News and Analysis (6/24/19)

Rather than pursue “Iran’s capitulation on behalf of Saudi Arabia and Israel,” the U.S. should cooperate “with European partners … [to constrain] Iran’s nuclear activities and reopen channels of communication with Tehran” …

Fox News host Tucker Carlson warned Trump that the “hawks did not have the president’s best interests at heart, he said. And if Mr. Trump got into a war with Iran, he could kiss his chances of re-election goodbye”:

Pence said, “We’re not convinced that it was authorized at the highest levels,” but would not elaborate:

In 2015 Trump tweeted “Sheldon Adelson is looking to give big dollars to Rubio because he feels he can mold him into his perfect little puppet.” So for how long can Trump resist the puppet master? …

… “We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday”:

Democracy in Turkey is not dead yet: the AKP has conceded Imamoglu’s victory in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun:

The Kushner plan consists of “pitches from … programs that the Trump administration cut, which is cruelly ironic. … [T]his is basically convincing them to take economic incentives in exchange for their rights” …

… and in ignoring the Israeli occupation to focus on financial, educational, and bureaucratic aid, Kushner is like a quack oncologist who prescribes a get-rich-quick scheme to a patient who has come in to be cured of cancer:

If you think that being a white, non-Muslims, native born American citizens protects you from border patrol abuse, think again:

Iran’s “unlikely spy chief … is emblematic of the multiple power centers vying for control within Iran“:

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