January 12, 2022
Weekly World News Update
As NATO Talks Conclude, What's Next for Russia?; In Kazakhstan, Questions Remain; Tensions in Bosnia; North Korea Accelerates Missile Tests; ECOWAS Sanctions Against Mali; Sanctions as Ortega Inaugurated Again
As NATO Talks Conclude, What's Next for Russia?
In Kazakhstan, Questions Remain
"Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan's January 2022 Unrest" Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz -- The Diplomat, January 11, 2022

"Kazakhstan's Protests Aren't a Color Revolution" Erica Marat and Assel Tutumlu -- Foreign Policy, January 11, 2022

"Do Kazakhstan's Protests Signal an End to the Nazarbayev Era?" Angieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska -- Al Jazeera, January 11, 2022

"Will the Crisis in Kazakhstan Affect Putin's Plans for Ukraine?" Reid Standish -- Radio Free Europe, January 10, 2022


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Tensions in Bosnia
"Protesters Call for Action to Prevent Bosnia from Sliding Into War" Mersiha Gadzo -- Al Jazeera, January 10, 2022


"Is Bosnia on the Verge of Conflict?" Charles Kupchan -- Council on Foreign Relations, December 2, 2021
North Korea Accelerates Missile Tests
"North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says" Choe Sang-Hun -- New York Times, January 10, 2022

"North Korea Fires Second Suspected Missile in Six Days" Rupert Wingfield-Hayes -- BBC News, January 11, 2022

"North Korea's Overture on Nuclear Talks and Inter-Korean Relations for 2022: 'Strategic Patience'" Mitch Shin -- Institute for Security and Development Policy, January 2022

"Kim Jong Un-ism: Leader Seeks 'New Ideology for North Korea" Gabriela Bernal -- Nikkei Asia, January 11, 2022

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ECOWAS Sanctions Mali After Election Delays
"'Rattled' Mali Junta Calls for Protests Against ECOWAS Sanctions" Isaac Kaledzi -- Deutsche Welle, January 11, 2022


"Rising Instability in Mali Raises Fears About Role of Private Russian Military Group" Christopher Michael Faulkner -- The Conversation, January 10, 2022
U.S. and EU Sanctions as Ortega Sworn In Again

"Nicaragua's Ortega Sworn in for Fourth Term as U.S., EU Impose Sanctions" Daphne Psaledakis and Robin Emmott -- Reuters, January 10, 2022

"Fighting the Autocratic Slide in Central America" Charles Call -- Brookings Institution, December 3, 2021