Weekly World News Update- April 9th 2014


 April 9, 2014

What’s at stake in Afghanistan’s and India’s elections? Remembering Rwanda. Perspectives on Ukraine. Plus, articles on the global energy market, the Asia pivot, and Africa…

Afghanistan Votes…

Afghanistan’s Coming Coup?” Paul D. Miller – Foreign Affairs, April 2, 2014

Afghan Elections: The Morning After,” Helena Malikyar – Al Jazeera, April 6, 2014

Afghanistan’s Successful Election Day,” Najmuddin A. Shaikh – The Express Tribune, April 7, 2014

India Votes…

India’s Election: What’s at Stake?” Aakanksha Tangri – CNN, April 7, 2014

India Election: Country Awaits a Demographic Dividend or Disaster,” Jason Burke – The Guardian, April 7, 2014

11 Things to Know About the World’s Biggest Election,” Peter Bergen and Ana Swanson – CNN, April 7, 2014

Rwanda – 20 Years Later

Rwanda’s Rebirth,” Louise Mushikiwabo – Project Syndicate, April 7, 2014

Lessons from Rwanda, 20 Years After the Genocide,” Shimon Koffler Fogel – The Star, April 7, 2014

Perspectives on Ukraine

It’s not Russia that is Destabilizing Ukraine,” Sergei Lavrov – The Guardian, April 7, 2014

War is Coming,” Mikheil Saakashvili – Foreign Policy, April 4, 2014

New Deal, Same Players,” Jean-Arnault Derens and Laurent Geslin – Le Monde diplomatique, April 2014

Let’s Embrace the New Cold War,” The Saker – Asia Times Online, April 4, 2014

America and the Global Energy Balance

America’s Energy Edge,” Robert D. Blackwill and Meghan L. O’Sullivan – Foreign Affairs, March/April 2014

The Geopolitics of Energy,” Robert Kaplan – Real Clear Energy, April 4, 2014

Gaming Out the ‘Asia Pivot’

Unintended Consequences of U.S. Alliances in Asia,” Robert E. Kelly – The Diplomat, April 7, 2014

Why Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ will Prove a Non Event,” Patrick Smith – The Fiscal Times, April 7, 2014

Africa’s Future…

Here’s how to Unlock Africa’s Economic Potential,” Jim O’Neill – Bloomberg View, April 6, 2014

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