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The ISIS challenge, developments in Asia, the race for Africa, and Russia.
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August 20, 2014  

ISIS: Looking Back and Looking Forward

ISIS: A Short History,” Bobby Ghosh – The Atlantic, August 14, 2014

In Failing to Stop the Islamic State, U.S. Ignores the Lessons of Auschwitz,” Marc Thiessen – The Washington Post, August 18, 2014

Next Steps in Iraq,” Kenneth M. Pollack – Brookings, August 18, 2014

If We Have to Work with Iran to Defeat the Islamic State, so be It,” Malcolm Rifkind – The Telegraph, August 17, 2014

The Common Enemy,” George Packer – The New Yorker, August 25, 2014

Asia’s Internal Politics: Possibilities for Change

Taiwan's Identity Crisis,” Jonathan Sullivan – The National Interest, August 18, 2014

China and the US: Similar Frustrations, Different Policies toward North Korea,” Doug Bandow –China-US Focus, August 14, 2014

Asia’s Reform Trinity?” Kishore Mahbubani – Project Syndicate, August 13, 2014

India’s East Asian Dream,” Sanjeev Sanyal – Project Syndicate, August 18, 2014

The Race for Africa

Five Reasons the United States Can't Beat China in Africa,” Zachary Keck – The National Interest, August 17, 2014

Russia East and West

Putin's New Clothes,” Michael Weiss – Foreign Policy, August 15, 2014

Putin is Prepared to Alienate the West to Suit his Agenda,” Stephen Blackwell – The National, August 17, 2014

Sanctions Blowback,” Marcel Fratzscher – Project Syndicate, August 14, 2014

Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?” Ryskeldi Satke – The Diplomat, August 14, 2014

Meet the Russia Bulls,” Jamila Trindle – Foreign Policy, August 18, 2014

The Global Energy Market

A Second Mexican Revolution?” Pamela K. Starr and Michael C. Camuñez – Foreign Affairs, August 17, 2014

India’s Quest for Energy in Central Asia,” Richard Wallace – The Diplomat, August 18, 2014

Global Health and Ebola

Six Big Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak,” Alex Berezow – Real Clear Science, August 18, 2014

Health in a Time of Ebola,” Prabhjot Singh – Project Syndicate, August 18, 2014

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