Weekly World News Update, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 2:18 PM | Anonymous

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Looking Ahed in 2018 Iran Erupts in Protest; Path to Korean Dialogue?; U.S. Speaks Out Against Pakistan Terrorists; Unrest in Congo

Quote of the Week:

"Trump is the first post-World War II American president to view the burdens of world leadership as outweighing the benefits. As a result, the United States has changed from the principal preserver of order to the principal disrupter. This change has major implications."

-- Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, in an essay, "America and the Great Abdication," for The Atlantic -- December 28, 2017.

WACA will feature Haass on Wednesday, Jan. 10 for our Cover to Cover conference call program.

Looking Ahead in 2018

"10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018" Robert Malley -- Foreign Policy, January 2, 2018

"Countering Entropy in the New Year" Jerry Hendrix -- National Review, January 1, 2018

"Making China Great Again" Evan Osnos -- The New Yorker, January 3, 2018

"America Is on the Brink of a Historic Break with Europe, Thanks to Trump" Nicholas Burns -- USA Today, December 26, 2017

Iran Erupts in Protest

"The Battle for Iran" Karim Sadjadpour -- The Atlantic, December 31, 2017

"The Crisis in Iran" Anthony Cordesman -- CSIS, January 2, 2018

"Hard-Liners and Reformers Trapped Iranians' Ire. Now, Both Are Protest Targets" Thomas Erdbrink -- The New York Times, January 2, 2018

"What's Driving the Protests in Iran?" Farah Najjar -- Al Jazeera, January 3, 2018

"Why There Won't Be a Revolution in Iran" Pepe Escobar -- Asia Times, January 3, 2018

Olympics 2018: A Path to Korean Dialogue?

"North and South Korea Reopen Cross-Border Hotline, Paving the Way for Formal Talks" Simon Denyer -- The Washington Post, January 3, 2018

"Will North Korea Compete in the Winter Olympics?" -- BBC, January 3, 2018

"How to Guarantee a War with North Korea" Ted Galen Carpenter -- The National Interest, January 1, 2018

U.S. Takes Stand on Pakistan's Support of Terrorism

"U.S. Puts Pakistan on Notice: Do More to Stop Terrorism" Steve Holland and Drazen Jorgic -- Reuters, January 2, 2018

"If Pakistan Won't Go After Terrorists, America Itself Will Take on That Job" Michael Kugelman -- The Print, December 22, 2017

Unrest in the Congo

"Congo's Slide Into Chaos" Stuart Reid -- Foreign Affairs, January/February, 2018


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