World News Update

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…

Terrorism

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

Israel

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

Turkey

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 Chiloé,” 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