World News Update

News and analysis from around the world: Updates from the Indian-Pakistani border and analysis of the Middle East, U.S.-Israeli relations, Burkina Faso’s coup, Russia and Ukraine, and tensions in Europe. Plus, the broad implications of Ebola and two views on the global economy…

The Future of India-Pakistan Relations

India-Pakistan Relations: A Destructive Equilibrium,” Jordan Olmstead – The Diplomat, November 2, 2014

Why Attack Wagah Crossing on India-Pakistan Border?BBC News, November 3, 2014


Top Afghan War Commander Reassessing Withdrawal Timeline,” Gopal Ratnam, Foreign Policy, November 3, 2014

Afghanistan Going Off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up,” Gopal Ratnam – Foreign Policy, October 30, 2014


No Place For a Prosperous Turkey,” Rabee Al-Hafidh – Daily Sabah, November 3, 2014

Israel and the US: An Alliance in Distress?

Even Israel’s Best Friends Understand That it is Disconnecting From Reality,” Jeffrey Goldrberg –The Atlantic, October 31, 2014

Netanyahu’s Hard Line on Settlements Costs Israel Dear on Iran,” Azriel Bermant – The Guardian, November 2, 2014

Name-Calling Bruises US-Israel Relations,” Alan M. Dershowitz – The Boston Globe, November 1, 2014


North Korea’s Lessons for Iran Diplomacy,” Michael Rubin – Commentary, November 3, 2014

Burkina Faso’s Coup

Burkina Faso’s Silver Lining,” Ken Opalo – Foreign Policy, November 1, 2014

In Burkina Faso, A New Twist on West African Coups,” Roddy Barclay – Forbes, October 31, 2014

The Downfall of Burkina Faso’s President,” Reuters – Newsweek, November 2, 2014

Russia and Ukraine: Gas Deals, Elections, and Testing Boundaries

Russia Buzzes the Tower,” Joshua Keating – Slate, October 30, 2014

Naftogaz is Ukraine’s Achilles’ Heel,” Judy Dempsey – Carnegie Europe, November 3, 2014

An Illegitimate Election in Ukraine,” Polly Mosendz – The Atlantic, November 3, 2014

A Cold Peace?” Donald N. Jensen – Institute of Modern Russia, October 30, 2014

UK-EU Tensions

Approaching Brexit? Merkel Fears Britain Crossing a Red Line on Immigration,” Nikolaus Blome, Christoph Scheuermann and Gregor Peter Schmitz – Spiegel Online International, November 3, 2014

U.K. Must Pay Budget Bill, Says EU,” Tom Fairless – The Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2014

Cameron Risks Painting Himself Into an Anti-Europe Corner,” Charles Grant – Financial Times, November 3, 2014

Merkel Warns David Cameron Britain ‘At Point of No Return’ over EU Membership,” The Huffington Post, November 3, 2014

Broad Implications of Ebola

Ebola Outbreak Rekindles Debate on Restricting Admissions to the United States on Health Grounds,” Muzaffar Chishti, Faye Hipsman, and Sarah Pierce – Migration Policy Institute, October 23, 2014

Ebola Response Becomes States’ Rights vs. Civil Liberties,” David Francis – Foreign Policy, October 31, 2014

The Global Economy

The Single-Engine Global Economy,” Nouriel Roubini – Project Syndicate, October 31, 2014

Why Taxation Must Go Global,” Wolfgang Schäuble – Project Syndicate, October 30, 2014