Weekly World News Update, September 13, 2017

WACA WWNUQuote of the Week:

“The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. This complete denial of reality is doing great damage to the international standing of a government which, until recently, benefited from immense good will.”

— Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, United Nations Human Rights Chief, in a Monday statement on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Is the United States Really Going to Expand Cooperation with Myanmar Now?” Joshua Kurlantzick — CFR, September 11, 2017

As Myanmar Cracks Down on Rohingya, Washington ‘Asleep at the Switch’” Martin de Bourmont and Robbie Gramer — Foreign Policy, September 11, 2017

Why the West Should Do Nothing About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar” Sumantra Maitra — The Federalist, September 13, 2017


New Sanctions for North Korea

Beyond Strategic Patience with North Korea: What Comes Next?” Bruce W. Bennett — RAND, September 8, 2017

‘Sanctions Don’t Work Until They Do’ – The Art of Pressuring North Korea” Steve Mollman — Quartz, September 8, 2017

Why Russia and China Watered Down the UN’s New North Korea Sanctions” Zeeshan Aleem — Vox, September 12, 2017


Singapore’s Presidency Scandal

Singapore Has a New President, No Election Needed” Richard C. Paddock — The New York Times, September 12, 2017
Singapore Declares First Woman President Amid Complaints of Election Rigging” Harriet Agerholm — Independent, September 13, 2017

Halimah Yacob to Be Sworn In as Singapore’s 8th President on Thursday” Tham-Yuen C — The Straits Times, September 13, 2017


Lowering the Refugee Quota 

The Supreme Court Joins Another Battle Over Donald Trump’s Travel Ban” — The Economist, September 12, 2017

Supreme Court Agrees with Trump Administration, Says Some Refugees Can Be Barred for Now” Robert Barnes and Mett Zapotosky — The Washington Post, September 12, 2017
This Land Is Their Land” Suketu Mehta — Foreign Policy, September 12, 2017


Former Georgian President Steps on Poroshenko’s Toes

Once a President, Then a Governor, Now an Illegal Border Crosser – What Happened to Mikheil Saakashvili?” Sabra Ayres — The Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2017
How a Former Governor Invaded Ukraine” Leonid Bershidsky — Bloomberg, September 11, 2017

The Unedifying Spectacle of the Mikheil Saakshvili Scandal” Timothy Ash — KyivPost, September 12, 2017


Norway Settles Right of Center

Norway’s Right-Wing Coalition Claims Victory in General Election” Jon Henley — The Guardian, September 11, 2017
Norway Successfully Co-Opts Its Populists” — The Financial Times, September 12, 2017

What Right-Wing Populists Look Like in Norway” Emily Schuultheis — The Atlantic, September 12, 2017


Macron’s Popularity Slips

The Macron Experiment” Colin Horgan — OpenCanada, September 8, 2017
Macron May See ‘Slackers’ Become Protest Rallying Cry in France” Richard Lough — Reuters, September 12, 2017