Participants will better understand issues in foreign policy and current events by reading and discussing analyses from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs and policy think-tanks. The facilitator will supply core materials for discussions but welcomes other materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive and civil rebuttals. Because the world is in such flux, the topics will not be finalized until a month or so before the first meeting. Each group is limited to 16 participants to maximize opportunities for active participation.