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October 22, 2014  

Update on Iran

On Iran: Congress, Please Step Aside,” Navid Hassibi – The National Interest, October 20, 2014

Reading Between the Red Lines: An Anatomy of Iran's Eleventh-Hour Nuclear Negotiating Strategy,” Suzanne Maloney – Brookings, October 16, 2014

ISIS Update

The Meaning of Kobani,” Henri J. Barkey – The American Interest, October 18, 2014

What Turkey Wants in the War on ISIS,” Ibrahim Kalin – The Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2014

Who Will Turkey 'Train and Equip' in Syria?” Sibel Utku Bila – Al Monitor, October 19, 2014

Putting the Ebola Outbreak in Context

What a Past Epidemic Teaches Us About Ebola,” Howard Markel – New Republic, October 19, 2014

Nigeria is Ebola-Free: Here’s What They Did Right,” Alexandra Sifferlin – Time, October 19, 2014

Britain, US are in Africa Fighting Ebola. Will Europe Join Them?” Sara Miller Llana – The Christian Science Monitor, October 17, 2014


Break in Transmission: How Nigeria Took Control of Ebola,” Edward Wright – Real Clear World, October 20, 2014

What’s Behind Boko Haram ‘Truce’?” David Cook – CNN World, October 18, 2014 

Hong Kong Update

The Hong Kong Protestors Who Won’t Negotiate,” Matt Schiavenza – The Atlantic, October 19, 2014

If We Lose This, We Lose Everything,” Suzanne Sataline – Foreign Policy, October 17, 2014

China and Europe

Premier's Win-Win Europe Visit,” Wang Yiwei – China Daily, October 18, 2014

Update on Europe

Borders and Budgets Could Lay Europe Low,” Gideon Rachman – Financial Times, October 20, 2014

Why the Eurozone’s Woes Have Become the World’s Problem,” Larry Elliott – The Guardian, October 18, 2014

Europe Faces Anti-Austerity Mutiny as Crisis Looms,” Patrick Smith – The Fiscal Times, October 20, 2014

Eurocrisis Round Two. Blame the Germans Edition,” Edward Hugh – EconoMonitor, October 14, 2014

Barroso’s Parting Words from the European Union

Europe’s Essential Unity,” José Manuel Barroso – Project Syndicate, October 18, 2014

Barroso Says Immigration Cap Would be Against EU Law,” Jim Pickard – Financial Times, October 19, 2014 

Russia Update

Why Would a Russian Submarine Enter Swedish Waters?” Roland Oliphant – The Telegraph, October 20, 2014

Hunting for Red October...in the Stockholm Archipelago,” András Simonyi and Erik Brattberg – The Huffington Post, October 20, 2014

Putin Defiant in Face of Criticism Over Ukraine at Asia-Europe Summit,” Carol J. Williams – Los Angeles Times, October 16, 2014

West Needs to Put Up or Shut Up About Ukraine,” Mark Adomanis – The Moscow Times, October 19, 2014

The Myth of Russian Humiliation,” Anne Applebaum – The Washington Post, October 17, 2014

America’s View of the Muslim World

America Needs to Know its Enemies – and its Friends,” James Zogby – The National, October 19, 2014

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