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Weekly International
Press Brief

October
17 - 21 : X : 2016
 

Battle for Mosul

What Would Victory in Mosul Look Like?

One Battle, But 'Six Campaigns'

Unseating the Caliphate: Contrasting the Challenges of Liberating Fallujah and Mosul

 

Suez

NATO, the EU, and the Curse of Suez

 

Duterte in Asia 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways

Why the Philippines’ Pivot From U.S. to China Is Unusual

Duterte doubles down on his China pivot

 

BRICS Smmit

Cumbre de Goa y discrepancias entre los BRICS

BRICS Summit: Putin, Xi, Modi

A look ahead at the BRICS summit in Goa

 

Myanmar's Peace Process

Myanmar's Road Ahead: Growth, Peace, and U.S. Sanctions

Asian Support for Democracy in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Peace Process: Getting to a Political Dialogue

 

Arch of Crises 

Are Turkey and Iraq Headed for War in Mosul?

Conflict Between India and Pakistan

How Iran's Involvement in Yemen Could Draw America into the War

“Telling The Story”. Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: A Regional Perspective (2011-2016)


Terrorism

Survey Findings - Global Perceptions of Violent Extremism

Europe’s new counter-terror wars


Nukes 

Dealing with a nuclear-armed North Korea


USA

The Second-Most Important Vote On Nov. 8

Election 2016 and America's Future

Slow US growth might have a much simpler explanation than you thought

Leveraging U.S. Power in the Middle East: A Blueprint for Strengthening Regional Partnerships

El papel del voto latino en las elecciones estadounidenses de 2016


China

China’s Great Stagnation

Can China Reshape Asia’s Security Architecture?

The Separation Between Mosque and State


Russia 

Putin's Dangerous Baltic Games

Sanctions Can Expose Putin’s Foreign Policy Contradictions


European Union

European Defence: This time, could they really mean it?

The EU-India Partnership: The Case for Greater Security Convergence

Beyond hard, soft and no Brexit

European Union can deal itself back into relevance


Middle East

Civil-military relations in the MENA: between fragility and resilience

History´s Lessons for Resolving Today’s Middle East Conflicts

Turkey After July 15 - Dawn or Disaster?


North America 

America's Very Own Mexican Standoff

Trudeau Government, Canadian Foreign Policy, and Public Opinion: A One-Year Assessment

México: Los zapatistas y la participación electoral

 

Latin America 

Dos escenarios para Venezuela


Africa

Conflict Resurgence and the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan: A Hurried and Imposed Peace Pact?

West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea


Asia

China May Be Rising, But America Is Not in Retreat

A New Approach to Thailand’s Insurgency

Countering Militancy and Terrorism in Pakistan: The Civil-Military Nexus

Why Indonesia's Stability Is Stagnation


International Trade

Capital Flight from Africa and Development Inequality: Domestic and Global Dimensions

The case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Maple syrup on Belgian waffles: EU-Canada trade


Populist Surge 

Europe’s Populist Surge: A Long Time in the Making


International Justice

Timeline: Leaders Facing Justice

If Burundi Leaves the Int’l Criminal Court, Can the Court Still Investigate Past Crimes There?

Justice pénale internationale : (im)pressions africaines


Essay

Rousseau on Economic Liberty and Human Flourishing


Books & Reviews

Europe’s Ugly Future: Muddling Through Austerity

Can Vladimir Putin Make the Twenty-First Century a Russian Century?

Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia by Victor D. Cha

China: The Virtues of the Awful Convulsion

Review – The Right in Latin America

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