Weekly World News Update, July 30, 2014

TODAY we are pleased to provide the “Weekly World News Update” (WWNU) for your review. It is produced by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and shared through the network of the World Affairs Councils of America. The Tennessee WAC is a proud member of the network — the world’s largest grassroots global education effort.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

News and analysis on ISIS’s expansion plans, bloodshed in Gaza and Israel, sanctioning Putin in the aftermath of MH17, Nigeria’s missing girls, and more.

Understanding Relationships in the Middle East and South Asia

ISIS: Global Islamic Caliphate or Islamic Mini-State in Iraq?” Yezid Sayigh – Carnegie Middle East Center, July 24, 2014

The Seesaw Friendship Between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood,” Senem Aydin-Düzgit – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 24, 2014 

Gauging the Success of Pakistan’s North Waziristan Operation,” Reza Jan – American Enterprise Institute, July 25, 2014  

Will the Islamic State Spread its Tentacles to Pakistan?” Arif Rafiq – The Diplomat, July 28, 2014

New Possibilities in Gaza?

Why is Israel Losing a War it’s Winning?” Jeffrey Goldberg – The Atlantic, July 27, 2014
No, Israel Isn’t Losing a War it’s Winning,” John Podhoretz – Commentary, July 28, 2014
Gaza and the Nuclear Negotiations,” Dalia Dassa Kaye – Foreign Affairs, July 27, 2014
Aflame,” David Remnick – The New Yorker, August 4, 2014

The Russia Agenda?

Responding to Putin’s Plan Post-Crimea,” Sarah E. Mendelson, John R. Harvey – Center for Strategic & International Studies, July 24, 2014 

After Flight 17 Crash, Agony, Debris, and Heartbreak in Ukraine Villages,” Paul Sonne, Margaret Coker, Alexander Kolyandr – The Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014

What Can the Cold War Teach Us About Applying Sanctions to Russia?” Jan Zielonka – European Council on Foreign Relations, July 23, 2014

Reshaping Asia: Where Tradition Meets Transition

Cambodia’s Long March Toward Democracy,” Peter Bartu, Andrew Grant – Foreign Policy, July 25, 2014
Westphalia with Chinese Characteristics,” Peter Harris – The National Interest, July 24, 2014
HADR and U.S.-China Military Cooperation,” Jen Pearce – The Diplomat, July 28, 2014
Power and Order in Asia,” Michael J. Green, Nicholas Szechenyi – Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 2014

Europe’s Internal Politics 
A Tour of France: Examining the New Sick Man of Europe,” Alexander Smoltczyk – Spiegel Online International, July 23, 2014
Germany’s Fatal Flaw: Strategic Blindness,” Matthew Dal Santo – The National Interest, July 28, 2014
Strategies for Energy Security and Climate Protection Are One and the Same,” Paul Hockenos – Al Jazeera, July 28, 2014

Update from Nigeria

One Hundred Days of Servitude,” Gordon Brown – Project Syndicate, July 25, 2014
100 Days of Violence, Rumors, and Loss,” Andrew Walker – Foreign Policy, July 25, 2014
The World Has Forgotten the Nigerian Girls,” Mohammed Adam – Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2014

Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

Obama’s Foreign Policy Reveals the Effects of Disengagement,” Fred Hiatt – The Washington Post, July 27, 2014
Is Obama to Blame for the World’s Crises?” Steve Chapman – Real Clear Politics, July 27, 2014

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