World News Update

Foreign policy and the 2016 election, plus negotiations with Iran, conflict with ISIS, as well as perspectives on Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Scroll down for views on Putin…

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election
Foreign Policy Alters Contours of GOP Race,” Alex Isenstadt and Jonathan Topaz – Politico, March 12, 2015

Iran – Consequences and Logistics of Striking a Deal

A Deal Bigger than Iran,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, March 15, 2015
Breaking up Sanctions is Hard to Do,” Colum Lynch and Jamila Trindle – Foreign Policy, March 13, 2015

Some Gains Against ISIS, but Fight is Far From Over

The Real Strategic Goal in Iraq and Syria: How do You Bring Lasting Stability?” Anthony H. Cordesman – Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 16, 2015

The Islamic State is Losing, But No One is Winning,” Aron Lund – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 13, 2015

America’s Role Has Changed, it’s Time We Accepted That,” James Zogby – The National, March 14, 2015

Perspectives on Asia

To Deter Pyongyang, Japan and South Korea Should Make Nice,” J. Berkshire Miller – Al JazeeraAmerica, March 14, 2015
How to Deter China,” Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. – Foreign Affairs, March/April 2015

China and America’s Coming Battle for Southeast Asia,” Peter Chalk – The National Interest, March 16, 2015

Is the Chinese Dragon Losing its Puff?” Peter Hartcher – The Sydney Morning Herald, March 16, 2015

The Geopolitical Importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: At Stake, a Liberal Economic Order,” Mireya Solis – Brookings, March 13, 2015

Developments in Europe

Is it Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?” Jeffrey Goldberg – The Atlantic, April 2015
A European Union Army is a Terrible Idea,” John Schindler – The Federalist, March 16, 2015

Towards a Pro-Active European Labor Migration Policy: Concrete Measures for a Comprehensive Package,” Migration Policy Centre Team with the Contribution of Peter Bosch – Migration Policy Centre, March 2015

The Greek Economy

It’s Time for the E.U. to Stop Bullying Greece,” John Cassidy – The New Yorker, March 13, 2015

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin Over Fate of Greece,” Spiegel Staff – Spiegel Online International, March 13, 2015

Latin America Update

Coup Fatigue in Caracas,” Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez – Foreign Policy, March 15, 2015
Joe Biden’s Solution to Central American Chaos,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2015

When Chavismo Wins at the Ballot Box,” Michael Inganamort – Real Clear World, March 16, 2015

Perspectives on Putin

What to do About the Putin Problem?” Lee H. Hamilton – The Huffington Post, March 16, 2015

A Year After Crimea, Putin Stands Strong,” Leonid Bershidsky – BloombergView, March 16, 2015