Weekly World New Update April 23rd, 2014


April 23, 2014

News and analysis from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. Plus, extra articles on developments in Ukraine.

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


Extra! Extra! 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