Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Here's a sampling of the many positive reactions to last week's launch of
Weekly World News Update from four corners of our national network: 


"Great way to start the year. This will be a staple of our newsletters. Happy 2014!" 
       --Rita Lim-Wilby, Chair, Programs, San Diego World Affairs Council

"This is SO AWESOME that it's now a national program. Such a valuable tool for us --  we post something from it every week to our website."            

--Dixie Anderson, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Western Michigan


"We sent this out and had a terrific response."

      --Gail Stevenson, Executive Director, Vermont Council on World Affairs

"This is a fabulous addition to our asset base at the World Affairs Council. 
 Thank you very much." 
      --Marion Conlin, Board of Directors, World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Analysis of news from across the Middle East and Asia. Plus, extra articles on security, the global energy market, and war-weary America... 

Voting in the Middle East

"Four Elections that will Shape the Future of the Middle East," Faisal Al Yafai - The National, January 13, 2014


Scandal on the Bosphorus...

"In Scandal, Turkey's Leaders may be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media," Tim Arango - The New York Times, January 11, 2014


"To Washington, Erdogan has Wandered off the Reservation," Conn Hallinan - Real Clear World, January 3, 2014


The Future of Iraq

"Why Iraq is in Turmoil," Fareed Zakaria - CNN World, January 11, 2014


"Can Iraq Survive?" Ted Galen Carpenter - The National Interest, January 14, 2014


Fear and Loathing in the Levant

"Why Israel is so Afraid," Ariel Ilan Roth - Foreign Affairs, January 14, 2014


"Syria and the Perils of Proxy War," Doyle McManus - Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2014


"I'm Lebanese, My Sons Aren't," Warda Mohamed - Le Monde diplomatique, January 2014


Taiwan's 'X Factor'

"Could Taiwan Solve the East China Sea?" Dennis P. Halpin - The National Interest, January 14, 2013


Thailand Protests


A View From the Peninsula

"The Paradoxical Korean Mind," Park Sang-Seek - The Korea Herald, January 14, 2014




Extra! Extra!

International Security - On-Line and in the Classroom...

"We Need A New Jurisprudence of Anonymity," Jed Rubenfeld - The Washington Post, January 12, 2014


"Education is a Security Issue," Tony Blair - Project Syndicate, January 13, 2014


The Energy Landscape

"Oil Markets and the Shale Boom 2014," Jennifer Warren - Energy Trends Insider, January 10, 2014


"Is the Country's Infrastructure Ready for the Energy Evolution?" Adie Tomer - Brookings, January 13, 2014


War Weary America?

"The Misuse of American Might, and the Price it Pays," Andrew Bacevich - Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2014 




Councils, if you would like to distribute, please visit the WACA Leadership Network and go to Program Resources for an unformatted version of Weekly World News Update.


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