Wednesday, November 29,  2017

North Korea's Threat to U.S.; Pope in Myanmar; NAFTA and the Trade Agenda; Germany's Coalition Struggle; Ireland Ready to Snap; New Era for Zimbabwe; Honduras's Elections
Quote of the Week:


"Freedom is worth fighting for and worth sacrificing for."
-- Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, Kurdistan Regional Government Foreign Minister, discussing the WACA 2017 National Conference theme, The Future of American Leadership, in Washington on November 15.
North Korea: Is the U.S. Capitol Under Threat?
"North Korea Test Fires Ballistic Missiles that Can Hit Almost Anywhere in America" Dave Majumdar -- The National Interest, November 28, 2017

"North Korea Says Tests Most Advanced Missile Yet, U.S. Mainland in Range" Christine Kim and Phil Stewart -- Reuters, November 28, 2017

Pope Delicately Pushes Human Rights in Myanmar
"In Myanmar, Pope Francis Calls for Peace Without Saying 'Rohingya'" Jason Horowitz -- The New York Times, November 28, 2017

"The Pope Visits Myanmar: Questions to Ask About Any Rohingya Return Deal" Joshua Kurlantzick -- CFR, November 27, 2017
NAFTA and the New Trade Agenda
" Which States Would Be Hit Hardest by Withdrawing from NAFTA? " John G. Murphy -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce, November 17, 2017

Germany's Coalition Struggle
"Why Germans Aren't Worried About Angela Merkel. Yet. " Jack Ewing -- The New York Times, November 28, 2017

"Angela Merkel Fails, yet Still Comes Out on Top" Fabian von der Mark -- Deutsche Welle, November 23, 2017
Ireland About to Snap
" Irish Government of Verge of Collapse Ahead of EU Brexit Summit " Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin -- Reuters, November 23, 2017

"Ireland's Latest Border Campaign Will End in a Quagmire" Michael Brendan Dougherty, November 28, 2017
"Irish Government's Political Crisis: Who's Who and What's What" -- Belfast Telegraph, November 28, 2017
A New Era for Zimbabwe?
" How South Africa Can Help Shepherd a Democratic Transition in Zimbabwe " James Hamill -- World Politics Review, November 27, 2017

"Emmerson Mnangagwa Hails 'New Democracy' in Zimbabwe" Jason Burke and Emma Graham-Harrison -- The Guardian, November 22, 2017

"Zimbabwe's Scientists Hope Political Change Will Revitalize Research" Sarah Wild -- Scientific American, November 27, 2017
Honduras Anxiously Awaits Election Results
" Something Fishy Is Happening in Honduras " Juan Carlos Hidalgo -- Cato Institute, November 28, 2017

"Is Honduras's Ruling Party Planning to Rig an Election?" -- The Economist, November 25, 2017
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