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Top 10 News Picks - January 14

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 Attacks in Paris – Roots of Radicalization

The Forgotten War That Spawned Paris’s Attacks,” Adam Baron – The Daily Beast, January 11, 2015

Quelle Surprise? The Attacks in Paris Were Terrible. But We Should have Seen it Coming,” Aaron David Miller – Foreign Policy, January 11, 2015

The Attacks in Paris – Reflection and Outrage

France’s 9/11,” Dominique Moisi – San Francisco Chronicle, January 9, 2015

"This is no Time for Europe to Retreat," Judy Dempsey – Real Clear World, January 12, 2015

To Call the Paris Attacks a ‘War’ Dignifies Pointless Slaughter,” Janet Daley – The Telegraph, January 10, 2015

A Win for the Jihadists,” Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online, January 9, 2015

Paris Killings Require More Than Mere Condemnation,” H.A. Hellyer – Brookings, January 8, 2015

Terrorist Acts, not Cartoons Provoke Islamophobia,” Hussein Ibish – The National, January 11, 2015

Let’s Talk About the Other Dead Journalists,” Rafia Zakaria – Al Jazeera America, January 10, 2015

The Attacks in Paris – Consequences and Options

The Battle From Algiers: Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo Attack,” Robin Simcox – Foreign Affairs, January 12, 2015

If Europe is to Overcome Islamist Terror, it Needs to Fight for the Values it Holds Dear,” Paul Mason – The Guardian, January 11, 2015

Tearing up the Magna Carta: Fear Risks Trumping Civil Liberties in a Europe Rattled by Islamist Terrorism,” Colum Lynch and Jamila Trindle – Foreign Policy, January 9, 2015

Do Jews Have a Future in France?” James Kirchick – The Daily Beast, January 10, 2015

The Attacks in Paris – Playing Politics

Le Pen’s Moment,” Philip Gourevitch – The New Yorker, January 10, 2015

What Else was Paraded in Paris?” Michael Marder – Al Jazeera, January 12, 2015

Abbas in Paris: Hypocrisy Isn’t Progress,” Jonathan S. Tobin – Commentary, January 11, 2015

For Cameron and Miliband, Paris is Act One of the UK General Election,” Matthew d’Ancona – The Guardian, January 11, 2015


Turmoil in the Eurozone as Threat of a “Grexit” Looms

A Greek Euro Exit Would Hurt Europe – But Not as Much as it Would Hurt Greece,” Katinka Barysch – The Guardian, January 9, 2015

Weighing the Options the Greeks Face,” Jacob Funk Kirkegaard – Newsweek, January 9, 2015

The Greek Tragedy,” Creston Davis – The European, January 10, 2015

Europe’s Lapse of Reason,” Joseph E. Stiglitz – Project Syndicate, January 8, 2015

Ukraine/Russia – Assigning Blame and Assessing Options

Who is to Blame?” Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and James Stavridis – Horizons, Winter 2015

A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine,” George Soros – The New York Review of Books, February 5, 2015

Two Cheers for Obama’s Ukraine Policy,” David W. Kearn – The Huffington Post, January 9, 2015

What to do About – or With – Russia?” Walter C. Clemens, Jr. – The Diplomat, January 9, 2015

Syria/ISIS – New Threats and a New Solution?

Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons,” Erich Follath – Spiegel Online International, January 9, 2015

Encouraging Regional Ownership of the Fight Against the Islamic State,” Daniel Levy and Ellie Geranmayeh – European Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 2015


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