January 30, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Venezuela Reaches Crisis; Afghan Peace Framework Agreed Upon; Huawei Employee Charged; EU Rebuffs May; Macedonia Changes Name; Dam Failure in Brazil; Energy and the Arctic
Quote of the Week
" By going on Twitter and insulting two of our journalists @realDonaldTrump is putting a target on their backs. In turn his followers will then attack @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner in support on Twitter. Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period. "
-- Fox News anchor Julie Banderas tweeting Saturday in response to President Trump's tweet attack on fellow Fox News journalists.
Venezuela Crisis Escalates
Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate ” Rocio Cara Labrador -- Council on Foreign Relations, January 24, 2019

Juan Guaidó: Venezuela’s Interim President ” Moises Rendon -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 24, 2019
 
The Putin Touch in Venezuela ” Maxim Trudolyubov -- Wilson Center, January 25, 2019

The Venezuelan Opposition’s High-Stakes Assault on Maduro” Harold Trinkunas -- Foreign Affairs, January 25, 2019
 
Why Venezuela's Military Will Be Key to Any Transition of Power ” Amanda Lapo and Antonio Sampaio -- International Institute for Strategic Studies, January 24, 2019 
Peace Framework Reached With Afghans
A Step Closer to Peace in Afghanistan? ” Omar Samad and Bharath Gopala Swamy -- Atlantic Council, January 25, 2019
 
U.S. Sees Contours of Peace Accord With Taliban to End War in Afghanistan ” Rupam Jain and Phil Stewart -- Reuters, January 28, 2019 

" I Was Ambassador to Afghanistan. This Deal Is a Surrender." Ryan Crocker -- Washington Post, January 29, 2019

U.S. Charges Huawei Employee
" Why America's Fight With Huawei Matters" Jethro Mullen; Ben Westcott; Steven Jiang; Daniel Shane -- CNN, January 29, 2019

Building a Better Deal With China ” Daniel Rosen and Scott Kennedy -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 28, 2019
 
Huawei Charges Escalate U.S.-China Feud ” David Wemer -- Atlantic Council, January 28, 2019
 
The U.S.-China Trade War Isn’t Going Anywhere ” Michael Schuman -- The Atlantic, January 28, 2019 
EU Rebuffs UK's May
Macedonia Claims Victory Over Name
Greek Parliament Approves Macedonia Name Change Deal ” David Wemer -- Atlantic Council, January 25, 2019 
Tragedy Bursts in Brazil  ­­­
Brumadinho Collapse Uncovers Desperate Situation of Brazil's Dams ” Gustavo Ribeiro -- The Brazilian Report, January 27, 2019
A Lot More Than Just Ice: The Arctic 
The Arctic: Critical Metals, Hydrogen, and Wind Power for the Energy Transition ” Mikaa Mered -- French Institute on International Relations, January 25, 2019 


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