Weekly World News Update- July 19

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Liu Xiaobo's Legacy; Defusing North Korea; Trump-Putin Bromance; Peace in Colombia; Dire Straits in Venezuela; Sudan's Strategic Significance

Quote of the Week:

"Enemy mentality will poison the spirit of a nation, incite cruel mortal struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and hinder a nation's progress toward freedom and democracy.

-- The late Lui Xiaobo, in his Nobel Lecture read in absentia by Liv Ulmann on December 10, 2010.

'Live On Well'

"Liu Xiaobo's Death Holds a Message for China" -- The Economist, July 15, 2017

"What Lui Xiaobo's Life and Death Can Teach Us About China and Dissent" Brij Tankha -- The Wire, July 15, 2017

"Liu Xiaobo's Death Pushes China's Censors into Overdrive" Amy Qin -- The New York Times, July 17, 2017

"Why Liu Xiaobo Is the Role Model that a Modern China Sorely Needs" Cary Huang -- South China Morning Post, July 18, 2017

Chill Out, North Korea

"South Korea Proposes Military Talks with North at Their Border" Choe Sang-Hun and Devid E. Sanger-- The New York Times, July 17, 2017

"Why Is South Korea Pushing for Talks with North Korea?" -- The Japan Times, July 18, 2017

"Forcing China's Hand on North Korea" Daniel Blumenthal and Derek Scissors -- The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2017

"The North Korean Endgame" Liubomir K. Topaloff -- The Diplomat, July 13, 2017

Trump-Putin Affair Exposed

"How the GOP Became the Party of Trump" James Kirchick -- Politico, July 18, 2017

"Time for Sober Realism on the U.S.-Russia Relationship" Katrina Vanden Heuvel -- The Washington Post, July 18, 2017

"Trump Confirms Authoritarian Bromance with Putin" Mark C. Eades -- Foreign Policy Association, July 13, 2017

"Trump, Putin Had Previously Undisclosed Visit at G20 Dinner" Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle -- Reuters, July 18, 2017

Peace Outbreak in Colombia

"Colombia's Exclusive Peace" Emilio Huertas -- U.S. News & World Report, July 17, 2017

"After Decades of War, Colombian Farmers Face a New Test: Peace'" Nicholas Casey -- The New York Times, July 18, 2017

"Will Colombia's Peace Accord Boost Its Democracy?" Andreas E. Feldman -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 13, 2017

"How Peace Broke Out in Colombia" Mark Leon Goldberg -- UN Global Dispatches, July 17, 2017 [Podcast]

Dire Straits Worsen in Venezuela

"Threat of U.S. Oil Sanctions on Venezuela Sparks Fear of Economic 'Collapse'" Jim Wyss; Patricia Mazzei; Alex Daugherty -- Miami Herald, July 18, 2017

"Venezuela Has Reached the 'Zero Hour': What's Next?" -- Al Jazeera, July 19, 2017

"Venezuela at a Crossroads: The Countdown to a Soviet-Style Constituent Assembly" Moises Rendon -- CSIS, July 17, 2017

Sudan's Strategic Significance

"Sudan: A Strategy for Re-Engagement" Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates and Kelsey Lilley -- The Atlantic Council, July 14, 2017

"Sudan Sanctions Spur Intense Lobbying" Megan R. Wilson -- The Hill, July 19, 2017

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