April 17, 2019
Weekly World News Update
al-Bashir Ousted; Autocracy vs. Democracy; Notre Dame Catches Fire; Assange Captured; Brexit Receives Relief; Mediator South Korea; Progress at Fukushima; Global Oil Update; Measles Catastrophe
Quote of the Week
"As it stands, Bashir’s legacy is one of civil strife and genocide ... Bashir’s sudden departure - particularly if he is simply replaced by members of his own cabal - poses great risks for stability in the Sudan."
-- Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, quoted last week in an article after al-Bashir's removal.
al-Bashir Is Out But Is the Military?

A Cruel April in the Sudan Spring?” Alex De Waal -- African Arguments, April 12, 2019

In Sudan, Bashir Is Out, But Military Rule Is Not Quite What the Protesters Had in Mind” Ashish Kumar Sen -- Atlantic Council, April 11, 2019

Bashir’s Removal Is Just the Beginning of the Sudanese Transition” Judd Devermont -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 12, 2019

It Takes a Village to Make a Monster” Rebecca Hamilton -- Foreign Policy, April 15, 2019
Global Elections: Autocracy vs. Democracy
The Continued Power of Militaries in an Increasingly Autocratic World” Joshua Kurlantzick -- Council on Foreign Relations, April 12, 2019

The Modi Mirage” Gurcharan Das -- Foreign Affairs, April 11, 2019

Indonesia’s National Election: A Referendum on President Jokowi” Brian Harding -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 12, 2019


Tunisian President Says He Won’t Run Again – Sort Of” Amel al-Hilali -- Al-Monitor, April 15, 2019
History Up in Flames
" Witnessing the Fall of Notre Dame" Rachel Donadio -- The Atlantic, April 15, 2019

We Were the Caretakers of Notre Dame. We Failed.” Pamela Druckerman -- New York Times, April 15, 2019

WikiLeaks' Assange Handed Over
Julian Assange: A Life Above the Rule of Law” Todd Rosenblum -- Atlantic Council, April 11, 2019

Charges, Extradition, and Treason: Unpacking the Julian Assange Case” Holly Cullen -- Independent Online, April 17, 2019

The Assange Exception to the First Amendment” Jacob Sullum -- Reason Magazine, April 17, 2019

Julian Assange Charged by U.S. With Conspiracy to Hack a Government Computer” Eileen Sullivan and Richard Pérez-Peña -- The New York Times, April 11, 2019
Brexit’s New Deadline
How Things Could Turn Ugly With Brexit” Sebastian Mallaby -- The Washington Post, April 11, 2019

Brexit Extension: How Much Will It Actually Cost the UK to Leave the EU?" Jonathan Perraton -- The Conversation, April 17, 2019
South Korea Plays Mediator
Moon’s Next Move” The Korea Times, April 12, 2019

Can Moon Jae-in Bridge the Gap Between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un?” Robert Kelly -- The National Interest, April 16, 2019
Cleaning Up Fukushima
Fukushima Operator Begins Milestone Task of Removing Nuclear Fuel Rods from Damaged Reactor” Danielle Demetriou -- The Telegraph, April 15, 2019

Fukushima’s Final Costs Will Approach a Trillion Dollars Just for Nuclear Disaster” Michael Barnard -- CleanTechnica, April 16, 2019
Oil Runs the World
The Implications of Eastern Mediterranean Gas for Turkey” Kadri Tastan -- The German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 15, 2019

Oil Market Update: Checking in on Venezuela” Frank Verrastro and Guy Caruso -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 16, 2019
Measles Epidemic Spreads