Weekly World News Update, February 1, 2017



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

U.S.-Russia Relations; China and the World; Iranian Nuclear Violation; Executive Orders/Foreign Policy; Economics in the Americas.


U.S.-Russia Relations

Europe’s Fatal Attraction to Trumpism and Putinism” Judy Dempsey — Carnegie Europe, January 31, 2017

The Power of Siberia Natural-Gas Project: Commercial or Political?” Pierre Noël — IISS, January 30, 2017

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Expected to Discuss Ukraine Sanctions in Weekend Phone Call” Feliks Garcia — Independent, January 27, 2017

Trump Spells Trouble for Eastern Europe” Simeon Djankov — Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 30, 2017

Deadly Violence Erupts in Eastern Ukraine Amid ‘Worsening Humanitarian Situation’”  Deutsche Welle, January 31, 2017


China and the World

Europe’s Trump-China Dilemma” Francois Godement — European Council on Foreign Relations, January 31, 2017

Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum” Gary Sands — Foreign Policy Association, January 29, 2017

Vietnam and the South China Sea’s Roiled Waters” Carlyle A. Thayer — Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, January 30, 2017

China Defends against U.S. Anti-Dumping Tariffs” Wang Hui — Video by CGTN, January 25, 2017


Iranian Nuclear Violation

UNSC to Convene Emergency Meeting on Iran” Curt Mills — U.S. News, January 31, 2017

Iran Violates U.N. Resolutions Again with Ballistic Missile Test” Khater Al-Khater — Asharq Al-Awsat, January 31, 2017


Executive Orders/Foreign Policy 

Will Trump Carry Out His Foreign Policy Pledges?” Claire Felter, Zachary Laub, and James McBride — Council on Foreign Relations, January 30, 2017

Trump’s Immigration Order Deprives U.S. of Exports and Technology Talent” Cameron F. Kerry — Brookings Institution, January 30, 2017

Global Economics Monthly: Troubling Start for Trump’s Economic Statecraft” Matthew P. Goodman — CSIS, January 30, 2017

5 Things to Know Before the U.S. Reduces Its Role at the UN” Stewart M. Patrick — Defense One, January 27, 2017


Economics in the Americas

NAFTA Doesn’t Count for Much Economically, but It’s Still a Huge Political Football. Here’s Why” Michael Hiltzik — Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2017

What’s the Impact of President Trump’s Executive Order on the Mexico Border Wall?” Duncan Wood — Video by the Wilson Center, January 26, 2017

Preserving and Strengthening the U.S.-Mexico Relationship” Dan Restrepo, Michael Werz, and Joel Martinez — Center for American Progress, January 30, 2017