World News Update

China; Middle East peace process; fresh start for Nigeria; European elections; Honduras and Brazil; U.S. allies; plus fear mongering

U.S.-Sino Relations: Who is Going to Blink First?

World_News_Update_revised logoShangri-La 2015: Why We Didn’t See a US-China Showdown,” Dingding Chen – The Diplomat, June 1, 2015

China’s Military Isn’t Worried About Obama,” Josh Rogin – BloombergView, June 1, 2015

Washington Needs a More Assertive China Policy,” Harry Kazianis – Real Clear World, May 31, 2015

Riding the Tiger of Anti-U.S. Sentiment in the South China Sea,” Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian – Foreign Policy, June 1, 2015

Middle East Peace Process: New Strategy, or More of the Same?

Why Won’t Obama and the Palestinians Push on Netanyahu’s Open Door?” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, May 28, 2015

Netanyahu’s Idea of Peace Talks,” Daoud Kuttab – Al Jazeera, May 31, 2015

The Traditional View of Israel is Dying a Slow Death,” Joseph Dana – The National, May 31, 2015

Nigeria Welcomes a New President – and Hopefully a New Direction

Will Buhari’s Presidency Offer Change or a Charade?” Uchenna Ekwo – Al Jazeera America, May 29, 2015

President Buhari’s To-Do List: Boko Haram, Democracy, and the ‘Petrocalypse’,” Simon Allison – The Guardian, June 1, 2015

Election News from Italy, Poland, and Spain

Renzi Bruised in Elections,” Jacopo Barigazzi – Politico, June 1, 2015

Andrzej Duda, Accidental President,” Henry Foy – Financial Times, May 29, 2015

Spain’s Syriza Moment,” Philippe Legrain – Foreign Policy, May 29, 2015

Latin America Round-Up

U.S. Underwrites Corruption and Violence in Honduras,” Dana Frank – Al Jazeera America, June 1, 2015

Dilma Makes Amends with the Markets,” María Elena Candia – Foreign Policy, June 1, 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy – With Friends Like These…

It’s Hard to Get Good Help These Days: The Problem with U.S. Allies,” Richard Sokolsky and Jeremy Shapiro – Brookings, May 28, 2015

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

Chill Out, America,” Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy, May 29, 2015