Weekly World News Update

Friday, April 13, 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

 April 11, 2018

 Weekly World News Update

National Security in the Digital Age; Chemical Attack in Syria; U.S. vs. China; Hungary Moves Far Right; 20th Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

 Quote of the Week

 "[I]t’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as

well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as

developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that

was a big mistake."

-- Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook, in testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce about Facebook's role and responsibility in democracy on Wednesday.

 Protecting National Security in the Digital Age

 "Facebook Makes the Snowden Affairs Look Quaint" Anne Applebaum -- The Washington Post, April 10, 2018

"Zuckerberg: Facebook Is in 'Arms Race' with Russia" Editorial Board -- BBC, April 11, 2018

"6 Facts About Fake News in the 2016 Election" Danielle Kurtzleben -- NPR, April 11, 2018

"Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Testifies Before Congress. What Comes Next?" Nicol Turner-Lee -- Brookings Institution, April 10, 2018

"The Marine Corps Is Taking Cyber Warfare to the Front Lines" Eugene Chow -- The National Interest, April 7, 2018

 How to Respond to Another Chemical Attack in Syria?

 "America's Three Bad Options in Syria" Max Fisher -- The New York Times, April 10, 2018

"Macron Needs to Attack Syria" Benjamin Haddad -- Foreign Policy, April 9, 2018

"For Trump and Putin, Syria Is a Battle of Competing Realities" Masha Gessen -- The New Yorker, April 10, 2018

"What Does 'America First' Mean in Syria?" Jonathan Tobin -- National Review, April 10, 2018

"Syria: When and How Does This War End?" Anthony Cordesman -- Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 10, 2018 [Report]

 U.S. and China: On Trade and Other Fronts

 "Trump's Tariff Threats Are Working on China" Kenneth Rapoza -- Forbes, April 10, 2018

"Xi's Strong Hand Against Trump" Bill Emmott -- Project Syndicate, April 11, 2018

"Xi's Vow to Cut Auto Tariffs Is Less than Meets the Eye" Doug Palmer; Megan Cassella; Adam Behsudi -- Politico, April 10, 2018

"U.S. Warships Sail Through South China Sea Amid Escalating Tensions with Beijing" Samuel Osborne -- Independent, April 10, 2018

"Exposing China's Actions in the South China Sea" Ely Ratner -- Council on Foreign Relations, April 6, 2018

 Hungary Takes a Step to the Far Right

 "Hungary Embraces National Conservatism" John O'Sullivan -- National Review, April 9, 2018

"How Illiberal Leaders Attack Civil Society" Michael Abramowitz and Nate Schenkkan -- Foreign Affairs, April 6, 2018

"Viktor Orban's Survival Games" Balazs Jarabik -- Carnegie Europe, April 10, 2018

 The Good Friday Agreement: 20 Years Later

 "The Good Friday agreement in the Age of Brexit" Yasmeen Serhan -- The Atlantic, April 10, 2018


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