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United States

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August 28, 2015

U.S. National Security Adviser in China Ahead of Xi's U.S. Trip

By Christopher Bodeen | Associated Press

The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

The Facebook Model for Taking on Jihadist Groups Online

By Steven Stalinsky | The Washington Post

In meetings with U.S. counterterrorism officials, on Capitol Hill and with journalists, I am asked repeatedly about how Twitter has become a driving force behind global jihad and what I think can be done about this.

The Americas

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August 28, 2015

Brazil's Rousseff Faces Growing Impeachment Threat

By Brad Brooks | Associated Press

If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with growing calls for her impeachment.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Europe

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August 28, 2015

Greece's Syriza to Win Election But Face Setback, Poll Shows

By George Georgiopoulos and Angeliki Koutantou | Reuters

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed.

Austria Says 71 Migrants Found Dead in Truck

By Ulrike Dauer | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Austrian police said 71 migrants were found dead in a truck off a highway outside Vienna and that three alleged human traffickers had been arrested in Hungary.

Map: The Walls Europe Is Building to Keep People Out

By Adam Taylor | The Washington Post

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Kremlin Doesn't Understand International Law

By Andrei Malgin | The Moscow Times

Whenever an appeal reaches President Vladimir Putin to spare someone getting crushed by Russia's repressive judicial machine, he always replies with the same, sardonic comment: "How could I influence the decision of the court? It is up to them to decide."

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Africa

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Middle East

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August 28, 2015

200 Feared Dead in Latest Migrant Disaster Off Libya's Coast

By Mohamed Ben Khalifa | Associated Press

Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Oil Is Islamic State's Lifeblood

By Noah Feldman | Bloomberg View

The battle for Baiji, site of one of Iraq’s major oil refineries, is heating up again. Since May, Islamic State fighters have been chipping away at the Iraqi government’s control. Now it seems possible that the empty city and the shuttered refinery could fall.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Asia / Pacific

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August 28, 2015

Unseen Security Footage Underscores Patchy Bangkok Blast Probe

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall | Reuters

Eleven days after Thailand's deadliest bombing police have yet to review CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast which features a man dressed like the chief suspect, Reuters has found.

Graphic: Why China Is Rattling the World

By Karl Russell and K.K. Rebecca Lai | The New York Times

China’s economy, long a reliable source of growth, is faltering, prompting concerns that are now shaking global stock markets. Companies and countries that depend heavily on trade with China are reassessing their strategies in the face of uncertainty.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Why Parrot Beijing’s Line?

By Helen Gao | The New York Times

The Western ideal of the pursuit of the truth affords little benefit in China.

North Korea’s Endgame

By Christopher R. Hill | Project Syndicate

It is easy to understand why many analysts have begun to focus on what North Korea’s demise might mean for political arrangements on the Korean Peninsula. At some point, and in some as-yet-undefined way, the People's Democratic Republic will be unable to function, and the Republic of Korea will become the successor state.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

A Pakistani anti-corruption court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in a case alleging millions of dollars of graft in a trade development scheme, a security official said.

China conducted large-scale air and sea exercises in the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, the third time in the last two months it has carried out such live-fire maritime drills.

United States

Top News

August 28, 2015

U.S. National Security Adviser in China Ahead of Xi's U.S. Trip

By Christopher Bodeen | Associated Press

The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

The Facebook Model for Taking on Jihadist Groups Online

By Steven Stalinsky | The Washington Post

In meetings with U.S. counterterrorism officials, on Capitol Hill and with journalists, I am asked repeatedly about how Twitter has become a driving force behind global jihad and what I think can be done about this.

The Americas

Top News

August 28, 2015

Brazil's Rousseff Faces Growing Impeachment Threat

By Brad Brooks | Associated Press

If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with growing calls for her impeachment.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Europe

Top News

August 28, 2015

Greece's Syriza to Win Election But Face Setback, Poll Shows

By George Georgiopoulos and Angeliki Koutantou | Reuters

Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party after next month's election but without the sizeable margin it was hoping for, the first major opinion poll since he resigned last week showed.

Austria Says 71 Migrants Found Dead in Truck

By Ulrike Dauer | The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

Austrian police said 71 migrants were found dead in a truck off a highway outside Vienna and that three alleged human traffickers had been arrested in Hungary.

Map: The Walls Europe Is Building to Keep People Out

By Adam Taylor | The Washington Post

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Kremlin Doesn't Understand International Law

By Andrei Malgin | The Moscow Times

Whenever an appeal reaches President Vladimir Putin to spare someone getting crushed by Russia's repressive judicial machine, he always replies with the same, sardonic comment: "How could I influence the decision of the court? It is up to them to decide."

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Africa

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Middle East

Top News

August 28, 2015

200 Feared Dead in Latest Migrant Disaster Off Libya's Coast

By Mohamed Ben Khalifa | Associated Press

Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Oil Is Islamic State's Lifeblood

By Noah Feldman | Bloomberg View

The battle for Baiji, site of one of Iraq’s major oil refineries, is heating up again. Since May, Islamic State fighters have been chipping away at the Iraqi government’s control. Now it seems possible that the empty city and the shuttered refinery could fall.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

Asia / Pacific

Top News

August 28, 2015

Unseen Security Footage Underscores Patchy Bangkok Blast Probe

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Andrew R.C. Marshall | Reuters

Eleven days after Thailand's deadliest bombing police have yet to review CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast which features a man dressed like the chief suspect, Reuters has found.

Graphic: Why China Is Rattling the World

By Karl Russell and K.K. Rebecca Lai | The New York Times

China’s economy, long a reliable source of growth, is faltering, prompting concerns that are now shaking global stock markets. Companies and countries that depend heavily on trade with China are reassessing their strategies in the face of uncertainty.

Opinion

August 28, 2015

Why Parrot Beijing’s Line?

By Helen Gao | The New York Times

The Western ideal of the pursuit of the truth affords little benefit in China.

North Korea’s Endgame

By Christopher R. Hill | Project Syndicate

It is easy to understand why many analysts have begun to focus on what North Korea’s demise might mean for political arrangements on the Korean Peninsula. At some point, and in some as-yet-undefined way, the People's Democratic Republic will be unable to function, and the Republic of Korea will become the successor state.

Off the Radar

August 27, 2015

A Pakistani anti-corruption court Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, in a case alleging millions of dollars of graft in a trade development scheme, a security official said.

China conducted large-scale air and sea exercises in the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, the third time in the last two months it has carried out such live-fire maritime drills.

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