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Weekly World News Update- January 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:36 PM | Anonymous


Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Opinion and analysis concerning North Korea, Cuba, Russia, the Middle East, as well as Greece and the Eurozone. Plus, reflections on 2014 and views on what to watch in 2015.



Dealing with North Korea

"Strategic Clarity on North Korea," Christopher R. Hill - Project Syndicate, December 30, 2014

"New Sanctions Let Pyongyang Play the Victim," Michael Auslin - The Wall Street Journal, January 5, 2015

"Better Than New Sanctions: Could Obama's Cuba Strategy Work on North Korea?" Ted Galen Carpenter - The National Interest, January 3, 2015 


Cuba - What Happens Next?

"U.S.-Cuban Relations: Lessons from China and the Soviet Bloc," James Lockhart - War on the Rocks, December 31, 2014

"Lessons Cuba Can Learn from East Germany," Diana Villiers Negroponte - Newsweek, January 5, 2015


Cold War Redux?

"A New Cold War Order?" Mikhail Gorbachev - Project Syndicate, January 5, 2015

"US and Russia in Danger of Returning to Era of Nuclear Rivalry," Julian Borger - The Guardian, January 4, 2015

"Decoding Vladimir Putin's Plan," Joshua Kucera - U.S. News & World Report, January 5, 2015

"Remote Control: Can an Exiled Oligarch Persuade Russia that Putin Must Go?" Julia Ioffe - The New Yorker, January 12, 2015 


Hotter Wars

"Hammer and Anvil: How to Defeat ISIS," Robert A. Pape, Keven Ruby, and Vincent Bauer - Foreign Affairs, January 2, 2015


"All is Not Lost in Afghanistan," James Stavridis - Foreign Policy, January 5, 2015


Middle East Round-Up

"Can the Middle East Navigate Democracy?" Mark P. Lagon and Zachary Laub - Council on Foreign Relations, December 30, 2014


"The UN, the PA, and the Peace Process," Paul R. Pillar - The National Interest, January 2, 2015

"Bad Choices: Why is the Netanyahu Government Freezing These Funds in the First Place?" JPost Editorial - The Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2015

"Islam Will Not Have its Own Reformation," Nick Danforth - Foreign Policy, January 2, 2015


Greece Threatens to Leave Euro Zone - Again

"Grexit Grumblings: Germany Open to Possible Greek Euro Zone Exit," Nikolaus Blome, Giorgos Christides, Christian Reiermann, and Gregor Peter Schmitz - Spiegel Online International, January 5, 2015


"Why Europe Still Can't Afford a Greek Exit," Carol Matlack - BloombergBusinessweek, January 5, 2015

"Germany Should Not Scoff at Greece," Marcel Michelson - Forbes, January 4, 2015

"The Odds of Greece Leaving the Euro Have Never Been Higher," Matt O'Brien - The Washington Post, December 29, 2014


"Berlin Insists it Expects Greece to Remain in Eurozone," Stefan Wagstyl - Financial Times, January 4, 2015

A look back at 2014...

"The Foreign Policy Story of the Year," David Rothkopf - Foreign Policy, December 31, 2014

"The Birth of a New Century," George Packer - Foreign Policy, December 2014

"Why 2014 Went Wrong for the Eurozone," Simon Nixon - The Wall Street Journal, January 4, 2015


...and, what to watch in 2015

"The World in 2015: Our Take on the Year Ahead," Roundtable Discussion with 10 Foreign Policy Experts - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

"Top Risks 2015," Ian Bremmer and Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group, January 5, 2015


"2015 Watch: The Seven Great Powers," Walter Russell Mead - The American Interest, January 4, 2015

"2015: Seven Global Summits That Deserve Your Attention," Stewart M. Patrick - Council of Councils, Dec 22, 2014


"Ten Elections to Watch in 2015," James M. Lindsay - Council on Foreign Relations, December 8, 2014

"10 Wars to Watch in 2015," Jean-Marie Guéhenno - Foreign Policy, January 2, 2015

"The Middle East in 2015: What to Watch," Joseph Bahout, et al. - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 29, 2014

"Africa in 2015: A New Year's Guide," Simon Allison - Daily Maverick, January 5, 2015

"Will 2015 be Africa's Year to Shine?" John Campbell - The National Interest, January 2, 2015

"2015: The Year of the Bear? 5 Ways Russia Can Regroup," Nikolas K. Gvosdev - The National Interest, January 4, 2015

"Why 2015 Might Well be Mankind's Happiest New Year," Fraser Nelson - The Spectator, December 26, 2014


"The World is Not Falling Apart," Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack - Slate, December 22, 2014

"Prospects for the Global Economy in 2015," Robert Kahn, et al. - Council on Foreign Relations, December 23, 2014

"Forget 2015 - 2050 Is The Year For Predictions," Zoë Schlanger - Newsweek, January 4, 2015


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