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Weekly World News Update- January 14, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 5:17 PM | Anonymous


Wednesday, January 14, 2015


This week's news digest focuses primarily on the events in Paris - their roots, reactions, and consequences. Scroll down for analysis and opinion concerning Greece and the euro zone, Russia and Ukraine, as well as Syria and ISIS. 


The Attacks in Paris - Roots of Radicalization

"The Forgotten War That Spawned Paris's Attacks," Adam Baron - The Daily Beast, January 11, 2015


"Quelle Surprise? The Attacks in Paris Were Terrible. But We Should have Seen it Coming," Aaron David Miller - Foreign Policy, January 11, 2015


The Attacks in Paris - Reflection and Outrage
"France's 9/11," Dominique Moisi - San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2015

"This is No Time for Europe to Retreat," Judy Dempsey - Real Clear World, January 12, 2015

"To Call the Paris Attacks a 'War' Dignifies Pointless Slaughter," Janet Daley - The Telegraph, January 10, 2015

"A Win for the Jihadists," Jonah Goldberg - National Review Online, January 9, 2015

"Paris Killings Require More Than Mere Condemnation," H.A. Hellyer - Brookings, January 8, 2015

"Terrorist Acts, Not Cartoons Provoke Islamophobia," Hussein Ibish - The National, January 11, 2015

"Let's Talk About the Other Dead Journalists," Rafia Zakaria - Al Jazeera America, January 10, 2015


The Attacks in Paris - Consequences and Options

"The Battle From Algiers: Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Attack," Robin Simcox - Foreign Affairs, January 12, 2015


"If Europe is to Overcome Islamist Terror, It Needs to Fight for the Values It Holds Dear," Paul Mason - The Guardian, January 11, 2015

"Tearing Up the Magna Carta: Fear Risks Trumping Civil Liberties in a Europe Rattled by Islamist Terrorism," Colum Lynch and Jamila Trindle - Foreign Policy, January 9, 2015

"Do Jews Have a Future in France?" James Kirchick - The Daily Beast, January 10, 2015


The Attacks in Paris - Playing Politics

"Le Pen's Moment," Philip Gourevitch - The New Yorker, January 10, 2015

"What Else was Paraded in Paris?" Michael Marder - Al Jazeera, January 12, 2015

"Abbas in Paris: Hypocrisy Isn't Progress," Jonathan S. Tobin - Commentary, January 11, 2015

"For Cameron and Miliband, Paris is Act One of the UK General Election," Matthew d'Ancona - The Guardian, January 11, 2015


Turmoil in the Eurozone as Threat of a "Grexit" Looms

"A Greek Euro Exit Would Hurt Europe - But Not as Much as It Would Hurt Greece," Katinka Barysch - The Guardian, January 9, 2015


"Weighing the Options the Greeks Face," Jacob Funk Kirkegaard - Newsweek, January 9, 2015

"The Greek Tragedy," Creston Davis - The European, January 10, 2015

"Europe's Lapse of Reason," Joseph E. Stiglitz - Project Syndicate, January 8, 2015


Ukraine/Russia - Assigning Blame and Assessing Options

"Who is to Blame?" Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and James Stavridis - Horizons, Winter 2015


"A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine," George Soros - The New York Review of Books, February 5, 2015


"Two Cheers for Obama's Ukraine Policy," David W. Kearn - The Huffington Post, January 9, 2015

"What to Do About - or With - Russia?" Walter C. Clemens, Jr. - The Diplomat, January 9, 2015


Syria/ISIS - New Threats and a New Solution?

"Assad's Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons," Erich Follath - Spiegel Online International, January 9, 2015 


"Encouraging Regional Ownership of the Fight Against the Islamic State," Daniel Levy and Ellie Geranmayeh - European Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 2015


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