingly unsolvable problem, finally reining in North Korea, if Beijing were just properly motivated. But this …

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Rohingya Muslims: An international plea for humanity

Gulf News Jawaher Bint  | Mohammed Al Qasimi Innumerable speeches have been given on the subject of humanitarianism and the need to care for refugees. These powerful addresses have underlined how the global population is one big family whose members share a common destiny, with humanity being unable to advance its …

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