January 26, 2022
Weekly World News Update
U.S. Grapples With Putin's Ukraine Threats; Biden's First Year; Assessing Taliban Talks in Oslo; Division in Honduras Ahead of Inauguration; Burkina Faso Latest In Wave of Coups; UAE, U.S. Intercept More Houthi Missiles; Pakistan's First Female Supreme Court Judge
U.S., Europe Grapple With Putin's Ukraine Threats

"The Day After Russia Attacks: What War in Ukraine Would Look Like and How America Should Respond" Alexander Vindman and Dominic Cruz Bustillos -- Foreign Affairs, January 21, 2022

"Putin Has the U.S. Right Where He Wants It" Fiona Hill -- New York Times, January 24, 2022

"The West Fell Into Putin's Trap" Caroline de Gruyter -- Foreign Policy, January 24, 2022

"How the Central Asian States Can Protect Themselves From Russia" Andrew D'Anieri -- The Diplomat, January 24, 2022

"How Will Europe Cope If Russia Shuts Off Its Gas?" The Economist, January 24, 2022

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Biden's First Year
"Biden's First Year: A Tale of Two Presidencies" Jonathan Lemire -- Politico, January 19, 2022

"Is Biden's Foreign Policy Grade A Material?" Foreign Policy, January 20, 2022

"Americans Assess President Biden's First Year in Office" Sam Cabral -- BBC News, January 21, 2022

"An Overview of Biden's First Regulatory Year" Bridget Dooling -- Brookings Institution, January 20, 2022

Assessing Talks With Taliban in Oslo
"Afghanistan: How the Taliban Stand to Benefit From Norway Talks" Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah -- Deutsche Welle, January 25, 2022

"Threatened and Beaten, Afghan Women Defy Taliban With Protests" David Zucchino and Yaqoob Akbary -- New York Times, January 24, 2022

"Norway Defends Hosting Talks with Afghan Taliban" Ayaz Gul -- Voice of America, January 25, 2022
Division in Honduras Ahead of Inauguration
"New Honduran Leader Loses Grip on Congress, Sapping Hope for Change" Anatoly Kurmanaev -- New York Times, January 21, 2022

"Honduras Congress Splits, Threatens New President's Plans" Marlon González -- ABC News, January 23, 2022

Burkina Faso Latest in Wave of Coups
"Burkina Faso's Military Seizes Power in a Coup, Detains President, and Dissolves Government" Sam Mednick, Stephanie Busari, and Niamh Kennedy -- CNN, January 24, 2022

"Burkina Faso Coup: Why Soldiers Have Overthrown President Kaboré" Beverly Ochieng -- BBC News, January 25, 2022

"With Burkina Faso's President Ousted, West Africa Faces 'Coup Bloc'" Danielle Paquette -- Washington Post, January 25, 2022

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UAE, U.S. Intercept More Houthi Missiles
Pakistan's First Female Supreme Court Judge
Weekly World News Update is a collection of sources to help readers better understand what is happening around the world and the policy implications of these developments. Any opinions expressed in the above articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Affairs Councils of America, which takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.