October 16, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Turkey and Trump in Syria; Populism in Europe; The Brexit Clock Ticks On; The NBA and China; Resignation & Ramifications;Typhoon Terror; Unrest in Africa; and Mexico, Migrants, and Mitigation
Quote of the Week
" They say 'declare a ceasefire.' We will never declare a ceasefire. They are pressuring us to stop the operation. They are announcing sanctions. Our goal is clear. We are not worried about any sanctions."
-- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in remarks to reporters following his visit to Azerbaijan. President Erdoğan is set to meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara to discuss a ceasefire in Syria.
Turkey and Trump in Syria
Turkey Has Multiphase Game Plan for Syria Operation” Metin Gurcan -- Al-Monitor, October 10, 2019

If We Have to Choose Between Compromise and Genocide, We Will Choose Our People” Mazloum Abdi -- Foreign Policy, October 13, 2019

NATO’s Turkey Ties Must Change” Max Boot -- Council on Foreign Relations, October 15, 2019

The Origins of New U.S. and Turkish Relations” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, October 14, 2019

Trump’s Lose-Lose Game in Syria” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, October 15, 2019 

ISIS Is Gloating” Graeme Wood -- The Atlantic, October 14, 2019
Populism Politics in Europe
" For Eastern Europe, Brussels Is the New Moscow” Jérémie Gallon -- Foreign Policy, October 11, 2019

Poles and Hungarians Move the Pendulum” Judy Dempsey -- Carnegie Europe, October 15, 2019

The Future of European Populism” Alessandra Bocchi -- Washington Examiner, October 10, 2019
The Brexit Clock Ticks On
Is Boris Johnson Actually Winning?” Tom McTague -- The Atlantic, October 15, 2019

Brussels, Not Boris, Is Endangering Europe Now” Bill Wirtz -- The American Conservative, October 14, 2019

The EU’s Brexit Unicorns” Dominic Walsh -- The Spectator, October 15, 2019
The NBA and China: Twitter Turbulence
What Just Happened With the NBA in China?” Brook Larmer; Jonathan Sullivan; Xinyan Yu; Orville Schell; Ho-Fung Hung; Lauren Teixeira -- ChinaFile, October 10, 2019

Game On: The NBA Runs Afoul of China but Scores Big” Elizabeth Economy -- Council on Foreign Relations, October 10, 2019

The NBA’s Cowardly Response to China” Jonah Goldberg -- National Review, October 11, 2019

LeBron James’ Comments Make the NBA’s China Situation Even Messier” Paolo Uggetti -- The Ringer, October 15, 2019
Resignation and Ramifications

South Korean Justice Minister Falls on Sword” Andrew Salmon -- Asia Times, October 14, 2019

South Korean Politician Resigns After Weeks of Protests” Choe Sang-Hun -- New York Times, October 14, 2019
Typhoon Terror
Unrest in Northern Africa
Can the Last Surviving Democracy of the Arab Spring Hang On?” Robert Zaretsky -- Slate, October 15, 2019

Africa Insiders: In Egypt, Protests Return to the Streets” African Arguments, October 10, 2019

What Is the Future of Libya?” Michael O’Hanlon and Federica Fasanotti -- The Hill, October 15, 2019
Mexico, Migrants, and Mitigation
Hundreds of Migrants Corralled at Detention Center in Mexico” Benjamin Alfaro and Amy Guthrie -- Associated Press, October 13, 2019

Mexico: Army Deployed After Police Killed in Ambush” BBC News, October 16, 2019