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April 23, 2014  

Obama, America, and Asia

"The Second Opening of Japan," Shinzo Abe - Project Syndicate, April 21, 2014

"Obama is on the Right Course with His Reorientation Toward Asia," Tom Donilon - The Washington Post, April 20, 2014

"Why Obama Needs to Lean In on this Asia Trip," Dan Twining - Foreign Policy, April 21, 2014  

Following China...

"Obama's Asia Policy is Distracted and Ambiguous," Gideon Rachman - Financial Times, April 21, 2014  

"Harvard is Teaching the Chinese Their Own History," Rong Xiaoqing - Quartz, April 20, 2014 

  The Future of Latin American Politics"

Viva el Populismo?" Cynthia J. Arnson and Carlos de la Torre - Foreign Affairs, April 16, 2014  

Syrian Civil War

"The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect," David Miliband and Amb. Robert S. Ford - The Washington Institute, April 21, 2014

"Saudi's Prince Bandar Did Not Fail Syria: The West Lost its Nerve," Faisal Al Yafai - The National, April 21, 2014  

Israel-Palestine Talks

"All is Not Lost for Palestinians Even If Talks Hit the Buffers," Jonathan Cook - The National, April 21, 2014  

Looking Back at Iraq

"What We Left Behind," Dexter Filkins - The New Yorker, April 28, 2014  

Looking Forward for Afghanistan

"Why a Regional Security Force Will Not Work in Afghanistan," Arwin Rahi - The Diplomat, April 20, 2014

Bosnia and the Balkans

"Remember Bosnia?" Gordon N. Bardos - The National Interest, April 21, 2014

Britain and the EU

"Why a British Exit is not Inevitable," Charles Grant - Center for European Reform, April 17, 2014  

Ukraine on the Brink

"Amid Chaos, a Humiliating and Dangerous Defeat for Ukraine," Irena Chalupa - Atlantic Council, April 17, 2014  

"The Ukraine Deal: Has Putin Realized He Overplayed His Hand?" Roland Flamini - World Affairs Journal, April 18, 2014  

"Czar Vladimir is Changing the Rules of the Game," Jeffrey Simpson - The Globe and Mail, April 18, 2014

"Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph If Russia Invades," Timothy Snyder - New Republic, April 17, 2014  

"How Russia is Dividing the EU Over Ukraine," John Bruton - The Irish Times, April 19, 2014  

"How America Lost Vladimir Putin," David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed - The Atlantic, April 19, 2014



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