Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Looking Ahead in 2018; Iran Erupts in Protest; Path to Korean Dialogue?; U.S. Speaks Out Against Pakistan Terrorists; Unrest in Congo
Quote of the Week:

"Trump is the first post-World War II American president to view the burdens of world leadership as outweighing the benefits. As a result, the United States has changed from the principal preserver of order to the principal disrupter. This change has major implications. "
-- Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, in an essay, "America and the Great Abdication," for The Atlantic -- December 28, 2017.

Looking Ahead in 2018
" 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018 " Robert Malley -- Foreign Policy, January 2, 2018

"Countering Entropy in the New Year " Jerry Hendrix -- National Review, January 1, 2018

"Making China Great Again" Evan Osnos -- The New Yorker, January 3, 2018

"America Is on the Brink of a Historic Break with Europe, Thanks to Trump" Nicholas Burns -- USA Today, December 26, 2017
Iran Erupts in Protest
"The Battle for Iran" Karim Sadjadpour -- The Atlantic, December 31, 2017

"The Crisis in Iran" Anthony Cordesman -- CSIS, January 2, 2018

"Hard-Liners and Reformers Trapped Iranians' Ire. Now, Both Are Protest Targets" Thomas Erdbrink -- The New York Times, January 2, 2018

"What's Driving the Protests in Iran?" Farah Najjar -- Al Jazeera, January 3, 2018

"Why There Won't Be a Revolution in Iran" Pepe Escobar -- Asia Times, January 3, 2018
Olympics 2018: A Path to Korean Dialogue?
"North and South Korea Reopen Cross-Border Hotline, Paving the Way for Formal Talks" Simon Denyer -- The Washington Post, January 3, 2018

"How to Guarantee a War with North Korea" Ted Galen Carpenter -- The National Interest, January 1, 2018
U.S. Takes Stand on Pakistan's Support of Terrorism
" U.S. Puts Pakistan on Notice: Do More to Stop Terrorism " Steve Holland and Drazen Jorgic -- Reuters, January 2, 2018

"If Pakistan Won't Go After Terrorists, America Itself Will Take on That Job" Michael Kugelman -- The Print, December 22, 2017
Unrest in the Congo
" Congo's Slide Into Chaos " Stuart Reid -- Foreign Affairs, January/February, 2018
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