World News Update

2016 election; Kim Jong-un shows off; Kerry meets Putin; Iran, the U.S., and the GCC; plus, China; Hong Kong; European politics; and Latin America

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

Who’s Winning the Foreign Policy Primary?” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, May 15, 2015

The Emptiness of the Rubio Doctrine,” Peter Beinart – The Atlantic, May 15, 2015

North Korea Ups the Ante with a Missile Test and a Gruesome Execution

North Korea’s Submarine Missile Firing Raises the Nuclear Stakes,” James Dwyer – The Conversation, May 18, 2015

Why is North Korea Executing High-Level Officials with Anti-Aircraft Guns?” Max Fisher – Vox, May 14, 2015

Why China Needs to Act on North Korea,” Kerry Brown – The Diplomat, May 18, 2015

Kerry’s Sojourn in Sochi

Reconnaissance Through Peace: Why Kerry Visited Russia,” Alexander Baunov – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 17, 2015

The U.S. Must Keep Talking to Russia,” Mark Adomanis – The Moscow Times, May 17, 2015

Caught in the Middle – Iran, the U.S., and the GCC

This Angry Arab Moment,” Roger Cohen – The New York Times, May 14, 2015

Rejuvenated Royals,” Hussain Abdul-Hussain – The Weekly Standard, May 25, 2015

U.S.-Sino Relations – Taming the Dragon

Balancing China and the Realist Road to War,” Jie Dalei and Jared McKinney – The Diplomat, May 18, 2015

Is America About to Make a Fatal Mistake in the South China Sea?” Ted Galen Carpenter – The National Interest, May 18, 2015

Hong Kong – Cutting the Ties that Bind

Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Hong Kong a City-State,” Suzanne Sataline – Foreign Policy, May 18, 2015

Presidential Politics Continental Style

He’s Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency,” Julia Amalia Heyer – Spiegel Online International, May 15, 2015

Turks Are Wondering if Their President is Insane,” Thomas Seibert – The Daily Beast, May 14, 2015

Lost in Latin America

Venezuela’s Lost Generation,” Karla Zabludovsky – BuzzFeed, May 15, 2015

Deported to Mexico: A Lost Generation,” Nina Lakhani – The Guardian, May 17, 2015