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  1. world view
    Trump’s Sanctions Won’t Change Iran’s Behavior, But Could Boost Its Hard-linersThe move increases pressure on Iran’s relatively moderate government, but it’s unlikely to advance the Trump administration’s ambiguous policy goals.
  2. diplomacy
    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
  3. foreign policy
    The U.S. Has Deep Ties to Saudi Arabia — But Disentangling Ourselves Is PossiblePulling away from Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi is a risky prospect. Trump clearly isn’t interested, but there are steps U.S. lawmakers could take.
  4. foreign policy
    The President Treats the U.N. to a Good Old-Fashioned Trump RallyThe president’s nationalist speech was a list of things that the United States does and doesn’t see as threatening.
  5. foreign policy
    Donald Trump Is Going to Try a Tricky Balancing Act at the United NationsTrump wants to mount a defense of American sovereignty to please his base while selling allies on shared sacrifice.
  6. foreign policy
    After Promising Quick Syria Exit, Trump Is Said to Approve of Indefinite StayA U.S. official claimed Trump is “on board,” but this only bolsters claims that administration officials ignore the president’s orders.
  7. While Condemning Iran, the U.S. Contributes to Terrorism in the Middle East, TooAs Iran sanctions were restored, an investigation revealed that the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis routinely cut deals with Al Qaeda.
  8. U.S. to Restore Draconian Sanctions on Iran (Over Allies’ Objections)The White House will punish the Iranian people for allowing their government to defy America’s will, diplomatic and humanitarian concerns be damned.
  9. Trump’s Iran Strategy: Regime Change on the CheapThe administration wants to see the Islamic Republic overthrown, but is hoping the Iranian people will do it for us. This can’t end well.
  10. President Trump Threatens Iran in All Caps on TwitterHappy Monday, everyone!
  11. Trump Press Allies to Quit Importing Iranian Oil By November 4The president appears to be engineering a spike in energy prices on the eve of the midterm elections.
  12. Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’sThe president’s propensity for breaking agreements and surprising our allies is damaging America’s international reputation and ability to lead.
  13. Trump Pushes a New International Order Based on U.S. BullyingThe administration thinks military might, and threatening to use it, are key. Iran and North Korea developments show the plan is off to a shaky start.
  14. Pompeo Unveils Hyperaggressive Iran Strategy That Hints at Regime ChangeA set of demands the secretary of State knows will go unfulfilled.
  15. Trump Vows to Help Sanctioned Chinese Tech CompanyThe president says he will help the Chinese phonemaker ZTE, which is struggling after being banned from buying U.S. components.
  16. Trump’s Iran-Deal Exit Has Raised the Risk of War, Even Faster Than ExpectedIsrael and Iran are running out of reasons not to escalate their low-key conflict in Syria into a broader regional catastrophe.
  17. Will California Voters Blame High Gas Prices on Democrats or Trump?Gas prices are rising everywhere, but especially in California, where higher taxes are coinciding with Trump’s unsettling Middle Eastern policies.
  18. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  19. Iranian Lawmakers Burn U.S. Flag, Question Trump’s ‘Mental Capacity’Burning the American flag is not rare in Iran, but this appears to be the first time it’s ever happened on the floor of the country’s parliament.
  20. What Happens After Trump Pulls Out of the Iran DealThe agreement doesn’t stop existing the moment Trump reimposes sanctions, but it’s hard to see how it can survive in the long run.
  21. Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
  22. Iran Gains, Then Loses, Nuclear Weapons Program in White House ‘Clerical Error’The White House said Iran has, rather than had, a nuclear weapons program in what might be its most impressive typo yet.
  23. Trump Buys Netanyahu’s Bad Case for Abandoning the Iran DealThe Israeli prime minister’s alleged bombshell offered no evidence of Iranian noncompliance and ample reason to keep the nuclear agreement in place.
  24. last night on late night
    Here’s Why John Oliver Bought Airtime During Sean Hannity’s Show This WeekHe’s mocking Trump. This time, with math!
  25. America Is About to Risk a World War to Defend the Credibility of Trump’s TweetsOfficials say Trump is likely to go through with a Syria strike over his Defense Secretary’s objections — because he said he would on Twitter.
  26. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  27. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  28. Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the ShadowsSaturday’s clash signals that Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
  29. Israel Conducts Air Strikes on Iranian Targets in SyriaIt was the first time Israel has directly targeted Iranian military forces, and marks a dangerous escalation in the conflict.
  30. power
    Half of Iranians Are Against Mandatory HijabsA report was released after 29 women were arrested for protesting the mandatory veiling law.
  31. power
    29 Women Arrested in Iran for Protesting Mandatory-Hijab LawsMore and more women are pushing back against the country’s strict dress code.
  32. power
    Why Women in Iran Are Waving Their Scarves on SticksThey’re protesting the country’s strict dress code.
  33. What the Hell Is Happening in Iran?Two people have been killed and some social media is being blocked as widespread protests continue.
  34. The U.S. and Israel Just Admitted the Iran Deal Is Worth KeepingBut Trump just might kill it anyway.
  35. North Korea and Iran Are Footnotes in Trump’s National Security SpeechMaybe we can get through the holidays without a preemptive war.
  36. Trump to Put ‘Quartet of Warriors’ in Charge of Foreign PolicyRex Tillerson’s dismissal will be no surprise. But the military-heavy character of the new team that will ascend to power in his absence is ominous.
  37. Could the Curious Case of Reza Zarrab Lead to the Downfall of Michael Flynn?Federal prosecutors have flipped the Turkish businessman accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. What might he know about Flynn?
  38. Powerful Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills HundredsThe 7.3 magnitude earthquake was felt as far away as Israel.
  39. Trump’s Case Against the Iran Deal Was Hallucinatory PoppycockA list of the president’s craziest claims.
  40. Trump Tried Reality-TV Tricks in His Iran AnnouncementBut the substance was unmistakable: aggressive posturing accompanied by a punt on most of the major points.
  41. Trump Is Letting Congress Determine the Iran Deal’s Fate. Here’s What It Can Do.Trump is hoping lawmakers will help him drive a tougher deal, but he shouldn’t count on that.
  42. Trump Teases That He’s About to Launch a Major War (Again)Trump assures Americans that they will soon “find out” why he said “it’s the calm before the storm” while posing with military officials last night.
  43. How Tillerson Is Trying to Save the Iran Deal From His BossIf you can’t work with a moron, work around him.
  44. Is the Nobel Committee Trying to Send Trump a Message?A nuclear-disarmament group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, is the surprise Peace Prize recipient this year.
  45. Trump Decertifying the Iran Deal Won’t Kill It — But There Will Be Dire EffectsHis reported plan to wound the agreement would anger U.S. allies, and make the delicate situations in Iran and North Korea more dangerous.
  46. Trump Plans to ‘Decertify’ the Iran Nuclear Deal Next WeekThe move will kick the deal to Congress, which will have 60 days to decide how to proceed.
  47. Trump Duped by Old Footage of Iranian Missile TestTweet, but verify.
  48. Trump Says He’s Made a Decision on Iran Deal But Won’t Say What It IsHe’s treating foreign policy like reality TV.
  49. President Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea in U.N. SpeechOnce again, he called Kim Jong-un “Rocket Man.”
  50. What the Trump Administration Means When It Says ‘On Notice’▶️ Is it more than an empty threat?
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