World News Update

International Women’s Day, plus views and opinions on Ukraine, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the situation in Venezuela.

Remembering International Women’s Day

Here Are Five Women Leaders Fighting Europe’s Toughest Political Battles,” Paul Ames –GlobalPost, March 8, 2015

How is Ukraine Faring a Year After the Annexation?

The Costs of ‘Victory’ – Collateral Damage,” Kirk Bennett – The American Interest, March 8, 2015

Doomsday in Ukraine? Think Again,” Alyona Getmanchuk – Carnegie Moscow Center, March 6, 2015

The Isolation of Donetsk: A Visit to Europe’s Absurd New Border,” Christian Neef – Spiegel Online International, March 9, 2015

Where is Europe Headed?

Europe is Being Torn Apart – But the Torture Will be Slow,” Timothy Garton Ash – The Guardian, March 8, 2015

Is the Euro Compatible With Democracy?” Philippe Legrain – Foreign Policy, March 6, 2015

The E.U. Experiment Has Failed,” Bruce Thornton – Hoover Institution, March 5, 2015

Can (Should) the U.S. Strike a Deal with Iran?

For Both Israel and the P5+ 1, Strategic Patience is the Key,” Natan B. Sachs – Brookings, March 5, 2015

Why Obama Thinks He Can’t Get a Better Iran Deal,” Max Boot – Commentary, March 6, 2015

Atomic Clocks,” Amy Davidson – The New Yorker, March 16, 2015

Iran’s Hardliners Win if Netanyahu Gets His Way,” Massoumeh Torfeh – Al Jazeera, March 5, 2015

Libya – Yet Another Civil War Threatening to Destabilize the Arab World (and Beyond)

Turkey and Egypt’s Great Game in the Middle East,” Soner Cagaptay and Marc Sievers – Foreign Affairs, March 8, 2015

Why Picking Sides in Libya Won’t Work,” Jason Pack & Mattia Toaldo – Foreign Policy, March 6, 2015

Is Asia Flexing its Military Muscles?

Why China’s Growing Defense Budget Matters,” Elbridge Colby – Real Clear Defense, March 9, 2015

Southern Asia’s Nuclear Powers,” Eleanor Albert – Council on Foreign Relations, March 6, 2015

Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually?” Robert E. Kelly – The Diplomat, March 6, 2015

Is the Trans Pacific Partnership About to Become a Reality?

A Trade Deal With a Bonus for National Security,” Michèle Flournoy and Ely Ratner – The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2015

China is Obama’s Trump Card in Push for Pacific Rim Trade Pact,” Don Lee – Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2015

A Deal Worth Getting Right,” Lawrence Summers – The Washington Post, March 8, 2015

Venezuela – From Bad to Worse

What Would Hugo Chávez Do?” Juan Cristóbal Nagel – Foreign Policy, March 6, 2015

Venezuela’s Maduro Sees Only Plots as His Economy Crumbles,” John Otis – NPR, March 8, 2015