Media Roundup

United States

Opinion

How to Save the Iran Deal

By Dennis Ross | Politico Magazine

Stand tough, Obama. The supreme leader and Revolutionary Guard oppose inspections, but only transparency can make it work.

The Americas

Top News

Argentine Prosecutor Rejects Case Against President

By Peter Prengaman | The Associated Press

An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, effectively putting an end to a case that had exposed deep divisions in the South American nation.

Opinion

Off the Radar

Europe

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Opinion

A War of Values With Russia

By Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Project Syndicate

No one should be fooled by the Kremlin’s spin doctors: The conflict in Ukraine is not about Ukraine, Russia or even NATO. Russia’s policy is being driven by its leaders’ fear and loathing of democracy, and the West must respond accordingly.

Off the Radar

Africa

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Off the Radar

Kenya Names New Army Chief as Predecessor Retires

By Reuters | defenceWeb

Kenya’s president announced the appointment of a new defense forces chief on Friday after the retirement of Gen. Julius Karangi, who drew public criticism for the army’s handling of a militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013.

Middle East

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Egypt’s Morsi Gets 20 Years in Jail

By Tamer El-Ghobashy | The Wall Street Journal

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced the nation’s ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges of encouraging violence.

Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

By Emre Peker | The Wall Street Journal

Ankara takes steps to boost its own arms industry and reduce its military dependence on its NATO allies, worrying some Western capitals in the process.

ISIS Execution Video Shows Cinematic Sophistication

By Guy Taylor | The Washington Times

Most striking, according to a Hollywood filmmaker who examined images from the beheading video Monday, is the sheer scale and sophistication of the main beach shot at its climax.

Opinion

Hassan Nasrallah Khamenei

By Salman Aldossary | Asharq Alawsat

For the third time since the start of Operation Decisive Storm, Hassan Nasrallah has taken it upon himself to publicly attack, lambaste and insult Saudi Arabia.

Off the Radar

Asia / Pacific

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South Korean Prime Minister Offers Resignation Amid Corruption Probe

By Steven Borowiec | Los Angeles Times

Lee Wan-koo has been under pressure from the political opposition to step down as he faces bribery allegations in connection with large sums of government funds that went unaccounted for in state-directed overseas energy projects.

Chinese President Applauds Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Efforts

By Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan | The Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing’s support.

Japan’s Leader Sends Offerings to Controversial War Shrine

By Mari Yamaguchi | The Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country’s war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won’t pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.

Opinion

China Now

By Gideon Rose | Foreign Affairs

In recent decades, China has surged from totalitarian poverty to middle-income authoritarianism. This transformation has been one of the great events in human history. But Beijing has already picked most of the low-hanging fruit of modernization and is now bumping up against the classic challenges of the middle phases of development.

Off the Radar

Opinion

How to Save the Iran Deal

By Dennis Ross | Politico Magazine

Stand tough, Obama. The supreme leader and Revolutionary Guard oppose inspections, but only transparency can make it work.

Top News

Argentine Prosecutor Rejects Case Against President

By Peter Prengaman | The Associated Press

An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, effectively putting an end to a case that had exposed deep divisions in the South American nation.

Opinion

Off the Radar

Top News

Opinion

A War of Values With Russia

By Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Project Syndicate

No one should be fooled by the Kremlin’s spin doctors: The conflict in Ukraine is not about Ukraine, Russia or even NATO. Russia’s policy is being driven by its leaders’ fear and loathing of democracy, and the West must respond accordingly.

Off the Radar

Top News

Off the Radar

Kenya Names New Army Chief as Predecessor Retires

By Reuters | defenceWeb

Kenya’s president announced the appointment of a new defense forces chief on Friday after the retirement of Gen. Julius Karangi, who drew public criticism for the army’s handling of a militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013.

Top News

Egypt’s Morsi Gets 20 Years in Jail

By Tamer El-Ghobashy | The Wall Street Journal

An Egyptian criminal court sentenced the nation’s ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges of encouraging violence.

Turkey Shifts Away From West on Defense

By Emre Peker | The Wall Street Journal

Ankara takes steps to boost its own arms industry and reduce its military dependence on its NATO allies, worrying some Western capitals in the process.

ISIS Execution Video Shows Cinematic Sophistication

By Guy Taylor | The Washington Times

Most striking, according to a Hollywood filmmaker who examined images from the beheading video Monday, is the sheer scale and sophistication of the main beach shot at its climax.

Opinion

Hassan Nasrallah Khamenei

By Salman Aldossary | Asharq Alawsat

For the third time since the start of Operation Decisive Storm, Hassan Nasrallah has taken it upon himself to publicly attack, lambaste and insult Saudi Arabia.

Off the Radar

Top News

South Korean Prime Minister Offers Resignation Amid Corruption Probe

By Steven Borowiec | Los Angeles Times

Lee Wan-koo has been under pressure from the political opposition to step down as he faces bribery allegations in connection with large sums of government funds that went unaccounted for in state-directed overseas energy projects.

Chinese President Applauds Pakistan’s Anti-Terror Efforts

By Asif Shahzad and Zarar Khan | The Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing’s support.

Japan’s Leader Sends Offerings to Controversial War Shrine

By Mari Yamaguchi | The Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country’s war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won’t pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.

Opinion

China Now

By Gideon Rose | Foreign Affairs

In recent decades, China has surged from totalitarian poverty to middle-income authoritarianism. This transformation has been one of the great events in human history. But Beijing has already picked most of the low-hanging fruit of modernization and is now bumping up against the classic challenges of the middle phases of development.

Off the Radar