July 3, 2019
Weekly World News Update
What Happened at the G20?; Talking Tactics; China's Challenges; Africa Caught in the Middle; Information Blackout; Russia's Return; Europe Heats Up; Border Politics; and Peace and Empowerment
Quote of the Week
" The G20 meeting takes place in a moment of high tension, high political tension. We have global warming, but we also have global political warming."
-- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regarding the state of the world at the 2019 G20 Summit held on June 28-29, as quoted in France 24.
What Happened at the G20?
The G20 Train Wreck That Was Osaka” Shiro Armstrong -- Channel News Asia, July 2, 2019


How Xi Trumped Trump at the G20 Summit” Charles Burton -- The Globe and Mail, June 30, 2019

Trump Made Huawei a Political Pawn” Tim Culpan -- Bloomberg, July 1, 2019

Talking Tactics
The Case for Optimism After the Trump-Kim Handshake Summit” Eric Gomez -- National Interest, June 30, 2019

Trump Just Gave North Korea More Than It Ever Dreamed Of” Michael Hirsh -- Foreign Policy, June 30, 2019


Yes, Trump Makes Nice With Dictators, but His Tough Actions Count More” Marc Thiessen -- The Washington Post, July 2, 2019
China's Challenges
Dealing With the Dragon” Philip Shull -- The Foreign Service Journal, July 2019

On Hong Kong Handover Anniversary, Many Fear Loss of Freedoms” Austin Ramzy -- New York Times, July 1, 2019

For China, a Growing Conundrum: What to Do With Hong Kong” Shibani Mahtani and Anna Fifield -- The Washington Post, July 2, 2019

Crouching China, Hidden North Korea Agenda” Henri Féron -- The National Interest, July 1, 2019

China’s Front Door to America’s Backyard” Don Giolzetti -- The Diplomat, June 28, 2019
Africa Caught in the Middle
China’s Engagement With Africa: Where Does It Stand?” Anand Benegal -- Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, June 28, 2019

Can Trump’s Prosper Africa Make America Greater Than China and Other Partners in Africa?” Landry Signé and Eric Olander -- Brookings, June 26, 2019

A New Cold War in Africa” Mehari Maru -- Al Jazeera, July 1, 2019
Information Blackout
Sudan: Life Without the Internet” Katherine Barnett -- Open Access Government, July 1, 2019

Myanmar: Internet Shutdown Risks Lives” Human Rights Watch, June 28, 2019

Mauritania Blocked the Internet Over Protests Though Just One in Five People Are Online” Abdi Latif Dahir -- Quartz Africa -- June 28, 2019 

Russia's Return
Russia in the Council of Europe: What Does It Mean for Human Rights?” Mikhail Bushuev and Elena Barysheva -- Deutsche Welle, June 26, 2019

Russia’s Undiplomatic Return to the Council of Europe” Jean-Luc Mounier -- France 24, June 28, 2019

How Ireland Helped Bring Russia in From the Cold” Ruadhán Mac Cormaic -- The Irish Times, June 29, 2019
Europe Heats Up
Europe Has Had Five 500-Year Summers in Fifteen Years. And Now This” Stephen Leahy -- National Geographic, June 28, 2019

Climate Change and the European Heatwave: It’s Complicated” Kate Doyle -- ABC News, July 3, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Europe’s Climate” Marco Evers -- Spiegel, July 1, 2019
Border Politics
Will the U.S.-Mexico Migration Deal Work? Here Are the 6 Things You Need to Know” Rachel Schmidtke – The Washington Post, June 27, 2019

Did the U.S. and Mexico Just Link Their Immigration Policies?” Andrés Martinez -- The Atlantic, June 29, 2019
Peace and Empowerment
Empowering Girls in National Security” Lauren Buitta -- War on the Rocks, June 27, 2019

Henry Kissinger: For a More Peaceful Vision of the Future, Look to the Olympics” Henry Kissinger -- Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2019