Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Updates on the developments in Ukraine, Merkel's visit to Washington, the Asia "pivot," and more. Extra articles on our changing world and media freedom.


Ukraine's Tipping Point

"Putin's Invasion of Eastern Ukraine: Is it Next Week or Never?" James Rupert - Atlantic Council, May 5, 2014


"Ukraine: Lies, Propaganda and the West's Agenda," Alastair Sloan - Al Jazeera, May 4, 2014


"A Golden Opportunity to Invade Ukraine," Josh Cohen - Moscow Times, May 5, 2014


"Ukraine's Tragedy Unfolding in Several Acts," Joschka Fischer - The St. Petersburg Times, May 3, 2014


"Resetting" the German-American Relationship?

"Merkel in Washington: A Reset Rendezvous," Jackson Janes - American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, May 1, 2014


"Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity Over NSA Truth," Spiegel Staff - Spiegel Online International, May 5, 2014


A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia

"The "Pivot to Asia": Myths and Realities," Julianne Smith - Center for Transatlantic Relations


"A New Diplomacy for the Pivot," Christopher R. Hill and Michael Schaefer - Center for Transatlantic Relations


Politics in Taiwan

"The Transformation of Taiwan's Sunflower Movement," Lorand C. Laskai - The Diplomat, May 5, 2014


Sustaining the Awakening

"Support Democracy, Development and Hope in the Arab World," Kemal Dervis - Brookings, May 5, 2014


Headlines from Across Africa...

"South Africa Election: Does the ANC Deserve to Stay in Power?" Andrew Harding - BBC News, May 5, 2014


"Assassination in Africa: Inside the Plots to Kill Rwanda's Dissidents," Geoffrey York and Judi Rever - The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2014


"An Unholy Alliance in East Africa," Bronwyn Bruton - Politico Magazine, May 4, 2014


"Sacrificing Africa for Climate Change," Caleb S. Rossiter - The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2014


Our Changing World

"Democracy's Deepening Recession," Larry Diamond - The Atlantic, May 2, 2014


"The Techno-Political Transformation," Klaus Schwab - Project Syndicate, May 5, 2014


"Japan's Change Generation," Devin Stewart - Foreign Affairs, May 1, 2014


"Why Europe Still Matters in Study Abroad," Michael Woolf - The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 28, 2014


Freedom of the Press

"Media Freedom Loses Ground in 2013," Cynthia English and Lee Becker - Gallup World, May 2, 2014


"Freedom of the Press 2014," Freedom House, Press Freedom at the Lowest Level in a Decade, 2014


"Press Freedom Index Reveals a Divided Europe," EurActiv, May 2, 2014





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