September 21, 2022
Weekly World News Update
UN General Assembly Opens, Russia Rallies, Biden Pushing Limit with Taiwan, Italian Election, Kyrgyz-Tajik Clash Anti-Hijab Protests, Hurricane Fiona Hits Puerto Rico
UN General Assembly Opens

Defense & National Security – Biden to Rally World Against Russia in UN Speech” Jordan Williams, The Hill – September 20, 2022

Survival Governance at the UN General Assembly” David J. Scheffer, Council on Foreign Relations – September 15, 2022
Russia Rallies, World Fights Back
Biden Rips Into Putin for Escalating Russia’s ‘Outrageous’ Ukraine War in a Blistering Speech at the UN” Jake Epstein & John Haltiwanger, Business Insider – September 21, 2022

Erdoğan to Putin: Return Crimea to ‘Rightful Owners’” Wilhelmine Preussen, Politico – September 20, 2022

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Biden Pushing the Limit With Taiwan
Biden Leaves No Doubt: ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ Toward Taiwan is Dead” Phelim Kine, Politico – September, 19, 2022

U.S. and Canadian Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait After Biden Vows to Defend Island” Brad Lendon, Ellie Kaufman, Barbara Starr, CNN – September 21, 2022 2nd

On Taiwan, President Biden Should Listen to Senator Biden” Stephen Wertheim, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – September 20, 2022 3rd
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Skyrocketing Support for Italian Far-Right
What Happens If Right-Wing Giorgia Meloni Wins Italy’s Elections” Carlo Bastasin, Brookings – August, 26, 2022

Italy’s Election Paradox: Why America and the EU Should Root for a Far-Right Populist” Elettra Ardissino & Erik Jones, Foreign Affairs – September 21, 2022
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Kyrgyz-Tajik Clash
Kyrgyzstan: How Civil Society Rapidly Coalesced Amid Border Conflagration” Ayzirek Imanaliyeva, Eurasianet – September 19, 2022

War, Grief, and the Risk of Repeat on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border” Chris Rickleton, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty – September 19, 2022

More Than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan” Aijan Sharshenova, The Diplomat – September 19, 2022
Anti-Hijab Protests Break Out

Mahsa Amini: Acting UN Human Rights Chief Urges Impartial Probe Into Death in Iran” UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner – September 20, 2022

Hurricane Fiona: History Repeating in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Vulnerability to Hurricanes Is Magnified by Weak Government and Bureaucratic Roadblocks” Carlos A. Suarez Carrasquillo & Fernando Tormos-Aponte, The Conversation – September 21, 2022

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