June 5, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Tiananmen 30 Years On; A Wary World Eyes China; Tariffs: Mexico's Turn; Global Unrest; A New EU?; Trump Across the Pond; D-Day Anniversary; and Trash Talk
Quotes of the Week
" We salute the heroes of the Chinese people who bravely stood up ... to demand their rights. Today, Chinese citizens have been subjected to a new wave of abuses, especially in Xinjiang, where the Communist Party leadership is methodically attempting to strangle Uighur culture and stamp out the Islamic faith, including through the detention of more than one million members of Muslim minority groups. Even as the party builds a powerful surveillance state, ordinary Chinese citizens continue to seek to exercise their human rights, organize independent unions, pursue justice through the legal system, and simply express their views, for which many are punished, jailed, and even tortured."
-- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an official statement release June 4, 2019 to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, as quoted in The Washington Post.

" Under the pretext of human rights, the statement grossly intervenes in China's internal affairs, attacks its system, and smears its domestic and foreign policies. The Chinese government and people reached the verdict on the political incident of the late 1980s long ago. Whoever attempts to patronize and bully the Chinese people in any name or preach a 'clash of civilizations' to resist the trend of times will never succeed. They will only end up in the ash heap of history."
-- The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S. in an official response to Secretary Pompeo's remarks regarding the Tiananmen massacre anniversary on June 4, 2019, as quoted in The Washington Post.
Tiananmen 30 Years On
A Massacre, Erased” Jeff Widener; Wu’er Kaixi; Yaqui Wang; Louisa Lim; John Pomfret -- The Washington Post, May 30, 2019
 
Unforgettable Tiananmen” Chris Patten -- Project Syndicate, May 29, 2019

Tiananmen's Shadow” Maura Moynihan -- City Journal, June 2, 2019

China’s Complacent Generation” Michael Auslin -- Foreign Policy, June 3, 2019

Remembering Tiananmen Square Is Dangerous, Even in Hong Kong” Ryan Krull -- The Atlantic, June 3, 2019
A Wary World Eyes China
The Real Origins of the U.S.-China Cold War” Charles Edel and Hal Brands -- Foreign Policy, June 2, 2019


Europe’s Search for a China Strategy” Lucrezia Poggetti -- East Asia Forum, May 31, 2019


The Perfect Storm Confronting Xi Jinping” Dean Cheng -- War on the Rocks, June 5, 2019
Tariffs: Mexico's Turn
Mexico’s Response to Tariffs Won’t Make Trump Happy” Shannon O’Neil -- Bloomberg, June 3, 2019

Six Things to Know About Trump’s Mexico Tariffs” Geoffrey Gertz -- Brookings, May 31, 2019

" Republicans Threaten Revolt, May Block Trump's Mexico Tariffs" Burgess Everett and James Arkin -- Politico, June 4, 2019
Global Unrest
This Is No Time to Back Down on Venezuela” Roger Noriega -- RealClear World, May 31, 2019


Escalating Violence in Burkina Faso Is Outpacing the Government’s Response” Alex Thurston -- World Politics Review, May 31, 2019

UN Aid Chief Warns of Looming ‘Horror’ as Somalia Again Faces Famine” Rick Gladstone -- New York Times, June 5, 2019

The Problem With the Narrative of ‘Proxy War’ in Iraq” Douglas Ollivant and Erica Gaston -- War on the Rocks, May 31, 2019

Playacting the Cold War in Kosovo” Alexander Clapp -- Foreign Policy, May 31, 2019
A New EU?
EU Elections Produce Fragmentation, But Also Opportunity for Europe” David Wemer -- Atlantic Council, May 29, 2019

Europe Redefined” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, May 30, 2019

Why the Fragmentation of European Politics Could Bode Poorly for Democracy” Andrea Kendall-Taylor; Erica Frantz; Joseph Wright -- The Washington Post, June 5, 2019
Trump Across the Pond
Trump Can Help the UK Out of the Brexit Madness” Gwythian Prins -- Washington Examiner, June 3, 2019

President Trump, Unloved in Britain, Still Tries to Play Kingmaker” Benjamin Mueller -- New York Times, June 5, 2019

Trump in the UK: A Visit Well Spent” Peter Westmacott -- Atlantic Council, June 4, 2019

Six Key Priorities for President Trump’s State Visit to the United Kingdom” Nile Gardiner and Theodore Bromund -- Heritage Foundation, May 22, 2019
D-Day 75th Anniversary
Trump’s UK Visit Ends With D-Day Commemoration” Doug Mills -- New York Times, June 5, 2019

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of D-Day” James Lindsay; Corey Cooper; Elizabeth Lordi -- Council on Foreign Relations, June 3, 2019

Nothing Prepares You for Visiting Omaha Beach” Rachel Donadio -- The Atlantic, June 2, 2019
Trash Talk
Why Are Western Nations Happy to Treat the Philippines as a Rubbish Dump?” Sholto Byrnes -- The National, June 3, 2019


Nepal Everest Cleanup Drive Yields Garbage, Bodies” Binaj Gurubacharya -- The Washington Post, June 5, 2019