World News Update

Analysis and opinion regarding Ukraine, Europe, Iran, Israel, and Mexico. Plus views on U.S. foreign policy…

Conflict in Ukraine Heats Up

Putin Must be Stopped. and Sometimes Only Guns Can Stop Guns,” Timothy Garton Ash – The Guardian, February 1, 2015

Six Ways to Help Ukraine Resist Russia’s Latest Invasion,” David J. Kramer – The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2015

Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do,” Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, John Herbst, Jan Lodal, Steven Pifer, James Stavridis, Strobe Talbott and Charles Wald – Brookings, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Atlantic Council, February 2015

Fall-Out from the Greek Elections – at home and abroad…

Alexis Tsipras and Greece’s Miserable Foreign Policy,” Judy Dempsey – Carnegie Europe, January 29, 2015

It’s Time to Compromise on Greece,” Dirk Kurbjuweit – Spiegel Online International, February 2, 2015

Lessons From the Crisis,” Andreas Moring – The European, January 30, 2015

What is Plan B for Greece?” Kenneth Rogoff – Project Syndicate, February 2, 2015

Grexit is an Avoidable Catastrophe for the Eurozone,” Wolfgang Münchau – Financial Times, February 1, 2015

Will Spain Follow in Greece’s Footsteps?” Natalie Nougayrède – The Guardian, January 29, 2015

Fault Lines in Europe

The New Drivers of Europe’s Geopolitics,” George Friedman – Real Clear World, January 28, 2015

The Flag-Waving Greek Left,” Christopher Caldwell – The Weekly Standard, February 9, 2015

Iran – No Good, or Easy, Solutions

Obama’s Pivot to Iran,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, January 29, 2015

Will Obama Give in to Iran? He Already Has,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, February 1, 2015

Iran May Already Have its Bomb, but it is not Nuclear,” Ghanem M. Nuseibeh and Eli Epstein – The Jerusalem Post, February 1, 2015

Beyond Sanctions,” Lee Smith – The Weekly Standard, February 9, 2015

The Controversy over Netanyahu

Let Netanyahu Make His Case, Then Consider Why He’s Wrong,” James Fallows – The Atlantic, February 2, 2015

Israel – Is more Conflict Imminent?

Are Israel and Hezbollah About to Go to War?” Paul R. Pillar – The National Interest, January 30, 2015

The Martyrs of the South,” Sulome Anderson – Foreign Policy, January 30, 2015

Options for Gaza

Five Bad Options for Gaza,” Daniel Byman – The Washington Quarterly, Winter 2015

Mexico’s Future?

Watch Out, America: Mexico May be the Next Failed State,” Ted Galen Carpenter – The National Interest, January 29, 2015

Views on U.S. Foreign Policy…

Let Us Thank the Foreign Policy Muddlers,” Andrew Bacevich – Real Clear World, February 1, 2015

Obama’s Fight With His Own Party Over Foreign Policy,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, February 1, 2015

What if America had Never Invaded Afghanistan?” Robert L. Grenier – The Atlantic, February 1, 2015