November 13, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Changes and Challenges Across the Atlantic; NATO: Dying or Just Sick?; The Fall of the Berlin Wall; Bolivia Ousts Morales; 2019: A Year of Protests; World Economic Watch; and Environmental Threats
Quote of the Week
" What we are currently experiencing (is) the brain-death of NATO.... You have no coordination whatsoever of strategic decision-making between the United States and its NATO allies. None. You have an uncoordinated aggressive action by another NATO ally, Turkey, in an area where our interests are at stake."
-- French President Emmanuel Macron, in an exclusive interview with The Economist detailing Europe's fragile position in a hostile world.
Changes and Challenges Across the Atlantic
Macron Challenges Europe’s Self-Denial” Judy Dempsey -- Carnegie Europe, November 12, 2019

Rocking the Boat: The Macron Method” Tara Varma -- European Council on Foreign Relations, November 8, 2019


14 Big Brains on Brexit” Christian Oliver -- Politico, November 11, 2019

Europe Needs Another Cultural Revolution. But Who Would Lead It?” Andre Wilkens -- The Guardian, November 13, 2019
NATO: Dying or Just Sick?
NATO Isn’t Dead, but It’s Ailing” Walter Mead -- The Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2019
 
What Would Happen If Russia and NATO Went to War?” Kris Osborn -- The National Interest, November 12, 2019

Turkey, NATO, and a Shifting World” Jay Nordlinger -- National Review, November 12, 2019 
30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The Lesson of the Berlin Wall Is That All Systems Are Fragile, but Some More Than Others” Jeremy Cliffe -- New Statesmen America, November 10, 2019

A Russian View on the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 Years On” Andrei Kolesnikov -- The Moscow Times, November 7, 2019

What Would It Take to Unify Korea? Germany Offers Lessons.” Melissa Chan -- The Atlantic, November 7, 2019
Bolivia Ousts Morales
Uncertainty in Bolivia as Senator Claims Interim Presidency” Luis Henao and Carlos Valdez -- The Star, November 13, 2019


Bolivia’s Anti-Indigenous Backlash Is Growing” Jacquelyn Kovarik -- The Nation, November 13, 2019

Why Is Evo Morales Suddenly No Longer President of Bolivia?” Keith Johnson -- Foreign Policy, November 11, 2019

Why Bolivian Politics Suddenly Matters to Putin” Leonid Bershidsky -- Bloomberg, November 11, 2019
2019: A Year of Protests
2019 – A Deja Vu in Terms of Protests?” Jamie Dettmer -- Voice of America, November 12, 2019

Power to the People” Aryeh Neier -- Project Syndicate, November 11, 2019

Iran’s Protests and the Threat to Domestic Stability” Seth Jones -- Center for Strategic & International Studies, November 8, 2019

In Lebanon, a Woman’s Place Is Leading the Revolution” Richard Hall -- Independent, November 11, 2019 

Can Abdul Mahdi Overcome the Protests?” Ali Mamouri -- Al-Monitor, November 11, 2019

As Hong Kong Universities Become Battle Zones, Mainland Chinese Students Flee” Jing Yang and Stella Yifan Xie -- The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2019
World Economic Watch
Have the BRICS Hit a Wall?” Jo Harper -- Deutsche Welle, November 12, 2019

Political Discord Threatens Economic Co-Operation” Chris Giles -- Financial Times, November 12, 2019

The World Economy Is Headed for a Recession. China Won’t Be There to Save It This Time” David Dodwell -- South China Morning Post, November 11, 2019

The Environment Takes a Hit
How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong” Eugene Linden -- New York Times, November 8, 2019

The Climate Chain Reaction That Threatens the Heart of the Pacific” Simon Denyer and Chris Mooney -- The Washington Post, November 12, 2019