July 25, 2014
Amidst the furor over the Israel-Hamas war and the horrific downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is suddenly yesterday’s news. But ISIS and its leader, the self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, itself a nom de guerre, remain center stage in the Middle East.
New Caliph Wins Few Converts but ISIS Army Poses Major Threat
Demonstrators in Kashmir wave the Palestiknian and ISI flags in a protest over Israel. (Getty Images)
German-Russian Warming Ties Threatened by Airline Disaster
July 25, 2014
Summary

Germany’s warmer relations with Russia and cooler ones with the United States and Europe have characterized Berlin’s foreign and trade policy during recent years. Commercial and political ties to Russia have been strengthened, most significantly in vigorous opposition to any meaningful European economic sanctions against Russia for annexing Crimea and supporting pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.

Indonesia's President-Elect Faces Tough Road to Reform
July 25, 2014
Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo is a popular regional governor and a darling of international investors. Nevertheless, he may struggle to overcome the numerous challenges facing Indonesia’s $1.29 trillion economy and has the daunting task of convincing less-than-friendly lawmakers to support a difficult reform agenda.
China Plants Flag in US Backyard With Canal Contract
July 24, 2014
A competitor to the Panama Canal to be built in nearby Nicaragua is worrisome not for its dubious economics but rather its builder: China will construct the massive, 172-mile waterway at a cost of $40 billion, while Russia will provide security during the years-long project, all in an area considered by the United States to be its continental backyard.
Amid Chaos, Libyan Hopes for Stability Fading Fast
July 24, 2014
As Libyans anxiously await election results, rising chaos threatens to make the political outcomes moot. The country’s three major airports are shut and a rogue offensive by the Libyan military to drive Islamic militias from Benghazi appears to be running out of steam.
Israel Presses Gaza Offensive, Undeterred by Negative Press
July 24, 2014
SITUATION REPORT

Despite ongoing peace efforts and growing international criticism of Israel’s invasion of Gaza, Israeli officials seem in no hurry to end their Gaza operation in light of the large number of tunnels and weapons uncovered over the past five days. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday emphasized the need for Hamas to end the conflict, a shift from controversial comments made over the past few days that were critical of Israel for the Gaza invasion.

Deadly Ebola Risk Compounded by US Lab Mishaps
July 22, 2014
Ebola, a nightmarish pathogen with a potential mortality rate of up to 90 percent, has regained a footing in West Africa, forcing public health officials to scramble to contain its spread. Should a strain of Ebola become airborne the future death toll may be incalculable, a risk compounded by recent news of handling mishaps at a U.S. lab that caused workers to be exposed to anthrax.
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