Weekly World News Update, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S.-North Korea Tensions; Erdoğan’s Turkey; Middle East Conflict; NATO; Post Brexit; French Elections; Desire for Permanent Change in Africa; Political Crisis in Venezuela.
Quote of the Week:
“The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready.”
— Vice President Mike Pence delivered a warning to North Korea, as he spoke to U.S. parajumpers 2017 servicemen and Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel on the flight deck of the U.S. adidas pure boost aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan at the Yokosuka naval base.
U.S. Foreign Policy
“The President Doesn’t Need a Trump Doctrine” Richard Fontaine — POLITICO Magazine, April 14, 2017
“The Plot Against American Foreign Policy” G. buy mu legend zen John Ikenberry — Foreign Affairs, May-June 2017 Issue
“A Caribbean Policy for the Trump Administration” Richard Bernal — CSIS, April 13, 2017
U.S.-North Korea Tensions
“What Might a Conflict with North Korea Look Like?” Peter Ford — The Christian Science Monitor, April 14, 2017
“World ‘on the Brink of Thermonuclear War’ as North Korea Mulls Test” David Millward — The Telegraph, April 14, 2017
“The EC-121 Shoot Down and North Korea’s Coercive Theory of Victory” Van Jackson — Wilson Center, April 13, 2017
“The Turkish Constitutional Referendum, Explained” Sinan Ekim and Kemal Kirisci — Brookings Institution, April 13, 2017
“Erdogan Claims Victory in Turkey’s Referendum” — The Economist, April 17, 2017
“Turkey and the Kurds: A Chance for Peace?” Jonathan Steele — The New York Review of Books, April 20, 2017 Issue
“Turkey’s Vote Could Mean the End of a Courtship to Join the EU” Alison Smale — The New York Times, April 17, 2017
Middle East Conflict
“Bombs, Bullets, and Leverage” Jon B.