World News Update

Europe’s Struggles; Cold War redux; a Papal pronouncement; Middle East peace process; China; Saudi Arabia; Haiti; plus BRICS and cyber warfare

Europe’s Struggles Extend Beyond Greece
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What Borders Mean to Europe,” George Friedman – Stratfor, June 23, 2015

Greece is a Sideshow. The Euro zone has Failed, and Germans are its Victims too,” Aditya Chakrabortty – The Guardian, June 22, 2015

If Greece and Russia Feel Humiliated, That’s Something Europe Cannot Ignore,” Natalie Nougayrède – The Guardian, June 18, 2015

Turning Back the Clock on Transatlantic Relations

It’s Past Time for a Pivot to Europe,” Walter Russell Mead – The American Interest, June 18, 2015

Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe,” Spiegel Staff – Spiegel Online International, June 19, 2015

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change

Pope Francis: The Cry of the Earth,” Bill McKibben – The New York Review of Books, June 18, 2015

The Pope, the Planet, and Politicians,” Paul R. Pillar – The National Interest, June 18, 2015

Pope Francis Goes Off the Rails,” Rich Lowry – Politico, June 18, 2015

France – and China (!) – as Brokers of Middle East Peace?

Can France Shake Up Israeli-Palestinian Talks?” Piotr Smolar – Real Clear World, June 22, 2015

China: A Solution in the Middle East?” David Lai and Noah Lingwall – The Diplomat, June 18, 2015

Finding Common Ground with China – For the Good of World Peace

A Partnership With China to Avoid World War,” George Soros – The New York Review of Books, July 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia –Deciphering the Desert Kingdom

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia’s Contradictory Transformation,” Bernhard Zand – Spiegel Online International, June 19, 2015

Haiti: Dealing with Disasters, Natural and Man-Made

The Dominican Republic’s Tortured Relationship With its Haitian Minority,” Celso Perez – Foreign Policy, June 19, 2015

House Hunters: How Reconstruction in Haiti Went so Wrong,” Lauren Carasik – Foreign Affairs, June 21, 2015

BRICS – More Than Just a Catchy Acronym?

Taking the BRICS Seriously,” Shashi Tharoor – Project Syndicate, June 19, 2015

The Bloom is off the BRICS,” Michael J. Boskin – Project Syndicate, June 17, 2015

Cyber Warfare

The New MAD World: A Cold War Strategy for Cyberwar,” Robert Spalding III and Adam Lowther –The National Interest, June 22, 2015