Wednesday, December 20,  2017

Trump's New National Security Strategy; Catalonia Votes Again; Genocide Continues in Myanmar; UN Discusses Jerusalem; 2017 in Review
Quote of the Week:

"With this strategy, we are calling for a great reawakening of America, a resurgence of confidence, and a rebirth of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. "
-- President Donald Trump, in Monday remarks outlining the new U.S. national security strategy.
President Trump's New National Security Strategy
"The National Security Strategy Is Not a Strategy" Rebecca Friedman Lissner -- Foreign Affairs, December 19, 2017

"Trump's New National Security Strategy Projects Confidence" Jerry Hendrix -- Center for a New American Security, December 18, 2017

"Muscle Bound: Trump National Security Strategy Mistakenly Focuses on Strength and Not Agility" Jon Alterman -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 19, 2017

"Decoding Trump's New National Security Strategy" Jacob Heilbrunn -- The National Interest, December 18, 2017

"Trump Security Strategy in Contrasts" Max Boot -- Council on Foreign Relations, December 18, 2017
Catalonia Votes... Again

"Catalonia Votes Again, This Time in a Gamble to Stall Its Secessionists " Raphael Minder -- The New York Times, December 20, 2017

"Catalonia's Latest Election May Have No Winners" Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, December 20, 2017
Genocide Continues in Myanmar

"Burma: Methodical Massacre at Rohingya Village" -- Human Rights Watch, December 19, 2017

"UN Human Rights Investigator Barred by Myanmar" Scott Neuman -- NPR, December 20, 2017
UN Discusses Jerusalem
" UN Jerusalem Vote: U.S. 'Will Be Taking Names' " -- BBC, December 20, 2017

"Israelis, Palestinians Need European Mediation" Akiva Eldar -- Al Monitor, December 19, 2017
World Affairs: 2017 in Review
" Ten Most Significant Events in 2017 " James Lindsay -- Council on Foreign Relations, December 15, 2017

"Tillerson's Takes on U.S. Foreign Policy: A Year in Review" Rachel Ansley -- Atlantic Council, December 13, 2017
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