April 10, 2019
Weekly World News Update
NATO Turns 70; Border Crises; Israel and India Votes; U.S.-Iran Problems; Trump's Migration Agenda; Libya Struggles; Remembering Rwandan Genocide; African Authoritarians; Brexit Reaches Agreement?
Quote of the Week
" A quick update on our national security leadership:

Defense Secretary: Vacant.
DHS Secretary: Vacant.
UN Ambassador: Vacant.
FEMA Director: Vacant.
Secret Service Director: Vacant.
ICE Director: Vacant.
DHS Deputy: Vacant."
-- Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) in a tweet on Tues. regarding the status of U.S. national security.
NATO at 70: What Future for the Alliance?
" Why We Stand With NATO"  Tim Kaine and Cory Gardner -- The Atlantic, April 4, 2019

" NATO Is 70 and Past Retirement Age" Gil Barndollar -- National Interest, April 8, 2019

How President Trump Shattered the Bond Between Republicans and NATO” Lauren Stauffer -- The Washington Post, April 4, 2019

" NATO at Seventy: An Alliance in Crisis" Nicholas Burns and Douglas Lute -- Belfer Center, February 2019
Border Crises
Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem” Neil Irwin and Emily Badger -- The New York Times, April 9, 2019

Chronicles of a Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee the Crisis on Foot Every Day” Matt Ozug; Christina Cala; Ari Shapiro -- NPR, April 4, 2019  
Israel's Electoral Precipice
" This Security-vs-Democracy Election Advanced Neither - and Both" Gil Troy -- The Jerusalem Post, April 10, 2019

Netanyahu Won the Election. Will He Now Dismantle Israel's Democracy?” Daniel Sokatch -- Haaretz, April 4, 2019

Is Israel in Democratic Decline?" Tamara Cofman Wittes and Yaël Mizrahi-Arnaud -- Brookings, April 2019

What Another Round of Netanyahu Will Mean for American Jews” Emma Green -- The Atlantic, April 8, 2019
India’s Biggest, Most Important Election
" A Battle for India’s Soul" Shashi Tharoor -- Project Syndicate, April 3, 2019

India’s Vast National Elections: What to Know” Alyssa Ayres -- Council on Foreign Relations, April 8, 2019

India Fights Fake News on Social Media Ahead of Election Murali Krishnan -- Deutsche Welle, March 26, 2019
U.S.-Iran Animosity Flares
The U.S. Escalates Even Further Against Iran - To What End?” Kathy Gilsinan -- The Atlantic, April 8, 2019

Iranian Lawmakers Convene With Chants of ‘Death to America’” Nasser Karimi -- Associated Press, April 9, 2019

I Know You’re a Terrorist, But What Am I?” Borzou Daragahi -- Atlantic Council, April 9, 2019
Libya Conflict Widens
How Far Can Haftar Get With His Tripoli Offensive?” Youssef Cherif -- Aljazeera, April 8, 2019
Libya's Armed Conflict Could Send Oil Prices Soaring” Julian Lee -- Bloomberg, April 8, 2019

" Libya Is Our Regime Change Nightmare" Daniel Larison -- American Conservative, April 10, 2019
Rwandan Genocide 25 Years On
Rwanda, Part 1: Born Into a Legacy of Genocide” Maggie Andresen -- The New Humanitarian, April 5, 2019
Rwanda, Part 2: What Humanitarians Need to Remember 25 Years On” Ben Parker -- The New Humanitarian, April 8, 2019
The Long Grip of African Authoritarians
Algeria, Sudan, and the Danger of Presidents-for-Life” Nic Cheeseman -- Mail and Guardian, April 10, 2019 
Brexit Battle Grinds Toward Finish