Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Deep Dive on the Ukraine crisis. Plus: local elections in France and Turkey, China at home and in the world, Venezuela, Syria, and views on U.S. foreign policy...


Angles on the Ukraine Crisis

"10 Ways the Ukraine Crisis May Change the World," Paul Taylor - Reuters, March 31, 2014


"Obama Must Show He'll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine," Leslie H. Gelb - The Daily Beast, March 30, 2014


"Does Obama Really Understand Putin?" Andrew C. Kuchins - CNN, March 30, 2014


"Putin's Brain," Anton Barbashin and Hannah Thoburn - Foreign Affairs, April 1, 2014


"Can the U.S. and Russia Ever Learn to Live Together?" Donald N. Jensen - Institute of Modern Russia, March 25, 2014


"After Crimea: The U.S. Can Take Practical Steps to Limit Russia's Options for Destabilizing Eastern Europe," Peter B. Doran and Luke Coffey - National Review Online, March 27, 2014


"Why Russia's Energy Leverage in Europe Isn't Likely to Last," Steve LeVine - Quartz, March 31, 2014


"Caught Between Russia and Ukraine, Border Cities Share Only Worry," Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson - NPR, March 30, 2014


"The U.S. and EU Must Take New Steps to Quickly Help the Ukraine," Taras Kuzio - Atlantic Council, March 30, 2014


"Putin's Reality Check for Europe," Joschka Fischer - Project Syndicate, March 24, 2014


Local Elections in France and Turkey

"Francois Hollande the Ditherer is Stunned Into Action," Anne-Elisabeth Moutet - The Telegraph, March 31, 2014


"Social Conservatives are Mobilizing in France, Leading to Talk of a Tea Party," Anthony Faiola - The Washington Post, March 31, 2014


"The Ottoman Revival is Over," Elmira Bayrasli - The New York Times, March 30, 2014



"Welcome to China's Political Gamble of the Century," Timothy Garton Ash - The Guardian, March 30, 2014
"China-U.S. Relations: The Myth of the Thucydides Trap," Wei Zongyou - The Diplomat, March 30, 2014


Eyes on Venezuela

"What's Next for Venezuela?" Simeon Tegel - Global Post, April 1, 2014


Syrian Civil War

"In Syria, the Brotherhood's Influence is on the Decline," Hassan Hassan - The National, April 1, 2014


"Syria: A New Paradigm Shift?" Ammar Waqqaf - Al Jazeera, April 1, 2014


The Dimensions of 21st Century Power

"Fascism With a Feminist Face," Naomi Wolf - Project Syndicate, March 31, 2014


"Why Man Seeks Power," Dominic Johnson and Bradley A. Thayer - The National Interest, April 1, 2014


"European Legislators Face Data Secessionism," Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg - Technology, April 1, 2014


A Word about U.S. Foreign Policy...

"Obama's 21st Century Power Politics," Fareed Zakaria - The Washington Post, April 1, 2014


"Worldview: Mr. Obama: Time to Face International Realities," Trudy Rubin - Philly Inquirer, March 31, 2014


"Obama's European History Lesson," John Cassidy - The New Yorker, March 27, 2014





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