Laura Rozen

Al-Monitor

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Laura Rozen is a correspondent for Al-Monitor, a new news outlet focused on the Middle East. She is a former reporter for Yahoo News, Politico, Foreign Policy, the Washington Monthly, National Journal and the American Prospect.

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Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone today. Iranians claim the drone flew over Iran. The U.S. denies this, and says it was flying in international air space.

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Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone today. Iranians claim the drone flew over Iran. The U.S. denies this, and says it was flying in international air space.

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In 2015, the Obama Administration struck a landmark deal with Iran and other world powers to curtail the Iranian nuclear program.

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In 2015, the Obama Administration struck a landmark deal with Iran and other world powers to curtail the Iranian nuclear program.

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab allies embraced by President Trump have broken relations with Qatar, where a massive American military base commands US operations against the…

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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