August 1, 2018
Weekly World News Update
Pakistan’s Future with Imran Khan; Trump, Rouhani Go Round and Round; Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Election; NATO’s Struggles; Iraqi Crises; U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Strain
Quote of the Week
" I think Trump and Imran Khan would get along fine if they get the chance…Each country resents its ongoing dependence on the other, but ultimately, the U.S. and Pakistan need to find ways to cooperate despite deep mistrust.”  
-- Vikram Singh , Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former top State and Defense Department official in the Obama administration, quoted in a New York Times article Tuesday.
Pakistan’s Future with Imran Khan
After a Volatile Election Season, What Now for Pakistan?” Moeed Yusuf and Colin Cookman -- United States Institute of Peace, July 26, 2018

What Does Imran Khan’s Victory Mean?” Michael Kugelman -- Wilson Center, July 27, 2018

A Glimpse of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Under Imran Khan? ” Alyssa Ayres -- Asia Unbound, July 26, 2018

Imran Khan Can’t Fix Pakistan’s Foreign Policy ” Mehreen Zahra-Malik -- Foreign Policy, July 24, 2018

Trump, Rouhani Go Round and Round
What Exactly Is the U.S. Policy Toward Iran? ” Faysal Itani -- Atlantic Council, July 25, 2018

Trump Says He Would Meet with Iranian Leader, but Iran Rules It Out ” Michael Shear and Rick Gladstone -- New York Times, July 30, 2018

Iranian Interior Minister Says Trump Is Not Trustworthy Enough for Talks ” Bozorgmehr Sharafedin -- CNBC, July 31, 2018

How Can We Stop Iran’s Space Program Threatening the West? ” Michael Elleman -- International Institute for Strategic Studies, July 31, 2018
Zimbabwe’s First Post-Mugabe Election
The Zimbabwe Election Isn’t Just About Who Wins, But How It’s Won” Wilf Mbanga -- The Guardian, July 29, 2018

“ Robert Mugabe Has Added Some Uncertainty to Zimbabwe’s First Election Without Him ” Tawanda Karombo -- Quartz Media, July 30, 2018

What Is at Stake in Zimbabwe’s Election? ” J.M. Harare -- The Economist, July 30, 2018

The Zimbabwe Election and Mnangagwa’s Charm Offensive ” John Campbell -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 31, 2018
NATO’s Struggles
5 Things About NATO People Too Often Misunderstand” Stephen M. Walt -- Business Insider, July 28, 2018

" How Trump Can Defend U.S., NATO, and Ukraine from Russian Aggression” Michael B. Mukasey -- Atlantic Council, July 30, 2018

NATO’s Purpose Is to Ensure We Don’t Have to Defend Montenegro ” Marc A. Thiessen -- Washington Post, July 31, 2018
Iraqi Crises
Iraq’s Paramilitary Groups: The Challenge of Rebuilding a Functioning State” Editorial Board -- International Crisis Group, July 30, 2018

Shias in Southern Iraq Are Fed Up With the Government ” Editorial Board -- The Economist, July 26, 2018

After Protests, Iraq’s Leader Suspends Electricity Minister Over Blackouts” -- Associated Press and Reuters (NYT), July 29, 2018
U.S.-Mexico Ties Under Pressure
The Coming U.S.-Mexico Blow-Up ” Shannon K. O’Neil -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 30, 2018

The U.S. Should Work With Mexico to Stem Central American Migration ” Dan Crenshaw -- National Review, July 30, 2018
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