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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:45 PM | Anonymous
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Analysis and opinion concerning Hagel’s resignation, negotiations with Iran, Syria, Israel/Palestine, drones in Pakistan, China, Europe, and protests in Mexico. Plus, extra articles on U.S. foreign policy and the global energy market…

November 26, 2014

Defense Secretary Hagel Steps Down 

The Fall Guy,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, November 24, 2014

Iran Talks to Continue 

The Silver Lining of an Extension of the P5+1 Nuclear Talks with Iran,” Gregory D. Koblentz – The National Interest, November 24, 2014

Iran Nuclear Talks Extension Raises Risk of Cataclysmic Failure,” Simon Tisdall – The Guardian, November 24, 2014

Will it Play in Persepolis?” Nancy Gallagher – Foreign Policy, November 21, 2014

ISIS/Radical Islam Well-Organized and Expanding

The Banality of Islamic State,” Cam Simpson – BloombergBusinessweek, November 20, 2014

Islamic State and a South Asian Caliphate,” SK Chatterji – The Diplomat, November 23, 2014

The Iran-Cuba-Venezuela Nexus,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2014

Israel/Palestine Tensions Growing

Conspiracy Theories and Palestinian Terror,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, November 21, 2014

Hate Thy Neighbor,” William Saletan – Slate, November 21, 2014

The Age of the Lone Wolf Intifada,” Gregg Carlstrom – Politico Magazine, November 20, 2014


The Unblinking Stare – The Drone War in Pakistan,” Steve Coll – The New Yorker, November 24, 2014

China Rising

The New Nuance in Chinese Diplomacy,” Peter Drysdale – East Asia Forum, November 24, 2014

China Scores,” Matthew Goodman and Ely Ratner – Foreign Affairs, November 23, 2014

Massive Rail Deal Gives China’s Push Into Africa a Major Win,” Simon Engler – Foreign Policy, November 21, 2014

Europe Regrouping

The New European Disorder,” Ivan Krastev and Mark Leonard – European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2014

Mexico Protests Continue

White House Silence on Mexico Protests Speaks Volumes,” Christy Thornton – Al Jazeera America, November 20, 2014

We’re Mad as Hell, and We’re Not Going to Take it Anymore,” Homero Aridjis – The Huffington Post, November 22, 2014

Don’t Expect an Aztec Spring with Mexico Protests, Analysts Warn,” Karla Zabludovsky – Al Jazeera America, November 22, 2014

Extra! Extra!

U.S. Foreign Policy

How the United States Can Counter the Ambitions of Russia and China,” Ely Ratner and Thomas Wright – The Washington Post, November 21, 2014

Top Five Washington Assumptions on Mideast That Are Not True,” Andrew J. Bacevich – Informed Comment, November 24, 2014

The Case for More Congress in American Foreign Policy,” Walter Russell Mead – The American Interest, November 23, 2014

The Global Energy Market

New Era of Cheap Oil Tilts Geopolitical Power Toward U.S.,” Rich Miller – Bloomberg, November 19, 2014

Winners and Losers of Oil War,” Shabbir H. Kazmi – Eurasia Review, November 23, 2014

Israel Pitches 'Massive' Natural Gas Pipeline Plan to Europe,” Staff Writers – The Times of Israel, November 20, 2014

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