Weekly World News Update, March 1, 2017



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Developments on Syria and the War on ISIS; Water Wars; Economics and Elections: UK after Brexit; Presidential Elections in Europe; U.S.-Mexico Relations; Importance of U.S.-African Relations.


Development on Syria and the War on ISIS

The Politics of Historicide” Richard Haass — Project Syndicate, February 24, 2017

Three Ideas to Consider in Defeating ISIS” Tony Deane — The Cipher Brief, February 28, 2017

Syrian Rebels Are Pushing Back against Their Patrons” Haid Haid — Chatham House, February 22, 2017

Reconciling U.S.-Turkish Interests in Northern Syria” Aaron Stein — Council on Foreign Relations, February 2017

Libya after ISIS” Frederic Wehrey and Wolfram Lacher — Carnegie Endowment, February 22, 2017


Water Wars

Why Asia Is Trembling over a U.S.-China South China Sea Showdown” Richard Javad Heydarian — The National Interest, February 23, 2017

Water Wars: Military Muscle Moves In” Jimmy Chalk and Sarah Grant — LAWFARE, February 24, 2017

China Finishing South China Sea Buildings that Could House Missiles, U.S. Says” Idrees Ali — Independent, February 22, 2017


Economics and Elections: UK after Brexit

When It Comes to Brexit Talks, It’s All about the Money” Corrado Pirzio-Biroli — Europe’s World, February 24 2017

Lower Immigration Could be the Biggest Economic Cost of Brexit” — The Economist, February 25, 2017

Stoke Shows How to Destroy Ukip – Split the Alienated Voters and Hardcore Racists” Paul Mason — The Guardian, February 27, 2017


Presidential Elections in Europe

Martin Schulz Might Just Beat Merkel. But Can He Save Europe?” Josephine Huetlin — The Daily Beast, February 24, 2017

A Dutch Election in a European Storm” Caroline de Gruyter — Carnegie Europe, February 23, 2017

What You Need to Know about the French Presidential Election” — Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2017


U.S.-Mexico Relations

How Trump’s Bullying of Mexico Could Backfire” Nathaniel Parish Flannery — New Republic, February 23, 2017

NAFTA under Trump — the Myths and the Possibilities“Joshua Meltzer and Dany Bahar — Brookings Institution, February 23, 2017

Amid U.S.-Mexico Acrimony, Energy Might Present Common Ground and Opportunity Analysts Say” Laura Tillman — Los Angeles Times, February 26, 2017


Importance of U.S.-African Relations

Why the Trump Administration Should Not Overlook Africa” Steven Feldstein — Carnegie Endowment, February 22, 2017