World News Update

The 2016 election; GCC Summit; Israel at a cross-road; Russia and China; UK election surprise; plus, Latin America; U.S. foreign policy; and bin Laden

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

GOP Hopefuls Talk Tough on National Security,” Janet Hook – The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2015

Foreign Policy of GOP Hopefuls Echoes Obama’s,” John Batchelor – Al Jazeera America, May 7, 2015

Arab State Leaders Converge on Camp David

The Kings and O,” Michael Crowley – Politico, May 11, 2015

The Gulf and US Need a Reset – and Each Other,” Hussein Ibish – The National, May 10, 2015

Clouds Over Camp David Summit,” Ray Takeyh – Council on Foreign Relations, May 7, 2015

Israel – Are Things About to Get Better…or Worse?

Now is the Time to Isolate Israel,” Sharif Nashashibi – Al Jazeera, May 11, 2015

Will Israel Miss its Moment?” Fareed Zakaria – The Washington Post, May 7, 2015

Bibi’s Coalition and Obama’s Temptation,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, May 7, 2015

China and Russia – Comrades in Arms?

China and Russia Grow Even Closer,” Matt Schiavenza – The Atlantic, May 10, 2015

China, Russia Lead Non-West Initiatives,” Dmitri Trenin – Carnegie Moscow Center, May 8, 2015

Russia’s Stumbling Pivot to Asia,” Keith Johnson – Foreign Policy, May 8, 2015

UK Election Surprise – What the Tories’ Win Means for Britain and Europe

David Cameron’s Europe,” Carl Bildt – Project Syndicate, May 9, 2015

David Cameron May Have Won the Election, But it’s for Wrecking the Union that He’ll Be Remembered,” Matthew Norman – The Independent, May 8, 2015

Latin America Round-Up

Brazil’s Only Hope is Mr. Market,” Mac Margolis – BloombergView, May 10, 2015

Sending Them Packing…the Chilean Way,” Carl Meacham – Center for Strategic & International Studies, May 8, 2015

America’s Lost That Loving Feeling

The Amazing Decline of America’s Special Relationships,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, May 8, 2015

Conspiracy Theories – Revisiting the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” Seymour M. Hersh – London Review of Books, May 21, 2015

The Many Problems with Seymour Hersh’s Osama bin Laden Conspiracy Theory,” Max Fisher – Vox, May 11, 2015