Weekly World News Update: June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:14 PM | Anonymous

June 6, 2018

Weekly World News Update

U.S. Trade War; June 12 U.S.-North Korea Summit; Protests in Jordan; Uncertainty in Italy; Iran Deal; Unrest in Brazil; Instability in South Sudan

Quote of the Week

"The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable." ​

-- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, in an interview about the U.S. position on North American trade on NBC's Meet the Press on Saturday.

What's Next for International Trade with the U.S.?

"Mexico and Canada Add to Nations Striking Fear in U.S. Farmers" Jacob Bunge; Heather Haddon; Benjamin Parkin -- The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2018

"Trump’s Trade War Sets Up a Battlefield Rout" Noah Smith -- Bloomberg, June 6, 2018

"Tariffs and Trump: Why the G7 Summit in Canada Could Be Awkward" Jessica Murphy -- BBC News, June 5, 2018

A Trade War Primer” Paul Krugman -- The New York Times, June 3, 2018

Preparing for the U.S.-North Korea Summit

"'For Kim Jong-Un to Cheat, Risk Is Too High'" Yeo Jun-Suk -- Korea Herald, June 6, 2018

"Korean Peace Declaration ‘Is Possible Without China but Would Be Weaker’" Sarah Zheng and Lee Jeong-Ho -- South China Morning Post, June 6, 2018

"Singapore Gears Up for the Greatest Show on Earth: The Trump-Kim Summit" Chun Han Wong; P.R. Venkat; Jonathan Cheng -- The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2018

"A North Korean Opportunity for America and China" Richard N. Haass -- Project Syndicate, June 1, 2018

"Uninvited Guests Crash Trump’s North Korea Talks" Nahal Toosi -- Politico, June 6, 2018

Protests Incite Leadership Turnover in Jordan

"Jordan’s King Appoints New Prime Minister as Protests Resume" Omar Akour -- The Washington Post, June 5, 2018

"Jordan's Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests Against Austerity" Jane Arraf -- NPR, June 4, 2018

"Marginalized Youth: Toward an Inclusive Jordan" Beverley Milton-Edwards -- Brookings Institution, June 6, 2018 [Report]

Italy's Uncertain Road Ahead

Italy Needs to Be Handled with Care” Editorial Board --The Economist, May 31, 2018

The Fall and Rise of Matteo Salvini” Erik Jones -- Foreign Affairs, June 5, 2018

Israel, Europe, the U.S., and the Iran Deal

What do the Iranian People Want?” Rahman Bouzari -- Al Jazeera, June 4, 2018

What Does Netanyahu Hope To Achieve On His European Trip?” Herb Keinon -- Jerusalem Post, June 6, 2018

Washington’s Dangerous Fixation on Iran” Doug Bandow -- The National Interest, June 4, 2018

How Sanctions Feed Authoritarianism” Peter Beinart -- The Atlantic, June 5, 2018

Unrest in Brazil

Brazil, Scared and Leaderless, Looks to the Military” Brian Winter -- Americas Quarterly, May 31, 2018

Truckers' Strike Highlights 'A Dangerous Moment' for Brazil's Democracy” Dom Phillips -- The Guardian, June 5, 2018

"Brazil's Centrist Parties Urged to Unite, But Behind Whom?" Anthony Boadle -- Reuters, June 5, 2018

Instability Continues in South Sudan

South Sudan Has Failed Its Children. We Must Not.” Nikki Haley -- The Washington Post, May 30, 2018

Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War” Sam Mednick -- Foreign Policy, June 6, 2018


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