April 3, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Riveting Elections; Middle East Relations; Trump Cuts Aid; Updates in Venezuela; Russian Playbook; U.S.-China Talks Trade; Reiwa in Japan; White Nationalist Terrorism; Air Pollution; WOW Air Shuts Down
Quote of the Week
Let us look for what connects us. Let us promote cooperation above personal interests ... I am happy not just for the result, but mainly that it is possible not to succumb to populism, to tell the truth, to raise interest without aggressive vocabulary.
-- Zuzana Čaputová, first female Slovakian President in remarks made to a crowd after her win on Sunday.
Captivating Elections


What to Know About Zuzana Čaputová, Slovakia's First Female President” Madeline Roache -- TIME, April 1, 2019

" With the president gone, Algerian officials plot next steps" Aomar Ouali -- Associated Press, April 3, 2019

Algeria’s Protests After Bouteflika” Haim Malka -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 29, 2019

A Political Quake in Turkey as Erdogan’s Party Loses in His Home Base of Support” Carlotta Gall -- The New York Times, April 1, 2019
Rocky Relations in the Middle East
Egypt’s Key Role in a Year of Gaza Ceasefires” Seth Frantzman -- The Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2019
 
The Golan Heights: What’s at Stake With Trump’s Recognition” Zachary Laub -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 28, 2019
Trump Cuts Latin American Lifeline
Trump Officials Try to Defend Plan to Cut Aid to Three Central American Nations” Gordon Lubold; Anthony Harrup; Santiago Pérez -- The Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2019

White House Looks to Minimize Economic Impact of Trump’s Border Shutdown Threat” Damian Paletta and Josh Dawsey -- The Washington Post, April 3, 2019
Venezuela Crisis Unfolds
Venezuela's Guaidó Stripped of Immunity, Can Face Prosecution” Agence France Presse, April 3, 2019

Venezuelan Government Bars Guaidó from Public Office for 15 Years” Jorge Rueda -- Associated Press, March 28, 2019
 
Venezuela Crisis: Red Cross Set to Begin Crucial Aid” -- BBC News, March 30, 2019

Trump Has a Russia Problem in Venezuela” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, April 2, 2019
Insight in Russia
The Kremlin Playbook 2” Center for Strategic and International Studies, March, 2019
U.S. and China New Trade Talks
U.S. and China Trade Negotiators Hit the Ground Running With Dinner Diplomacy in Beijing” Frank Tang -- South China Morning Post, March 28, 2019

U.S. Trade Negotiators Arrive in China for Resumed Talks” Joe McDonald -- Associated Press, March 28, 2019

China-U.S. Trade Talks Enter Crunch Period as Liu Arrives In DC” Enda Curran -- Bloomberg, April 3, 2019
New Era for Japan
Hard Truth About White Nationalist Terrorism
How Serious Is White Nationalist Terrorism?” Bruce Hoffman -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 29, 2019

White Terrorists Give Political Cover to Other Americans’ Prejudices” Ibram Kendi -- The Atlantic, April 1, 2019

How Blackface Feeds White Supremacy” Brent Staples -- The New York Times, March 31, 2019
Air Pollution Wreaks Havoc
What Does Air Pollution Do to Our Bodies?” David Shukman -- BBC News, April 2, 2019

The Hidden Air Pollution in Our Homes” Nicola Twilley -- The New Yorker, April 1, 2019
WOW Air Ending Flights
Icelandic Carrier Wow Air Collapses, Cancels All Flights” Sean Folan -- RTÉ, March 28, 2019