World News Update 3-28-16


Brussels Attacks
Why Do They Hate Us So Much?” Matthew Karnitschnig — POLITICO, March 22, 2016

Why Is Brussels Under Attack?” Adam Taylor — The Washington Post, March 22, 2016

Brussels Terror Attacks Bring Guerrilla War to the Heart of Europe” Christopher Dickey — The Daily Beast, March 22, 2016

Russia’s Change of Strategy
Why Putin Is Withdrawing (Some) Troops From Syria” Franz-Stefan Gady — The Diplomat, March 16, 2016

Putin Decision to Withdraw Forces from Syria Is a Betrayal of Iran” Abbas Qaidaari — Atlantic Council, March 21, 2016

What Russia’s Military Proved in Syria” Mark Galeotti — Vox, March 21, 2016

Expectations about Obama’s Visit to Cuba
U.S. Presidents and Cuban Dictators” Mike Gonzalez — National Review, March 17, 2016

Obama’s Historic Trip to Cuba and U.S. Double Standards on Human Rights” Birsen Filip — Global Research, March 21, 2016

Thoughts on the Landing of Air Force One in Havana” Richard Feinberg — BROOKINGS, March 21, 2016

EU-Turkey Migrant Deal
Why the German-Turkish Migrant Plan Can Work” Gerald Knaus — Council on Foreign Relations, March 16, 2016

European Refugee Deal May Not Even Be Workable” Jamie Dettmer — Voice of America, March 18, 2016

The EU Deems Turkey Safe for Refugees. It May not Be Safe for Anyone” The Economist, March 20, 2016

Brazil Protests
Release of Tapped Phone Calls Between Lula and Rousseff Sparks Mass Protests in Brazil” Bruce Douglas — The Guardian, March 17, 2016

Amid Scandals, Senior Judge in Brazil Suspends Ex-President’s Cabinet Nomination” Vinod Sreeharsha — The New York Times, March 18, 2016

Beyond the Headlines: The U.S.-Brazil Relationship” Daniel F. Runde — CSIS, March 17, 2016

Ongoing Brexit Debate
EU Referendum: Brexit Would Spark a ‘Constitutional Crisis’ for UK, Warns Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones” Jamie Merrill — The Independent, March 18, 2016

Brexit Is a Feminist Issue” Helen Lewis — The Guardian, March 20, 2016

Rising Israel-Palestine Tensions
Watch: The New Wave of Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians” Jack Moore — Newsweek, March 21, 2016

An American in Israel – Palestine Looking for Peace” Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie — The Huffington Post, March 18, 2016

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