In today's Daily Brief: Thai general Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the country's May 22 coup against the populist government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a hand-picked legislature.
Around the Web: Bangkok Post How Far Can the Thai Clock be Turned back?
Around the Web: the Economist Peace, Order, Stagnation
Around the Web: the Diplomat The New Thailand-Myanmar Axis
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As prime minister, Haider al-Abadi could lead Iraq in a positive direction, but long-term stability in the war-torn country will require political concessions from all factions, explains expert Ned Parker.
Foreign Affairs: Kevin Russell Meet the New Boss
Around the Web: NYT The Real Crisis Is Economic
CFR Video: Isobel Coleman Iraq's Humanitarian Crisis
Public demonstrations will be the bane of Pakistan's leaders until they invest in the country's weak democratic institutions, explains CFR's Daniel Markey.
CFR Blog: Asia Unbound Podcast: A Conversation with Aqil Shah
Around the Web: Inter-American Development Bank Politics and Protests in Latin America
Council Special Report Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy
Until Arabs figure out who they are and what kind of countries they want to live in, there is little Washington can do to help, writes CFR's Steven Cook.
CFR Town Hall Middle East Update
Foreign Affairs: Jason Pack Libya on the Brink
CFR Interactive The Sunni-Shia Divide
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Many consider ballistic missile defense an important strategic deterrent for the U.S. and its allies, but concerns persist over the systemís cost and reliability, explains this Backgrounder.
Around the Web: Foreign Policy The Problem With Russia's Missiles
Around the Web: LA Times Missile Defense Is Unreliable
Around the Web: CRS Iran-North Korea-Syria Missile and Nuclear Cooperation
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