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Weekly World News Update- January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4:19 PM | Anonymous


Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Updates and analysis concerning terrorism and extremism in Europe, the EU's latest financial challenges, Russia, the Middle East, and the situation in Nigeria. Plus, articles on the global energy market, global trends, and cyber security. 


Global Trends

"Top 10 Trends of 2015," World Economic Forum


"Global Economic Prospects," World Bank Staff with Contributions - The World Bank, January 2015


Understanding the Rise of Terrorism in Europe

"Terrorism in Paris, Sydney the Legacy of Colonial Blunders," Stephen Kinzer - The Boston Globe, January 18, 2015 

"How France Grew Its Own Terrorists," M.G. Oprea - The Federalist, January 16, 2015

"Terror War Comes to Europe," Tom Wilson - Commentary, January 16, 2015

"The Paris Attacks and the Failure of the Republic," Ali Saad - Al Jazeera, January 19, 2015

"Why There Are So Many Jihadists in Belgium," Joshua Keating - Slate, January 15, 2015


Responding to Terrorists - and Nationalists

"Think Before You March," Stephen M. Walt - Foreign Policy, January 16, 2015


"Down with La Lacita - to Beat Islamism, We Need a Secularism that Encourages Religion," Ed Husain and Peter Welby - The Spectator, January 16, 2015

"Let's Talk, Pegida!" Christopher Gohl - The European, January 19, 2015 


Eurozone - A Shocking Move by the Swiss Adds to the EU's Financial Woes

"Making Sense of the Swiss Shock," Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James - Project Syndicate, January 17, 2015

"What the Wild Swiss Franc Appreciation Really Means," Edward Harrison - Foreign Policy, January 16, 2015

"Not Even Mario Draghi Can Save Europe Now," Editorial Team - BloombergView, January 19, 2015

"A 'Merkel Plan' for Europe," Bill Emmott - Project Syndicate, January 19, 2015 


Russia - Making New Friends; Searching for Common Ground with Foes 

"Authoritarian Drift at the Banks of the Black Sea," Dominique Moisi - Real Clear World, January 19, 2015


"The EU and Russia: Values or Interests?" Judy Dempsey - Real Clear World, January 19, 2015


Politics in the Middle East

"Israel's Potentially Existential Election," Paul Scham - Middle East Institute, January 17, 2015

"How Long Can Mahmoud Abbas Hold On?" Dalia Hatuqa - Foreign Policy, January 16, 2015

"Netanyahu and Europe's Far Right Find Common Ground," Jonathan Cook - The National, January 18, 2015 


Arab Spring - Four Years On

"Is Egypt on the Verge of Another Uprising?" Thanassis Cambanis - The Atlantic, January 16, 2015


"The Problem with Libya's Peace Talks," Amanda Kadlec - Foreign Policy, January 16, 2015

U.S. and Iran Continue to Talk (and Talk)

"Iran's End-Game Strategy in Nuclear Negotiations," G. William Heiser and Amir Abbas Fakhravar - Real Clear World, January 19, 2015

"Can the U.S.-Iran Rift be Healed?" Colin Nickerson - The Boston Globe, January 17, 2015 


Nigeria - Responding (or Not) to a Massacre and Preparing for an Election

"Boko Haram Attacks: Why Isn't Nigerian Civil Society Protesting Terrorism," Eliza Anyangwe - The Guardian, January 14, 2015 

"When Normal is Deadly: How Boko Haram Made Us Okay with Slaughter," Joe Randazzo - The Daily Beast, January 18, 2015

"Goodluck Jonathan: From Poor Boy to Accidental President," Monica Mark - The Guardian, January 17, 2015 


Playing Politics with Energy

"Sofia's Choice," Keith Johnson - Foreign Policy, January 16, 2015


Cyber Security

"The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle," Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer - Spiegel Online International, January 17, 2015


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