World News Update

Analysis and opinion concerning terrorism in the Middle East and Africa as well as views on China, U.K. politics, and Latin America… Plus, an extra section on the Iran deal.

Islamic Terrorism

The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State Militants? Saddam Hussein’s,” Liz Sly – The Washington Post, April 4, 2015

Shiite Militias are the Real Winners of the Battle of Tikrit,” Nancy A. Youssef – The Daily Beast, April 4, 2015

What is Really Going on Yemen?

Proxy War in Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Iran Vie for Regional Supremacy,” Dieter Bednarz, Christoph Reuter, and Bernhard Zand – Spiegel Online International, April 3, 2015

Misunderstanding Wars in Vietnam, Yemen, and Yemen Once Again,” Thomas E. Ricks – Foreign Policy, April 6, 2015

Massacre in Kenya – Making Sense of What Happened Last Week

Lessons From Garissa,” William M. Bellamy – Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 5, 2015

Al-Shabab Reborn: Armed, Lethal, and Radicalized,” Mwangi S. Kimenyi – Brookings, April 3, 2015

Massacre in Rwanda – Making Sense of What Happened 21 Years Ago

Rwanda Revisited,” Colum Lynch – Foreign Policy, April 5, 2015

China – Challenging the Established Order

China Makes its Case for a Global Military,” Shannon Tiezzi – The DiplomatApril 7, 2015

Sand Pebbles: Why are Superpowers Squabbling over Rocks?” Keith Johnson – Foreign Policy, April 2, 2015

United Kingdom Politics

Cameron Looks Like a Man Who Has Lost His Desire for the Job – In Politics as in Sport, That’s Lethal,” Ian Leslie – New Statesman, April 4, 2015

The Results of Britain’s Election are Uncertain but Unimportant,” Martin Wolf – Financial Times, April 2, 2015

Latin America Update

Obama Rehabilitates the Castro Brothers,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2015

Brazil’s Surprising BFFs,” Mac Margolis – BloombergView, April 3, 2015

The Brattiest Pack in Mexico,” David Agren – Maclean’s, April 3, 2015

Extra! Extra! Views on the Iran Deal!
Iran – It was the Best of Deals

What’s the Alternative to Obama’s Iran Deal?” Peter Beinart – The Atlantic, April 6, 2015

Blocking an Iranian Bomb,” Matthew Bunn – The National Interest, April 5, 2015

The Fantasy of a Better Iran Deal,” Samuel R. Berger – Politico Magazine, April 5, 2015

The Deal of a Lifetime,” Fred Kaplan – Slate, April 2, 2015

Iran – It was the Worst of Deals

Echoes of Clinton in Obama’s Awful Iran Deal,” Marc A. Thiessen – The Washington Post, April 6, 2015

The Iran Agreement is About More than Nukes,” Michael Weiss – Real Clear World, April 6, 2015

The Four Fatal Flaws of the Iran Deal,” Zalmay Khalilzad – The National Interest, April 4, 2015

Iran has Escaped a Noose,” Ehud Barak – Time, April 2, 2015

Iran – The Jury is Still Out

Lessons From North Korea: How to Avoid a Nuclear Iran,” John Delury – Foreign Affairs, April 5, 2015

The Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal,” Richard N. Haass – Project Syndicate, April 3, 2015