RealClearWorld Morning Edition

Wednesday, December 17
Russia Seen from Within - George Friedman, Stratfor
French Republicanism on the Wane - Robert Zaretsky, RealClearWorld
The Pakistani Taliban's War on Children - Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post
Russia May Host Kim Jong Un in May - Leo Byrne, NK News
Nary a pro-Russian Left in East Ukraine - Joel Weickgenant, RCW
Don't Underestimate Putin Now - Joshua Keating, Slate
The UN Wants to Turn Back the Clock to pre-1948 - Anne Bayefsky, JPost
Curing the Side Effects of Globalization - Max Tholl, The European
Mediterranean Gas Is not the Answer for Europe - Michael Leigh, GMF
2014: A Year in North Korea Security - Francisco Galamas, The Diplomat
Russian Shopkeepers Abandon the Ruble - Sarah Kaufman, Vocativ
Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty for Terror - Al-Arabiya
Why Did Militants Murder Dozens of Children? - Amanda Taub, Vox
Asia Needs to Prepare for a China Crash - William Pesek, Bloomberg View
Tuesday, December 16
How Much Oil Can the U.S. Export? - Ed Morse, Foreign Policy
Russia's Baltic Games - J. Gotkowska, European Council on Foreign Relations
Italy's Coming Year of Reckoning - Scott MacDonald, National Interest
The Abolition of Nuclear Abolition - James Carroll, TomDispatch
Israel Needs Unity, not Crass Opportunism - Isi Leibler, Israel Hayom
Iranian Markets Are Rattled - Al-Monitor
Russian Pilots Suffer Top Gun Syndrome - Marc Champion, Bloomberg
Europe, the CIA, and Torture - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
South Sudan Needs Brave Leadership - John Kerry & Susan Rice, WaPo
Israeli Elections and American Discomfort - Jonathan Cook, The National
Focus the Debate on How to Beat ISIS - Marco Rubio, Miami Herald
Here's How the US Can Counter OPEC's Price War - C. Faulkner, LA Times
Where Sweden Goes, Europe Follows - Dominic Green, Weekly Standard
Palestinians Are Through Waiting - Farah Stockman, Boston Globe
Illustrating the Great Ruble Meltdown - Matthew Yglesias, Vox
Russia, Ukraine, and the Battle for the German Soul - P. Gregory, Forbes
Monday, December 15
Sit Back and Watch the Putin Regime Rot - P.J. O'Rourke, World Affairs
5 People Escape Sydney Hostage Crisis - Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press
Torturing Muslims Is not 'Awesome' - Dexter Thomas, Al Jazeera
Brussels Is the Poster Child for Inequality - Bleri Lleshi, EU Observer
Egypt's Secular Authorities Round Up Gays - Bel Trew, Foreign Policy
What Israel's Energy Boom Cannot Do - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Abe's Real Goal: Ramp Up the Military - Satoshi Kamata, Asahi Shimbun
The Battle for Sri Lanka's Future - Sudha Ramachandran, The Diplomat
Sydney Siege Could Last Days - The Australian
The Fight for a Global Financial Transaction Tax - Kavaljit Singh, EAF
Analyzing Germany's Right Wing - Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle
America, the Land of Paranoia and Fear - Tony Karon, The National
New Scottish Labour Leader Channels Blair - G. Eaton, New Statesman
Japan's Premier Gets Another Shot - Volker Stanzel, ECFR
Sunday, December 14
Waking Italy from Its Economic Slumber - Roger Cohen, New York Times
Greece Struggles to Modernize - Tony Barber, Financial Times
Remembering Stalinist Terrors in Moscow - Masha Lipman, New Yorker
Can Venezuela Stay Afloat? - Carl Meacham, CSIS
China to Stop Harvesting Organs from Death Row - Zhang Jin, Caixin
A Tortured, One-Sided Report - S. Hayes & T. Joscelyn, Weekly Standard
Remembering the Plea of a Chinese Dissident - Thor Halvorssen, Atlantic
