Wednesday, April 12 , 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy; Xi Jinping Visits Trump; Worldwide Terror Attacks; G7 Summit; Syria Crisis; Egyptian Politics; Belarus Protests; Turkey's Referendum; Call to Remove South African President Zuma.
Quote of the Week:
"North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.," President Trump tweeted April 11, a few days after his meeting with China's President Xi Jinping. (The New York Times).   
U.S. Foreign Policy
"The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump's Foreign Policy" Stephen Sestanovich -- The Atlantic, May 2017 Issue
Xi Jinping Visits Trump
" The U.S-China Showdown at Mar-a-Lago: How Trump Undercut Xi " Gordon G. Chang -- The National Interest, April 10, 2017

Worldwide Terror Attacks
" Why ISIS Declared War on Egypt's Christians " Mokhtar Awad -- Defense One, April 10, 2017

" Sweden Mourns Stockholm Attack Victims; Suspect Is Formally Identified " Christina Anderson -- The New York Times, April 10, 2017

" Why Russia's Reaction to Terror Is All about Strengthening Putin's Power " Owen Matthews -- Newsweek, April 10, 2017
G7 Summit

" Tillerson Gets Second Chance to Make First Impression with G-7 " Nikos Chrysoloras, Patrick Donahue, and Alessandra Migliaccio -- Bloomberg, April 9, 2017
Syria Crisis
" Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban? " Lori Esposito Murray and Zachary Laub -- Council on Foreign Relations, April 7, 2017

" Trump Just Bombed Syria. What Next? " Marc Lynch -- The Washington Post, April 7, 2017

" Syria: A Journey Into the Unknown " Michael Hanna and Sam Heller -- War on the Rocks, April 10, 2017

"Russia and Iran Warn U.S. They Will 'Respond with Force' if Red Lines Crossed in Syria Again" Jon Sharman -- The Independent, April 10, 2017
Egyptian Politics
" Is Hamas Re-branding to Orient Towards Egypt? " Beverly Milton-Edwards -- Brookings Institution, April 9, 2017

" Al-Azhar and Sisi's Regime: Structural Roots of Disagreement " Belal Abdallah -- Atlantic Council, April 7, 2017
Belarus Protests
" A Refreeze in Minsk: Combining Crackdown with International Convergence " Artyom Shraibman -- Carnegie Moscow Center, April 6, 2017

" Time For a New Approach to Belarus " Daniel Speckhard -- U.S. News, April 7, 2017

" With Crackdown on Protests, Russia's New Friend Belarus Tightens Its Grip on Power " Veranika Laputska and Aliaksandr Papko -- The Conversation, April 6, 2017
Turkey's Referendum
" Turkish Referendum: All You Need to Know " Kareem Shaheen -- The Guardian, April 10, 2017

"Turkey's Referendum: A Democratic Quest" Ayse Sozen Usluer -- Al Jazeera, April 10, 2017
Call to Remove South African President Zuma
" South Africans Protest against Zuma " Subry Govender -- Deutsche Welle, April 7, 2017

" South Africa's Descent " Editorial Board -- The Washington Post, April 8, 2017

"In South Africa, Thousands from All Races March against President Jacob Zuma, but Unity Remains Elusive" Robyn Dixon -- Los Angeles Times, April 7, 2017
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