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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.

Continued Tension in Gaza

Israel, Trapped by Nationalism,” Pankaj Mishra – Bloomberg View, August 3, 2014

The Hamas Trap: Hidden Labyrinth was Wired for War,” Paul Sheehan – The Sydney Morning Herald, August 4, 2014

You Learn a Lot Very Quickly in Gaza…,” David Blair – The Telegraph, August 3, 2014

For Hamas, War in Gaza is a Step Towards the West Bank,” Hussein Ibish – The National, August 2, 2014

What to Expect when Turkey Votes

Sleepless in Ankara: The Post–Erdogan Government’s Big Challenges,” Sinan Ülgen – National Interest, August 4, 2014

Cold Tensions Rising

Beyond Sanctions: What’s the West’s Strategy on Russia,” Ulrich Speck – Carnegie Europe, August 1, 2014

The Rise of Putinism,” Fareed Zakaria – The Washington Post, July 31, 2014

Clashes with Russia Point to Globalization's End,” Mark Leonard – Reuters, July 30, 2014

Why Europe Might Balk at Backing Sanctions Against Russia,” Alastair Jamieson and F. Brinley Bruton – NBC News, August 4, 2014

New Separatist War Fears

New War Risk on Russian Fringe Amid Armenia-Azeri Clashes,” Henry Meyer, Sara Khojoyan and Zulfugar Agayev – Bloomberg, August 4, 2014

Death Toll Rises in Azerbaijan-Armenia Conflict,” Aida Sultanova – ABC News, August 4, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy Strategies

A US-Vietnam Alliance? Not So Fast,” Teddy Pham – The Diplomat, August 4, 2014

Obama Woos African Leaders to Counter Growing Chinese Influence,” Chris McGreal – The Guardian, August 3, 2014

Freedom of Communication?

Japan: Hate Speech vs. Free Speech,” Kyla Ryan – The Diplomat, August 4 2014

Breaking Through China’s Great Firewall,” Kevin Holden – The Diplomat, July 30, 2014

Global Health

After Ebola,” Michael Specter – The New Yorker, August 1, 2014

Reflecting on Today’s Conflicts…

The Dirty Little Wars of 2014 Go Back 100 Years,” Timothy Garton Ash – The Globe and Mail, August 1, 2014


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