January 18, 2023
Weekly World News Update
Russia-Ukraine War; Davos 2023; Japan-U.S. Relations; Haiti's Government Collapses;
Germany's New Defense Minister; COP28
Quote of the Week
Russia Threatens Second Mobilization in Ukraine
Is Putin About to Gamble on a Second Mobilisation Wave?” Lisa Haseldine, The Spectator – January 18, 2023

Fear of Russian Defeat Should Not Dampen West’s Commitment to Ukraine’s Victory” Hans Petter Midttun, Kyiv Post – January 17, 2023

Russia Offensive Campaign Assessment” Kateryna Stepanenko, Karolina Hird, et. al, Institute for the Study of War – January 17, 2023
Photo: AFP
Davos 2023 Returns at Full Force
The World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab on What Lies Ahead” Edward Felsenthal, Time – January 17, 2023

De-globalization or Re-globalization? It's More a 'cocktail' of Globalization, Says an Expert at Davos” Kate Whiting & Gayle Markovitz, World Economic Forum – January 18, 2023

The Return of Davos Highlights an Unprecedented Global Wealth Grab” Nabil Ahmed, The Hill – January 17, 2023
Photo: Reuters
Japan Strengthens Military and Diplomatic Relations
Don’t Overlook Japan’s Diplomatic Heft” Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations – January 14, 2023

Japan, US Emphasize Security Cooperation During Kishida Visit” Mina Pollman, The Diplomat - January 18, 2023

Japan’s New Security Strategy Will Make China More Mistrustful” Huang Jing, Nikkei Asia – January 17, 2023

A Readout of the U.S.-Japan Leaders' Meeting” Center for Strategic & International Studies – January 17, 2023
Photo: Getty
Haiti's Government Falls Apart

Haiti On the Brink: Island Nation Falls Into Anarchy” Sorcha Bradley, The Week – January 16, 2023

Photo: Reuters
Germany's New Defense Minister Selected
Germany’s Defense Minister Resigns After String of Blunders” Loveday Morris, Washington Post – January 17, 2023

German’s Scholz Changes Defense Ministers – But Not His Reluctance on Tanks (Yet)” Hans Von Der Burchard & Gabriel Rinaldi, Politico – January 17, 2023

Boris Pistorius to Become Germany’s New Defense Minister” Sabine Kinkartz, Deutsche Welle – January 17, 2023

An Examination of the Truly Dire State of Germany's Military” Matthias Gebauer & Konstantine Von Hammerstein, Der Spiegel – January 17, 2023 
Photo: Reuters
COP28 Faces Concern With Naming of President-Designate
UAE Names Oil Chief to Lead COP28 Talks” Matt McGrath, BBC – January 12, 2023

African Activists Cast Doubt Over Climate Talks’ Credibility” Wanjohi Kabukuru, Associated Press – January 17, 2023

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