World News Update: 5.5.2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Controlling Syrian Conflict

The Syrian Opposition’s Coming Challenges” Yezid Sayigh — Carnegie Middle East Center,  April 29, 2016
John Kerry Works to Restore Truce in Syria” Matthew Lee — TIME, May 2, 2016
The Observer View on Barack Obama’s Role in Bringing Peace to Syria” Observer Editorial — The Guardian, April 30, 2016

‘Deja Vu’ in Iraq

How the ‘Green Zone’ Helped Destroy Iraq” Emma Sky — POLITICO, May 1, 2016
The War Between the Islamic State’s Enemies” Peter Schwartzstein — Foreign Policy, May 1, 2016
Obama’s Gradual Iraq War” The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2016

Workers’ Party Congress in North Korea

Once in a Lifetime” The Economist, April 30, 2016
It’s Party Time in North Korea. Workers’ Party Party Time” Anna Fifield — The Washington Post, May 2, 2016

TTIP Negotiations

Brazil’s Economic Decline

With Brazil in Turmoil, Rio Counts Down to Olympics” Rebecca R. Ruiz — The New York Times, April 27, 2016

Threats to Israel

The Shifting Nature of Threats to Israel in its Neighborhood” Brian Reeves — BROOKINGS, May 2, 2016

China’s NGO Law  

China Tightens Its Grip on Foreign NGOs” James Griffiths and Steven Jiang — CNN, April 29, 2016
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