October 9, 2019
Weekly World News Update
China Battles Domestic and Foreign Criticism; Russian Roundup; Crisis in Kashmir; Trump Says Good-Bye and Good Luck to Syria; Left Wins in Portugal; Struggle to the South; No Peace With North Korea; and Nobel Prize Announcements
Quote of the Week
" By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling."
-- Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), in an Oct. 4 tweet, which positioned him as the leader of Republican resistance to President Trump. The President responded by calling for Senator Romney's impeachment.
China Battles Domestic and Foreign Criticism


It Is Time for the United States to Stand Up to China in Hong Kong” Elizabeth Warren -- Foreign Policy, October 3, 2019

How Taiwan Is Decreasing Its Reliance on China” Humphrey Hawksley -- Nikkei Asian Review, October 4, 2019

What a Power Struggle in Beijing Might Look Like” Phillip Orchard -- Geopolitical Futures, October 7, 2019 
Trump Says Good-Bye and Good Luck to Syria
Trump Greenlights Turkish Invasion of N. Syria” Alison Meuse -- Asia Times, October 7, 2019

" The Danger of Abandoning Our Partners" Joseph Votel and Elizabeth Dent -- The Atlantic, October 8, 2019

Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria” Peter Baker and Lara Jakes -- New York Times, October 7, 2019

Explainer: Turkey Set to Redraw Map of Syrian War Once More” Dominic Evans and Tuvan Gumrukcu -- Reuters, October 7, 2019

Turkey Begins Bombing Northeast Syria” Lara Seligman -- Foreign Policy, October 8, 2019
Russian Roundup
The Over-Hyphenation of ‘China-Russia’” Raffaello Pantucci -- Royal United Services Institute, October, 3 2019

Russia’s Opposition Movements” International Institute for Strategic Studies, September 2019

Russia and The West: Towards Normalization? – Analysis” Eurasia Review, October 9, 2019
Crisis in Kashmir
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Seeks Chinese Support Over Kashmir as He Starts Beijing Visit” Kinling Lo -- South China Morning Post, October 9, 2019 

For Gandhi, Nationalism Was Based on Understanding What Was Required for People to Be Free” Prabhat Patnaik -- The Indian Express, October 5, 2019

Kashmir: A Second Afghanistan?” Irfan Ashraf -- Daily Sabah, October 7, 2019

U.S. Senator Blocked from Visiting Kashmir as Crackdown Enters Third Month” Joanna Slater -- The Washington Post, October 4, 2019
Left Wins in Portugal
Portugal Election Result Cements Modest Gains for Europe's Centre-Left” Jon Henley -- The Guardian, October 7, 2019

Why the Left Is Continuing to Win in Portugal” Joana Ramiro -- New Statesman, October 9, 2019
Struggle to the South
" Latin America Already Has a Model to Solve Venezuela” Tom Long and Max Friedman -- Americas Quarterly, October 3, 2019

An Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis Divides Peru. But Who Is to Blame?” Frida Ghitis -- World Politics Review, October 3, 2019

Ecuador’s President Moves Seat of Government to Escape Protests” José María León Cabrera -- New York Times, October 8, 2019

Wildlife Trafficking on the Rise All Across Latin America” Dan Collyns -- The Guardian, October 7, 2019
No Peace With North Korea
Who Will Address the Issue of Mass Atrocities in North Korea?” Ewelina Ochab -- Forbes, October 6, 2019

Experts: North Korea's Submarine-Capable Missile Poses Threat to U.S. Allies” Christy Lee -- Voice of America, October 4, 2019 

North Korea: No More Talks Until U.S. Ends 'Hostile Policy'” Hyung-Jin Kim -- Local 12, October 6, 2019

Why U.S.- North Korea Talks Failed Again” Scott Snyder -- Council on Foreign Relations, October 8, 2019
Nobel Prize Announcements