Wednesday, September 13,  2017

Ethic Cleansing in Myanmar; Sanctions for North Korea; Singapore's New President; U.S. Refugee Quota; Former Georgian President Intrudes on Ukraine; Norway Votes for the Right; Macron's Popularity Drops
Quote of the Week:

"The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. This complete denial of reality is doing great damage to the international standing of a government which, until recently, benefited from immense good will."
-- Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein,  United Nations Human Rights Chief, in a Monday statement on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar
"Is the United States Really Going to Expand Cooperation with Myanmar Now?" Joshua Kurlantzick -- CFR, September 11, 2017

"As Myanmar Cracks Down on Rohingya, Washington 'Asleep at the Switch'" Martin de Bourmont and Robbie Gramer -- Foreign Policy, September 11, 2017

"Why the West Should Do Nothing About the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar" Sumantra Maitra -- The Federalist, September 13, 2017
New Sanctions for North Korea
"Beyond Strategic Patience with North Korea: What Comes Next?" Bruce W. Bennett -- RAND, September 8, 2017


" Why Russia and China Watered Down the UN's New North Korea Sanctions " Zeeshan Aleem -- Vox, September 12, 2017
Singapore's Presidency Scandal
"Singapore Has a New President, No Election Needed" Richard C. Paddock -- The New York Times, September 12, 2017

"Singapore Declares First Woman President Amid Complaints of Election Rigging" Harriet Agerholm -- Independent, September 13, 2017

"Halimah Yacob to Be Sworn In as Singapore's 8th President on Thursday" Tham-Yuen C -- The Straits Times, September 13, 2017
Lowering the Refugee Quota 

"Supreme Court Agrees with Trump Administration, Says Some Refugees Can Be Barred for Now" Robert Barnes and Mett Zapotosky -- The Washington Post, September 12, 2017

"This Land Is Their Land" Suketu Mehta -- Foreign Policy, September 12, 2017
Former Georgian President Steps on Poroshenko's Toes

" How a Former Governor Invaded Ukraine " Leonid Bershidsky -- Bloomberg, September 11, 2017

"The Unedifying Spectacle of the Mikheil Saakshvili Scandal" Timothy Ash -- KyivPost, September 12, 2017
Norway Settles Right of Center
"Norway's Right-Wing Coalition Claims Victory in General Election" Jon Henley -- The Guardian, September 11, 2017

"Norway Successfully Co-Opts Its Populists" -- The Financial Times, September 12, 2017

"What Right-Wing Populists Look Like in Norway" Emily Schuultheis -- The Atlantic, September 12, 2017
Macron's Popularity Slips
"The Macron Experiment" Colin Horgan -- OpenCanada, September 8, 2017

"Macron May See 'Slackers' Become Protest Rallying Cry in France" Richard Lough -- Reuters, September 12, 2017
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