March 6, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Trump-Kim Break Up; Netanyahu Indictment; Trudeau in Trouble?; Algerian Presidential Protests; China's Economic Spiral; India-Turkey Downgrade; EU Taxes; Migrants Surge Borde r ; 58 Military and National Security Leaders Write Trump; Huawei on Trial
Quote of the Week
It is more than a failure. It is a tragedy. There was a deal to be had. There was no “trap.” There was no real risk that “Trump was going to give away the store.” Instead, there was an honest difference in negotiating positions.”
-- Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, in a LobeLog article today on the Hanoi Summit no-deal.
Trump-Kim Break Up
" The Inevitable Return of Muddling Along in North Korea" Richard Fontaine -- The Atlantic, March 5, 2019

After Hanoi Summit: Rebuilding of Sohae Launch Facility” Joseph Bermudez and Victor Cha -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 5, 2019

The Hanoi Setback and Tokyo’s North Korea Problem” Sheila Smith -- Council on Foreign Relations, March 1, 2019
 
No-Deal Summit - Will Trump and Kim Break Up or Make Up?” Scott Snyder -- Nikkei Asian Review, March 1, 2019
 
Assessment of the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit” Sue Mi Terry and Lisa Collins -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 28, 2019
Netanyahu in Trouble?
Netanyahu Faces Indictments and a Rising Opposition - Could He Lose Re-Election?” Bernard Avishai -- New Yorker, March 4, 2019
 
The End Is Nigh for Netanyahu” Natan Sachs -- The Atlantic, March 2, 2019

The Man Who Could Topple Netanyahu” Gwen Ackerman; Amy Teibel; Udi Segal -- Bloomberg, March 4, 2019
Political Scandal in Canada
 
Justin Trudeau Vowed to Change Politics. Now a Scandal May Doom Him.” Yuliya Talmazan -- NBC News, March 6, 2019

Trudeau’s Ex-Adviser and Close Friend to Testify in Political Crisis” Ian Austen -- The New York Times, March 6, 2019
Algerians Protest Bouteflika
Algeria’s Aging Leader Could Spark a Belated Arab Spring” Zvi Bar'el -- Haaretz, March 4, 2019

Algeria: Anger Boils Despite President’s Offer to Protesters” Aomar Ouali -- Associated Press, March 4, 2019

China Spirals Downward Economically
Six Key Takeaways from China Premier Li Keqiang’s Annual Policy Blueprint” South China Morning Post -- South China Morning Post, March 5, 2019


China at the Crossroads” Jeff Spross -- The Week Magazine, March 6, 2019
Trump Drops India and Turkey Status
Trump Moves to Scrap Trade Privilege for India, Delhi Plays Down Impact” Eric Beech; Neha Dasgupta; Manoj Kumar, Krishna Das; Aditya Kalra; Chris Prentice; Sanjeev Miglani; Clarence Fernandez; James Dalgleish -- Reuters, March 4, 2019
 
" Trump Kicks India, Turkey Out of Trade Preference Program" Doug Palmer -- Politico EU, March 5, 2019
All About Taxes
‘Don’t Tax Me; Don’t Tax Thee; Tax the Fellow Behind the Tree’” William Reinsch -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 4, 2019
Migrant Crossings Surge
" Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High" Joel Rose; John Burnett; Richard Gonzales -- NPR, March 5, 2019


" Border Patrol Facilities Put Detainees With Medical Conditions at Risk" Sheri Fink and Caitlin Dickerson -- New York Times, March 5, 2019
58 Military and National Security Leaders Write Trump
Meng Wanzhou Goes to Court
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