October 10, 2018
Weekly World News Update
South China Sea Showdowns; Climate Situation Dire; Elections Around the Globe; Journalist Targeting Skyrockets; Ambassador Haley Resigns
Quote of the Week
" There is a direct contradiction between Trump’s aggressive economic nationalism and his administration’s commitment to defend the South China Sea. The South China Sea is not the United States’ home waters; it is China’s. Geography still matters. And because the United States is so far away, its only hope is to offer an uplifting regional vision that anchors its military one.
-- CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.
Close Encounters in the South China Sea
Distrust of China Sparks Philippines, U.S. to Step Up Joint Military Exercises ” Ralph Jennings -- Voice of America, October 5, 2018
U.S. Navy Plans Major Show of Strength in South China Sea as Warning to Beijing ” Teddy Ng – South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018
Implications of Growing U.S.-China Confrontation in the South China Sea SD Pradhan – The Times of India, October 9, 2018
Climate Change Report Released

4 Big Takeaways from the UN’s Alarming Climate Change Repor t” Umair Irfan -- Vox, October 9, 2018

The Dire Warnings of the United Nations’ Latest Climate-Change Report ” Carolyn Kormann -- New Yorker, October 8, 2018

" Good News: We Now Have Until 2030 to Save the Earth" Ross Clark -- The Spectator, October 8, 2018

" Climate Politicking Isn't Working. We Need Climate Civil Disobedience" Bill McKibben - LA Times, October 9, 2018
Elections All Around the World
Brazil Election: Jair Bolsonaro Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win” Ernesto Londo ño and Manuela Andreoni -- New York Times, October 7, 2018
Bosnia Election Seen as Key for Future of War-Ravaged Nation ” Eldar Emric and Jovana Gec -- Washington Post, October 5, 2018
Troubling Hostility Towards Journalists
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump 'Concerned' about Missing Journalist; Saudis Deny Involvement ” Zachary Cohen and Elise Labott -- CNN, October 9, 2018
Bulgarian Investigative Journalist Murdered ” Lili Bayer -- Politico, October 8, 2018

" 43 Journalists Killed in 2018" -- Committee to Protect Journalists
UN Ambassador Haley Departs
Nikki Haley Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the UN” John Haltiwanger -- Business Insider, October 9, 2018

" How Haley’s Vision Clashed With Trump’s" Eli Lake -- Bloomberg, October 9, 2018

" How Nikki Haley Played the White House Game - and Won" Zack Beauchamp -- Vox, October 9, 2018

" What Nikki Haley’s Exit May Mean for the Middle East" Laura Rozen -- Al-Monitor, October 9, 2018

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