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Great Power Rivalry; North Korea Rocket Launch
Turkish Tightrope; Peace Talks in Syria; Jihad in Africa
U.S. Role in Afghanistan; TransoPacific Partnership; Colombia

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February 10, 2016  

Readying for Great Power Rivalry
America Reveals 'Great Power' Plans Against Russia and China Dave Majumdar -- The National Interest, February 3, 2016
Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization Lawrence J. Korb and Adam Mount -- Center for American Progress, February 3, 2016

North Korean Rocket Launch
What North Korea's Latest Missile Test Means for the U.S. and Its Allies Thomas Karako -- Defense One, February 8, 2016
Rocket Launch Shows that Mr. Obama's 'Strategic Patience' has Failed The Washington Post -- Editorial Board, February 8, 2016
Resurgence of a Market Economy in North Korea Andrei Lankov -- Carnegie Moscow Center, February 3, 2016

Turkish Tightrope
Erdogan's Foreign Policy in Ruins Henri J. Barkey -- Foreign Policy, February 4, 2016
Russia, Turkey on Slippery Slope to Direct Confrontation Volkan Ozdemir -- Russia Direct, February 9, 2016
EU Urges Turkey to Open Borders to Syrians Fleeing War-Torn Aleppo Chris Johnston -- The Guardian, February 6, 2016

Peace Talks Stumble in Syria
Syria: What Next? Frederic C. Hof -- Atlantic Council, February 4, 2016
Syria Talks Suspended Nick Cumming-Bruce and Somini Sengupta -- The New York Times, February 3, 2016
Diplomats Focus on Humanitarian Aid First, Syria Peace Talks Second Laura Rozen -- Al Monitor, February 5, 2016

Jihad in Africa
Now Comes the Hard Part: Five Priorities in Fight Against Boko Haram Jennifer G. Cooke -- CSIS, February 5, 2016
West Africa: The New Jihadist Strategy in the Sahel Obi Anyadike -- All Africa, February 8, 2016
Nigeria: Boko Haram Group Changes Tactics Maggie Fick -- Financial Times, February 7, 2016

U.S. Urged to Expand Role in Afghanistan
Outgoing General: U.S. Military Must Do More to Beat Back Taliban Missy Ryan -- The Washington Post, February 5, 2016
Top U.S. General Confirms Pentagon Plans for Permanent Combat Role in Afghanistan Thomas Gaist -- World Socialist Web Site, February 8, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Assessed
Assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Peterson Institute for International Economics, February 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our Liberty David Cay Johnston -- Al Jazeera America, February 4, 2016
Major TPP Political Players Talking Victoria Guida -- POLITICO, February 3, 2016

Colombian President's U.S. Visit
Colombia`s President Seeks U.S. Support for Historic Peace Deal Tracy Wilkinson -- Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2016
We've Come a Long Way, Colombia Christian Gomez Jr. -- U.S. News & World Report, February 4, 2016

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