Wednesday, November 8,  2017

Foreign Agents; North Korea Challenge; Taliban's Comeback; Too Soon for Catalan and Kurdish Sovereignty; Asylum-Seekers on Manus
Quote of the Week:

"Kim Jong-un is not a madman. He is an intelligent guy, but with a merciless mind."
-- Thae Yong-ho, North Korean defector and former diplomat, in a Friday interview with PBS Newshour.
President Trump's Crucial Asia Trip
"Trump Brings a New Seriousness with Him to Asia" Kenneth R. Weinstein -- Hudson Institute, November 6, 2017

"Trump Can Turn the Tables in China" Hans Binnendijk and Timothy Fairbank -- U.S. News & World Report, November 7, 2017

"Will Trump Take a Stand on Southeast Asia?" David Hutt -- Asia Times, November 8, 2017

"Why Relying on China to Stop North Korea May Not Work" Mark Landler and Jane Perlez -- The New York Times, November 8, 2017

"Beyond North Korea: Why Trump Needs to Focus on the South China Sea and Terrorism" Michael Mazza -- The National Interest, November 7, 2017
Saudi Arabia's Anti-Corruption Purge
" What the Royal Purge Means for Saudi Arabia - And Its Oil " Steven Mufson -- The Washington Post, November 6, 2017
"Game of Thobes: Saudi Arabia" Danielle Pletka -- American Enterprise Institute, November 7, 2017
"Mohammed bin Salman's Shakeup Is More than a Power Play" Jane Kinninmont -- Chatham House, November 6, 2017

"Arrests in Saudi Arabia: Causes and Implications" Jon B. Alterman -- CSIS, November 6, 2017
Another Day in Paradise?
"Every Country Is a Tax Haven" Krishnadev Calamur -- The Atlantic, November 7, 2017

"The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy" Jake Bernstein -- The New York Times, November 7, 2017
Intractible War: The Cyber Frontier
"Is the U.S. Losing the Cyber Battle? " Sean McGovern -- Aspen Institute, November 7, 2017 [Video Panel]

"Do Social Media Threaten Democracy?" -- The Economist, November 4, 2017

"Russia Didn't Decide the 2016 Election. Facebook Did" Niall Ferguson -- Boston Globe, November 7, 2017

"Covert Influence Is the New Money Laundering" Cortney Weinbaum -- Rand, November 6, 2017

"Cost of Cyber Crime Rises Rapidly as Attacks Increase" Hannah Kuchler -- Financial Times, November 7, 2017
No End in Sight for Yemen?

"A New Saudi Blockade Could Worsen Yemen's Cholera Crisis" Kareem Fahim and Louisa Loveluck -- The Washington Post, November 7, 2017

"Yemen: Houthi Strike on Saudi Airport Likely a War Crime" -- Human Rights Watch, November 7, 2017
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