World News Update

The future of the G-20, U.S.-China climate deal, the Ukraine crisis, the ISIS threat, and more… Plus, views on immigration and U.S. foreign policy. 


The Twenty-First Century Needs a Better G20 and a New G7+,” Jim O’Neill and Alessio Terzi – Bruegel, November 2014

Global Cooperation on Lifting Growth and Other G20 Outcomes,” Peter Drysdale – East Asia Forum, November 16, 2014

The U.S.-China deal on climate change

The Importance of the U.S.-China Climate Accord,” Steven Cohen – The Huffington Post, November 17, 2014

How Big a Deal is the U.S.-China Climate Announcement?” Sarah O. Ladislaw, Kevin Book and Ethan Zindler – Center for Strategic & International Studies, November 14, 2014

Obama’s Big China Win at APEC: Not What You Think,” Elizabeth C. Economy – Council on Foreign Relations, November 13, 2014

US and China Launch a New Era of Climate Diplomacy,” Felix Preston and Shane Tomlinson – Chatham House, November 14, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, and the United States

Ukraine Needs U.S. Arms to Play Defense,” Steven Pifer and Bernard Gwertzman – Council on Foreign Relations, November 14, 2014

As Putin Keeps Advancing, the U.S. Keeps Rationalizing,” Fred Hiatt – The Washington Post, November 16, 2014

Russia, Ukraine, and the Visegrad: Time to Get Real,” Balázs Jarábik – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, November 14, 2014


Confronting the Islamic State,” Ross Harrison – The Strategic Studies Institute, 2014

Obama’s ISIS War Is Surprisingly Popular in the Arab World,” Zack Beauchamp – Vox, November 14, 2014

No Blacklist Yet For Islamic State Banks,” Jamila Trindle – Foreign Policy, November 12, 2014

Air-Sand Battle,” Kate Brannen – Foreign Policy, November 14, 2014

Putting the ISIS threat in perspective…

Is Inequality a Bigger Threat Than the Islamic State?” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, November 13, 2014

European politics

Across Europe Disillusioned Voters Turn to Outsiders for Solutions,” Kim Willsher, Tom Kington, Helena Smith, Philip Oltermann, Richard Orange, Henry McDonald and Ashifa Kassam – The Guardian, November 15, 2014


Stephen Harper’s Moral Clarity,” Max Boot – Commentary, November 17, 2014


Obama’s Proposed Executive Action Doesn’t Touch the Roots of Immigration Dysfunction,” Fawn Johnson – National Journal, November 17, 2014

A War or a Skirmish?” Josh Voorhees – Slate, November 14, 2014

The state of the world and the role of the U.S. in that world

The Risk of Nation-State Conflict,” Walter Russell Mead – The American Interest, November 16, 2014

Getting Past the Way of the Gun,” Christopher Holshek – Foreign Policy, November 14, 2014

America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World,” Scott Beauchamp – The Atlantic, November 14, 2014

Yes, America Should be the World’s Policeman,” Bret Stephens – The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2014

The Unraveling,” Richard N. Haass – Foreign Affairs, November/December 2014