July 17, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Words, Actions, Consequences; European Power Duo; Let's Get This Strait; Turkey's Bet; Yemen: Elusive Peace; Philippines Under Fire; Emergency Watch: Health, Food, and Water; + New Space Race
Quote of the Week
" I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it. And at the highest level of government, there's no room for racism. It sows the seeds of violence and destroys the hopes and dreams of people. The world is watching. They are shocked and dismayed because it seems we have lost our way. As a nation, as a proud and great people. We are one Congress. And we are here to serve one house, the American House, the American people."
-- Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in a statement on the floor of the House Tues., July 16,( see video) regarding H. Res. 489, a resolution condemning President Trump's "racist comments" directed at four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Words, Actions, Consequences
House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist” Julie Hirschfeld Davis -- New York Times, July 16, 2019

Trump Administration Files Rule That Would All but End Asylum for Central Americans” Rebekah Entralgo -- ThinkProgress, July 15, 2019

Trump’s Incendiary Rhetoric Is Only Accelerating Immigration” Randy Capps -- Foreign Affairs, July 16, 2019

Look to Italy to Understand the Dangers of Trump’s Racist Tweets” Annalisa Merelli -- Quartz, July 17, 2019

War, Empire, and Racism in the Anthropocene” Nafeez Ahmed -- Mondoweiss, July 3, 2019

" Trump, the Squad, and the "Standard Definition" of Racism" Doreen St. Felix -- The New Yorker, July 16, 2019

Kellyanne Conway Just Said Something That Should Stun You” Chris Cillizza -- CNN, July 16, 2019

European Power Duo

" Trump's New EU Foil: Another 'Strong Female German Leader'" Nahal Toosi -- Politico, July 17, 2019

" Christine Lagarde Faces a New Challenge in Europe" Jack Ewing and Amie Tsang -- New York Times, July 16, 2019

" Lagarde Resigns as IMF Chief, Starting Race for Her Successor" Lesley Wroughton -- Reuters, July 16, 2019
Let's Get This Strait
Why This Narrow Strait Next to Iran Is So Critical to the World’s Oil Supply” Karl Russell; Denise Lu; Anjali Singhvi -- New York Times, July 11, 2019

Concern Grows Over UAE-Based Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz” Jon Gambrell -- Associated Press, July 16, 2019

Trump’s Iran Policy Hasn’t Failed - Yet” John Hannah -- Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 12, 2019

It’s Plainly Obvious That Donald Trump Has No Iran Policy” Adam Weinstein -- The New Republic, July 10, 2019
Turkey's Bet
Why Turkey Doesn’t Trust the United States” Nick Danforth -- Foreign Policy, July 15, 2019

Why Would Turkey’s Erdogan Ask for U.S. Sanctions?” Ilhan Tanir -- Ahval, July 16, 2019

Why Is Turkey Betting on Russia?” Galip Dalay -- Brookings, July 15, 2019
Yemen: Elusive Peace
Philippines Under Fire
UN to Probe Philippines Drug War Deaths” Stephanie Nebehay and Marina Depetris -- Reuters, July 11, 2019

The World Is Watching” Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 11, 2019

Will the Philippines Quit UN Rights Body?” Patricia Viray -- The Philippine Star, July 15, 2019
Emergency Watch: Health, Food, and Water
The Response to DRC’s Ebola Crisis Isn’t Working. Here’s What We Need to Do” David Miliband -- The Guardian, July 15, 2019

Three Global Health Leaders Outline Their Health Security Visions” Lisa Cornish -- Devex, July 15, 2019

Water Woes: Running out of Time” Amarnath Menon -- India Today, July 11, 2019

India’s Water Crisis Could Be Helped by Better Building, Planning” Arati Kumar-Rao -- National Geographic, July 15, 2019
The New Space Race
Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness” Steven Markovich and Andrew Chatzky -- Council on Foreign Relations, July 11, 2019

India’s Moon Mission Signals Country’s Growing Space Ambitions” Niha Masih -- The Washington Post, July 12, 2019

After Delay of Chandrayaan-2 Launch, Indians Are Disappointed but Confident” Jeffrey Gettleman - New York Times, July 15, 2019