June 8, 2022
Weekly World News Update
After 100 Days, the War in Ukraine Rages On; Gas Prices Forebode Future Economic Struggles; Summit for the Americas Off to a Shaky Start; Boris Johnson Survives No Confidence Vote; China's Base in Cambodia; Yemen Truce Holds; Nigerian Election Cycle Looms After Church Attack
After 100 Days, the War in Ukraine Rages On
"100 Days of War in Ukraine: How the Conflict Has Developed" Seán Clarke, Pablo Gutiérrez, and Monika Cvorak – The Guardian, June 1, 2022

"The Ukraine War Still Holds Surprises. The Biggest May Be for Putin" Thomas Friedman – New York Times, June 7, 2022

"Disinformation Fight Goes Beyond Ukraine and Its Allies" Adam Kowalski – Chatham House, June 8, 2022

"The Russians Are Gone, But Normal Life Is Yet to Return to Kharkiv" Christian Esch – Der Spiegel, June 3, 2022

What If Ukraine Wins?” Liana Fix and Michael Kimmage – Foreign Affairs, June 6, 2022

"Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Why the Russian Public Is Tired of the War in Ukraine" Andrei Kolesnikov – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 7, 2022

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Gas Prices Forebode Future Economic Struggles

"World Bank Slashes Growth Forecast, Warns of Stagflation" Sylvan Lane – The Hill, June 7, 2022

"Early Winter Gas Rush in Asia Signals Further Price Pain Ahead" Stephen Stapczynski and Nicholas Swee Yang Lua – Bloomberg, June 7, 2022

"Downside of High Gas Prices: Five Trends in Global Gas" Ben Cahill – CSIS, June 2, 2022

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Summit for the Americas Off to a Shaky Start
"Biden Welcomes (Some) Leaders to the Summit of the Americas" Colm Quinn – Foreign Policy, June 8, 2022

Six Things to Watch During the Summit of the Americas” Nahal Toosi – Politco, June 6, 2022

Six Things for Biden and Bolsonaro to Discuss on the Summit Sidelines” Daniel Runde and Ryan Berg – CSIS, June 6, 2022

"Trudeau Sidesteps Summit of the Americas Controversy as Mexico Snubs Biden" James McCarten – Calgary Herald, June 7, 2022

Boris Johnson Survives No Confidence Vote
"Boris Johnson Wins Vote But Suffers Large Tory Rebellion" Joshua Nevett – BBC, June 7, 2022

"Boris Johnson Survives, for Now" John Cassidy – New Yorker, June 7, 2022

"Ukraine's Zelenskyy 'Very Happy' at Boris Johnson Confidence Vote Win" Dan Sabbagh – The Guardian, June 7, 2022
China's Secret Base in Cambodia
"China Secretly Building Naval Facility in Cambodia, Western Officials Say" Ellen Nakashima and Cate Cadell – Washington Post, June 6, 2022

"Cambodia Breaks Ground on China-Funded Ream Naval Base Expansion" Shaun Turton and Bopha Phorn – Nikkei Asia, June 8, 2022

"What the Cambodian Naval Base Brouhaha Overlooks" Sebastian Strangio – The Diplomat, June 8, 2022

"How China Is Contesting U.S. Influence in the Pacific" Patrick Cronin, Bonnie Glaser, and Brian Hanson – The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, June 2, 2022

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Yemen Truce Holds as New Reports Reveal Depth of Crisis
"Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Yemen Have Been Called War Crimes. Many Relied on U.S. Support" Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly, and Atthar Mirza – Washington Post, June 4, 2022

"Yemen Truce Extended for Two Months But Warring Sides Far Apart" Ali al-Sakani – Al Jazeera, June 2, 2022

"U.S. Envoy Urges Funding for Yemen's 'Ticking Time Bomb'" Eizabeth Hagedorn – Al Monitor, June 7, 2022

"U.S. Fails to Assess Civilian Deaths in Yemen War, Internal Report Says" Edward Wong – New York Times, June 7, 2022
Nigerian Election Cycle Looms After Church Attack
Weekly World News Update is a collection of sources to help readers better understand what is happening around the world and the policy implications of these developments. Any opinions expressed in the above articles are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the World Affairs Councils of America, which takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.