World News Update

Opinion and analysis of the election in Greece, Obama’s trip to India, and the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. Plus, views on Yemen, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, and terrorism in Europe. 

What’s Next for Greece – and Europe?

Greek Election Turmoil for Europe,” Douglas J. Elliott – Brookings, January 26, 2015

Hell is Other European Central Bankers,” Walter Russell Mead – The American Interest, January 26, 2015

So Long, Austerity?” Stathis N. Kalyvas – Foreign Affairs, January 25, 2015

A New Volkspartei,” Xenia Kounalaki – The European, January 26, 2015

Greece’s Alexis Tsipras: The Man Who Could Break Europe,” Barbie Latza Nadeau – The Daily Beast, January 24, 2015

The New Greece of Alexis Tsipras,” Judy Dempsey – Real Clear World, January 26, 2015

Greek Growth Drought Is Real Threat to EU,” Mark Gilbert – BloombergView, January 26, 2015

Hitting the Reset Button on U.S.-India Relations

Why India is Still Hedging its Bets on US,” Melissa S. Hersh and Ajey Lele – The National Interest, January 26, 2015

A New US-India Defense Relationship,” Shashank Joshi – Al Jazeera, January 22, 2015

No Big Ideas in India-U.S. Relations – and That’s OK,” Milan Vaishnav – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 22, 2015

Beyond the Immediate Present,” Rudra Chaudhuri – The Hindu, January 26, 2015

Early in Obama’s India Visit, A Nuclear Power Breakthrough,” Syed Nazakat – The Christian Science Monitor, January 25, 2015

Saudi Arabia – The King is Dead; Long Live the King

U.S.-Saudi Relations After Abdullah,” Max Boot – Commentary, January 23, 2015

Why the U.S. is Stuck with Saudi Arabia,” Matt Schiavenza – The Atlantic, January 24, 2015

King Abdullah: The Middle East’s Failed Peacemaker,” Christopher Dickey – The Daily Beast, January 23, 2015

The Dangers of Saudi Succession,” Simon Henderson – The Atlantic, January 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Threat From Isis will Only Grow,” Richard Haass – Financial Times, January 25, 2015

Yemen – From Bad to Worse

The Ungovernable Yemen,” Martin Reardon – Al Jazeera, January 23, 2015

If Only We’d Just Spent More Blood and Treasure in Yemen,” Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy, January 23, 2015

In Yemen, the Gulf Faces a New Threat: the Americans,” Faisal Al Yafai – The National, January 26, 2015

Iran – No Good Choices

The Emerging Iranian Empire,” Charles Krauthammer – National Review Online, January 22, 2015

Time to Take it to Iran,” Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and Ray Takeyh – Politico, January 23, 2015

Russia and Ukraine

Kremlin Hard-Liner: Russians Would ‘Rather Starve’ Than Surrender Putin to Western Aggressors,” Ambrose Evans-Pritchard – The Telegraph, January 23, 2015

The Chilly Fallout Between Putin and His Oligarch Pals,” Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik – BloombergBusiness, January 22, 2015

Why War has Exploded Again in Ukraine,” Christopher Miller – Mashable, January 25, 2015

Ukraine Reignites: Why Russia Should be Added to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List,” Taras Kuzio – Foreign Affairs, January 25, 2015


Europe Has Survived Terrorist Attacks Before,” Anne Applebaum – The Washington Post, January 23, 2015