World News Update

World_News_Update_revised logoClashes in Calais – Europe’s Migration Crisis Continues

Migrants Think Our Streets Are Paved With Gold,” Theresa May and Bernard Cazeneuve – The Telegraph, August 1, 2015

Europe Could Solve the Migrant Crisis – If it Wanted,” Daniel Trilling – The Guardian, July 31, 2015

Israel Confronts Homegrown Terrorism

The Terror Consuming Israel From Within,” Daniel Gordis – BloombergView, August 3, 2015

Why Israel is Suddenly Owning Up to its Terrorism,” Daoud Kuttab – Al Jazeera, August 2, 2015

Why it Matters Whether an Attack on Palestinians is ‘Terrorism,” David A. Graham – The Atlantic, August 1, 2015

The Truth Behind Turkey’s Airstrikes

Erdogan’s Cynical Game: Is Turkey Creeping Toward Civil War?” Maximilian Popp and Christoph Reuter – Spiegel Online International, July 31, 2015

Turkey’s Cover: What Ankara is Really Trying to Accomplish with Airstrikes,” Michael J. Koplow – Foreign Affairs, August 3, 2015

Desert Storm – Reflections on a War as History Repeats Itself

Desert Storm, the Last Classic War,” Richard N. Haass – The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015

Twenty-Five Years Later, the Middle East Looks the Same,” Ibrahim Al-Marashi – Al Jazeera, August 2, 2015

Afghanistan – Death of a Leader

The Taliban After Omar,” Carter Malkasian – The Washington Post, August 2, 2015

Egypt – State of Affairs, External and Internal

Why is U.S. Cozying Up to Egypt?” Noah Feldman – BloombergView, August 2, 2015

Who is Running the Egyptian State?” Nathan J. Brown and Katie Bentivoglio – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 31, 2015

The Real Tragedy in Zimbabwe (It’s not the Death of a Lion)

Cecil the Lion and Robert Mugabe,” Robin Wright – The New Yorker, August 3, 2015

“‘Cecil Who?’ Zimbabweans Ask,” Alex Magaisa – Al Jazeera America, August 2, 2015

Cyberspace – The Next Global Battlefield

Revealed: Why China and America Are Set to Clash in Cyberspace,” Adam Segal – The National Interest, August 3, 2015


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