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Weekly World News Update- February 18, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:07 AM | Anonymous


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Views on terrorism and updates on Ukraine and the Islamic State - as well as analysis of developments in Israel, Greece, and Turkey. Plus, Latin American mysteries and China's role on the world stage. 



"Danish Attacks Echo France," Griff Witte and Karla Adam - The Washington Post, February 16, 2015

"Copenhagen Attack is a Reminder to Britain," Editorial Staff - The Telegraph, February 15, 2015

"How China Defines Terrorism," Zunyou Zhou - The Diplomat, February 13, 2015


Ukraine - Winners and Losers in Minsk

"The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?" Spiegel Staff - Spiegel Online International, February 14, 2015

"Ukraine or the Rebels: Who Won in Minsk?" Nicolai N. Petro - The National Interest, February 13, 2015

"Putin Comes Out on Top in New Minsk Agreement," Paul Roderick Gregory - Forbes, February 13, 2015

"The Minsk II Agreement - The Long Game," Gustav Gressel - European Council on Foreign Relations, February 13, 2015


Russia - What is Putin's End Game?

"Russian Resurgence: How the Kremlin is Making Its Presence Felt Across Europe," Ian Traynor and Shaun Walker - The Guardian, February 16, 2015

"Putin's Frozen Conflicts," Robert Orttung and Christopher Walker - Foreign Policy, February 13, 2015

"The American Education of Vladimir Putin," Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy - The Atlantic, February 16, 2015

"Countering Putin's Grand Strategy," Robert D. Kaplan - The Wall Street Journal, February 11, 2015


ISIS Update

"In Syria, the Enemy of an Enemy is Still an Enemy," Colum Lynch - Foreign Policy, February 12, 2015

"Why the Victory in Kobane Matters," Aron Lund - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, February 13, 2015

"Will ISIS Use Libya as a Springboard to Attack Egypt?" Michael Rubin - Commentary, February 15, 2015

"Boots on the Ground: The Realities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria," Anthony H. Cordesman - Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 13, 2015

"The Middle East That Might Have Been," Nick Danforth - The Atlantic, February 13, 2015



"Obama is Pursuing Regime Change in Israel," Aaron David Miller - Foreign Policy, February 12, 2015

"It's the Economy, and Bibi Isn't Stupid," Paul R. Pillar - The National Interest, February 14, 2015



"Dreaming of Russia in Ankara," Claire Sadar - Foreign Affairs, February 12, 2015


Greece - Testing the Limits of the European Union

"Don't Blame Greece for the EU's Woes," Stephen Kinzer - Al Jazeera America, February 15, 2015


Latin American Mysteries

"Argentina's Kirchneristas Circle the Wagons," Mac Margolis - BloombergView, February 13, 2015

"Witches of Chiloe'," Mike Dash - Compass Cultura, February 2013


China on the World Stage

"How to Pragmatically Respond to Greater Chinese Activism on the Global Stage," Scott Kennedy - Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 2015





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