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Weekly World News Update- January 11

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:53 AM | Anonymous

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Syria's Road to Peace; Potential for Nuclear Destruction; The New Age of Populism; Containing Russia; 'One China' Policy; Soft or Hard Brexit; Issues in Latin America. 

Syria's Road to Peace

(Andrew Parasiliti, one of the co-authors of the first article was moderator of WACA's 2016 Conference panel on Countering Violent Extremism. The link to that video is here.) 

"Preventing State Collapse in Syria: U.S. Options for Dealing with Assad, Islamic State, and Al-Qaeda" Andrew Parasiliti , Kathleen Reedy, and Becca Wasser -- RAND Corporation, January 2017

"How Ceasefires in Syria Became Another Tool of Warfare" Lina Khatib -- Chatham House, January 5, 2017

"Syria's Tangled Trilateral Road to Peace" Fritz Lodge -- The Cipher Brief, January 6, 2017

"After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya" Hayder al-Khoei, Ellie Geranmayeh, and Mattia Toaldo -- European Council on Foreign Relations, January 4, 2017

Potential for Nuclear Destruction

"Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren't You?" John F. Harris and Bryan Bender -- POLITICO Magazine, January 6, 2017

The New Age of Populism 

"Can the EU Survive in an Age of Populism?" Daniel Gros -- CEPS, January 9, 2017

"Beware Clashes of Big-power Nationalisms in 2017 - with Europe Stuck in the middle" John Bruton -- Europe's World, January 9, 2017

"How Putin Is Using Populist Movements against the West" Ronald Brownstein -- Defense One, January 6, 2017

Containing Russia 

"How We Fool Ourselves on Russia" William J. Burns -- The New York Times, January 7, 2017

"Efforts to Contain Russia Are Failing" Lilia Shevtsova -- Chatham House, January 4, 2017

'One China' Policy 

"Taiwan's President and Pro-China Opposition Leader both Plan U.S. Visits" Mark C. Eades -- Foreign Policy Association, January 6, 2017


"Trump and a Tricky Relationship" Daniel Fazio -- Policy Forum, January 9, 2017

"Reinvigorating U.S. Economic Strategy in the Asia Pacific" Matthew P. Goodman, Schott Miller, and Amy Searight -- CSIS, January 5, 2017

Soft or Hard Brexit 

"Why a "Soft Brexit" Is in the Interest of Both London and Brussels" Simeon Djankov -- Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 4, 2017

"Sturgeon Reiterates Hard Brexit Threat of Scottish Independence Vote" Severin Carrell -- The Guardian, January 8, 2017

Issues in Latin America 

"China's Investment in Latin America" David Dollar -- BROOKINGS Institution, January 2017

"Brazil Worries the "China of South America" Is Eating Its Lunch" Bruce Douglas and Matthew Malinowski -- Bloomberg Markets, January 9, 2017

"Venezuela Crisis: Minimum Wage Increased 50 Percent As Inflation Continues To Soar" Jason Le Miere -- International Business Times, January 9, 2017

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