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    World News

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Russia Pervades; U.S. National Defense Strategy; Tillerson’s Middle East Trip; Turkey at War; India and China Tensions Over Maldives; Zuma to Step Down

    Quote of the Week:


    “Frankly, the United States is under attack. Under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States.

    Daniel Coats, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, in remarks during the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Worldwide Threats Hearing on Tuesday. 

    Russia Pervades

    The (Former) Soviet Empire Strikes Back” Richard Sokolsky and Paul Stronski — The National Interest, February 13, 2018

    The Surprising Success of Putinomics” Chris Miller — Foreign Affairs, February 7, 2018

    What Ban? Patriotic Fervor Grips Russia’s Celebration House in South Korea” Tariq Panja — The New York Times, February 11, 2018 

    The New National Defense Strategy

    Defending America Means Defending Democracy” Richard Fontaine and Daniel Twining — Foreign Policy, February 13, 2018

    The National Defense Strategy: A Compelling Case for Defense Innovation” Steve Blank — War on the Rocks, February 12, 2018

    Oversight and Accountability in U.S. Security Sector Assistance” Melissa Dalton; Hijab Shah; Shannon Green — Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 12, 2018 [Report]

    Tillerson Travels the Middle East

    Previewing Secretary Tillerson’s Upcoming Trip to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait” Senior State Department Officials — U.S. Department of State, February 9, 2018 [Special Briefing]

    New Tensions Between America and Turkey Are Overshadowing the Anti-Islamic State Unity Meeting” Matthew Lee – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 13, 2018

    Talking Turkey” Carmine Gentile — Atlantic Council, February 12, 2018
    Turkey at War

    Turkey Is Out of Control. Time for the U.S. to Say So” Eric Edelman and Jake Sullivan — Politico, February 13, 2018

    General Erdogan’s First War” Steven Cook — Foreign Policy, February 7, 2018 
    Instead of Turning East, Turkey Is Going It Alone” Nick Danforth — War on the Rocks, February 13, 2018

    Maldives Crisis Brings India-China Rivalry to the Fore

    The Crisis in the Maldives, Explained” Nayma Qayum — The Washington Post, February 12, 2018 
    As Maldives Burns, Lessons for China and India’s Limited Options” David Brewster — South China Morning Post, February 7, 2018

    Can Soft Power Help Repair China-India Ties?” Tridivesh Singh Maini — The Diplomat, February 10, 2018

    South Africa’s Zuma to Step Down 

    South Africa’s Ruling Party Recalled President Zuma. But the ANC Faces 3 Big Challenges” Benjamin Bradlow — The Washington Post, February 14, 2018

    Jacob Zuma’s Undoing” John Campbell — Council on Foreign Relations, February 13, 2018
    Jacob Zuma’s Last Stand” Editorial Board — The Economist, February 13, 2018

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