World News Update

The World News Weekly Update is a collection the past week’s top news stories. Every week, the Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues. This week’s articles include Europe’s struggles, Cold War redux, a Papal pronouncement, Middle East peace process, China, Saudi Arabia, Haiti, plus BRICS and cyber warfare.

World News Update

The 2016 Election; regime change in the Middle East; politicizing the TPP; strained relations with China; Sri Lanka takes the stage; Vietnam reflects; Britain retreats; plus global energy forecast Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election “Everybody Against Obama: Previewing 2016’s Foreign-Policy Debate,” John Allen Gay – The National Interest, May 1, 2015 “Bernie Sanders … Read More

What’s Happening in Ukraine?

UPDATE (March 11): The situation in Ukraine continues to unfold. President Yanukovych has been forced from office; arch-rival and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been released from prison; and Russia has intervened militarily in Crimea – a peninsula in southern Ukraine with a majority population that identify themselves as ethnic Russians. Whether Crimea will … Read More

Global Elections to Watch in 2014

2013 was an exciting year for national elections, with some more newsworthy than others. The world watched as Iran elected President Hassan Rouhani, signaling the possibility of improved cooperation with the international community. The death of Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, resulted in a special presidential election bringing to power a likely successor. In Germany, Chancellor … Read More