February 20, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Trump's Border Emergency; U.S. Congress Rebukes Trump on Yemen; MBS in India; Warsaw Conference; India-Pakistan Heats Up; Taiwan and China; Haiti in Trouble; UN Ambassador Slot
Quote of the Week
If we’re serious about the transatlantic partnership, it’s not very easy for me as German Chancellor to read… that the American Department of Commerce apparently considers German and European cars to be a threat to the national security of the United States of America.” 
-- Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
Border Security = National Emergency?
Coalition of States Sues Trump Over National Emergency to Build Border Wall” Amy Goldstein -- Washington Post, February 18, 2019

Trump Will 'Protect' Emergency Declaration If Congress Disapproves” Matthew Schwartz -- National Public Radio, February 18, 2019
Trump's Emergency Declaration May Have Laid the Groundwork for His Impeachment” Michael Conway -- NBC News, February 18, 2019
Why a Wall Alone Can’t Fix the Emergency on the U.S. Border” John Davidson -- The Federalist, February 19, 2019

" Congress Is Complicit in Trump’s Power Grab" Michael Tanner -- National Review, February 20, 2019
U.S. Congress Takes Action on Yemen
Congress Closer to Forcing Trump’s Hand on Saudi Support” Rebecca Kheel -- The Hill, February 19, 2019
The House Vote to End Support for the War on Yemen Shows How Much Has Changed” James Carden -- The Nation, February 14, 2019
MBS’s Foreign Trip
Saudi Prince Gets Red Carpet in Asia as Murder Strains U.S. Ties” Ismail Dilawar; Donna Abu-Nasr; Alaa Shahine -- Bloomberg, February 19, 2019
A Happy Marriage Between God and Budget Deficits” Mohammed Hanif -- New York Times, February 19, 2019
Middle East Conference in Warsaw
Warsaw Summit Evokes Shadows of the Past” Jo Harper -- Forbes, February 18, 2019
Mike Pompeo’s Shambolic Summit in Warsaw” -- The Economist, February 15, 2019
India-Pakistan Feud Heats Up
After Pulwama: What Are India’s Retaliation Options?” Joy Mitra -- The Diplomat, February 19, 2019

Joanna Slater -- Washington Post, February 18, 2019
Taiwan’s Potential Showdown with China
The Looming Taiwan Crisis” Richard Haass -- Project Syndicate, February 15, 2019

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Says She Will Run for Re-Election in 2020” -- South China Morning Post, February 19, 2019
Will China Seize Taiwan?” Peter Gries and Tao Wang -- Foreign Affairs, February 15, 2019
Unrest in Haiti
" Is Haiti Unraveling?" Georges Fauriol -- CSIS, February 20, 2019

" Here's What's Fueling Haiti's Violent Street Protests" Jonathon Gatehouse -- CBC News, February 14, 2019
Slot Opens for UN Ambassador Role
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