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Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:23 AM | Anonymous


Wednesday, October 8, 2014


The latest analysis of the Ebola outbreak, protests in Hong Kong, developments in Latin America and throughout the Middle East. Plus, reflections on Putin's Russia and putting history in context.


Ebola in the U.S.

"U.S. Public Response to Ebola Could Echo Early Days of AIDS Epidemic," Lucy Westcott - Newsweek, October 5, 2014

"As Ebola Spreads to U.S., Pentagon Deploys More Troops to Africa to Fight Outbreak," Kate Brannen and Justine Drennan - Foreign Policy, October 3, 2014  


Hong Kong Update

"Why Hong Kong's Economy Can Take on Protesters," Elizabeth Economy - Fortune, October 2, 2014


"China's Explanation for the Hong Kong Protests? Blame America," Anne Applebaum - The Washington Post, October 3, 2014


"In Hong Kong, the Democrats Will Go Down Swinging," Patrick Smith - The Fiscal Times, October 6, 2014


"The Way Ahead in Hong Kong," Chris Patten - Project Syndicate, October 3, 2014


Latin American Update

"Why Dilma Rousseff Could Win Brazil's Presidential Election," Mark Weisbrot - The Guardian, October 2, 2014


"Brazil's Highs and Lows," David Biller - Bloomberg, October 5, 2014


"Venezuela's Perilous Closeup," Diego Arria - New York Daily News, October 6, 2014

"The Real Reason It's Nearly Impossible to End the Cuba Embargo," Peter Kornbluh & William M. Leogrande - The Atlantic, October 5, 2014 


Putin's Russia

"Putin's View of Power was Formed Watching East Germany Collapse," Mary Elise Sarotte - The Guardian, October 1, 2014


"What Russia is Learning From Frank Sinatra," Steve Rosenberg - BBC, October 5, 2014

"Putin is Winning: EU Backs Away From Ukraine Trade Pact; U.S. on the Sidelines," Paul Roderick Gregory - Forbes, October 2, 2014


Avoiding a New Cold War

"How to Avoid a New Cold War," Samuel Charap and Jeremy Shapiro - Brookings, October 2014 


Negotiating with Iran

"Iran Nuclear Talks: Why Tehran Must Be Brought in From the Cold," Christopher de Bellaigue - The Guardian, October 2, 2014 


Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

"Qatar is a U.S. Ally. They Also Knowingly Abet Terrorism. What's Going On?" Lori Plotkin Boghardt - New Republic, October 6, 2014

"Qatar's Moneymen Behind the Kidnappers," Robert Mendick - The Telegraph, October 5, 2014

Ongoing ISIS Threat

"Coalition Risks Loss of Support Unless it Clarifies Its Aims," Hassan Hassan - The National, October 1, 2014

"Defeating the Islamic State Militarily is Only Half the Battle," Ross Harrison - Middle East Institute, October 3, 2014

The Middle East

"Two Speeches and a Tragedy," George Packer - The New Yorker, October 1, 2014

"The Middle East's Three Timelines," Volker Perthes - Project Syndicate, August 22, 2014

Reflecting on the Past

"Who's to Blame for a World in Flames?" Walter Russell Mead - The American Interest, October 6, 2014

"How to Make and Keep Peace," David P. Goldman - The Federalist, October 2, 2014


"The Merkel Effect: What Today's Germany Owes to Its Once-Communist East," Dirk Kurbjuweit - Spiegel Online International, October 2, 2014





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