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United States

Top News

September 26, 2016

Carbon Cap for Aviation Sought at Montreal Meeting

By Robert Wall | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Efforts to curb the impact of commercial aviation on climate change face a crucial test starting this week when representatives debate whether to establish the first-ever global cap on carbon emissions from international flights.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

A Soliloquy on Syria

By Fred Hiatt | The Washington Post

The president is surely thinking more about Syria than his few utterances suggest.

How to Watch the Presidential Debates

By Elizabeth N. Saunders | Council on Foreign Relations

The presidential race will enter a new phase next week with the first of three scheduled debates between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (a fourth debate, between the vice-presidential candidates, is scheduled for October 4).

Hillary Clinton’s Final Exam

By David Axelrod | The New York Times

How she should handle the asymmetric challenge posed by her unorthodox opponent.

The Americas

Top News

September 26, 2016

Opinion

September 26, 2016

Santos Sets a Trap for Colombians

By Mary Anastasia O’Grady | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Even if voters approve the tainted bargain with narco-terrorists, it won’t bring peace.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Thursday to expand bilateral economic ties by increasing Japanese investment in the Caribbean country and canceling a major part of its debt to Japan. At a meeting in Havana, Abe, the first Japanese prime minister to visit Cuba, also unveiled grants worth about $12.9 million in medical aid to the country.

The European Commission formally proposed on Thursday that member states back a new political dialogue and cooperation agreement with Cuba and repeal the restrictive Common Position on the Caribbean island. The Common Position has regulated EU relations with Cuba since 1996, linking them to human rights issues.

More from WPR: Between Reforms and Repression, Can Cuba’s New Forces of Change Succeed?

The Brazilian air force announced Thursday a plan to reduce staffing by 25 percent over the next 20 years in response to the government’s severe fiscal crisis. The reduction in officers and enlisted personnel will be accompanied by new investment in technology.

Europe

Top News

September 26, 2016

France Calls on U.K. to Help Manage Calais Migrant Crisis

By Inti Landauro | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

French President François Hollande called on U.K. authorities “to do their part” in managing the humanitarian crisis at Calais, as he vowed to dismantle the port’s sprawling migrant camp.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it does not recognize the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections recently held in Crimea. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March 2014 following a contested referendum. Since then, the region’s Tatar community has regularly denounced increasing repression including arbitrary arrests and detentions.

Africa

Top News

September 26, 2016

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Kenya's Parliament has ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, allowing Kenya to export its agricultural products to Europe without attracting taxes.

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

September 26, 2016

The European Union was set on Monday to launch a 348 million euros ($391 million) aid project to help the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey — part of a landmark EU deal with Turkey aimed at curbing the flow of migrants to Europe.

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

The Coming Crisis in Mosul

By Dexter Filkins | The New Yorker

Iraqi forces prepare to take on ISIS, aid workers say they’re ill-equipped for the human tide that’s expected to stream out of the city.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Asia-Pacific

Top News

September 26, 2016

Japan's Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Squeezing North Korea: Old Friends Take Steps to Isolate Regime

By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe | Reuters

From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

How to Spark a War in Asia

By Ted Galen Carpenter | The National Interest

Both Washington and Beijing need to prevent their allies from creating security crises.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in "ready to fly" condition, meaning they will be made in France. The first of the Rafales, made by Dassault Aviation, will be delivered in three years and the last in 5½ years, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

United States

Top News

September 26, 2016

Carbon Cap for Aviation Sought at Montreal Meeting

By Robert Wall | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Efforts to curb the impact of commercial aviation on climate change face a crucial test starting this week when representatives debate whether to establish the first-ever global cap on carbon emissions from international flights.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

A Soliloquy on Syria

By Fred Hiatt | The Washington Post

The president is surely thinking more about Syria than his few utterances suggest.

How to Watch the Presidential Debates

By Elizabeth N. Saunders | Council on Foreign Relations

The presidential race will enter a new phase next week with the first of three scheduled debates between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (a fourth debate, between the vice-presidential candidates, is scheduled for October 4).

Hillary Clinton’s Final Exam

By David Axelrod | The New York Times

How she should handle the asymmetric challenge posed by her unorthodox opponent.

The Americas

Top News

September 26, 2016

Opinion

September 26, 2016

Santos Sets a Trap for Colombians

By Mary Anastasia O’Grady | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Even if voters approve the tainted bargain with narco-terrorists, it won’t bring peace.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed Thursday to expand bilateral economic ties by increasing Japanese investment in the Caribbean country and canceling a major part of its debt to Japan. At a meeting in Havana, Abe, the first Japanese prime minister to visit Cuba, also unveiled grants worth about $12.9 million in medical aid to the country.

The European Commission formally proposed on Thursday that member states back a new political dialogue and cooperation agreement with Cuba and repeal the restrictive Common Position on the Caribbean island. The Common Position has regulated EU relations with Cuba since 1996, linking them to human rights issues.

More from WPR: Between Reforms and Repression, Can Cuba’s New Forces of Change Succeed?

The Brazilian air force announced Thursday a plan to reduce staffing by 25 percent over the next 20 years in response to the government’s severe fiscal crisis. The reduction in officers and enlisted personnel will be accompanied by new investment in technology.

Europe

Top News

September 26, 2016

France Calls on U.K. to Help Manage Calais Migrant Crisis

By Inti Landauro | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

French President François Hollande called on U.K. authorities “to do their part” in managing the humanitarian crisis at Calais, as he vowed to dismantle the port’s sprawling migrant camp.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it does not recognize the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections recently held in Crimea. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March 2014 following a contested referendum. Since then, the region’s Tatar community has regularly denounced increasing repression including arbitrary arrests and detentions.

Africa

Top News

September 26, 2016

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Kenya's Parliament has ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, allowing Kenya to export its agricultural products to Europe without attracting taxes.

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

September 26, 2016

The European Union was set on Monday to launch a 348 million euros ($391 million) aid project to help the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey — part of a landmark EU deal with Turkey aimed at curbing the flow of migrants to Europe.

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

The Coming Crisis in Mosul

By Dexter Filkins | The New Yorker

Iraqi forces prepare to take on ISIS, aid workers say they’re ill-equipped for the human tide that’s expected to stream out of the city.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

Asia-Pacific

Top News

September 26, 2016

Japan's Leader Vows to Accelerate Economic Measures, TPP

By Mari Yamaguchi | Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Squeezing North Korea: Old Friends Take Steps to Isolate Regime

By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe | Reuters

From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

Opinion

September 26, 2016

How to Spark a War in Asia

By Ted Galen Carpenter | The National Interest

Both Washington and Beijing need to prevent their allies from creating security crises.

Off the Radar

September 23, 2016

India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in "ready to fly" condition, meaning they will be made in France. The first of the Rafales, made by Dassault Aviation, will be delivered in three years and the last in 5½ years, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

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