Join us for a discussion with Professor Ross Harrison of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C. Register here.
Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh as we explore the new economic conditions and outlook for Southwestern PA businesses and the US and Global market in 2017. Register here.
On Monday, April 25th, the Council hosted expert and author Ross Harrison, a Professor at Georgetown University and the University of Pittsburgh, for an engaging discussion focused on the Syrian crisis. He provided a thorough overview of the conflict to date, and offered his personal outlook for the future.
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.
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
Over the past couple years, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh has incorporated Human Trafficking events into our calendar. Highlighting this important global issue comes naturally to us, in no small part due to the fact that the Project to End Human Trafficking is based here in Pittsburgh. We have screened the film Not My … Read More
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
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
Source: CIA World Factbook Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is uniquely situated geographically, socially, and politically. It borders eight different countries, including an economically unstable Greece, as well as Syria, a country currently engaged in a violent civil war. Turkey is not immune to upheaval. In the last year, anti-government protesters … Read More