It's China's Turn to Come Clean on Torture - Gary Sands, FP Blogs Network
King Dollar Conquers the World - Lawrence Kudlow, New York Sun
The Writer Who Wrought Gothic Fiction - Peter Ray Allison, BBC
Saturday, December 13
Optimism in Ukraine After Latest Truce - Nick Shchetko, WSJ
Russia Looks to the East - Elena Holodny, Business Insider
What Taiwan Can Learn from Hong Kong - The Diplomat
Did Beijing Win in Hong Kong? - Carrie Gracie, BBC
Japan's Nasty Nazi-ish Elections - Jake Adelstein, Daily Beast
Will the US Stick with Syrian Rebels? - Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View
We Can't Use the 9/11 AUMF in Perpetuity - Joshua Keating, Slate
Iran Must Weather the Oil Price Drop - Amir Handjani, National Interest
Can Herzog and Livni Topple Netanyahu? - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
A History of Hidden Deaths in Mexico - Joshua Partlow, Washington Post
Venezuela's President Might Not Survive Oil Price Drop - Juan Nagel, FP
What's Next for the International Criminal Court? - Erna Paris
Friday, December 12
A Travesty of a Report - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
The Fatal Optimism of Russia's Central Bank - L. Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Putin Erases the Tatar Claim to History - Samuel Bendett, RealClearWorld
There Is no Quick Fix for Cyprus - Yusuf Kanli, Hurriyet Daily News
CIA Won't Rule Out Torture Techniques - Hudson & Ratnam, Foreign Policy
One Man's Mission Impossible: Reforming France - J.A. Heyer, Spiegel
The CIA Is a Product of the Age of Fear - Alan Philps, The National
Appeasing Russia Is not the Way to Peace - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes
A Solution for Britain and the EU - Centre for Policy Studies
Salmond's Threat to English Democracy - V. Cooper, The Commentator
Russia Looks to Past Glories for Answers - Gleb Kuznetsov, Moscow Times
The 5 Strangest Places in the UK - Sam Jordison, The Guardian
Bush Had to Know About the CIA's Methods - Fred Kaplan, Slate
Greece Heads for Another Crisis - Paul Krugman, New York Times
Thursday, December 11
Time to End the EU-NATO Standoff - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Castlereagh: A Geopolitical Hero - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
Russia Has no Oligarchs - Masha Gessen, New York Times
Obama's Palestinian Delusions - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
Europe's New Age of Artistic Censorship - Tiffany Jenkins, New Republic
Palestinian Death Is Another Nail in the Coffin of Peace - C. Newton, DB
ISIS Wants $1 Million for James Foley's Body - Michael Hechtman, NY Post
Greenpeace Allegedly Defiles a UNESCO Site - Matt McGrath, BBC
Lebanon's Political Soothsayer Sees no Syria Solution - Ali Hashem, A-M
How Far Did Juncker Go to Court Amazon? - Bowers & Watt, The Guardian
Did Beijing Win in Hong Kong? - Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Foreign Policy
Clearly, America Is not Exceptional - Rashmee Roshan Lall, The National
Israel Is Still doing America's Dirty Work - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Drubbing Taiwan's Powerhouse Party - Bao-chiun Jing, The Diplomat
Europe's False Aim at U.S. Tech Companies - Mandel & Marshall, The Hill
Wednesday, December 10
How to Defeat the Islamic State's Soft Power - M. Christensen, RCWorld
History Suggests a Future for Europe - M. Fleming-Wiliams, Stratfor
Cracks Appear in Russia-led Customs Union - Georgy Bovt, Moscow Times
India's Unending Environmental Disaster - Backhaus & Salden, Spiegel
Europe Must Now Come Clean on Torture - N. Nougayrede, The Guardian
Did the CIA Go Rogue? - Tim Naftali, Slate
