July 24, 2019
Weekly World News Update
U.S. Action and Inaction; Khan's Mixed Results; Boris Johnson's First Day; Ukrainian Wave; Airspace Incursion; Hong Kong's Turn; Scandal and Protest in Puerto Rico; and Indigenous Uproars
Quote of the Week
" If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week....I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth."

-- President Donald Trump in remarks Monday at the White House, while seated next to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
U.S. Action and Inaction
" The Careless Superpower" Fred Kaplan -- Slate, July 23, 2019

Restraint Isn’t Isolationism -- and It Won’t Endanger America” Stephen Walt -- Foreign Policy, July 22, 2019

Dear President Trump: Stay the Course on China” James Fanell -- American Greatness, July 21, 2019

Amid Georgia-Russia Crisis, U.S. Stays Quiet” Joshua Kucera -- Lobe Log, July 22, 2019

The Trump Administration Is Helping Kill Albania’s Democracy” Agim Nesho -- Foreign Policy, July 22, 2019

Iran May Be the Threat, but Iraq Is the Prize” Anthony Cordesman -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 23, 2019
Khan's Mixed Results
China’s Chump: Why America Can’t Trust Pakistan” Michael Rubin -- National Interest, July 22, 2019


Kabul Seeks Clarification on Trump Talk of Wiping Out Afghanistan” Hamid Shalizi -- Reuters, July 23, 2019 



In Pakistan, a Feminist Hero Is Under Fire and on the Run” Jeffrey Gettleman -- New York Times, July 23, 2019

" One Year In: A Conversation With Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan" United States Institute of Peace, July 23, 2019
Tea Time?


A Tory Tea Party? How Fringe Voters Are Reshaping British Politics” Simon Montlake -- The Christian Science Monitor, July 22, 2019

Boris Johnson Meets His Destiny” Tom McTague -- The Atlantic, July 22, 2019
Ukrainian Wave
Airspace Incursion
Hong Kong's Turn

Tiny Apartments and Pushing Work Hours: The Economic Roots of Hong Kong’s Protests” Alexandra Stevenson and Jin Wu -- New York Times, July 22, 2019
Scandal and Protest in Puerto Rico
The Leaked Texts at the Heart of Puerto Rico’s Massive Protests” Yarimar Bonilla -- The Nation, July 22, 2019

Puerto Rico Is Burning” Pedro Reina-Pérez -- Boston Globe, July 22, 2019

Scandal in Puerto Rico Threatens Chance at Statehood” Andrés Córdova -- The Hill, July 18, 2019

Women in Puerto Rico Know All Too Well Why Rosselló Must Resign” Sandra Guzman -- CNN, July 20, 2019
Indigenous Uproars
Bolsonaro Pick for Funai Agency Horrifies Indigenous Leaders” Dom Phillips -- The Guardian, July 21, 2019

Why Won’t Australians Give Aboriginal People a Voice in Parliament?” Bernard Lagan -- Noted, July 22, 2019


Indigenous Food Security Is Dependent on Food Sovereignty” Andi Murphy -- Civil Eats, July 24, 2019