Weekly World News Update, March 8, 2017

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy; North Korean Tensions; Politics and Economics of the Arab World; Future of Russia; Politics in Israel; Latin American Government.

 

Quote of the Week:

“We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust, and the President’s allegations [on wiretapping] demand the thorough and dispassionate attention of serious patriots,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) in a statement. “A quest for the full truth, rather than knee-jerk partisanship, must be our guide if we are going to rebuild civic trust and health.”

 

U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy Powers: Congress and the President” Johnathan Masters — Council on Foreign Relations, March 2, 2017

Trump’s Travel Ban Threatens to Deter Foreign Tourists from U.S.” Henry Goldman — Bloomberg News, March 6, 2017

Trump on National Security: Calling for More Spending Is Not Enough” Anthony H. Cordesman — CSIS, March 2, 2017

 

North Korean Tensions

Missiles, Missiles, Missiles: The Test and Broad and Sanger on Missile Defense” Stephan Haggard — Peterson Institute for International Economics, March 6, 2017

North Korea Tests Four More Missiles – and China’s Patience” Emily Rauhala — The Washington Post, March 6, 2017

Why North Korea Doesn’t Belong on the State Sponsor of Terrorism List” Doug Bandow — The National Interest, March 5, 2017

 

Politics and Economics of the Arab World

Morocco: The King’s Dilemma” Adel Abdel Ghafar and Anna L. Jacobs — Brookings Institution, March 2, 2017

Saudi King Salman’s Southeast Asia Trip Affirms Muslim Friendship” Srinivas Mazumdaru — Deutsche Welle, March 1, 2017

Too Big to Fail: Egypt’s Large Enterprises after the 2011 Uprising” Amr Adly — Carnegie Middle East, March 2, 2017

What ISIS Will Do after Mosul Falls” Colin Clarke — Defense One, March 6, 2017

 

Future of Russia

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War” Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa — The New Yorker, March 6, 2017

What Putin Is Up To” Strobe Talbott and Jessica Brandt — The Atlantic, March 2, 2017

Russia’s Security Dilemma: To Fight the Islamic State in Syria or Not?” Rahim Rahimov — Wilson Center, March 2, 2017

The Definitive Guide to Trump’s Russia Ties” Madeline Conway — POLITICO Europe, March 4, 2017

 

Politics in Israel

China, the Wild Card in the Israel-Palestine Peace Process” NG Weng Hoong — Asia Times, March 4, 2017

Israeli Settlements Law Could Make It Easier to Prosecute Jewish State for War Crimes, NGOs Warn” Samuel Osborne — Independent, March 6, 2017

 

Latin American Government

Is Populism Really Retreating in Latin America?” Dawisson Belem Lopes — Al Jazeera, March 4, 2017

China Steps into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind” Kevin P. Gallagher — Foreign Policy, March 6, 2017