World News Update

Analysis of the CIA torture report and the climate summit in Lima… Updates on Ebola and the ISIS threat as well as views on developments in Latin America, Asia, and Europe – and more! Plus, opinions on U.S. foreign policy.

CIA Torture Report

A Tortured Report,” Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn – The Weekly Standard, December 22, 2014

Coming Clean, With Blood Stained Hands,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, December 9, 2014

Human Rights Hypocrisy Charge Doesn’t Fly,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, December 12, 2014

What is the Impact of the CIA Report?,” Karen J. Greenberg, Jack Devine, and Magnus Ranstorp – Council on Foreign Relations, December 12, 2014

Europe Must Come Clean About its Own Complicity, ” Natalie Nougayrède – The Guardian, December 9, 2014

Europe, the CIA, and Torture,” Judy Dempsey – Carnegie Europe, December 15, 2014

Climate Change – Making Progress in Peru?

The Lima Climate Deal is Largely Voluntary.That May be its Biggest Strength,” Brad Plumer – Vox, December 15, 2014

U.N. Climate Deal: Why Lima’s Major Breakthrough is Still so Disappointing,” Lindsay Abrams – Salon, December 15, 2014


How to not Botch the United States’ Next Move in the Fight Against Ebola,” Michael Miller – Foreign Policy, December 15, 2014

Sierra Leone’s Ebola Epidemic is Spiraling Out of Control,” Laurie Garrett – Foreign Policy, December 10, 2014

Understanding the ISIS Threat

No Cause for Optimism Against ISIS,” Tom Rogan – National Review, December 15, 2014

Latin American Politics

Venezuela’s Maduro Must Adapt to Survive. He Won’t,” Juan Cristóbal Nagel – Foreign Policy, December 12, 2014

Mexico Suffers Slings and Arrows as Second Act of its Shakespearean Drama Unfolds,” John Paul Rathbone – Financial Times, December 15, 2014

Argentina Faces Pressure to Strike Deal With ‘Hold-Out’ Creditors,” Benedict Mander – Financial Times, December 15, 2014

In Haiti, Government is Where You Go to Get Rich,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2014

Can Shinzo Abe Transform Japan?

The Reactionary Visionary,” Tobias Harris – Foreign Policy, December 12, 2014

Abe Reveals True Intentions After Voting Ends,” Satoshi Kamata – The Asahi Shimbun, December 15, 2014

Shinzo Abe’s New Lease of Life,” Volker Stanzel – European Council on Foreign Relations, December 14, 2014

Hong Kong Protests Come to an End

Hong Kong: Taiwan’s Broken Mirror,” Barclay Bram Shoemaker – The Diplomat, December 11, 2014

Hong Kong Protests: Has Beijing Won?” Carrie Gracie – BBC News, December 12, 2014

Trouble in the Eurozone – Déjà Vu All Over Again

Greece is Still the Eurozone’s Achilles Heel,” Stephen Pope – Forbes, December 14, 2014

The EU’s Day of Reckoning: Italy is too Big to Bail Out,” Scott MacDonald – The National Interest, December 15, 2014

Transatlantic Trade

TTIP: A Fresh Start For 2015,” Miriam Sapiro – Brookings, December 12, 2014

South Sudan – Little Progress to End Civil War One Year On

South Sudan Braces for More Conflict as Leaders Fail to Agree Peace,” Katrina Manson – Financial Times, December 14, 2014

Can the U.S. Forge a Relationship with South Sudan?” Teresa Welsh – U.S. News & World Report, December 15, 2014

Arab Spring – Four Years Later

Radicalism Four Years into the ‘Arab Spring’,” Jon B. Alterman – Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 15, 2014

Can Tunisia Still Deliver Justice to Victims of the Old Regime?” Asma Ghribi – Foreign Policy, December 14, 2014

Russia-Indian Relations

Why Russia’s Relationship with India Matters for Europe,” Hans Kundnani – European Council on Foreign Relations, December 12, 2014

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Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

Most American’s Best Days Are Behind Them,” Darla Cameron and Ted Mellnik –  The Washington Post, December 12, 2014

The Ultimate Foreign Policy Dilemma: The Closure Challenge,” Arie Kruglanski – The National Interest, December 15, 2014

In the Land of the Possible – Samantha Power has the President’s Ear. To What End?” Evan Osnos – The New Yorker, December 22, 2014 Issue

Red, White and Peaceful: Advancing U.S. Security through Peaceful Means,” Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Kiron K. Skinner – The National Interest, December 15, 2014