Wednesday, October 4,  2017

Reactions to Las Vegas; Catalonia Cleaves Spain; Implications of Genocide in Myanmar; Deciphering North Korea; Puerto Rico's Recovery Path; Future of War; After Germany's Election
Quote of the Week:

"Because when someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls, we take every possible precaution to make sure it doesn't happen again. But when an American buys a gun and kills other Americans, then there's nothing we can do about that."
-- Jimmy Kimmel,  in a Monday monologue on his TV show, Jimmy Kimmel Live.  
The World Reacts to Las Vegas

"Right and Left React to the Las Vegas Shooting and the Gun Control Debate" Justin Bank -- The New York Times, October 3, 2017

"Deadly Las Vegas Carnage Unavoidable, Security Experts Say" -- The Japan Times, October 3, 2017

"ISIS Claiming Las Vegas Has Terror Experts Confused" Tim Hume -- Vice News, October 3, 2017
Puerto Rico's Long Road Ahead
"Puerto Rico Needs More than Relief - It Needs Reconstruction" Vann R. Newkirk II -- The Atlantic, October 4, 2017
Catalonia Cleaves Spain
"Can Catalonia Split with Spain?" Zachary Laub -- CFR, September 29, 2017

"Spanish Court Opens Sedition Probe of Catalonia Officials for Independence Bid" William Booth -- The Washington Post, October 4, 2017

"Catalonia Beset by Divided Loyalties in Protest Aftermath" Patrick Jackson -- BBC, October 3, 2017

"For EU, Catalonia Pits Democratic Rights Against Sovereignty" Steven Erlanger -- The New York Times, October 2, 2017
Greater Implications of Genocide in Myanmar
"Rohingya Crisis Raises Risks of Terrorism and Social Unrest" Yuji Kuronuma -- Nikkei Asian Review, October 3, 2017

"Global Terror Groups Set to Exploit Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine" Amy Chew -- Channel NewsAsia, October 3, 2017

" The Nobel Peace Prize Isn't About Peace " Richard Evans -- Foreign Policy, October 2, 2017

"Rohingya Children Witness Crimes Against Humanity" Peter Bouckaert -- Human Rights Watch, September 29, 2017
Deciphering  North Korea 
"What's Really Driving Kim Jong-un's Behavior?" Jung H. Pak -- Brookings, October 3, 2017

"How North Korea Uses Front Companies to Help Evade Sanctions" Nicole Einbinder -- PBS Frontline, October 3, 2017

" 25 Years of Provocations and Negotiations: North Korea and the United States " Lisa Collins -- CSIS, October 2017 [Interactive Report]
The Future of War
"Our Best Hope Against Nuclear War" David Ignatius -- The Washington Post, October 3, 2017

"Are Wars Caused by Accidents?" Victor Davis Hanson -- National Review, October 3, 2017

"Rules for Getting Defense Strategy Right" Thomas Spoehr -- War on the Rocks, October 3, 2017
After Germany's Election

"The Bronze Medal Winner Could Take First Place in Germany" Steven E. Sokol -- Pittsbugh Post-Gazette, September 24, 2017
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