World News Update

Updates on Ebola and the attack in Canada… Assessing the elections in Brazil and Ukraine… And, analysis of developments in Asia and the Middle East.

Ebola Update

Why Wasn’t the WHO Ready for Ebola?” Joshua Keating – Slate, October 22, 2014

Canada after the Shooting

Keep Calm and Carry On, Stephen Harper,” Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy, October 24, 2014

Our Laws are up to the Homegrown Terror Threat,” Benjamin Perrin – The Globe and Mail, October 25, 2014

Parsing Brazil’s Election Results

Rousseff Must Fight the Second-Term Blues,” Jewellord Nem Singh – Real Clear World, October 27, 2014

Brazil Election Results: What to Expect From Dilma’s Second Term,” Kevin Lees – Suffragio, October 26, 2014

Under Rousseff or Neves, Brazil’s Left Will Remain Powerful,” Daniel Lemaitre – Real Clear World, October 26, 2014

Ukraine after the Vote

Ukraine Votes, With More Strife to Come,” Leonid Bershidsky – Bloomberg View, October 27, 2014

Ukrainians Vote to Face West,” Matt Schiavenza – The Atlantic, October 26, 2014

Ukraine Election Exit Polls: The New Parliament Will Resist Putin and Defend Ukraine,” Paul Roderick Gregory – Forbes, October 26, 2014

And Now For Hybrid Politics,” Elizabeth Pond – German Council on Foreign Relations, October 27, 2014


Russia’s Empire State of Mind,” Pyotr Romanov – The Moscow Times, October 26, 2014

Wake Up, Europe,” George Soros – The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2014, Volume 61, Number 18

Watching China

Can China Rise Peacefully?” John J. Mearsheimer – The National Interest, October 25, 2014

Not Made in China,” Nathan Siegel – Ozy, October 28, 2014

New Rules for China’s War on Terror?” Kendrick Kuo and Johns Hopkins – East Asia Forum, October 25, 2014

China Pivots to Europe,” Paul Ames – Global Post, October 23, 2014

The Koreas

North Korea Enlists the Help of Cuba and China in Shielding Kim Jong Un From ICC,” Colum Lynch –Foreign Policy, October 24, 2014

Korea’s Branding Woes,” Luke Stanhope – The Diplomat, October 26, 2014

Postcard from Vietnam

Vietnam’s Tale of Two Cities,” Elisabeth Rosen – The Diplomat, October 24, 2014

Tunisia and the Arab Spring

Tunisia Boldly Embraces Democracy,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, October 26, 2014

The Tunisia Model,” Brian Klaas and Marcel Dirsus – Foreign Affairs, October 23, 2014

ISIS Funding and the Next Generation of Fighters

Cutting off ISIS’Cash Flow,” Charles Lister – Brookings, October 24, 2014

The World’s Wealthiest Terrorists,” Russell Berman – The Atlantic, October 23, 2014

Children of the Caliphate,” Kate Brannen – Foreign Policy, October 27, 2014

Israel and its Neighbors

The Arab World Needs All the Help it Can Get,” Jake Wallis Simons – The Jerusalem Post, October 26, 2014

Israel’s Baffling Policies Only Encourage a Third Intifada,” Hussein Ibish – The National, October 25, 2014