Wednesday, July 23, 2014


News and analysis from Ukraine, Gaza, and Iran. Plus, views on the global economy and the rise of emerging powers.


Reflections on Ukraine and Gaza

"The Tragedies of Ukraine and Gaza," Judy Dempsey - Carnegie Europe, July 18, 2014

"Iran, Russia, Gaza: Why They Need to be Considered Together," Paul Pillar - The National Interest, July 17, 2014 

The Geopolitical Ramifications of MH17

"MH17 Crash: A Turning Point in the Ukraine Crisis?" Alex Ward - Atlantic Council, July 18, 2014

"Midsummer Blues," Dmitri Trenin - Carnegie Moscow Center, July 21, 2014

"Let Europe do the Heavy Political Lift with Putin," Patrick Smith - The Fiscal Times, July 21, 2014

"Why MH17 is Not Korean Airlines Flight 007," Yong Kwon - The Diplomat, July 21, 2014 

The West Bank

"How Hamas Won," Ariel Ilan Roth - Foreign Affairs, July 20, 2014

"The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan - and Watched it Crumble," Ben Birnbaum and Amir Tibon - New Republic, July 20, 2014 


"The Farce Continues in the Latest Iran Nuke Talks," Amir Taheri - New York Post, July 20, 2014

"Can Iran be Deterred from Going Nuclear?" Zachary Keck - The National Interest, July 20, 2014

"How to Break the Iran Nuclear Stalemate," Ray Takeyh - The Washington Post, July 18, 2014 

"A Justified Extension for Iran Nuclear Talks, But Hard Choices Ahead," Robert Einhorn - Brookings, July 19, 2014 

The Global Economy

"The BRICS Bank: Multipolarity or Beijing Consensus?" Richard Javad Heydarian - Al Jazeera, July 21, 2014

"The BRICS Bank, Bretton Woods, and U.S. Disengagement," Daniel Runde - Foreign Policy, July 20, 2014

"China Courts South Korea: Opportunities and Risks for the United States," Ted Galen Carpenter - CATO Institute, July 16, 2014

"China is Driving the BRICS Train," Pankaj Mishra - Bloomberg View, July 20, 2014


Views on the International System

"This Crisis is the Crucial Test of the New World Order," Philip Bobbitt - London Evening Standard, July 22, 2014

"How Not to Design a World Without Borders," William Wheeler - The Atlantic, July 21, 2014





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