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Weekly World News Update- January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 1:10 PM | Anonymous


Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Opinion and analysis of the election in Greece, Obama's trip to India, and the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. Plus, views on Yemen, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, and terrorism in Europe. 


What's Next for Greece - and Europe?

"Greek Election Turmoil for Europe," Douglas J. Elliott - Brookings, January 26, 2015

"Hell is Other European Central Bankers," Walter Russell Mead - The American Interest, January 26, 2015

"So Long, Austerity?" Stathis N. Kalyvas - Foreign Affairs, January 25, 2015

"A New Volkspartei," Xenia Kounalaki - The European, January 26, 2015

"Greece's Alexis Tsipras: The Man Who Could Break Europe," Barbie Latza Nadeau - The Daily Beast, January 24, 2015

"The New Greece of Alexis Tsipras," Judy Dempsey - Real Clear World, January 26, 2015


"Greek Growth Drought is Real Threat to EU," Mark Gilbert - BloombergView, January 26, 2015


Hitting the Reset Button on U.S.-India Relations 

"Why India is Still Hedging its Bets on US," Melissa S. Hersh and Ajey Lele - The National Interest, January 26, 2015


"A New U.S.-India Defense Relationship," Shashank Joshi - Al Jazeera, January 22, 2015

"No Big Ideas in India-U.S. Relations - and That's OK," Milan Vaishnav - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 22, 2015 

"Beyond the Immediate Present," Rudra Chaudhuri - The Hindu, January 26, 2015

"Early in Obama's India Visit, A Nuclear Power Breakthrough," Syed Nazakat - The Christian Science Monitor, January 25, 2015

Saudi Arabia - The King is Dead; Long Live the King

"U.S.-Saudi Relations After Abdullah," Max Boot - Commentary, January 23, 2015

"Why the U.S. is Stuck with Saudi Arabia," Matt Schiavenza - The Atlantic, January 24, 2015

"King Abdullah: The Middle East's Failed Peacemaker," Christopher Dickey - The Daily Beast, January 23, 2015

"The Dangers of Saudi Succession," Simon Henderson - The Atlantic, January 26, 2015

"Saudi Arabia: Threat From ISIS Will Only Grow," Richard Haass - Financial Times, January 25, 2015

Yemen - From Bad to Worse

"The Ungovernable Yemen," Martin Reardon - Al Jazeera, January 23, 2015

"If Only We'd Just Spent More Blood and Treasure in Yemen," Stephen M. Walt - Foreign Policy, January 23, 2015 

"In Yemen, the Gulf Faces a New Threat: the Americans," Faisal Al Yafai - The National, January 26, 2015

Iran - No Good Choices

"The Emerging Iranian Empire," Charles Krauthammer - National Review Online, January 22, 2015

"Time to Take It to Iran," Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and Ray Takeyh - Politico, January 23, 2015


Russia and Ukraine

"Kremlin Hard-Liner: Russians Would 'Rather Starve' Than Surrender Putin to Western Aggressors," Ambrose Evans-Pritchard - The Telegraph, January 23, 2015 

"The Chilly Fallout Between Putin and His Oligarch Pals," Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik - BloombergBusiness, January 23, 2015

"Why War Has Exploded Again in Ukraine," Christopher Miller - Mashable, January 25, 2015

"Ukraine Reignites: Why Russia Should be Added to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List," Taras Kuzio - Foreign Affairs, January 25, 2015


"Europe Has Survived Terrorist Attacks Before," Anne Applebaum - The Washington Post, January 23, 2015




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