July 10, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Goal: Equal Pay; A Shaky 'Special Relationship'; Global Power Dynamics; Greek Resilience; Nuclear Nuances; Taliban Talks; Fight for Human Rights; Hard Challenges in Sudan and the Horn of Africa
Quotes of the Week
" I think we knew that this win...was going to be bigger than soccer, but that moment just solidified everything. This World Cup win is so much more than what was on the field. It seems like one of those iconic turning points in history."
-- Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain of the U.S. Women's National Team, commenting Tuesday in a CNN AC360 interview with host Anderson Cooper.

" Equal pay! Equal pay! Equal pay!"
-- U.S. soccer fans chanting in France's Stade de Lyon after the U.S. Women's National Team defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup championship match.
Testing the Special Relationship


" Read Kim Darroch's Letter of Resignation as British Ambassador to the United States" Jennifer Hassan -- The Washington Post, July 10, 2019

" Kim Darroch and the Myth of the Special Relationship" James Barr -- The Spectator, July 10, 2019

" Johnson Under Fire as Kim Darroch Quits as UK Ambassador to U.S." Peter Walker; Patrick Wintour; Rajeev Syal; Sabrina Siddiqui -- The Guardian, July 10, 2019

" Diplomats Fear Chilling Effect of British Ambassador's Resignation" Robbie Gramer -- Foreign Policy, July 9, 2019
Global Power Dynamics
United States of Europe Could Spell the End of the Western Alliance” Con Coughlin -- The National, July 4, 2019

Taiwan’s Status Is a Geopolitical Absurdity” Chris Horton -- The Atlantic, July 8, 2019

The Value of Global China” Jonathan Woetzel and Jeongmin Seong -- Project Syndicate, July 9, 2019
 
The Middle East Is Now Split Between Red States and Blue States” Steven Cook -- Foreign Policy, July 8, 2019
Greek Resilience
Greece Is the Good News Story in Europe” Roger Cohen -- New York Times, July 8, 2019

Greece Embraces the Center and Continues Course Out of Crisis” David Wemer -- Atlantic Council, July 8, 2019

The Rapid Fall of the Left” Yascha Mounk -- The Atlantic, July 9, 2019
Nuclear Nuances

Trump Wants to Talk. Iran Isn’t Interested.” Nahal Toosi -- Politico, July 7, 2019

The Chinese Obstacle to a Nuclear Deal With North Korea” Peter Huessy -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 8, 2019

Trump and Kim Can’t Fix the U.S.-North Korea Problem on Their Own” Jung Pak -- Brookings, July 8, 2019
Taliban Talks
The Long and Winding Road to Peace in Afghanistan” Siobhan O’Grady -- The Washington Post, July 10, 2019

Taliban-Pakistan Nexus an Obstacle to Afghan Peace” Neelapu Shanti -- South Asia Monitor, July 3, 2019

The Women Leading Efforts for Female Rights at Talks With Taliban” Shereena Qazi -- Al Jazeera, July 8, 2019
Fight for Human Rights
Buddhists Go to Battle: When Nationalism Overrides Pacifism” Hannah Beech -- New York Times, July 8, 2019

Is China Undermining Human Rights at the United Nations” Lindsay Maizland -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 9, 2019

Rohingya Refugee Voices Amplify Across Southeast Asia” Adam Bemma -- The Jakarta Post, July 8, 2019

Our New Saddam Hussein” Jackson Diehl -- The Washington Post, July 7, 2019

Shaky Steps in Sudan
How to Save Sudan’s Democratic Revolution” Bülent Aras -- National Interest, July 7, 2019

Sudan: Put Justice Up Front” Human Rights Watch, July 9, 2019


Sudan May Follow a Perilous Arab Spring Playbook: The Strongman Falls, His Allies Remain” Adam Taylor and Claire Parker -- The Washington Post, July 5, 2019
Hope and Doubt on the Horn of Africa
Assassinations, Arrests Test Ethiopia’s Push Toward Democracy” Salem Solomon -- Voice of America, July 5, 2019

How The Glow of the Historic Accord Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Has Faded” Martin Plaut -- Mail and Guardian, July 8, 2019

Lessons from the Peace Process Between Ethiopia and Eritrea” Roee Kibrik -- The Jerusalem Post, July 8, 2019