Weekly World News Update, February 15, 2017



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia; NAFTA; U.S. Relations with the Middle East; Economics in Venezuela; Politics and Military in Africa.Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia 


Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia

Southeast Asia – Guidelines for the New Administration” Amy Searight, Murray Hiebert, and Geoffrey Hartman — CSIS, February 10, 2017

By Testing a Missile, North Korea Was Probably Also Testing Trump, Experts Say” Matt Stiles — Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2017

Nuclear Weapon States and the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone” Tong Zhao — Carnegie-Tsinghua, February 10, 2017

Turkmenistan: Election Spectacle Hides Disturbing Economic Decline” Eurasianet.org, February 8, 2017

Markets Hit New Highs over Trump’s Change of Tone on Japan and China” Nick Fletcher and Dominic Rushe — The Guardian, February 13, 2017



Canada’s Trudeau Arrives in Washington to Meet with Trump” Catherine Lucey and Rob Gillies — The Washington Post, February 13, 2017

The Pitfalls of Renegotiating NAFTA” The Economist, February 11, 2017

Is Trump’s Plan to Revive U.S. Steel a Pipe Dream?” Annie Linskey — The Boston Globe, February, 13, 2017

Trump and Trudeau Talk Trade, Working Women” Andrew Soergel — U.S. News, February 13, 2017


U.S. Relations with the Middle East

How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran” Karim Sadjadpour —  Carnegie Endowment, February 9, 2017

Why are U.S. Forces in Yemen at All?” Andrew J. Bacevich — Defense One, February 8, 2017

Can Trump and Netanyahu Make Progress toward the “Ultimate Deal”?” Ofer Zalzberg — International Crisis Group, February 13, 2017

EU Seeks to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal” Ashish Kumar Sen — Atlantic Council, February 10, 2017


Economics in Venezuela

How to Solve the Riddle of Venezuela’s Economy” Mac Margolis — Bloomberg, February 13, 2017

Donald Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Vice President for ‘Significant Role’ in Illegal Drug Trade” Ben Kentish — Independent, February 14, 2017


Politics and Military in Africa

Can Barrow Deliver on the Promise of a ‘New Gambia’?” Louise Hunt — IRIN, February 8, 2017

South Sudan General Quits over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Regime” Philipp Sandner — Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2017

‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces” David Axe — The Daily Beast, February 13, 2017