World News Update

Analysis and opinion concerning foreign policy and the 2016 election, relations with Cuba, China, and Japan, as well as views on the global economy, Europe’s election, and Iran. Plus, view on U.S. foreign policy…

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

Will 2016 Really be a Foreign Policy Election?” Byron York –, April 13, 2015

Clinton’s Long Foreign-Policy Record May Haunt Her 2016 Presidential Run,” David Francis – Foreign Policy, April 10, 2015

Strengths and Weaknesses of Clinton’s Bid for the White House,” Megan Murphy – Financial Times, April 12, 2015

Hawkish U.S. Foreign Policy at Heart of Marco Rubio’s Presidential Bid,” Steve Holland and Alistair Bell – The Huffington Post, April 13, 2015

U.S.-Cuba Relations: What’s in a Handshake?

Obama’s Castro Handshake Returns U.S. Leadership to Latin America,” Leon Krauze – The Daily Beast, April 13, 2015

The Cuban Thaw is Obama’s Finest Foreign Policy Achievement to Date,” Joel Gillin – New Republic, April 13, 2015

What the US Got From Cuba Deal: Zilch,” Ben Domenech – The Daily Beast, April 13, 2015

Obama-Castro Handshake: What it Means, and What it Doesn’t,” Mark Sappenfield – The Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2015

Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas,” Medea Benjamin – The Huffington Post, April 13, 2015

China Extends its Reach – Near and Far…

Djibouti Becomes a Theater of Geopolitical Competition,” John Lee – Real Clear World, April 12, 2015

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor,” Alexander Smoltczyk – Spiegel Online International, April 9, 2015

China’s Island Builders,” Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy – Foreign Affairs, April 9, 2015

…Including Into Cyberspace

Will China and America Clash in Cyberspace?” Jon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung, and Derek Reveron – The National Interest, April 12, 2015

China’s Growing Cyberwar Capabilities,” Marcel A. Green – The Diplomat, April 13, 2015

U.S.-Japan Relationship – Responding to Power Shifts in the Far East

Shinzo Abe’s Chance to Recast Asian Security,” Gerald Curtis – The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015

Global Economy – Who’s In and Who’s Out

Asia’s Multilateralism,” Joseph E. Stiglitz – Project Syndicate, April 13, 2015

The End of the BRICs,” Gwynne Dyer – The Korea Times, April 10, 2015

Europe Faces More Than a Greek Tragedy,” Philip Stephens – Financial Times, April 9, 2015

European Elections

Where are the Voices of the Grown-Ups in this Election?” Janet Daley – The Telegraph, April 11, 2015

Give Europeans a Better Choice,” Pierpaolo Barbieri – The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015


Deal or No Deal? Actually, That’s Not the Right Question,” Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy, April 12, 2015

A Nuclear Deal That Offers a Safer World,” Ernest Moniz – The Washington Post, April 12, 2015

Obama Rolls the Dice on Iran,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, April 12, 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy

America has Abdicated its Guiding Role in the Middle East to a Sectarian Arab Military Force,” James Traub – Foreign Policy, April 10, 2015

A New U.S. Grand Strategy Towards China,” Robert D. Blackwill and Ashley J. Tellis – The National Interest, April 13, 2015

Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Takes Shape,” Geoff Dyer – Financial Times, April 10, 2015