August 3, 2022
Weekly World News Update
Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan, Ukraine-Russia Grain Deal, Global Climate Updates, UN Peacekeepers Open Fire in DRC, Myanmar Junta Extends Rule, Nuclear Non Proliferation Review, Al-Zawahiri Killed
US Speaker Pelosi Visits Taiwan Despite Warnings
Nancy Pelosi Will Visit Taiwan, Reports Say, as China Vows ‘Strong Measures’ in Response” Laura Brickman & Khushboo Razdan, South China Morning Post – August 2, 2022

A Pelosi Trip to Taiwan Would Test China’s Appetite for Confrontation” Chris Buckley, New York Times – August 1, 2022

"Pelosi Says US Will 'Not Abandon' Taiwan as China Begins Military Drills." Jeremy Herb, Eric Cheung, Wayne Chang & Rhea Mogul, CNN – August 3, 2022

Here’s Why Top U.S. Officials Like Nancy Pelosi Don’t Usually Go to Taiwan” Adam Taylor & Sammy Westfall, The Washington Post – August 1, 2022
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Ukraine-Russia Grain Deal; Grain Leaves Ukraine After Months of Blockage

Ukraine’s Breadbasket Is (Almost) Open for Business Again” Robbie Gramer & Christina Lu, Foreign Policy – July 29, 2022

What’s in the Ukraine Grain Deal for Russia” Alexandra Prokopenko, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – July 26, 2022

Ukraine Sees Slow Return of Grain Exports as World Watches” Kateryna Choursina, Aine Quinn & Annmarie Hordern, Bloomberg – August, 1, 2022
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Global Climate Updates
Congress Looks Set to Finally Pass Historic Climate Legislation” Bill McKibben, The New Yorker – July 31, 2022

Sinema Can Fulfill McCain’s Climate Legacy” Jeremy Symons, The Hill – August 3, 2022

Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet” Ruth Maclean & Dionne Searcy, The New York Times – July 24, 2022
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UN Peacekeepers Open Fire in the DRC

UN Peacekeepers in Deadly Shooting in Eastern DR Congo” Africa News – August 1, 2022

Explained: The Violent Conflict in the DRC in Which Two BSF Personnel Were Killed” Raghu Malhotra, The Indian Express – July 30, 2022

A Crisis of Consent in UN Peace Operations” Anjali Dayal, The Global Observatory – August 2, 2022
Myanmar Junta Extends Rule Until 2023
BBC News – August 1, 2022

Myanmar Junta Chief Says Stability Must Precede Elections” Khine Lin Kyaw, Bloomberg – July 31, 2022

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10th Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review
Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Killed
Ayman Al Zawahiri: Shock in Kabul as U.S. Kills Al-Qaeda Leader” Lyse Doucet, BBC – August 2, 2022

Who Was Al-Qaeda’s Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri?” Al Jazeera – August 2, 2022

What Ayam Al-Zawahiri’s Killing Means for Al-Qaeda” Rachel Pannett, The Washington Post – August 2, 2022

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