Weekly World News Update- July 26

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:58 PM | Anonymous

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Presidency in Peril; Another Round of Russia Sanctions; Illiberal Poland; Turkey's Authoritarianism; Cholera in Yemen; China Versus the World

Quote of the Week:

"Let me be very clear: I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else who did so." 

-- Jared Kushner, in remarks to press following his private meeting with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, July 24.

Presidency in Peril

"I Beg My Pardon?" Gene Healy -- CATO Institute, July 24, 2017

"Trump and Congress Are Probably on a Collision Course over Russia" Nate Silver -- FiveThirtyEight, July 26, 2017

"Trump and Congressional Republicans: It's Complicated" Carle Hulse -- The New York Times, July 25, 2017

What to Do? Sanctions...Perhaps?

"Have Sanctions Become the Swiss Army Knife of U.S. Foreign Policy?" Robert Kahn -- CFR, July 24, 2017

"To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick" Eduardo Porter -- The New York Times, July 25, 2017

"EU Ready to Retaliate Against U.S. Sanctions on Russia" Jim Brunsden -- Financial Times, July 23, 2017

Law and Justice in Poland

"Duda's Veto Presents Poland with an Opportunity" Ashish Kumar Sen -- The Atlantic Council, July 24, 2017

"Polish Leader Vetoes Justice Bills Amid EU and Public Outcry" Piotr Bujnicki; Dorota Bartyzel; Adrian Krajewski -- Bloomberg, July 24, 201

"What Just Happened in Poland?" Dalibor Rohac -- American Enterprise Institute, July 21, 2017

"How Poland's Government is Weakening Democracy" -- The Economist, July 25, 2017

Turkey's Democratic Death Throes

"Erdogan's Anti-Westernism Picks Up Speed" Henri J. Barkey -- The Atlantic, July 25, 2017

"What a Day to Celebrate Press Freedom in Turkey" Murat Yetkin -- Hurriyet Daily News, July 24, 2017

"Journalism Is Under Seige in Turkey as Trial Begins for 17 Defendants from Leading Newspaper" Umar Farooq -- The Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2017

Yemen in the Time of Cholera

"The Human Toll of Yemen's Unending War" Alexandre Faite -- Foreign Policy, July 20, 2017

"Cholera Is Slaughtering Yemen and We're Letting it Happen" Laurie Garrett -- Fortune, July 20, 2017

"Why Don't Internationalists Care About Yemen?" Juan Cole -- The Nation, July 25, 2017

"Pathways for Peace and Stability in Yemen" Shoqi Maktary and Katie Smith -- Search for Common Ground, July 2017

Pushing Boundaries: China Versus the World

"South China Sea's Untapped Oil and Natural Gas Are Back in Focus" Steve Mollman -- Quartz, July 25, 2017

"AP Explains: India and China Face Off in Border Standoff'" Ashok Sharma and Christopher Bodeen -- The Washington Post, July 24, 2017

"Countering Hegemony: The U.S.-China Balance" Monish Tourangbam -- The Diplomat, July 24, 2017

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