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Top 10 News Picks - July 16

Every week, the Pittsburgh Council gathers articles, reports, and op-eds from various domestic and international information outlets in order to provide wide-ranging and balanced perspectives on pressing global issues.

The Latest Spy Scandal…

Is America Losing Germany?” Michael Werz – CNN, July 11, 2014

"The German-American Breakup," Jacob Heilbrunn – Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2014

"A Farewell to Trust: Obama’s Germany Syndrome," Edward Luce – The Financial Times, July 13, 2014

"Why the U.S. Spies on Germany," David Francis – The Fiscal Times, July 13, 2014

Indonesia’s Democracy in Crisis?

In Contested Election, Indonesia's Democracy on the Line,” Fransiska Nangoy and Kanupriya Kapoor – Reuters, July 12, 2014

Indonesia: Rivals Both Claim Victory in Presidential Election,” Kate Lamb – The Guardian, July 12, 2014

What Lies Ahead for Asia?

If North Korea Collapsed...” Priya Sethi – The National Interest, July 14, 2014

Why America Must Stand Up for Hong Kong's Democracy Movement,” Michael Gonzalez – The National Interest, July 10, 2014

Is Shinzo Abe’s Notion of ‘Womenomics’ Just a Pipe Dream in Sexist Japan?” Richard Smart – Time, July 14, 2014

The Middle East & North Africa: Tensions and Political Changes

Iraq Illusions,” Jessica T. Mathews – The New York Review of Books, July 10, 2014

The Kurdish Move Toward Independence,” Wladimir Van Wilgenburg – Atlantic Council, July 10, 2014

Afghanistan: The Crisis After the Elections,” Eva Gross – EU Institute for Security Studies, July 2014

Egypt vs African Union: A Mutually Unhappy Ending?” Solomon Dersso – Al Jazeera, July 14, 2014

Syria: Should the West Work With Assad?” Frederic C. Hof – Atlantic Council, July 10, 2014

Israel, Palestine, and Gaza: Continuing Conflict in the West Bank

"Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Council on Foreign Relations and MediaStorm

Officials Say Iran is Hamas’ ‘Enabler’ in Fight Against Israel,” Michael Crowley – Time, July 11, 2014

Asymmetric Warfare in Gaza,” Paul Pillar – The National Interest, July 12, 2014

Latin America and Russia

Putin Heads to Latin America to Boost Ties,” Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber – The Moscow Times, July 10, 2014

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Intolerance in Europe

How Have Levels of Intolerance Changed in Western Europe,” Jennifer Rubin, Jirka Taylor, Alexandra Pollitt, Joachim Krapels and Mafalda Pardal – RAND, 2014

The Future of the State

The State of the State,” John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge – Foreign Affairs, July/August 2014

 

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