Weekly World News Update, July 27, 2017

WACA WWNUPresidency in Peril; Another Round of Russia Sanctions; Illiberal Poland; Turkey’s Authoritarianism; Cholera in Yemen; China Versus the World


Quote of the Week:

“Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else who did so.” 

— Jared Kushner, in remarks to press following his private meeting with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, July 24.


Presidency in Peril

I Beg My Pardon?” Gene Healy — CATO Institute, July 24, 2017

Trump and Congress Are Probably on a Collision Course over Russia” Nate Silver — FiveThirtyEight, July 26, 2017

Trump and Congressional Republicans: It’s Complicated” Carle Hulse — The New York Times, July 25, 2017


What to Do? Sanctions…Perhaps?

Have Sanctions Become the Swiss Army Knife of U.S. Foreign Policy?” Robert Kahn — CFR, July 24, 2017

To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick” Eduardo Porter — The New York Times, July 25, 2017

EU Ready to Retaliate Against U.S. Sanctions on Russia” Jim Brunsden — Financial Times, July 23, 2017


Law and Justice in Poland

Duda’s Veto Presents Poland with an Opportunity” Ashish Kumar Sen — The Atlantic Council, July 24, 2017

Polish Leader Vetoes Justice Bills Amid EU and Public Outcry” Piotr Bujnicki; Dorota Bartyzel; Adrian Krajewski — Bloomberg, July 24, 2017
What Just Happened in Poland?” Dalibor Rohac — American Enterprise Institute, July 21, 2017

How Poland’s Government is Weakening Democracy” — The Economist, July 25, 2017


Turkey’s Democratic Death Throes

Erdogan’s Anti-Westernism Picks Up Speed” Henri J. Barkey — The Atlantic, July 25, 2017

What a Day to Celebrate Press Freedom in Turkey” Murat Yetkin — Hurriyet Daily News, July 24, 2017

Journalism Is Under Seige in Turkey as Trial Begins for 17 Defendants from Leading Newspaper” Umar Farooq — The Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2017


Yemen in the Time of Cholera

The Human Toll of Yemen’s Unending War” Alexandre Faite — Foreign Policy, July 20, 2017

Cholera Is Slaughtering Yemen and We’re Letting it Happen” Laurie Garrett — Fortune, July 20, 2017

Why Don’t Internationalists Care About Yemen?” Juan Cole — The Nation, July 25, 2017

Pathways for Peace and Stability in Yemen” Shoqi Maktary and Katie Smith — Search for Common Ground, July 2017


Pushing Boundaries: China Versus the World

South China Sea’s Untapped Oil and Natural Gas Are Back in Focus” Steve Mollman — Quartz, July 25, 2017

AP Explains: India and China Face Off in Border Standoff‘” Ashok Sharma and Christopher Bodeen — The Washington Post, July 24, 2017

Countering Hegemony: The U.S.-China Balance” Monish Tourangbam — The Diplomat, July 24, 2017