Coming Clean, with Bloodstained Hands - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy
Top 5 Global Trends of 2014 - Edward Goldberg, Huffington Post
How Everyone Can Win in Ukraine - O'Hanlon & Shapiro, Brookings
How Ad Campaigns Targeted WWI Soldiers - Simon Armstrong, BBC
The Torture Report, a Small Light in Vast Darkness - A. Sullivan, The Dish
Russia's Verbose Army of Internet Trolls - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes
Tuesday, December 9
Venezuela Nears the Abyss - Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy
U.S. Senate Releases "CIA Torture Report" - Joel Weickgenant, RCWorld
Pundits Misunderstand the Japanese Economy - John Tamny, RCMarkets
Mum on the Scope of Austerity to Come - George Eaton, New Statesman
Driving Ukrainians into Putin's Arms - Lev Golinkin, New York Times
A Crucial Year Is Coming for Myanmar - Hunter Marston, The Diplomat
Hamas Is on Alert in Turkey - Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor
The Shoddy Case Against Austerity - Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
Mosul, a City at Death's Doorstep - James Denselow, Al Jazeera
The U.S. Oil Dream Is Caracas' Nightmare - M. Kounalakis, Sacamento Bee
Obama's Coming War with Congress over Iran - Eric Mandel, JPost
Rediscovering Pride in South America - Juan Manuel Ospina, Worldcrunch
Crisis Reaches Sweden - Carl Bildt, Project Syndicate
What Salmond Wants to Do in Westminster - M. Leith, The Conversation
China Threatens the Great Ocean Commons - Llewellyn King, Oil Price
Iran Is Getting a Pass on Its Support of Syria - Bob Feferman, The Algemeiner
Shades of Japan's Imperial Suicide - Noah Smith, JoongAng Daily
China Attacks Another Fishing Boat - Gary Sands, FP Blogs Network
Even Special Forces Fail Sometimes - Andrew Peek , New York Observer
Monday, December 8
The West Needs a Policy Pivot on Russia - Matthew Sussex, The Interpreter
Burma Backslides - Brett Crane, The American Interest
A Guide to Mugabe's New Regime - Simon Allison, Daily Maverick
Remembering the WWII Crimea Campaign - Jacob Kipp, War on the Rocks
Palestinians Suffer no Matter Who Leads Israel - S. Nashashibi, National
Britain Lends Russia Its Marbles, and that's Great - B. Johnson, Telegraph
Israel's Center Seeks an Identity - Susan Hattis Rolef, Jerusalem Post
It's Time to Hand Europe to the Young - Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian
The Complexity of Iran's Fight Against ISIS - Brian Downing, Asia Times
The Fading Palestinian Dream - The Week
Italy's Great, Reclusive Storyteller - Rachel Donadio, NY Review of Books
What Remains of the Dream of Tangier - Iain Finlayson, IB Taurus Blog
Ukraine's Revolution, One Year On - Owen Matthews, Newsweek
The Classic U.S. Planes Iran Uses to Attack ISIS - Mark Thompson, Time
Rescuing Hostages Is Never Easy - Martin Reardon, Al Jazeera
Sunday, December 7
Germany Finally Finds Firm Foreign Policy Footing - Joschka Fischer, PS
Sweden's Murky Plans for a 'Feminist' Foreign Policy - N. Rothschild, FP
We Just Can't Walk Away from Cheap Oil - Michael Specter, New Yorker
Posh Pettiness in the British Limelight - Steven Erlanger, New York Times
Venezuela Cuts Oil Export Subsidies - The American Interest
Are Coalition Politics Here to Stay in the UK? - Philip Stephens, FT
NATO Needs to Get Back to Basics - Luke Coffey, Al Jazeera
The Network at the Heart of Putin's Propaganda - J. O'Sullivan, Spectator
The Power of Inciting Violence - Shibley Telhami, Washington Post
Israel, Iran and the Middle East's Atomic Irony - Paul Pillar, Nat'l Interest

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