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United States

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May 27, 2016

Opinion

May 27, 2016

How Obama Will Redefine Hiroshima

By Ted Widmer | Politico Magazine

A president who’s never shied away from moral complexity steps onto his most challenging stage yet.

America's Doomed China Strategy

By Ted Galen Carpenter | The National Interest

Two developments in the past month indicate that Washington’s mixed policy of engagement and containment (or “congagement”) toward China has begun to tilt more toward containment.

The Americas

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May 27, 2016

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Europe

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May 27, 2016

France Braces for Security Challenge Ahead of Soccer’s Euro 2016

By William Horobin and Joshua Robinson | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Still in a terror-induced state of emergency after 130 people were killed in the November attacks, French authorities are preparing to manage 8 million fans and secure around 100 locations for the European soccer championships.

Opinion

May 27, 2016

The Sore Losers of Russia

By Maxim Trudolyubov | The New York Times

Moscow’s mantra is that the country is beset by enemies who want to see it fail.

What Is German?

By Anna Sauerbrey | The New York Times

The question of national identity is once again on the table, and the far right is setting the tone.

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO.

Cyprus President Ready for Peace Talks After U.N. Spat

By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Associated Press

Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appeared to be back on track Friday when its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.

Africa

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May 27, 2016

Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Middle East & North Africa

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May 27, 2016

Opinion

May 27, 2016

Reconciling With Sykes-Picot

By Richard N. Haass | Los Angeles Times

The United States and its partners can't negotiate the terms of a new Middle East, but should work to empower governments and organizations that meet certain standards.

Asia-Pacific

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May 27, 2016

Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.

China Faces Headaches From Warming Vietnam-U.S. Ties

By Greg Torode and Megha Rajagopalan | Reuters

At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea. As U.S. President Barack Obama marked one of his last trips to Asia by the historic lifting of Washington's arms embargo on Vietnam, he repeatedly insisted it was not directed at Beijing.

Opinion

May 27, 2016

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

China has conveyed its willingess to enhance cooperation with India on combating the menace of terrorism, including in the United Nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday winding up a "fruitful and productive" four-day visit to the country.

India Holds Air Combat Exercise With UAE

By Rajat Pandit | The Times of India

In tune with the policy to step up military engagement with countries in the Persian Gulf, the Indian Air Force is now conducting the "Desert Eagle-II" air combat exercise with its counterpart in the United Arab Emirates.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that his visit to Japan from May 26-28 will create new impetus to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

United States

Top News

May 27, 2016

Opinion

May 27, 2016

How Obama Will Redefine Hiroshima

By Ted Widmer | Politico Magazine

A president who’s never shied away from moral complexity steps onto his most challenging stage yet.

America's Doomed China Strategy

By Ted Galen Carpenter | The National Interest

Two developments in the past month indicate that Washington’s mixed policy of engagement and containment (or “congagement”) toward China has begun to tilt more toward containment.

The Americas

Top News

May 27, 2016

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Europe

Top News

May 27, 2016

France Braces for Security Challenge Ahead of Soccer’s Euro 2016

By William Horobin and Joshua Robinson | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Still in a terror-induced state of emergency after 130 people were killed in the November attacks, French authorities are preparing to manage 8 million fans and secure around 100 locations for the European soccer championships.

Opinion

May 27, 2016

The Sore Losers of Russia

By Maxim Trudolyubov | The New York Times

Moscow’s mantra is that the country is beset by enemies who want to see it fail.

What Is German?

By Anna Sauerbrey | The New York Times

The question of national identity is once again on the table, and the far right is setting the tone.

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Serbia's prime minister has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid reports that the Kremlin is worried about the Balkan country's attempts to join the European Union and other Western organizations like NATO.

Cyprus President Ready for Peace Talks After U.N. Spat

By Menelaos Hadjicostis | Associated Press

Talks to reunify the ethnically divided island of Cyprus appeared to be back on track Friday when its president said he's ready to pick up where things left off following a halt after a perceived attempt to diplomatically upgrade the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.

Africa

Top News

May 27, 2016

Militants bombed a pipeline feeding electricity to Chevron's Escravos terminal Thursday, shutting down the U.S.-based oil major's onshore operations in Nigeria, the attackers and residents said.

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

Middle East & North Africa

Top News

May 27, 2016

Opinion

May 27, 2016

Reconciling With Sykes-Picot

By Richard N. Haass | Los Angeles Times

The United States and its partners can't negotiate the terms of a new Middle East, but should work to empower governments and organizations that meet certain standards.

Asia-Pacific

Top News

May 27, 2016

Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.

China Faces Headaches From Warming Vietnam-U.S. Ties

By Greg Torode and Megha Rajagopalan | Reuters

At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea. As U.S. President Barack Obama marked one of his last trips to Asia by the historic lifting of Washington's arms embargo on Vietnam, he repeatedly insisted it was not directed at Beijing.

Opinion

May 27, 2016

Off the Radar

May 27, 2016

China has conveyed its willingess to enhance cooperation with India on combating the menace of terrorism, including in the United Nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday winding up a "fruitful and productive" four-day visit to the country.

India Holds Air Combat Exercise With UAE

By Rajat Pandit | The Times of India

In tune with the policy to step up military engagement with countries in the Persian Gulf, the Indian Air Force is now conducting the "Desert Eagle-II" air combat exercise with its counterpart in the United Arab Emirates.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that his visit to Japan from May 26-28 will create new impetus to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

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