World News Update

Views on Netanyahu’s speech, negotiations with Tehran, and Russia. Plus, the appeal of ISIS, China’s economy, and news from Latin America. Scroll down for views on U.S. foreign policy…

A Speech in Washington

Why Netanyahu’s Speech Matters,” Matthew Continetti – National Review, February 28, 2015
The Catastrophe Bibi Is Courting,” Michael Tomasky – The Daily Beast, March 2, 2015

Netanyahu’s Supporters (and Critics) Don’t Really Care What He Says to Congress,” John Limpert – The Guardian, March 2, 2015

U.S. and Israel: The Manufactured Crisis,” Elliott Abrams – The Weekly Standard, February 26, 2015

Bibipalooza is a Dangerous Distraction,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, February 27, 2015

A Deal with Tehran?

The Costs of Rapprochement With Iran,” Michael Weiss – Real Clear World, March 2, 2015

Iran: A Bad Deal is (Much) Worse Than no Deal,” Robert Joseph and William Tobey – National Review, February 26, 2015

Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran,” Jeffrey Goldberg – The Atlantic, March 1, 2015

Obama Must Explain Why the Iran Deal Isn’t North Korea Redux,” Michael Rubin – Commentary, March 1, 2015

A Murder in Moscow

The Not-So-Simple Murder of Boris Nemtsov,” Alexander Nekrassov – Al Jazeera, March 2, 2015

Counting the Cost of Boris Nemtsov’s Death,” Georgy Bovt – The Moscow Times, March 1, 2015

No Exit: Nemtsov’s Murder Will Heighten U.S.-Russia Standoff,” Nikolas K. Gvosdev – The National Interest, February 28, 2015

Death on the Kremlin’s Doorstep,” Christian Caryl – Foreign Policy, February 28, 2015


Ukraine is Today’s West Berlin,” Mikheil Saakashvili – The Washington Post, February 24, 2015

The Alluring Appeal of ISIS

Lure of the Caliphate,” Malise Ruthven – The New York Review of Books, February 28, 2015

Why it’s so Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda,” Simon Cottee – The Atlantic, March 2, 2015

Jihadi John: Why Are so Many From Britain Giving up Everything to Join a Terrorist Organization that Tortures and Kills?” Joan Smith – The Independent, March 1, 2015

An Economic Crisis in Beijing?

The Implications of China’s Growth Slowdown,” Brendan P. O’Reilly – The Diplomat, February 26, 2015

Doomsday: Preparing for China’s Collapse,” Peter Mattis – The National Interest, March 2, 2015

China Might Still be Booming,” Mark Buchanan – BloombergView, March 1, 2015

Latin America Round-Up

Venezuela: From 21st Century Socialism to Plain Old Fascism,” Dario Acevedo Carmona – Worldcrunch, February 27, 2015

Obama Elbows Into the Colombia Peace Talks,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2015

The Fiasco That is the Nicaragua Canal, Explained,” Brad Plumer – Vox, February 26, 2015

Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

When Did Obama Give Up?” James Traub – Foreign Policy, March 1, 2015

Israel-Palestine: Is it Even Relevant Anymore?” John Bell – Al Jazeera, March 2, 2015

China and Russia vs. the U.S.?” Huiyun Feng – The Diplomat, March 2, 2015