Weekly World News Update, March 15, 2017



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy; Countdown to Brexit; Turkey vs. The World; War in Syria; Park Ousted.


Quote of the Week:
“The U.S. objective in Afghanistan is the same now as it was in 2001: to prevent terrorists from using the country’s territory to attack our homeland,” write Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in a Washington Post op-ed, arguing for the deployment of more U.S. forces to Afghanistan. “Weary as some Americans may be of this long conflict, it is imperative that we see our mission through to success. We have seen what happens when we fail to be vigilant. The threats we face are real. And the stakes are high – not just for the lives of the Afghan people and the stability of the region, but for America’s national security.”


U.S. Foreign Policy 

Trump’s Jekyll and Hyde Foreign Policy” Thomas Wright — POLITICO Magazine, March 13, 2017


Countdown to Brexit

Brits Need Crash Course on Brexit” Cristina Burack — Deutsche Welle, March 13, 2017

May Resists Pressure to Call Early British Election to Bolster Brexit” Steven Erlanger — The Boston Globe, March 9, 2017

What are Britain’s Post-Brexit Migration Options?” Sunder Katwala — Europe’s World, March 13, 2017

State of the Unionists: New Test for Pro-UK Scots” David Torrance — POLITICO Europe, March 14, 2017


Turkey vs. The World

Netherlands Dispute Gives Turkey Perfect Election Fodder” Maximilian Popp — Spiegel Online, March 13, 2017

Dutch Row Worsens Europe’s Turkey Tensions” Esther King — POLITICO Europe, March 13, 2017

U.S. Puts off Announcing Decision on Raqqa until after Turkey Referendum” Amberin Zaman — Al Monitor, March 12, 2017

E.U. Warns Turkey in Escalating Dispute over Constitutional Referendum” Sewell Chan — The New York Times, March 13, 2017


War in Syria

A Veto to Ponder” David Debartolo — Carnegie Middle East Center, March 8, 2017

The Manbij Saga: An End-Game in Syria?” Aaron Stein — Atlantic Council, March 9, 2017


Park Ousted

Park Geun-hye’s Impeachment: What Next?” Scott A. Snyder — Council on Foreign Relations, March 10, 2017

Park Geun-hye Unraveling X: The End” Stephan Haggard, Inbok Rhee, and Jaesung Ryu — Peterson Institute for International Economics, March 12, 2017

Lessons from Samsung and South Korea in Cracking Down on Corruption” Costantino Grasso — The Conversation, March 13, 2017