Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Canada's Liberal Party back after 10 years; the great power shuffle; Iran's bold moves; Egyptian politics; India's Supreme Court asserts itself, and more. 

Liberal Party Victory in Canada  
Great Power Rivalry  
"The New Game: American Dominance Is Being Challenged" The Economist, October 17, 2015

"Passing of Europe-Centric World Challenges Russia More Than Others" Paul Goble -- The Interpreter, October 15, 2015

"Stop Swooning over Putin" Fareed Zakaria -- Washington Post, October 15, 2015

"Russia's System of Managed Chaos" Gleb Pavlovsky -- Carnegie Moscow, October 10, 2015

Europe's Migrant Crisis  
"The Mental Health Crisis Facing Europe's Refugees" Matteo Congregalli -- Vice News, October 15, 2015

" The Sad Fading Away of the Refugee Crisis Story " Kim Ghattas -- Foreign Policy, October 19, 2015

Iran's Maneuvers  
"Who Does Iran Want for This U.S. Prisoner" Shane Harris -- Daily Beast, October 16, 2015

"Iran Steps Up Its Aggression in the Region" Editorial Board -- Washington Post, October 20, 2015

Endless War in Syria
"A Path out of the Middle East Collapse" Henry A. Kissinger -- Wall Street Journal, October 17, 2015

"When Selfies Are a Tool of Intelligence" Elias Groll -- Foreign Policy, October 19, 2015

Israel-Palestine Tensions 
"Israel-Palestinians: How to Unite Diplomacy's Gordian Knot" Mark Urban -- BBC, October 20, 2015 

"What It Means to Cancel Oslo" Omar Shaban -- Brookings, October 19, 2015

Egypt's Elections  
"How Do Egypt's Salafists Comment on Politics?" Jacob Olidort -- The Washington Institute, October 16, 2015

"Egyptians Prepare for Elections ... But Do They Really Matter?" Ayah Aman -- Al-Monitor, October 15, 2015

A Way Out For Libya?   
" Salvaging the Wreckage of Libya's Flawed Deal " Alexander Decina -- The National Interest, October 16, 2015
 
Ukraine Politics 
"Can Poroshenko Control Ukraine's Right Wing?John Hudson and Reid Standish -- Foreign Policy, October 14, 2015


"How Putin's Ukrainian Dream Turned Into a Nightmare" Adrian Karatnycky and Alexander J. Motyl -- Foreign Policy, October 19, 2015

India's Judicial Shift    
"Indian Supreme Court Rules Against Modi's Judge Selection Law" Nida Nijar -- New York Times, October 16, 2015

    

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