Weekly World News Update- February 15

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:59 AM | Anonymous

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia; NAFTA; U.S. Relations with the Middle East; Economics in Venezuela; Politics and Military in Africa.

Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia

"Southeast Asia - Guidelines for the New Administration" Amy Searight, Murray Hiebert, and Geoffrey Hartman -- CSIS, February 10, 2017


"By Testing a Missile, North Korea Was Probably Also Testing Trump, Experts Say" Matt Stiles -- Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2017


"Nuclear Weapon States and the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone" Tong Zhao -- Carnegie-Tsinghua, February 10, 2017


"Turkmenistan: Election Spectacle Hides Disturbing Economic Decline" Eurasianet.org, February 8, 2017


"Markets Hit New Highs over Trump's Change of Tone on Japan and China" Nick Fletcher and Dominic Rushe -- The Guardian, February 13, 2017

NAFTA

"Canada's Trudeau Arrives in Washington to Meet with Trump" Catherine Lucey and Rob Gillies -- The Washington Post, February 13, 2017


"The Pitfalls of Renegotiating NAFTA" The Economist, February 11, 2017


"Is Trump's Plan to Revive U.S. Steel a Pipe Dream?" Annie Linskey -- The Boston Globe, February, 13, 2017


"Trump and Trudeau Talk Trade, Working Women" Andrew Soergel -- U.S. News, February 13, 2017

U.S. Relations with the Middle East

"How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran" Karim Sadjadpour --  Carnegie Endowment, February 9, 2017


"Why are U.S. Forces in Yemen at All?" Andrew J. Bacevich -- Defense One, February 8, 2017


"Can Trump and Netanyahu Make Progress toward the "Ultimate Deal"?" Ofer Zalzberg -- International Crisis Group, February 13, 2017


"EU Seeks to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal" Ashish Kumar Sen -- Atlantic Council, February 10, 2017

Economics in Venezuela

"How to Solve the Riddle of Venezuela's Economy" Mac Margolis -- Bloomberg, February 13, 2017


"Donald Trump Administration Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela's Vice President for 'Significant Role' in Illegal Drug Trade " Ben Kentish -- Independent, February 14, 2017

Politics and Military in Africa

"Can Barrow Deliver on the Promise of a 'New Gambia'?" Louise Hunt -- IRIN, February 8, 2017


"South Sudan General Quits over 'Ethnic Cleansing' Regime" Philipp Sandner -- Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2017


"'Blackwater Air' Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces" David Axe -- The Daily Beast, February 13, 2017

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