Weekly World News Update- February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:04 AM | Anonymous


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  

Opinion and analysis of developments in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Plus, views on the evolving geopolitical landscape.

  


Greece - Extending Uncertainty (and Misery)

"Syriza's Miscalculation," Simeon Djankov - Peterson Institute for International Economics, February 18, 2015

"Greek Surrender: When All Hope is Gone," C. J. Polychroniou - Al Jazeera, February 23, 2015

"The Grexit Dilemma: What Would Happen if Greece Leaves the Eurozone?" Spiegel Staff - Spiegel Online International, February 20, 2015

"Keeping Greece in the Euro is About Far More Than Money," Marc Chandler - Financial Times, February 18, 2015
 

Europe Disunion

"Three EU Dreams That Have Turned Into Nightmares," Christopher Booker - The Telegraph, February 21, 2015

"It's Time to Kick Germany Out of the Eurozone," Patrick Chovanec - Foreign Policy, February 20, 2015
 

Angela Merkel - Iron Lady 2.0

"Who Made Germany Europe's Boss?" Clive Crook - BloombergView, Feburary 22, 2015

"In Merkel We Trust?" Anne Applebaum - Slate, February 20, 2015

"Germany's Real Role in the Ukraine Crisis," Elizabeth Pond and Hans Kundnani - Foreign Affairs, March/April 2015 
 

Smoldering Conflicts

"How to Arm Ukraine Without Starting World War Three," Steven Pifer - Reuters, February 18, 2015


"Georgia Wary of Moscow Deals with South Ossetia and Abkhazia," Kathrin Hille - Financial Times, February 18, 2015

Libya

"Somalia on the Mediterranean," Christopher S. Chivvis - Foreign Policy, February 18, 2015
 

ISIS - What Does It Want and How Pervasive a Threat is It?

"What ISIS Really Wants," Graeme Wood - The Atlantic, March 2015

"Islamic State's Global Ambitions," Jessica Lewis McFate and Harleen Gambhir - The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2015

"ISIL is a Nuisance, Not a Global Strategic Threat," Tony Karon - The National, February 22, 2015
 

Iraq - Déjà vu?

"Obama's Rushing to Disaster in Iraq," Eli Lake - BloombergView, February 23, 2015
 

Middle East

"Obama is Wrong. Democracy is the Last Thing the Middle East Needs Right Now," David Harsanyi - The Federalist, February 19, 2015
 

U.S.-Israeli Relations

"AIPAC Boycott: It's Time for Washington and Jerusalem to Heal Their Rift and Reaffirm Their Unshakeable Alliance," Editors - The Jerusalem Post, February 22, 2015


"As the U.S. and Europe Turn Away, Israel Looks to Asia," Jonathan Cook - The National, February 23, 2015

Update from Asia

"Is This the Century of the Dragon?" Pepe Escobar - Real Clear World, February 23, 2015

 

"Singapore and the Asian Century," Gabriele Giovannini and Emanuele Schibotto - The Diplomat, February 19, 2015

"China and the South China Sea Resource Grab," Michael Fabinyi - The Diplomat, February 22, 2015

"Revealed: Why China Would Lose a War Against America," Harry J. Kazianis - The National Interest, February 20, 2015
 

Geopolitics - The Changing Landscape

"The United States Must Resist a Return to Spheres of Interest in the International System," Robert Kagan - Brookings, February 19, 2015


"Post-Cold War Order is Breaking Down," Fyodor Lukyanov - The Moscow Times, February 19, 2015

 

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