In today's Daily Brief: North Korea opened its first party congress in thirty-six years on Friday morning in Pyongyang's April 25 House of Culture.
Around the Web: Brookings Institution North Korea's Party Congress: Grandiose in Isolation
Op-Ed: Scott Snyder The North Korean Threat and the Next U.S. President
Around the Web: New York Times North Korea's Brazen Nuclear Moves
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Around the Web: Economist The Ungovernable Country
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Around the Web: Zaid al-Ali The Only Way to Solve Iraq's Political Crisis
While waiting patiently for political changes in Tehran, the United States should rigorously police the nuclear deal and contain Iran's regional influence, says CFR's Philip Gordon.
Op-Ed: Ray Takeyh U.S. Will Regret Abandoning the Middle East
Foreign Affairs: Bashir and Lorber Unfreezing Iran
Around the Web: Economist Waiting for the Peace Dividend
European governments should leverage social media platforms and sharing economy services to help migrants and refugees better integrate into their adopted communities, writes expert Nick Ashton-Hart.
Around the Web: MSNBC Continental Drift
Council of Councils Global Memo The EU-Turkey Migration Deal
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, if it moves forward, will not bring political stability but raise a new set of challenges, says CFR’s Matthew Taylor.
Op-Ed: Richard N. Haass Latin America’s Moment
Around the Web: New York Times Rousseff, Facing Impeachment, Has Alienated Many Allies
Around the Web: Americas Quarterly How Brazil’s Crisis Is Bleeding Into the Rest of South America
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