Weekly World News Update, February 8, 2017



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Major Foreign Policy Op-Ed; Iranian Missile Tests and Threats; ISIS Under Pressure; Ukraine-Russia Crisis; Migration Policies in the EU; French Elections.


Major Foreign Policy Op-Ed 

Backing into World War III” Robert Kagan — Brookings Institution (originally published in Foreign Policy), February 6, 2017


Iranian Missile Tests and Threats

U.S.-Iran Tensions Could Boost Hardline Presidential Candidates” Adam Weinstein — Atlantic Council, February 3, 2017

The Missile Threat to the Iran Nuclear Deal” Paulina Izewicz — IISS, February 3, 2017

Europe Should Act Fast to Preserve the Iran Nuclear Deal” Ellie Geranmayeh — European Council on Foreign Relations, February 3, 2017

Fallout From Iran Missile Test” Video by the Wilson Center, February 3, 2017


ISIS under Pressure

IS ‘Besieged’ in Last Bastion in Syria’s Aleppo” Middle East Eye, February 6, 2017

ISIS or al Qaeda Unlikely to Expand in Myanmar” Laith Alkhouri — The Cipher Brief, February 7, 2017

The Media under-Reports Threat of Islamic Terrorism – to Muslims” Jason Burke — The Guardian, February 7, 2017

Turkey Arrests Hundreds in Sweeping Raids against ISIS” Patrick Kingsley — The New York Times, February 5, 2017


Ukraine-Russia Crisis

As Fighting Resumes, Ukraine Extends a Wary Hand to Washington” Patrick Tucker — Defense One, February 3, 2017

The Geostrategic Importance of the Black Sea Region: A Brief History” Boris Toucas — CSIS, February 2, 2017


Migration Policies in the EU

The European Union Tries to Prevent a Wave of Migrants from Libya” The Economist, February 4, 2017

EU Looks to Libya to Stem Flow of Asylum-Seekers Crossing Mediterranean” — Deutsche Welle, February 3, 2017

Hungary Hardens Immigration Line” Tom McTague — POLITICO Europe, February 7, 2017


French Elections

Marine Le Pen Promises Liberation from the EU with France-First Policies” Jon Henley — The Guardian, February 5, 2017

What Are the Socialist Party’s Chances of Winning in France? Very Low.” Stefan Wojcik, Ryan Kennedy, and David Lazer — The Washington Post, February 5, 2017

Francois Fillon Vows to Stay in French Presidential Race Despite Corruption Probe” Lucy Pasha-Robinson — Independent, February 6, 2017