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Weekly World News Update

 WWNU April 26, 2017


Quote of the Week:
"We'll engage with Russia diplomatically. "We'll do so where we can, but we're going to have to confront Russia where what they're doing is contrary to international law or denying the sovereignty of other countries." U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated during a news conference regarding Afghanistan.

North Korean Tensions
"China's Leader Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call with Trump" Chris Buckley -- The New York Times, April 24, 2017
"China's Emerging Institutional Statecraft" G. John Ikenberry and Darren Lim -- Brookings Institution, April 2017
"Trump's Risky Reliance on China to Handle North Korea" Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein -- The Diplomat, April 24, 2017

Venezuela In Crisis
"The Art of Surviving a Venezuela on the Brink" Marcos Gomez -- Al Jazeera, April 23, 2017
"What the World Needs to Do about Venezuela" José Miguel Vivanco and Tamara Taraciuk Broner -- CNN, April 23, 2017

French Presidential Elections
"European Leaders Cheer Macron Victory" Daniel Boffey -- The Guardian, April 24, 2017
"Macron, Le Pen Face off for French Presidency" Pierre Briancon, Nicholas Vinocur, Maia De La Baume, and Quentin Aries -- POLITICO Europe, April 24, 2017

"The French (Dis)Connection" Heather Conley and Donatienne Ruy -- CSIS, April 21, 2017

Brexit Bulletin
"Brexit Opposition Reaches Record High One Week after Snap Election Announcement" Rachael Revesz -- The Independent, April, 24, 2017
"Tony Blair: Do Not Vote for MPs Who 'Back Brexit at Any Cost'" Lianna Brinded -- Business Insider, April 24, 2017

Russian Politics
"Understanding Russia's New Role in the Middle East" Yuri M. Zhukhov -- LAWFARE, April 23, 2017
"No Foreseeable Progress in U.S.-Russia Ties" Dmitri Trenin -- Global Times, April 19, 2017

"Generation YouTube: How Millennials Are Shaping Russian Politics" Serafim Orekhanov -- Carnegie Moscow Center, April 19, 2017

Illegal Migration Crisis
"Poland Follows Hungary's Footsteps in Corralling Migrants" Claudia Ciobanu -- POLITICO Europe, April 20, 2017
"Challenges of the Mediterranean Illegal Migration Crisis" Mario Marques -- Open Democracy, April 21, 2017


Afghanistan Issues
"U.S. Defense Chief Arrives in Kabul as His Afghan Counterpart Resigns in Disgrace" Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Sayed Salahuddin -- The Washington Post, April 24, 2017
"Defense Chief, Top General: U.S. Needs to Confront Russia in Afghanistan" Rebecca Kheel -- The Hill, April 24,2017
"Is It Time for America and Afghanistan to Part Ways?" Daniel DePetris -- The National Interest, April 23, 2017
Future of Security in Pakistan
"No Sunset for Pakistan's Secret Military Courts" Maria Kari -- The Diplomat, April 24, 2017





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