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Top 10 News Picks - October 07

It's a Deal 
"The TPP Agreement: Big Things Are Still Possible" Edward Alden -- Council on Foreign Relations, October 5, 2015
Pacific Trade Deal Shows Latin America's New Ideological Divide"  Nick Miroff -- Washington Post, October 6, 2015 
"U.S. Allies See TPP as a Check on China " Jane Perlez -- New York Times, October 6, 2015

The Syria Strategy  
"Putin's Involvement in Syria - and How Obama Can Leverage It" David F. Gordon -- Foreign Affairs, September 30, 2015
"Putin's Mediterranean Power Play in Syria" Keith Johnson -- Foreign Policy, October 2, 2015
The Long War in Syria: The Trees, the Forest, and All the King's Men" Anthony H. Cordesman -- CSIS, October 1, 2015 
"Is Putin Winning?" Ross Douthat -- New York Times, October 3, 2015
"Putin's 'Every Move Worsens the Situation' - in Syria and Russia" Anna Nemtsova -- Daily Beast, September 30, 2015

Refugee Crisis 
"EU Foreign Policy Chief: Here's What To Do about the Refugee Crisis" Lally Weymouth -- Washington Post, October 2, 2015
"Europe Must Regain Control of Borders" Valentina Pop -- Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2015 
Turkey Can't Be Europe's Gatekeeper " Sinan √úlgen -- Carnegie Europe, October 1, 2015
"My Escape from Syria: Europe or Die" Vice News, October 6, 2015 

ISIS and Civil Society  
"ISIS Propaganda Shifts Focus: State-building Rather Than Violence" Samuel Osborne -- The Independent, October 6, 2015

"Nato Condemns Russia over Violations of Turkey's Airspace" Kareem Shaheen -- The Guardian, October 6, 2015    

Troubled Turkey
"Turkey Is in Serious Trouble" Soner Cagaptay -- The Atlantic, October 5, 2015 
"Ahead of Elections, Turkey Clamps Down on Press Freedom" Kadri Gursel -- Al Monitor, October 5, 2015

Israel-Palestine Tensions    
"Is a Third Palestinian Intifada on the Way - or Has It Already Begun?" Peter Beaumont -- The Guardian, October 5, 2015

"Referendum Could Allow President to Extend His 32-Year Reign" -- Vice News and Reuters, October 6, 2015

China's Maritime Ambitions  
China's Main Mission: South China Sea, Not Syria" Andrew S. Erickson -- The National Interest, October 5, 2015  

"Time Is Running Out for Myanmar's Ceasefire Talks" Ray Pagnucco and Jennifer Peters -- Vice News, October 6, 2015


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