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Top 10 News Picks - April 15

Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

"Will 2016 Really be a Foreign Policy Election?" Byron York – Townhall.com, April 13, 2015

Clinton’s Long Foreign-Policy Record May Haunt Her 2016 Presidential Run,” David Francis – Foreign Policy, April 10, 2015

Strengths and Weaknesses of Clinton's Bid for the White House,” Megan Murphy – Financial Times, April 12, 2015

"Hawkish U.S. Foreign Policy at Heart of Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid," Steve Holland and Alistair Bell – The Huffington Post, April 13, 2015

U.S.-Cuba Relations: What’s in a Handshake?

Obama’s Castro Handshake Returns U.S. Leadership to Latin America,” Leon Krauze – The Daily Beast, April 13, 2015

The Cuban Thaw is Obama’s Finest Foreign Policy Achievement to Date,” Joel Gillin – New Republic, April 13, 2015

What the US Got From Cuba Deal: Zilch,” Ben Domenech – The Daily Beast, April 13, 2015

Obama-Castro Handshake: What it Means, and What it Doesn't,” Mark Sappenfield – The Christian Science Monitor, April 12, 2015

Cuba’s Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas,” Medea Benjamin – The Huffington Post, April 13, 2015

China Extends its Reach – Near and Far…

Djibouti Becomes a Theater of Geopolitical Competition,” John Lee – Real Clear World, April 12, 2015

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor,” Alexander Smoltczyk – Spiegel Online International, April 9, 2015

China’s Island Builders,” Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy – Foreign Affairs, April 9, 2015

…Including Into Cyberspace

Will China and America Clash in Cyberspace?” Jon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung, and Derek Reveron – The National Interest, April 12, 2015

China’s Growing Cyberwar Capabilities,” Marcel A. Green – The Diplomat, April 13, 2015

U.S.-Japan Relationship – Responding to Power Shifts in the Far East


Shinzo Abe’s Chance to Recast Asian Security,” Gerald Curtis – The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015

Global Economy – Who’s In and Who’s Out

Asia’s Multilateralism,” Joseph E. Stiglitz – Project Syndicate, April 13, 2015

The End of the BRICs,” Gwynne Dyer – The Korea Times, April 10, 2015

Europe Faces More Than a Greek Tragedy,” Philip Stephens – Financial Times, April 9, 2015

European Elections

Where are the Voices of the Grown-Ups in this Election?” Janet Daley – The Telegraph, April 11, 2015

Give Europeans a Better Choice,” Pierpaolo Barbieri – The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2015

Iran

"Deal or No Deal? Actually, That’s Not the Right Question," Stephen M. Walt – Foreign Policy, April 12, 2015

A Nuclear Deal That Offers a Safer World,” Ernest Moniz – The Washington Post, April 12, 2015

Obama Rolls the Dice on Iran,” Jackson Diehl – The Washington Post, April 12, 2015

U.S. Foreign Policy

America has Abdicated its Guiding Role in the Middle East to a Sectarian Arab Military Force,” James Traub – Foreign Policy, April 10, 2015

A New U.S. Grand Strategy Towards China,” Robert D. Blackwill and Ashley J. Tellis – The National Interest, April 13, 2015

Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Doctrine Takes Shape,” Geoff Dyer – Financial Times, April 10, 2015

 

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