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Weekly International
Press Brief

May
16 - 20 : V : 2016


Arch of Crisis

INF Treaty Increasingly in Danger, as Russia Balks at New Missile Defense Base in Romania

Russia, China, and the West After Crimea

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Conflict Entrenched in Nationalistic Propaganda

Shift on Syrian Constitution Could Help Assad Survive

Western Sahara: The Forgotten Conflict at Risk of Re-escalation


Brazil’s Political Crisis

How Brazil's Left Destroyed Itself

Will Temer End the Crisis in Brazil?: Life After Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff and the Chronic Dysfunction of Brazil’s Politics


Terrorism

Turkey's War of Attrition with the Islamic State: The Rocket Threat

The Resilience of al-Shabaab

ISIS Targets Egypt


Brexit

Special relationships in flux: Brexit and the future of the US– EU and US–UK relationships

Nigels against the World

Britain’s influence in the EU


USA

US Election Note: China Policy After 2016

Donald Trump Wants to Talk to Kim Jong-un. Is That Really So Bad?

Clinton v. Trump: Six months of surprises

États-Unis : La Cour suprême en balance


China

The Cultural Revolution, Then and Now

China’s rise: a view from Australia

China's MIRVs: Separating Fact From Fiction

Is China about to make military moves in Central Asia? Featured


Russia

Russia: Going Beyond Hybrid Warfare

Russia Still Seeking a Role in ASEAN


India

Checkbook Elections?: India

India’s Nuclear Options and Escalation Dominance


European Union

Why Schengen matters and how to keep it: A five point plan

Why EU Defense Policy Is in the UK’s Interest

The EU’s Self-Defeating Aid Policy towards Palestine


Middle East

Water and Insecurity in the Levant

The Unraveling of Lebanon’s Taif Agreement: Limits of Sect-Based Power Sharing

Will Labor Agree To Broaden The Netanyahu Coalition?

Will Sisi Squander His Chance To Fix Egypt's Economy?


Latin America

6 things you need to know about Venezuela’s political and economic crisis


Asia

Taiwan's Transition is a Strategic Opportunity for the United States

Sri Lanka: Jumpstarting the Reform Process

Will Rodrigo Duterte walk the talk?

Responding to Security Challenges in East Asia: Three Perspectives

Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

North Korea’s party congress: Grandiose in isolation


Africa

The Foreign Policies of African States in the Age of Democracy and Human Rights

The African Lions: Analyzing Kenya's Growth

Burundi Crisis Year One

La nouvelle opposition en RDC : les mouvements citoyens de la jeunesse


Treaties

How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

The Bullshistory of 'Sykes-Picot'


War & Peace

More Lessons from a Long War


Alliances

H-Bomb Plus THAAD Equals Sino-Russian Alliance?

Holding the West Together Over Russia


NATO

NATO’s Hollowing Values Agenda

Rethinking Strategy: NATO and the Warsaw Summit

The Role of Sweden and Finland in NATO’s Defense of the Baltic States

Bad Neighborhood


Democracy

European Liberal Power as a Two-Way Street


Globalisation

Is globalisation really fuelling populism?


Essay

Barbarians, War, and Saint Augustine

Two Spirits of Liberty


 Books & Reviews

Democratization in Hong Kong—and China? [Introdução]

This Brave New World: India, China and the United States [excerto]

Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia’s New Geopolitics by Michael Wesley

Trump, Le Pen and the enduring appeal of nationalism

‘The Romanovs: 1613-1918,’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

 

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