October 30, 2019
Weekly World News Update
U.S. Recognizes Armenian Genocide; Baghdadi's Last Day; Brexit Delayed...Again; Trucking Scandal in the UK; Crisis in Chile; Middle Eastern Mania; and Give and Take in East Asia
Quote of the Week
" We cannot pick and choose which crimes against humanity are convenient to speak about. We cannot cloak our support for human rights in euphemisms. We cannot be cowed into silence by a foreign power."
-- U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA 28th District), whose district is home to one of the largest Armenian-American populations in the U.S., in a Tuesday speech on the House floor prior to the 405-11 vote in favor of a resolution officially commemorating the Armenian genocide.
U.S. Recognizes Armenian Genocide
Baghdadi's Last Day
Three Big Questions After Baghdadi’s Death” Ishaan Tharoor -- The Washington Post, October 28, 2019

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s True Legacy” Scott Stewart -- Stratfor, October 29, 2019

Baghdadi’s Final Humiliation” Graeme Wood -- The Atlantic, October 27, 2019

What al-Baghdadi's Death Changes for Trump — And What It Doesn't” Chuck Todd; Mark Murray; Carrie Dann -- NBC News, October 28, 2019

Baghdadi Is Dead. The War on Terror Will Create Another.” Spencer Ackerman -- Daily Beast, October 27, 2019
Brexit Delayed...Again
Is Brexit Delayed and How Many Brexit Extensions Have There Been?” Rachael Martin -- Metro, October 28, 2019 

How the Wheels Came Off the Second Brexit Vote Bandwagon” Eleni Courea and Emilio Casalicchio -- Politico, October 28, 2019

Labour and SNP Attack Boris Johnson Over Cuts in Final Pre-Election PMQs, Hinting at Possible Campaign Tactics” Adam Forrest and Lizzy Buchan -- The Independent, October 30, 2019

Brexit Extension Hides a Bigger Threat for Boris Johnson” Jonathon Stearns -- Bloomberg, October 28, 2019
Trucking Scandal in the UK

UK Sends Extra Staff to Zeebrugge After Essex Lorry Deaths” Haroon Siddique -- The Guardian, October 28, 2019
Crisis in Chile
Why Raising the Subway Fare Sparked Chile’s Biggest Crisis in Decades” Francisca Skoknic -- The Nation, October 25, 2019

What Brazil’s 2013 Protests Tell Us About Chile 2019” Thomas Traumann -- Americas Quarterly, October 28, 2019

Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Lebanon: Protests Erupt Around the World.” South China Morning Post, October 26, 2019
Middle Eastern Mania
Iraqi Protests Bring Baghdad to the Tipping Point” Michael Rubin -- Washington Examiner, October 28, 2019


Netanyahu: Iran Working to Produce Missiles to Hit Whole Middle East” The Jerusalem Post, October 28, 2019

Resilient Lebanon? What Makes the Protests in Lebanon Different Than Before?” Faysal Itani -- Foreign Policy Research Institute, October 24, 2019

Why Improving Fiscal Institutions Is Critical to the Middle East and Central Asia” International Monetary Fund, October 28, 2019
Give and Take in East Asia
No Art to the U.S. China Trade Deal” Stephen Roach -- Project Syndicate, October 25, 2019

Abe Must Step Up Efforts to Engage North Korea” John Merrill -- Nikkei Asian Review, October 23, 2019 

A Reset in Japan-China Relations?” Stephen Nagy -- The Japan Times, October 24, 2019