Welcome to the Dayton Council on World Affairs
Presentations and Events Covering a Wide Array of Topics
Exclusive Access to Events and Opportunities Through a Membership
A Long and Rich History in Dayton

Top 10 News Picks - March 4

A Speech in Washington

Why Netanyahu’s Speech Matters,” Matthew Continetti – National Review, February 28, 2015

The Catastrophe Bibi Is Courting,” Michael Tomasky – The Daily Beast, March 2, 2015

Netanyahu’s Supporters (and Critics) Don’t Really Care What He Says to Congress,” John Limpert – The Guardian, March 2, 2015

U.S. and Israel: The Manufactured Crisis,” Elliott Abrams – The Weekly Standard, February 26, 2015

Bibipalooza is a Dangerous Distraction,” David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy, February 27, 2015

A Deal with Tehran?

The Costs of Rapprochement With Iran,” Michael Weiss – Real Clear World, March 2, 2015

Iran: A Bad Deal is (Much) Worse Than no Deal,” Robert Joseph and William Tobey – National Review, February 26, 2015

Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran,” Jeffrey Goldberg – The Atlantic, March 1, 2015

Obama Must Explain Why the Iran Deal Isn’t North Korea Redux,” Michael Rubin – Commentary, March 1, 2015

A Murder in Moscow

The Not-So-Simple Murder of Boris Nemtsov,” Alexander Nekrassov – Al Jazeera, March 2, 2015

Counting the Cost of Boris Nemtsov’s Death,” Georgy Bovt – The Moscow Times, March 1, 2015

No Exit: Nemtsov’s Murder Will Heighten U.S.-Russia Standoff,” Nikolas K. Gvosdev – The National Interest, February 28, 2015

Death on the Kremlin's Doorstep,” Christian Caryl – Foreign Policy, February 28, 2015


Ukraine is Today's West Berlin,” Mikheil Saakashvili – The Washington Post, February 24, 2015

The Alluring Appeal of ISIS

Lure of the Caliphate,” Malise Ruthven – The New York Review of Books, February 28, 2015

Why it’s so Hard to Stop ISIS Propaganda,” Simon Cottee – The Atlantic, March 2, 2015

Jihadi John: Why Are so Many From Britain Giving up Everything to Join a Terrorist Organization that Tortures and Kills?” Joan Smith – The Independent, March 1, 2015

An Economic Crisis in Beijing?

The Implications of China’s Growth Slowdown,” Brendan P. O’Reilly – The Diplomat, February 26, 2015

Doomsday: Preparing for China’s Collapse,” Peter Mattis – The National Interest, March 2, 2015

China Might Still be Booming,” Mark Buchanan – BloombergView, March 1, 2015

Latin America Round-Up

Venezuela: From 21st Century Socialism to Plain Old Fascism,” Dario Acevedo Carmona – Worldcrunch, February 27, 2015

Obama Elbows Into the Colombia Peace Talks,” Mary Anastasia O’Grady – The Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2015

The Fiasco That is the Nicaragua Canal, Explained,” Brad Plumer – Vox, February 26, 2015

Views on U.S. Foreign Policy

When Did Obama Give Up?” James Traub – Foreign Policy, March 1, 2015

Israel-Palestine: Is it Even Relevant Anymore?” John Bell – Al Jazeera, March 2, 2015

China and Russia vs. the U.S.?” Huiyun Feng – The Diplomat, March 2, 2015


  • Membership

    Education: Dues directly support Dayton area schools.

  • Memebership

    Access: Unparalleled access to influential figures.

  • Membership

    Community: Network socially and professionally within a dynamic group.

  • Membership

    Statement: Membership means making your voice heard.