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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.

Islam and the State

As ISIL Surges, Could Lebanon be the Next Domino to Fall?” Michael Pizzi – Al Jazeera America, June 30, 2014

The New Islamic Caliphate and its War Against History,” Ishaan Tharoor – The Washington Post, June 30, 2014

More than Just a Name Change: ISIS Launches ‘New Era of International Jihad,” Adam Withnall – The Times of India, June 30, 2014

What’s Next for Iran?

Iran Nuclear Deal in Sight?” Suzanne Maloney – Council on Foreign Relations, June 26, 2014

Turkey and Europe

Can Turkey Become a Trusted Strategic EU Ally?” Marc Pierini – Carnegie Europe, June 30, 2014

Leadership in Europe

EU Leadership Change: What’s at Stake for Europe and the US?” Marten Van Heuven – Atlantic Council, June 26, 2014

Why I Still Believe Britain can do Business in Europe,” David Cameron – The Telegraph, June 29, 2014

How Long is Russia’s Arm?

Is Europe Ready to Commit?” Peter Pomerantsev – Foreign Policy, June 29, 2014

Escaping the Bear Hug,” Merkhat Sharipzhan – Project Syndicate, June 30, 2014

Asian Trade Agreements

South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma,” Se Young Jang – The Diplomat, June 28, 2014

Insight on India: Expect More to Come from Modi

Eyes on Defence Deals, Western Powers Rush to Court Modi,” Frank Jack Daniel – Reuters, June 29, 2014

Modi’s Sweet and Spicy Sri Lanka Strategy,” Daniel Alphonsus – The Diplomat, June 24, 2014

Climate Change: Local Impact, Global Consequences

Will Climate Change Spark Conflict in Bangladesh?” M. Sophia Newman – The Diplomat, June 27, 2014

America’s Place in the World…

Why America's Military Dominance is Fading,” Mackenzie Eaglen – The National Interest, June 30, 2014

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Allies,” Kori Schake – Foreign Policy, June 30, 2014


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