World News Update

Concerns about Iran; Saudi Arabia in Yemen; strained relations with Israel; and China’s new bank. Plus, post-Yew Singapore, Nigeria’s election, and trouble in South America.

Iran – Close to a Deal (For Better or Worse) – Then What?

At Last a Nuclear Deal with Iran is in Sight. The Chance Must not be Spurned,” Simon Tisdall – The Guardian, March 30, 2015

Busted Stuff: America’s Disastrous Iran Policy,” Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett – The National Interest, March 28, 2015

What to Worry About in an Iran Nuclear Deal,” Jeffrey Goldberg – The Atlantic, March 29, 2015

An Iran Deal Would Only Start a Long Game,” Simond Degalbert – Politico Magazine, March 27, 2015

Yemen – Saudi Arabia Enters the Fray – in a Big Way

The Dangers of the Arab Intervention in Yemen,” Kenneth M. Pollack – Brookings, March 26, 2015

America, Saudi Arabia, and the Strategic Importance of Yemen,” Anthony H. Cordesman – Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 26, 2015

The Greater Reality for Iran and Saudi Arabia,” John Bell – Al Jazeera, March 30, 2015

Houthi and the Blowback,” Bilal Y. Saab – Foreign Affairs, March 29, 2015

U.S. and Israel – Is the Middle East Peace Process About to Dramatically Change Course?

Obama’s Next Earthquake,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, March 29, 2015

Obama’s Coming Break with Israel,” Reihan Salam – National Review, March 30, 2015

Paris Saying ‘Non’ to U.S. Control of Peace Process,” Colum Lynch – Foreign Policy, March 26, 2015

China Flexes its Financial Muscles

China’s Rise Confounds a Splintered West,” Philip Stephens – Financial Times, March 26, 2015

The New Asian Bank and a New World Order,” Teymoor Nabili – Al Jazeera, March 29, 2015

Checkmate: China’s New Bank Wins Over U.S. Allies,” Sean Mirski – The National Interest, March 30, 2015

Singapore – Finding its Way After the Death of its Founding Father

Can Singapore Thrive After Lee Kuan Yew?” Joel Kotkin – The Daily Beast, March 28, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s Future,” Joshua Kurlantzick – The Diplomat, March 28, 2015

Nigeria Holds its Breath for Election Results

Nigeria Faces an Acid Test, Whatever the Result of This Election,” Max Siollun – The Guardian, March 30, 2015

Brazil – Dealing with Corruption

Brazil’s Political Crisis and the Dilma Factor,” Ricardo Sennes – Atlantic Council, March 26, 2015

Unstoppable: Brazil’s Endless Cycle of Corruption,” Scott MacDonald – The National Interest, March 30, 2015

Venezuela – Dealing with Sanctions

Sanctions without a Goal,” Jamila Trindle – Foreign Policy, March 27, 2015