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April 16, 2014  

Ukraine and Putin

"What Does Vladimir Putin Want in Ukraine?" David Blair - The Telegraph, April 15, 2014  

"Ukraine: Weekend Rendezvous with History," Dmitri Trenin - Eurasia Outlook, April 14, 2014

"Putin's Lehman Moment," Robert Kahn - Foreign Affairs, April 10, 2014

"The Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal?" Lilia Shevtsova - The American Interest, April 14, 2014  

Europe's Energy Dependence

"Waiting for the Great Gas Cutoff," John Roberts - Atlantic Council, April 13, 2014  

"Reality Check: Central Europe's Vulnerabilities Toward Russia," Jana Kobzová - Carnegie Europe, April 11, 2014 

  Whither Germany?

"The German Leadership Question," Otmar Issing - Project Syndicate, April 14, 2014

"A Sober Look: It's Time to Stop Romanticizing Russia," Christian Neef - Spiegel Online International, April 10, 2014

Asia's Road Ahead

"How China and America See Each Other," Minxin Pei - Foreign Affairs, March/April 2014

"The West Can't Have it Both Ways on China," William Pesek - Bloomberg View, April 14, 2014

"Evolving Tale of Two Chinas," Kevin Rafferty - The Japan Times, April 11, 2014

"Japan and the EU in the Global Economy," Zsolt Darvas, Joachim Fels, Takuji Kinkyo, Tomomi Miyazaki, Kiyohiko G. Nishimura, Michael G. Plummer, André Sapir, Wataru Takahashi, Guntram B. Wolff and Masahiko Yoshii - Bruegel, April 1, 2014

"Obama's Quiet Priority in Japan: The East China Sea," James L. Schoff - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 10, 2014

"Will a Nuclear Japan be Obama's Legacy?" Michael Rubin - Commentary, April 15, 2014


"Afghans are Defying Expectations," Michael Keating - Chatham House, April 9, 2014

"Afghanistan Votes Against the Taliban," Sanjay Kumar - The Diplomat, April 9, 2014

Developments in CAR

"Chad Abandons its Neighbor," Stephen Rakowski - The National Interest, April 14, 2014

After the Earthquake

"Four Years Later: The Heartbreaking Failure of Haiti's Recovery," Ben Fountain - New Republic, April 13, 2014

India's Elections

"Gurus and Governors in India," Shashi Tharoor - The Korea Herald, April 14, 2014

  Climate Change  

"Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change," Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, April 2014


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