World News Update

World_News_Update_revised logoTrans Pacific Partnership About to Become a Reality (Probably)

Rice, Milk and Cars Stand in Way of Historic Trade Pact,” Doug Palmer – Politico Europe, July 27, 2015

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Southeast Asia,” Hunter Marston – The Diplomat, July 27, 2015

Turkey Goes on the Offensive (Finally)

Ankara’s Risky Offensive,” Cale Salih – European Council on Foreign Relations, July 27, 2015

Turkey’s AKP: Sailing Into Uncharted Waters,” Behlul Ozkan – Al Jazeera, July 27, 2015

Eurasia (Yes, Eurasia) Emerges as a Powerful, New Bloc

Putin and Xi Plot the Future of Eurasia,” John Batchelor – Al Jazeera America, July 26, 2015

The Eurasian Big Bang,” Pepe Escobar – Real Clear World, July 23, 2015

Russia Isn’t Going Away (And Europe Better Wake Up)

The Creeping Russian Border in Georgia,” Luke Coffey – Al Jazeera, July 27, 2015

Europe’s Russia Denial,” Andrew A. Michta – Politico Europe, July 25, 2015

Middle East – Dealing with an Ever-Changing Geopolitical Landscape

The Missing Ingredient in America’s Middle East Policy,” Bilal Y. Saab – The National Interest, July 27, 2015

Waking Up the Neighbors: How Regional Intervention is Transforming Hezbollah,” Matthew Levitt – Foreign Affairs, July 23, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal (An Iranian Perspective)

Iran Nuclear Deal: New Generation Dares to Dream of Brighter Future,” David Blair – The Telegraph, July 26, 2015

Post Deal, Can Rouhani Deliver on Promises of Reform?” Alireza Nader – Al Monitor, July 24, 2015

Obama Visits Africa

How Obama Disappointed Africa,” Edward-Isaac Dovere – Politico, July 24, 2015

President Obama’s Engagement with Africa: Managing Complex Relationships,” Richard Downie – Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 23, 2015

Greek Fallout – A Stronger EU?

The Next Superpower: Is a ‘United States of Europe’ Possible?” Matthew Dal Santo – The National Interest, July 27, 2015

Europe’s Growing Desire for Political Union,” Leonid Bershidsky – BloombergView, July 27, 2015