July 11, 2018
Weekly World News Update
The Contentious NATO Summit; Russia Relations with the U.S. and NATO; Syria Smolders On; Brexodus; Ethiopia-Eritrea Strike Peace
Quote of the Week
“Dear America, appreciate your allies. After all, you don't have that many.” 
-- European Council President Donald Tusk , in a press statement after signing the Joint Declaration on NATO-EU Cooperation on Tuesday .
The Contentious NATO Summit
" The West Will Survive Trump" Richard Fontaine and Vance Serchuk -- The Atlantic, July 11, 2018

" A Strategic Reset for NATO " Zalmay Khalilzad -- The National Interest, July 10, 2018

" Trump’s Misguided Attack on European Unity" Stewart M. Patrick -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 10, 2018

" NATO’s Binary Moment" Andrew A. Michta -- The American Interest, July 10, 2018

" An Inconvenient Truth: Addressing Democratic Backsliding Within NATO" Jonathan Katz and Torrey Taussig -- Brookings Institution, July 10, 2018
Russia Relations with the U.S. and NATO
" Ambassador Bill Taylor on Russia and NATO" William B. Taylor -- United States Institute of Peace, July 5, 2018 [Podcast]

" Trump, Putin, and the Elephants in the Room " Marwan Bishara -- Al Jazeera, July 11, 2018

" Can the Trump-Putin Summit Restore Guardrails to the U.S.-Russian Relationship? " Eugene Rumer; Dmitri Trenin; Andrew S. Weiss -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 2, 2018

" Russia as It Is" Michael McFaul -- Foreign Affairs, July/August, 2018

" ‘They Will Die in Tallinn’: Estonia Girds for War With Russia" Molly K. McKew -- Politico, July 10, 2018
Syria Smolders On
" Why Putin Won’t Throw Iran Under the Bus in Syria" Hamidreza Azizi -- Al-Monitor, July 10, 2018

" Trump Should Strike a Deal With Putin on Syria " Samuel Charap and Jeffrey Martini -- Foreign Policy, July 10, 2018

" Russia Stays in the Driver’s Seat in Syria" Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, July 10, 2018


" The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started It " Jonah Shepp -- New York Magazine, July 11, 2018

" The Brexit Showdown " Ashish Kumar Sen -- The Atlantic, July 9, 2018
Ethiopia and Eritrea Strike Peace

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