November 23, 2022
Weekly World News Update
World Cup Woes; Ukraine-Russia; COP27 Concludes; VP Harris Visits the Philippines; Malaysia Election Concerns; Bolsonaro Challenges Election Results
Quote of the Week
Opening of World Cup Shines a Spotlight on Issues in the Middle East
Gulf Rivalries and the Qatar World Cup” Simon Henderson, Washington Institute for Near East Policy – November 17, 2022

Why the World Cup Belongs in the Middle East” Abdullah Al-Arian, The New York Times – November 21, 2022 

The Qatar World Cup Exposes Soccer’s Shame” Tom McTague, The Atlantic – November 19, 2022

Everything Wrong With the Qatar World Cup” Miguel Delaney, Independent – November 22, 2022

‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Iranian Fans Protest Against Regime at World Cup” Mohammed Rasool, Vice News – November 21, 2022
Photo: Guardian
Ukraine-Russia: Dark Winter of Uncertainty Ahead

Power Outages in Ukrainian Cities, Moldova After New Strikes” John Leicester & Sam Medniick, Associated Press – November 23, 2022

A Missile Falls on NATO Territory. What Next?” Alexander Baunov, Carnegie Politika – November 16, 2022

Should Ukraine Give Peace Talks a Chance?” Eric Levitz, Intelligencer – November 22, 2022

Photo: AP
COP27 Climate Summit Ends on a High Note
The Unexpected Breakthroughs of COP27” Olivia Lazard, Carnegie Europe – November 22, 2022

The Big Success and Bigger Failure of COP27” Atlantic Council – November 21, 2022

How Vulnerable Countries Finally Got a Fund For Climate Damage” Sara Schonhardt & Karl Mathiesen, Politico – November 21, 2022

Photo: Getty
Vice-President Kamala Harris Visits the Philippines

Explainer - Why U.S. Seeks Closer Security Cooperation With the Philippines” David Brunnstrom & Karen Lena, Reuters – November 20, 2022

Photo: AP
Post-Elections: What's Next for Malaysia?
Malaysia Election: Why Isn’t There a Government Yet?” Jonathan Head, BBC News – November 21, 2022

Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?” Joshua Kurlantzick, Council on Foreign Relations – November 21, 2022

Ahead of GE15, Will It Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics?” James Chin, The Diplomat – November 17, 2022
Photo: Getty
Bolsonaro Challenges Brazil's Elections
Brazil’s Post-Bolsonaro “Normality Dividend”” Brian Winter, America’s Quarterly – November 23, 2022

After Victory For Democracy, What Is Brazil’s Road Ahead?” Valerie Wirtschafter, Brookings – November 9, 2022

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Challenges Election Loss, Files Petition Demanding Votes Be Annulled” Julia Vargas Jones & Heather Chen, CNN – November 22, 2022
Photo: AFP
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.